19 Beer Brands Sold at Costco (2022)

Beer seems a pretty generic term. It feels casual and non-fussy, unlike Pinochet or Sauvignon. But beer lovers can get rather specific in their zymurgy. That’s a topic for another day though. Today, we’re more interested in the flavors, sizes, and varieties of beers sold at Costco.

We want to know what draws you to them, and whether you’d rather get a can or a bottle. Of course, Costco is a local venue, so a lot of its beers will be regional. And all its in-house products bear the Kirkland Signature, so you’ll see that a lot. But else is on their shelves in terms of beer?

List of Beer Brands Sold at Costco

1. Kirkland Pale Ale (APA)

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We’ll start with one of their signature drinks. Kirkland Pale Ale has an alcohol percentage of 5.4%. It’s a seasonal beer so you have to time it right. But since Costco is open all year round (and they brew this beer themselves), they can easily give a calendar. So you’ll always know when it’s available. It’s an American-style pale ale so it’s slightly sweet and heavy on foam.

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2. Bud Light

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In some states, you don’t need a membership card to buy beer at Costco. So if you’d like a quick lager and are uneasy with Kirkland, you could go for a Bud Light. Bud has a stronger aroma than Kirkland light, which could be good or bad, depending on your preference. It also has a more distinct aftertaste. Bud lights have an ABV of 5% though it’s been accused of sinking even lower.

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3. Kirkland India Pale Ale (IPA)

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We’re going to list a lot of Kirkland Signature Craft Brews here. Partly because that’s the store’s in-house brand. And partly because you can find Kirkland Beer at all Costco outlets while other beers might be regional. Kirkland IPA has an ABV of 6.9% and an IBU of 77. Kirkland isn’t known for its aromas, but this hoppy IPA has floral and citrus elements, mostly grapefruit.

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4. Coors Light

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Light beer is allegedly low in calories, making it healthier and less likely to give you a beer gut. But it does help to have a clever ad campaign to go with your beverage. So even if you don’t want to build a Beerman, you could still enjoy this 4.2% drink, which some would barely call beer – not at that ABV. It’s hyper chill – both in attitude and temperature. And yes, it has corn syrup.

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5. Kirkland Double Bock

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We admit to being impressed by the Kirkland vs Bud Light taste test we watched earlier, but how does their Double Bock hold up? This signature craft brew has an ABV of 7.5% and an IBU of 26. It’s a nutty beer with malty caramel that your tongue may misidentify as ‘peanut-like’. The drink is creamy but not especially lacy. If you like your beers heavy and sweet, you’ll enjoy this.

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6. Blue Moon Beer

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No craft beer supplier is complete without Blue Moon. But because many of their drinks are seasonal, you’re most likely to find their Belgian White at any outlet. It’s Belgian-styled, as the name states. Brewed with wheat, orange peels, and coriander. The beer has an ABV of 5.4% and an IBU of 9. Being an all-year-round brew, it’s one of the most common beers sold at Costco.

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7. Kirkland Session IPA

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We’ve already reviewed Kirkland’s IPA, but their Session IPA is has a higher alcohol percentage and a lowered ‘hoppiness’ in its flavor. That’s the feature that distinguishes session IPAs from their regular cousins. The Kirkland version has an ABV of 4.9% and an IBU of 41. Its citrusy scent and palate come from dry hopping with bright Lemon Drop, Citra, and Cascade hops.

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8. Sierra Nevada

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Craft beers – even big brands – are artisanal in nature. They brew small regional batches and probably don’t distribute nationwide. So look for a year-round Sierra Nevada brew – they have tons of variety. You could try their Hazy Little Thing if you prefer beer on the grassy side (if your local Costco is 420-friendly). Its ABV 6.7% is and it’s a rich cloudy beer. Or try their IPA 4 Days mix pack.

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9. Kirkland Brown Ale

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If you’re a regular at Costco, it helps to develop a taste for their in-house. Of all the beers sold at Costco, Kirklands cans and bottles are the least likely to sell out because their outlets are consistently replenished. Their signature craft-brewed brown ale has an ABV of 5% and an IBU of 23. It’s a nutty ale with eight different accents that include almond, molasses, and walnut.

