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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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743 414
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
586 377
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
485 314
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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4
611 428
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
515 403
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
480 421
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Pabst Blue Ribbon Standard American Lager

7
350 295
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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8
417 375
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller Lite Lite American Lager

9
359 340
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Light Light Lager

10
432 425
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Budweiser American pilsner, Pale lager

11
267 252
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Shiner Bock Dark American Lager

12
265 294
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
218 235
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
166 177
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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175 206
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Michelob Lager

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148 168
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Original

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291 382
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light light Bohemian lager

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161 212
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

19
123 175
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Goose Island IPA

20
115 173
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Anchor Steam California Common Beer

21
74 104
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lapswimmer1952 added Molson Golden

The Best Tasting Light Beers

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102 154
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
ravi2 added Stone IPA

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104 166
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Rogue Dead Guy Ale Maibock

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81 135
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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147 266
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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117 227
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Busch American Adjunct Lager

27
44 87
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added Harpoon IPA American IPA

28
84 172
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

The Best Beers to Chug

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121 264
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

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59 144
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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107 262
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

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115 281
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Natural Light Light Lager

33
52 144
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

34
56 161
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

35
46 145
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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32 109
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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71 218
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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66 210
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

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53 229
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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41 211
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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41 211
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
36 195
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Coors Keystone Premium American Adjunct Lager