In the last decade, the craft brewing industry in America has exploded in a way that is hard to wrap your head around. In 2010 there were just over 1,700 breweries in America. Today (barring closures from COVID-19) there are over 8,000. That means there are limitless options for craft lagers, farmhouse ales, sour beers, and milkshake IPAs. Even if no new breweries open their doors, you could spend the rest of your life drinking a different craft beer every single day.
But, while we love all of the craft options, sometimes we just want to slum it with cheap, mass-produced, refreshing brews. That’s why we decided to rank our favorite cheap beers. Check them all out below.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.