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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823 443
Yuengling Traditional Amber La... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Dark American Lager, Amber Lager

2
648 406
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

3
541 351
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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4
674 465
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
565 448
Miller High Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Miller High Life American Adjunct Lager

6
533 464
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Standard American Lager

7
390 321
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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460 419
Miller Lite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Lite American Lager

9
398 374
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

10
473 462
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American pilsner, Pale lager

11
298 274
Shiner Bock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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12
301 328
Michelob Ultra Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Michelob Ultra Light Light Lager

13
238 255
Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

14
332 418
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
light Bohemian lager

15
201 232
Michelob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
slaft added Lager

16
184 209
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

17
166 191
Leinenkugel Original is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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18
178 228
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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19
141 191
Goose Island IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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119 169
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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21
128 191
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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22
114 179
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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81 122
Molson Golden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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89 147
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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25
158 288
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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133 245
Anheuser-Busch Busch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

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1 0
New Glarus Brewing Company Spo... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
DennisCossiboon added New Glarus Brewing Company Spotted Cow

28
49 99
Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
liplip added American IPA

29
91 186
Samuel Adams Cream Stout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

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139 289
Busch Light is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Busch Light Light Lager

31
64 155
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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32
119 283
Bud Light Lime is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Bud Light Lime Light Lager

33
61 155
Stroh Brewery Old Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

34
124 306
Natural Light is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Light Lager

35
55 153
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burnin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

36
38 115
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
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37
60 171
Samuel Adams Triple Bock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

38
79 229
Coors Keystone Amber Light is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers

39
74 224
Ice House is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
Ice House American Malt Liquor

40
56 242
Anheuser-Busch Bud Ice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

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45 224
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

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40 207
Coors Keystone Premium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lager

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44 226
Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Domestic Beers
American Adjunct Lage