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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854 454
Yuengling Traditional Amber La... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Dark American Lager, Amber Lager

2
665 423
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
562 365
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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4
692 483
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
583 463
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
547 476
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Standard American Lager

7
402 332
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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8
478 430
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lite American Lager

9
416 385
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

10
489 472
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American pilsner, Pale lager

11
311 286
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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12
317 337
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
247 265
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
211 240
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Lager

15
344 428
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
light Bohemian lager

16
193 220
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

17
171 199
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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18
183 235
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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19
145 199
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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20
122 177
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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21
133 196
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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22
87 125
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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23
116 184
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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24
91 152
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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25
138 252
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

26
160 296
Bud Light Platinum Lager is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Platinum Lager Lager

27
146 297
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

28
3 5
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
50 104
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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30
92 192
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

31
65 159
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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32
120 288
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

33
128 312
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

34
61 159
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

35
56 157
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

36
62 174
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

37
38 119
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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38
79 228
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

39
81 234
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

40
63 245
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

41
43 210
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

42
47 229
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

43
45 231
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lage