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The Best American Domestic Beers  

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List Rules Only domestic beers brewed and manufactured 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
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
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Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Standard American Lager
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Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American pilsner, Pale lager
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Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager
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Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Dark American Lager
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Michelob is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Lager
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Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added India Pale Ale
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Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added
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Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added Maibock
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Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
jschro1861 added California Common Beer
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Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
ravi2 added
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Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lapswimmer1952 added
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Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added American IPA
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Spotted Cow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
DennisCossiboon added Spotted Cow
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Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
RobLein added Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
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Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
David Butterfield added Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat