Alcohol The Best American Domestic Beers  

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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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833 446
Yuengling Traditional Amber La... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Dark American Lager, Amber Lager

2
655 413
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
547 355
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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4
678 473
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
570 452
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
537 469
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Standard American Lager

7
394 326
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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468 422
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lite American Lager

9
407 375
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

10
477 465
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American pilsner, Pale lager

11
301 278
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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12
308 330
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
240 258
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
337 419
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
light Bohemian lager

15
204 234
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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16
187 212
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

17
168 194
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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18
178 232
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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19
141 194
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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20
119 172
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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21
128 194
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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22
84 123
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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23
114 182
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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24
90 149
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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25
136 247
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

26
159 291
Bud Light Platinum Lager is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Platinum Lager Lager

27
92 189
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

28
142 292
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

29
49 102
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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1 3
New Glarus Brewing Company Spo... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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31
64 157
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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32
120 284
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

33
61 156
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

34
125 308
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

35
56 154
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

36
38 116
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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37
61 173
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

38
80 232
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

39
77 225
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

40
60 243
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

41
42 209
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

42
46 227
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lag... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager American Malt Liquor

43
45 229
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lage