Grain Belt Premium named best cheap beer in America

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Grain Belt Premium was named the best cheap American beer by Deadspin today, confirming what Minnesotans had long suspected and vociferously argued.

To capture the honor, Grain Belt beat out 35 other  beers, including such notables as Milwaukee's Best, Yuengling, and that favorite of hipsters, PBR.

The great state where Grain Belt is produced figured into the write-up:
1. Grain Belt Premium. I always think of Minnesota as a secretly sexy place, and not just because of Kent Hrbek and Al Franken. Maybe it's all the trout and music and Lutherans. Toss in a smooth, creamy, and dreamy local budget brew like Grain Belt and it's a wonder Minnesota hasn't seceded to form its own naked blond utopia. Grain Belt Premium is America's finest cheap beer.
So enjoy a Grain Belt Premium today, and know that you are drinking the best cheap beer in America.
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Cooger N Dark
Cooger N Dark

Grain Belt, Lone Star, Iron City, Stag - all owned by Pabst, contract brewed by others like Budweiser, Coors and Miller.

Andre Friedman
Andre Friedman

Im Sober This 4th!! Quit Drinkin A Few Months Back!!

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I like Yuengling much, much better than Premium.  My personal taste is that Premium is far too sweet.  But that's just me.  If you like a local beer and are willing to buy it and drink it, good for all of us.

Onan
Onan

It's my "go to" post-hockey beer.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

City Pages ranks best City Pages best of lists. Next at 11.

Jeremy Dowd
Jeremy Dowd

Cheers to Grain Belt. No love for Hamm's on that list? :-(

f682734
f682734

I don't know enough to say it's the best in the whole nation, but I've always, always wondered why anyone would drink PBR when we've got Premium (although I also wonder why anyone would drink Brita-filtered Premium (Nordeast) when it costs the same as *anything* else).

f682734
f682734

I don't know enough to say it's the best in the whole nation, but I've always, always wondered why anyone would drink PBR when we've got Premium (although I also wonder why anyone would drink Brita-filtered Premium (Nordeast) when it costs the same as *anything* else).

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

The best of the worst

Hans Dykema
Hans Dykema

How do you list Kent Hrbek and Al Franken as example of sexiness?

Linda Falla
Linda Falla

Premium Grain Belt.... it's the best cheap beer, but it also gives you the Premium shits, hahahaha.

Des Biggins
Des Biggins

1. Grain Belt Premium. I always think of Minnesota as a secretly sexy place, and not just because of Kent Hrbek and Al Franken. Maybe it's all the trout and music and Lutherans. Toss in a smooth, creamy, and dreamy local budget brew like Grain Belt and it's a wonder Minnesota hasn't seceded to form its own naked blond utopia. Grain Belt Premium is America's finest cheap beer.

NoItIsnt
NoItIsnt

@Perri Pryor Grain belt is not owned by Pabst. 

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@k2yeb   There was a rumor that City Pages readers are #2 in the country at giving a crap where they rank on lists.  Only Portland ranked higher.  But I saw another list where we cared way more than Portland did, so it's tough to say.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@Tom Fru The worst of the Best

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