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Bottoms up! Local brew named 'America's finest cheap beer'

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Forget fancy craft ale and upscale microbrews. Leave out all that beer snob chatter about what's hoppy, hearty or malty.

What about beer taste for a beer budget?

WCCO reports that a Minnesota brew was just named America’s finest cheap beer. Grain Belt Premium is the go-to suds, according to a column in Deadspin, which ranked 36 cheap beers, from best to worst.

Columnist Will Gordon said that Grain Belt Premium was the best, praising its “smooth, creamy and dreamy” flavor.

Grain Belt is brewed by the August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm.

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