Gearing Up for a Night of Beer Pong? These Are the Best Beers for Those on a Budget

Yes, we meant cheap beers. That is the subject of the day. At its core, the word cheap means inexpensive and should not necessarily be seen as always pejorative. But, let’s face it cheap usually means bad quality.

So Cheap beers? Not as good as more expensive beers. There may be exceptions to that rule but they are flukes. The reason for the (ahem) lack of flavor (this may also be referred to as ‘off flavors’ or ‘crap’) in most cheap beers is the very thing that makes them cheaper to produce and sell for profit: the substitution of inferior ‘filler’ fermentable starches for the fine barley (and sometimes wheat or even rye) of better beers. Your garden variety cheap beer is made using rice and cereals instead of these honest grains.

Sigh. So be it! And you know what? There’s a time and a place, man. These beers fill a niche just like anything else. Even though at the very bottom end, their niche should be reserved for table sports only. In particular, beer pong!

So for your party needs, we’ve put together 5 examples of the best beer for beer pong:

5.) P.G.D.S.L.

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And for number 5, a beer that is on here as much for its name as it is for its price point… good old P.G.D.S.L.! That’s right, Pabst Genuine Draft Style Light! What a mouthful that is (clever, no?).

Now, we all know that despite Pabst’s flagship Blue Ribbon Lager resurgence as a popular beer with the hipster set that it is, at its core, a cheap beer. And this is Pabst’s even cheaper offering, so we understand if you’re a bit nervous about this one.

But if you don’t mind tasting very little at all (it’s kind of like a standard beer mixed evenly with club soda) then you will certainly not mind how cheaply PGDSL is priced.