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10. Sam Adams Beer

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This Boston beer has a strong name and a folksy feel, so you’ll find it sold in a lot of Costcos. But it’s also a specialty beer so you may not find the exact style you want. You’re sure to find an original though, with its 5% ABV and its distinct brown bottle. Sam Adams Original Lager goes with – in their own words – everything from cupcakes to burgers. And you can buy it anywhere.

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11. Kirkland Kolsch German Ale

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With over 500 Costcos in the US, it’s easy to think of it as ‘our store’ even though it’s a global brand. Things get equally tricky during discussions about ‘American coffee’ or ‘American beer’. But in this case, Kirkland makes a convincing Kolsch. Its ABU is 4.8% and its IBU is 25. Plus, our favorite beer wholesaler has successfully captured the fruity hints of hops from Tettnang.

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12. Corona Imported Beer

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For those with a particular type of humor (and politics), Corona is the perfect beer for these times. Think about it – it’s Mexican booze that’s named like Covid. It’s brewed in Mexico but owned by Belgians. Despite (or because of) its tequila serving style, Corona is among the most popular beers sold at Costco – and around the world as well. The ABV of this pale lager is 4.6%.

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13. Kirkland Variety Pack

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Probably the best beers sold at Costco – especially if you’re the experimental type – is their trusty 24-pack. It carries two-dozen bottles of their best craft beers at a ridiculous price so it’s a good way to find out what you like. And because Costco does wholesale, once you pick your signature brand – pun intended – you’ll order your APA, IPA, brown ale, or stout by the carton!

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14. Kirkland Blonde Beer

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Kirkland stopped making their infamous light beer despite its cult following. You can still et their blonde beer though, with its IBU of 20 and its ABV of 4.3%. It has the subtle Kirkland scent of citrus from Citra and Cascade hops. The straw-colored ale has a dash of wheat and is slightly cloudy. Texturally, it’s smooth, creamy, and a little lacy with fruity flavors and herbal aromas.

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15. Pacifico Beer

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You’re not guaranteed to find it up north, but this imported Mexican drink is one of the most popular beers sold at Costco. It’s a spicy pilsner-styled beer first brewed by German guests. So it makes sense that’s it’s a Mexican drink. Pacifico has an ABV of 4.5% and prides itself on being imported by surfers. Pacifico comes in clara (clear yellow) as opposed to oscura (dark) variants.

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16. Pizza Port

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You probably won’t find this beer at all Costcos, since Pizza Port only has five locations and they’re all in California. Still, if you’re close enough for shipping, this quirky Californian drink will excite your eyes, tease your tongue, and soothe your spirit. Some of their core beers have a whopping 11% ABV. Others have punny names like SIPA, DIPA, Shark Bite, and Bacon & Eggs.

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17. Alpine Beer

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You might have a hankering for something Canadian, aye? Try Moosehead Breweries’ Alpine Lager, available at a Costco near you. Its ABV is 5%, its IBU is 12, and its color is 3.3. The beer is brewed using hops from Nugget and Styrian Golding Slovenia hops. This beer pairs well with steak and potatoes so it’s quite the American beer even though it’s brewed across the border.

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18. Belching Beaver Beer

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It’s easy to spot a craft beer by its name. If it promises Dam Good Times, Me So Honey (5.5%), or Viva la Beaver (7.5%), it’s probably artisanal. Even the brand’s Peanut Butter Milk Nitro Stout is a tattle-tale. But the Belching Beaver is a regional brewer, so if your Costco is further from the beach, you’ll have more luck finding their core beers than their limited releases or sour batches.

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19. Stella Artois

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There are certain words you can’t pronounce (correctly) without sounding uppity. This is one of those words. But despite being tricky on your tongue, it settled nicely in your gut, pun intended. Stella is a Belgian lager with 5% ABV and roughly 140 calories per bottle (just under 12 ounces). 10g of that is carbs and the beer claims to have 0% sugar. You might find a 7oz Baby Stella too.

What’s the best beer you’ve bought at Costco or other stores? Tell us about it in the comments!

