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List Rules Domestic beers produced in the United States.

This list features the best domestic beers, ranked by the beer loving community. There’s nothing better than celebrating a special event with loved ones, throwing a Super Bowl party or just spending the night out with friends. Though many international beers are great, sometimes you just need a reliable, American brewski.

What makes a great tasting beer basically boils down to the quality of ingredients used. A cheaper, lower quality will use less expensive ingredients in the brewing process and often uses a substandard method of fermentation and processing. A higher quality brew will use the best processes of malting, boiling, fermenting, filtering and packing the product, resulting in a higher quality of beer. The basic components of beer include a source of starch (like malted barley) which is fermented, allowing it to be converted into an alcohol, a brewer’s yeast and a flavoring agent.

This list discusses the best domestic beers from the United States, including: Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Busch, and Michelob Ultra Light.

Vote up your favorite domestic beer or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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651 365
Yuengling Traditional Amber La... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Yuengling Traditional Amber Lager Dark American Lager, Amber Lager

2
523 344
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
429 266
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
bruce-adams added Coors Original

4
559 388
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale Belgian Ale

5
467 364
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
388 333
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller Lite Lite American Lager

7
426 386
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Pabst Blue Ribbon Standard American Lager

8
306 263
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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9
399 389
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Budweiser American pilsner, Pale lager

10
320 311
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Light Light Lager

11
248 228
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Shiner Bock Dark American Lager

12
236 259
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
194 214
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
135 147
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Original

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137 152
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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153 178
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Michelob Lager

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263 352
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light light Bohemian lager

18
147 191
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA India Pale Ale

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105 155
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Goose Island IPA

20
93 135
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
ravi2 added Stone IPA

21
101 151
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Anchor Steam California Common Beer

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61 83
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lapswimmer1952 added Molson Golden

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92 149
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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70 118
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat

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130 244
Bud Light Platinum Lager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Platinum Lager Lager

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38 73
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added Harpoon IPA American IPA

27
105 209
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Busch American Adjunct Lager

28
79 157
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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114 242
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

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55 128
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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108 254
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Natural Light Light Lager

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48 125
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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99 240
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

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55 145
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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28 94
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
bruce-adams added Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker

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41 132
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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65 198
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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62 193
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

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48 208
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice American Adjunct Lager

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36 194
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice American Adjunct Lage

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35 191
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lag... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager American Malt Liquor

42
31 177
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Keystone Premium American Adjunct Lager