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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869 464
Yuengling Traditional Amber La... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Dark American Lager, Amber Lager

2
675 432
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
575 373
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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4
702 492
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
592 477
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
412 336
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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7
557 486
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Standard American Lager

8
487 438
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lite American Lager

9
424 392
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

10
498 478
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American pilsner, Pale lager

11
316 292
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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12
328 342
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
249 270
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
215 243
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Lager

15
353 436
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
light Bohemian lager

16
198 226
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

17
175 203
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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18
184 240
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added India Pale Ale

19
147 203
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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20
134 199
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added California Common Beer

21
122 180
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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22
88 129
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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23
117 186
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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24
94 155
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat

25
166 298
Bud Light Platinum Lager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Platinum Lager Lager

26
143 255
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

27
153 301
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

28
5 6
New Glarus Brewing Company Spo... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
DennisCossiboon added New Glarus Brewing Company Spotted Cow

29
95 195
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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0 0
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
David Butterfield added Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

31
51 107
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added American IPA

32
67 161
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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33
121 289
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

34
132 318
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

35
61 161
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

36
57 158
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

37
63 176
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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38 121
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
bruce-adams added Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker

39
85 238
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

40
81 230
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

41
63 247
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

42
46 212
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

43
49 233
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lag... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager American Malt Liquor

44
46 234
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lage