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FAQs

Does Costco have their own beer? ›

Costco even has its house brand of Kirkland beer (and Kirkland Seltzer), part of their Kirkland signature lineup of products, for which you can expect even more amazing prices.

Who makes Kirkland Signature beer? ›

That's because, according to The Takeout, Costco contracts its beers from two separate breweries: Matt Brewing and Gordon Biersch, which also does business as Hopfen Und Malz Brewing Co. Each brewery produces Kirkland beers for distribution to Costco stores on opposite sides of the country.

Does Costco carry Heineken? ›

Heineken 0% Alcohol-free Beer, 12 × 250 mL | Costco.

Does Costco have Corona beer? ›

Corona. Corona beers (4.6% ABV) at available at Costco in 24 packs for a $23.69 price.

Is Costco cheaper for beer? ›

Costco offers great deals on hard liquor and packs of beer. They have a wide-ranging selection and the unit prices are unbeatable compared to the grocery store. This is where we stock up during the holidays when we're invited to tons of events and parties.

Why did Costco stop selling Corona beer? ›

As of 2018 they phased out the beer after receiving horrible reviews, including one that suggested the beer tasted like a "urine-soaked diaper." Fortunately, popular light beers like Corona and Bud Light are affordable and ubiquitous. A 12-pack of Corona Extra bottles is less than $14 at Walmart.

Does Costco sell Guinness beer? ›

18 cans of Guinness sell for $20.99 at Costco.

Who makes Kirkland Vodka? ›

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which regulates the sale and importation of alcohol, has approved only one Certificate of Label Approval for Kirkland Signature vodka. That certificate states the brand is produced by the LeVecke Corp. in Mira Loma, California.

Does Kirkland have beer? ›

This is why that Kirkland brew might taste familiar. The current 24 pack variety crate sells for $19.99 and offers a Brown Ale, Session IPA, America Pale Ale, and India Pale Ale. While these flavors have a different appeal to everyone, the value for the price is hard to beat.

How much is a 24 pack of Heineken? ›

Regular price $40.95

Heineken is a full-bodied premium lager with deep golden color, light fruity aroma, a mild bitter taste and a balanced hop aroma leaving a crisp, clean finish for ultimate refreshing taste.

How much beer do I need for 100 guests? ›

100 (guests) x 5 (hours) = 500 drinks. 500 x 0.33 = 170 beers or 7 cases of beer or one ½ barrel sized keg.

How much is a 30 pack of Bud Light? ›

$20. 99 ea.

Does Costco sell Corona? ›

Despite (or because of) its tequila serving style, Corona is among the most popular beers sold at Costco – and around the world as well. The ABV of this pale lager is 4.6%.

What vodka does Costco sell? ›

You can find both the French and American Kirkland Signature Vodka in the Costco liquor store. The item number for the French Kirkland Signature Vodka is the 999910 and the number for the American Kirkland Signature Vodka is 349025.

How much is a 60 pack of beer in Quebec? ›

This Year, You Won't Find In Quebec A 24-Pack Of Beer Sold at Minimum Price
PacksNumber of Liters$ Min. Price
48 can. 355 ml17.0449.96
60 can. 355 ml.21.3062.43
15 bot. 341 ml4.2614.99
28 bot. 341 ml9.5527.98
15 more rows
5 Sept 2017

Is Kirkland Vodka really GREY goose? ›

You may have heard a rumor that the Kirkland Signature™ brand vodka sold at Costco is actually GREY GOOSE® Vodka, just in different packaging. We can definitively put this myth to rest. This viral claim is completely false, and GREY GOOSE® Vodka does not produce nor privately label Kirkland vodka.

Is Costco owned by Walmart? ›

Costco is a publicly traded company, while Sam's Club is a subsidiary of Walmart. Costco's membership fees are more expensive, but its prices are slightly lower—thanks in part to its private branded products, such as Kirkland.

Who is better Sam's Club or Costco? ›

Both Costco and Sam's Club offer similar products, services, and shopping experiences. You can't go wrong with either one of them. While Costco has higher membership costs, its high-quality Kirkland products are popular. Sam's Club has more brand-name products and offers similar benefits to Costco.

