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List Rules Domestic beers produced in the United States.

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Fat Tire

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

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

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

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

The Very Best Christmas Beers

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

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Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light light Bohemian lager

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Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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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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Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Anchor Steam California Common Beer

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

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

The Best Current ABC Shows

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

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

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

The Best Beers from Around the World

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

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Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Dogfish Head Midas Touch

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Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Natural Light Light Lager

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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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Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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

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Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
bruce-adams added Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker

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

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

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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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Steel Reserve High Gravity Lag... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager American Malt Liquor

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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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Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice American Adjunct Lage