This Is the Most Popular Cheap Beer in Your State, New Research Shows
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If you’re a beer drinker, you know that the market has gotten a bit more complex and, let’s be honest, fancier these days. From craft beers to IPAs to sour ales, the world of beer isn’t what it used to be. But even with more options than ever before, many of us still prefer to crack open a can of the kind of dependable, humble, inexpensive beer generations before us spent their weekends sipping. These beers might not be the most original or expensive, but that doesn’t mean they’re not great in their own right. And if that’s the kind of brew you prefer, you’re hardly alone. Of course, some are more popular than others, which is why the team at Workshopedia set out to discover the king of the kegger in every corner of the U.S. and they just published their findings this week.

Workshopedia conducted research over the last year to determine which “trashy beer,” their words not ours, is most popular in each of the 50 U.S. states. Starting with a list of 36 popular inexpensive beers and tracking Google Trends search data over the last 12 months, they discovered the cheap beer each state searched for the most. Out of the beers tracked, 26 were the most popular in at least one state. But it was also clear Americans overall favor one inexpensive beer in particular. Think you got it? Nope, it’s not Bud Light. Read on to find out which beer is the most popular in 10 U.S. states and which one reigns supreme where you call home!

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1

Alabama

cans of michelob ultra beer on icecans of michelob ultra beer on ice
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

2

Alaska

Bud LightBud Light
monticello / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Bud Light

3

Arizona

Coors Light BeerCoors Light Beer
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Coors Light

4

Arkansas

michelob ultra beer bottlesmichelob ultra beer bottles
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

5

California

Two Coors Light beer mugs cups, strawsTwo Coors Light beer mugs cups, straws
Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Coors Light

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6

Colorado

Can of KeystoneCan of Keystone
Molson Coors

Most popular cheap beer: Keystone

7

Connecticut

Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

8

Delaware

Boiled peanuts with Natural Light beer.Boiled peanuts with Natural Light beer.
P Kyriakos / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

9

Florida

yuengling beer bottle near a lakeyuengling beer bottle near a lake
Buddy Phillips / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Yuengling

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10

Georgia

A case of Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.A case of Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

11

Hawaii

Closeup of Michelob Ultra bottles in ice. Introduced in 2002 Michelob Ultra is a light beer with reduced calories and carbohydrates, from Anheuser-Busch.Closeup of Michelob Ultra bottles in ice. Introduced in 2002 Michelob Ultra is a light beer with reduced calories and carbohydrates, from Anheuser-Busch.
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

12

Idaho

Keystone Light canKeystone Light can
Molson Coors

Most popular cheap beer: Keystone Light

13

Illinois

Keith Homan / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Miller Lite

14

Indiana

Miller Genuine DraftMiller Genuine Draft
OlegDoroshin /Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Miller Genuine Draft

15

Iowa

Shopper grabbing a case of Bud Light brand beerShopper grabbing a case of Bud Light brand beer
calimedia / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Bud Light

16

Kansas

yuenglingyuengling
Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Yuengling

17

Kentucky

Pack of Michelob ULTRA Superior Light Beer on white background.Pack of Michelob ULTRA Superior Light Beer on white background.
Chansak Joe / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

18

Louisiana

Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Beer in a bottleMichelob Ultra Pure Gold Beer in a bottle
brianjohnsonphoto / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

19

Maine

Cans of Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a Publix grocery store.Cans of Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a Publix grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

20

Maryland

Two unopened ice cold cans of Natty Boh aka National BohemianTwo unopened ice cold cans of Natty Boh aka National Bohemian
010110010101101 / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: National Bohemian

21

Massachusetts

Bottle of Bud Light beer, an American light beer, produced by Anheuser-Busch, introduced in 1982.Bottle of Bud Light beer, an American light beer, produced by Anheuser-Busch, introduced in 1982.
monticello / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Bud Light

22

Michigan

Stroh's six pack of beerStroh's six pack of beer
Stroh Brewery Company via Binny’s Beverage Depot

Most popular cheap beer: Stroh’s

23

Minnesota

Bottle of Coors Light isolated on a black background backgroundBottle of Coors Light isolated on a black background background
Ben Gingell / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Coors Light

