They have catchy names like Port Republic, Buck Range, Game Day and Big Flats 1901. They're made in established breweries, and come in light, ice and other popular varieties.
Yes, they certainly have a lot of the same attributes as national brands. But these brews are different: They're retailer-exclusive. Port Republic is a Kroger brand; Buck Range, Supervalu; Game Day, 7-Eleven; and Big Flats 1901, Walgreens.
Amidst the struggling economy and rising national-brand beer price