for a few years now i've been able to rationalize spending any amount of money on my ales, but my wife and i are buying our first home and it's going to cut into my beer budget. so i'd like to address the fact that cheap beer doesn't have to be poor quality beer. i know that location has a significant impact on what is available and at what cost. i live in northwestern new jersey, about a mile from the new york border. i used to drink a fair amount of beer from pocono brewery out of pa and that was about as cheap as i could find. so what's the best brew for your buck?