24

Mississippi

A view of several cases of Michelob Ultra beer, on display at a local big box grocery store.A view of several cases of Michelob Ultra beer, on display at a local big box grocery store.
TonelsonProductions / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

25

Missouri

glass, can of busch beerglass, can of busch beer
JL IMAGES / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Busch

26

Montana

pack of pabst blue ribbon beerpack of pabst blue ribbon beer
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Pabst Blue Ribbon

27

Nebraska

Case of Keystone LightCase of Keystone Light
Molson Coors via Total Wine

Most popular cheap beer: Keystone Light

28

Nevada

A twelve pack of Coors Light beer bottles on an isolated background.A twelve pack of Coors Light beer bottles on an isolated background.
Keith Homan / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Coors Light

29

New Hampshire

A person sitting at a campsite enjoying a Budweiser beer as the sun sets and the light highlights the bottle.A person sitting at a campsite enjoying a Budweiser beer as the sun sets and the light highlights the bottle.
Arthur Villator / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Budweiser

30

New Jersey

Flat top Schaefer beer can with a pilsner glass of beer, can opener and Schaefer all around coasters on a red table and red backgroundFlat top Schaefer beer can with a pilsner glass of beer, can opener and Schaefer all around coasters on a red table and red background
Mike Reddington / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Schaefer

31

New Mexico

Six pack of Coor's original beer.Six pack of Coor's original beer.
Keith Homan / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Coors

32

New York

Genesee case of beerGenesee case of beer
Genesee Brewing Company via Liquors Inc.

Most popular cheap beer: Genesee

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33

North Carolina

Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

34

North Dakota

budweiser can opening, trademark failuresbudweiser can opening, trademark failures
Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Budweiser

35

Ohio

Stroh logoStroh logo
Stroh Brewery Company

Most popular cheap beer: Stroh’s

36

Oklahoma

Keystone CaseKeystone Case
Molson Coors via Walmart

Most popular cheap beer: Keystone

37

Oregon

Keystone LogoKeystone Logo
Molson Coors via Shore Point Distributing Company

Most popular cheap beer: Keystone

38

Pennsylvania

Cases of bottles of Yuengling Traditional Lager at a grocery store waiting for customers to purchase.Cases of bottles of Yuengling Traditional Lager at a grocery store waiting for customers to purchase.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Yuengling

39

Rhode Island

Narragansett BeerNarragansett Beer
Narragansett Brewing Company

Most popular cheap beer: Narragansett

40

South Carolina

Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

41

South Dakota

Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

42

Tennessee

Closeup of a hand holding a can of Michelob Ultra Beer. A a low carb and low calorie light beer from Anheuser-Busch.Closeup of a hand holding a can of Michelob Ultra Beer. A a low carb and low calorie light beer from Anheuser-Busch.
Steve Cukrov / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Michelob Ultra

43

Texas

Lone Star Beer can on iceLone Star Beer can on ice
oasisamuel / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Lone Star

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44

Utah

Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.Natural Light Beer also called Natty Light in a grocery store.
Joni Hanebutt / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

45

Vermont

A six pack of Natural Light beer in cans.A six pack of Natural Light beer in cans.
Keith Homan / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

46

Virginia

Natty Light Beer CaseNatty Light Beer Case
Anheuser-Busch via Walmart

Most popular cheap beer: Natural Light

47

Washington

Bright neon Rainier Beer sign in the window of a local pub in Glacier, WABright neon Rainier Beer sign in the window of a local pub in Glacier, WA
Rick Beauregard / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Rainier

48

West Virginia

Closeup cap of bottles Bud Light beer. Bud Light was introduced in 1982 by Anheuser-Bucsh InBev., the top selling beer in the United StatesCloseup cap of bottles Bud Light beer. Bud Light was introduced in 1982 by Anheuser-Bucsh InBev., the top selling beer in the United States
PJiiiJane / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Bud Light

49

Wisconsin

Old Style BeerOld Style Beer
Stroh Brewery Company via Lisle Liquors

Most popular cheap beer: Old Style

50

Wyoming

Three glass bottles of Budweiser in iceThree glass bottles of Budweiser in ice
Patcharaporn Puttipon 636 / Shutterstock

Most popular cheap beer: Budweiser

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