I was talking to a friend the other day about cheap beers that were staples during or respective college years. You know, beers brewed for those on a budget. We had a number of low priced favorites during my college days in the late 70s and early 80s. These were almost always cases of returnable bottles that sold for $4.99 plus a buck deposit on the bottles.
Hands down the winner in terms of total volume consumed has to have been Wiedemann.
Note: I had not luck finding pictures of some of these beers -some don't even exist any more- so I have labels and such.
Another notorious favorite was Rhinelander.
Rhinelander was brewed in Monroe, Wisconsin, just across the border from where I later lived and continued to drink the stuff on my radio salary in the mid-80s.
This next stuff was real shit beer, Sterling. Ugh! Never a favorite of mine, but the price was always right.
Schmidt we usually bought in cans and the 12 packs had nature scenes. Schmidt wasn't too bad as I recall.
Top Hat beer was one we liked my freshman year at school. I even did one of my first FBB posts on it a couple of years ago.
And finally, Generic beer. This stuff appeared late in my college career but I remember buying it a few times cuz it was so damn cheap.
Have a happy (and cheap) weekend!