15 Cheap Imported Beers That Are Better Than Budweiser
It's easy to find good domestic beer at a fair price. But what about imported beer? Some might think it's like craft beer -- expensive and esoteric -- but in fact a wide array of affordable and accessible imports can be found nationwide. Although prices vary by location, many are actually cheaper than, or about the same as, a six-pack of beers such as Budweiser. The more important thing? Most taste better.
As one of the most imported beers to the U.S., Modelo Especial is a light pilsner with broad appeal. Modelo Especial has a sweet, malty taste that contrasts nicely with spicier foods such as Mexican or Indian dishes.
This lager has become the top-selling Japanese beer American drinkers since its introduction in 1984. Sapporo might be slightly more bitter than domestic lagers such as Budweiser, but it pairs well with just about any dish with its crisp flavor and mild hoppiness.
(Editor's note: This story has been revised since publication.)