food/drink 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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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

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409 282
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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449 324
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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308 220
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
bruce-adams added Coors Original

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372 300
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

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339 326
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Pabst Blue Ribbon Standard American Lager

7
296 276
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller Lite Lite American Lager

8
266 257
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Light Light Lager

9
236 228
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Fat Tire

10
326 340
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Budweiser American pilsner, Pale lager

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201 207
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Shiner Bock Dark American Lager

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191 207
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

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167 187
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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109 126
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Original

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218 294
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light light Bohemian lager

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117 154
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Michelob Lager

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122 170
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA India Pale Ale

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93 125
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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79 116
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
ravi2 added Stone IPA

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86 130
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Anchor Steam California Common Beer

21
84 136
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Goose Island IPA

22
80 135
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Rogue Dead Guy Ale Maibock

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45 70
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lapswimmer1952 added Molson Golden

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114 208
Bud Light Platinum Lager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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57 105
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat

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30 59
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added Harpoon IPA American IPA

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96 209
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

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64 142
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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81 182
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Busch American Adjunct Lager

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91 214
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Natural Light Light Lager

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45 113
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Dogfish Head Midas Touch

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82 202
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

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36 105
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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45 127
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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23 78
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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53 169
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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33 118
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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47 165
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

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39 176
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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28 165
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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24 153
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Keystone Premium American Adjunct Lager

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25 166
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