The The Plain Dealer's Marc Bona (right) and Akron Beacon Journal beer writer Rick Armon sat down together last month and sampled 31 budget beers. You know the kind -- the brands that sell dirt cheap. These are brews with the names Old Milwaukee, Pong Lite, Schlitz Malt Liquor and Schaefer.


The Plain Dealer and Beacon Journal newspapers will jointly publish a large graphic Wednesday highlighting the beers and provide a quick review. Bona and Armon also wrote about the experience and their columns will appear online here on the Beacon Journal beer blog and on The Plain Dealer's website www.cleveland.com/taste.