What is the #1 selling item at Costco? ›

Read up on these secrets behind the famous Costco staple. It's actually something that you constantly need to buy but probably hate spending money on. That's right, Costco's best-selling item is toilet paper. They sell more than a billion rolls every year.

What does 69 cents mean at Costco? ›

69 and 79 cents may seem unconventional, and they are, but these odd ending prices indicate a test-ride of a product by the manufacturer offered at a price lower than Costco would like.

What is the Death Star at Costco? ›

The symbol – affectionately referred to as the “death star” in Costco groups on Facebook and Instagram – signals the item is about to exit the wholesaler's inventory. The seven often means the item has been marked down.

Who made Kirkland light? ›

Kirkland beer is manufactured mainly by two breweries, Gordon Biersch (also Hopfen Und Malz Brewing Co) for West Coast and Matt Brewing and Bricks & Barley Brewing Company for East Coast. The variation of Kirkland Light beer is originally brewed by Regal Brau Brewing (via Guys Drinking Beer).

Does Costco sell beer in Texas? ›

Texas Alcoholic Beverage code allows only privately owned retailers to sell liquor in the state. Publicly traded retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Walgreens and Kroger are excluded from doing so in Texas.

What hard seltzers are sold at Costco? ›

You can find the Vizzy Hard Seltzer in the Costco liquor store.

Which Costco vodka is like Grey Goose? ›

The Kirkland Signature French Vodka would often beat the pricier brand of Grey Goose in blind tastings. Described as a silky and bright liquor, it is available in the same size bottle of Grey Goose but with a much more affordable price of around $25.

How much does Grey Goose cost at Costco? ›

Vodka enthusiasts say this is why Costco's Kirkland bottle tastes so good. It has frequently defeated Grey Goose in blind tastings despite being a third of the price: Costco's 1.75-liter French vodka costs $19.99, while you can expect to pay about $60 for the same-size bottle of Grey Goose, which is owned by Bacardi.

Where is GREY Goose vodka made? ›

GREY GOOSE vodka is distilled in the gastronomy capital of the world, France, using the traditions of the Maître de Chai with only two ingredients – single-origin Picardie winter wheat and natural spring water.

Who makes Kirkland bourbon? ›

Kirkland Signature Bourbon comes from Barton 1792 Distillery, located in the heart of Kentucky, owned by Sazerac. The distillery was named in 1792 in honor of the year Kentucky joined the United States. The bourbon is named Kirkland after the town of Kirkland, Washington.

Does Pennsylvania Costco sell beer? ›

Yes, Costco sells alcohol. You can find a variety of alcoholic beverages at Costco, including wine, beer, and spirits. The grocery section of Costco offers deals on pantry and household staples. Only a few states allow you to buy liquor from Costco.

Do Florida Costco sell alcohol? ›

Costco “is licensed as both a retail alcohol dealer and restaurant at over 100 locations throughout Florida,” wrote its lawyer, GrayRobinson's D.

Does Sam's Club sell Heineken beer? ›

Cold, fresh, high-quality Heineken. Enjoyed near and far since 1873. This product is covered by the Sam's Club Member Satisfaction Guarantee.

How much is a case of Stella Artois? ›

Like a warm breeze on a sun-filled summer day, bottled to perfection. 4.5% ABV & 105 calories. Stella Artois is one of the world's best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries.
...
Stella Artois.
$19.99
Bottle Club® Price: $18.99add to cart
$36.49add a case

How much is a case of Heineken cost? ›

Heineken
$5.99add to cart
$31.99add a case

Is it cheaper to buy your own alcohol for a wedding? ›

Finding a venue that allows you to BYOB is one of the savviest ways to save money on your wedding budget. The best thing about purchasing your own alcohol to serve at your wedding is that you have more control over the cost per bottle.

Is it cheaper to get a keg or cases? ›

A standard keg contains 15.5 gallons, or 1,984 ounces. A case of Budweiser contains twenty-four 12oz. cans (288 total ounces) and costs about $23. To get the same volume by ounce as a standard keg, you would need to buy seven cases of Budweiser for about $160 – resulting in over $55 in savings per keg.

