American beer isn’t often held in the same esteem as a brew from Germany or England. However, Americans are prideful and there is nothing better than drinking a beer made in America to celebrate the 4th of July. What are some of the best beers to drink on Independence Day if you want to celebrate your freedom?

Budweiser Is the Traditional American Drink

Budweiser is one of the best known beers in America. While it is no longer run by an American owner, it is still referred to as an American lager. Whether you want a Bud, a Bud Light or a Bud Light Lime, you can enjoy a good drink at a relatively low price with your friends while watching the fireworks.

Coors is Considered the Banquet Beer

Coors markets itself as the banquet beer and is one of the most popular American beer brands. While Coors Light has become an overwhelming favorite among beer drinkers in recent years, the traditional Coors can still be found in grocery stores and bars around the country.

Papst Blue Ribbon Is for the Younger Drinkers

Those who are committed to spending as little as possible on their holiday drinks can head to the store for a PBR. While the brand does have the words blue ribbon in its name, it has nothing to do with any awards that it has won. The words refer to the blue ribbons that used to be wrapped around a beer bottle in the 19th century. It has experienced a revival of sorts in the past few years and won a gold medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival.

Those Who Like Local Brews Can Buy Some Genny

The Genesee Brewing Company is located in New York state and has become a staple for those who enjoy regional brewers. While some drinkers have a love-hate relationship with the brand, it represents a simpler time in beer production that people still want to hang on to. The original Genny, Genny Light and Genny Cream Ale are the three products typically consumed by beer drinkers who enjoy the brand.

While American beers don’t have the same reputation as beers from other countries, there are many brands that produce a quality product. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet refreshing beer this July 4th, Coors, Genesee and Budweiser will be there to fulfill your needs.

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