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I’m not much of a resolutions type of fella, but I may have spent too much money on gifts this year which means my wallet is feeling it right now. In order to help bulk back up my wallet, I’m looking to be a little more conscious about the beer that I buy. Now, I’m not going to sacrifice good taste for saving a few extra bucks, nor am I going to search out lower quality offers. I mean, I have standards. I assume I am not unique here. Therefore, enjoy a few of my go-to beers when I need to save an extra buck or three.

– Tyler – Certified Beer Professional

And Now, the Brews


 

Finnegans | Armory Laker | Blonde
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When Finnegans opened their brand-new taproom in downtown Minneapolis a mere block away from the music venue The Armory, it was only a matter of time until they teamed up. They did just that, sold specifically at the Amory, Amory Laker is only available at the Amory and, now, Top Ten Liquors. This hop-forward blonde ale is floral with aromas of citrus, mild earthy hops, and a touch of honey. With crisp flavor profile of sweet hops, mild hop presence, and citrus, this is a fantastic beer for those on a budget. Full flavored, low ABV, and well under $10. Save enough money drinking Amory Laker and you’ll be able to afford a concert ticket to a show at the Amory and rewards yourself with a nice cold can of Amory Laker!
4 pk 16 oz Cans | 4.6% ABV | 22 IBUs

 


 

Urban Growler | Cowbell | Cream Ale
Urban Cowbell In an effort to keep this as a light read *insert SNL reference here*. This easy drinking Cream Ale from Urban Growler is one of their flagships, and it’s hands down one of the best Cream Ales out there. Light aromas of sweet corn, biscuits, crackers, and citrus give way to flavors of honey, orange peel, corn, pear, and a nice, very light, bitter finish. The most expensive per ounce can on this list, it’s still probably the most worth it. It pairs wonderfully with almost any foods or events you can throw at it, making it the most versatile beer on the list. Which is exactly why it’s worth every dollar!
4 pk 16 oz Cans | 5.2% ABV | 20 IBUs

 


 

Lagunitas | 12th of Never | Ale
Lagunitas_12th_of_Never_R1 A 12 pack is ideal when you’re on a budget, and Lagunitas’ 12th of Never it right there for you. This fruit-forward ale has a great nose of papaya, pineapple, bready malts, and a slight pine presence. A wonderful balance of flavors that consist of citrus zest hops, orange, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon, as well as piney hops, malt, and caramel. Crisp, bitter finish that is clean and is not hindered in its descent into my stomach. 12 beers, 12 days of drinking, 12 days of savings, and, obviously, good beer leaving more money in your pocket!
12 pk Cans | 5.5% ABV | 45 IBUs

 


* Please Note that not all products are available at all locations. Do you want one of the beers mentioned? Ask your local Top Ten Liquors to carry it!
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