What is the cheapest beer in the US? ›

1. Bud Light. Why It's Worth A Try: Bud Light is probably the most popular cheap beer on the market. Like the king of beers, Budweiser, this also has a crisp flavor and is slightly sweet in the finish.

How much does an 18 pack of Bud Light cost? ›

Regular price $20.15

The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment.

Does Costco sell beer in CT? ›

No problem, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas and Vermont. If you're a resident, you're welcome to purchase wine, beer and spirits from Costco without a club card.

How much is a 60 pack of beer in Quebec? ›

This Year, You Won't Find In Quebec A 24-Pack Of Beer Sold at Minimum Price
PacksNumber of Liters$ Min. Price
48 can. 355 ml17.0449.96
60 can. 355 ml.21.3062.43
15 bot. 341 ml4.2614.99
28 bot. 341 ml9.5527.98
15 more rows
5 Sept 2017

Does Costco in Utah sell alcohol? ›

You Can't Buy Alcohol At Costco In Utah

While Costco is an excellent place to purchase groceries and household goods, it is not the best place to buy alcohol. Only restaurants and bars are permitted to sell beer, wine, and hard liquor in Utah.

Does Pennsylvania Costco sell beer? ›

Yes, Costco sells alcohol. You can find a variety of alcoholic beverages at Costco, including wine, beer, and spirits. The grocery section of Costco offers deals on pantry and household staples. Only a few states allow you to buy liquor from Costco.

Is Costco alcohol cheaper? ›

Costco's markups hover around 14 percent. That means the cost of the same bottle of wine purchased at Costco versus another retailer could differ greatly — making Costco the much better bargain.

Can you return alcohol to Costco? ›

Cigarettes and alcohol: Costco does not accept returns on cigarettes or alcohol where prohibited by law. Products with a limited useful life expectancy, such as tires and batteries, may be sold with a product-specific limited warranty.

Does Costco sell Guinness beer? ›

18 cans of Guinness sell for $20.99 at Costco.

Is it illegal to buy beer in Quebec and bring to Ontario? ›

A: Yes. Individuals are permitted to bring any quantity of beverage alcohol into Ontario on their person from other Canadian provinces or territories, as long as it is for personal consumption and not for re-sale or commercial use.

Is it cheaper to buy beer in Quebec? ›

Because Quebec allows the sale of beer at grocery stores and “depanneurs” beer is cheaper there. Many grocery stores sell beer at a loss to attract costumers.

How much is a 24 pack of beer in Quebec? ›

Thus, the Quebec minimum price of beer for a 24-pack of Bud Light (4% alcohol) will rise from $25.95 to $26,45, an increase of 50 cents.

Is Costco owned by Walmart? ›

Costco is a publicly traded company, while Sam's Club is a subsidiary of Walmart. Costco's membership fees are more expensive, but its prices are slightly lower—thanks in part to its private branded products, such as Kirkland.

Where is the world's largest Costco? ›

Salt Lake City is now home to the world's largest Costco warehouse store. As the Deseret News reports, the first-of-its-kind, hybrid business center-consumer warehouse measures 235,000 s.f. The new space is geared specifically for commercial and institutional customers.

Is it illegal to bring alcohol into Utah? ›

Can I bring alcoholic beverages into Utah from another state? No, with some exceptions. It is ILLEGAL to go to another state, purchase the booze and bring it back to Utah. It is ILLEGAL to receive alcoholic beverages through the US Postal service or any other courier service.

Can you buy beer on Sunday in PA? ›

Sunday Sales Information

Liquor licensees and retail dispenser licensees with Sunday sales permits may dispense alcohol between 9 a.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday. A liquor licensee with a wine expanded permit and a Sunday sales permit may sell wine to go on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Is Pennsylvania a dry state? ›

Pennsylvania. The state has a number of dry municipalities, but no dry counties.

Does Costco sell beer in Texas? ›

Texas Alcoholic Beverage code allows only privately owned retailers to sell liquor in the state. Publicly traded retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Walgreens and Kroger are excluded from doing so in Texas.

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