Originally Posted by Sir-Hops-A-Lot
When I first saw the title for this post I thought the OP was playing with us. Nothing gets the ire of people on this site more than guys who want to brew the average light lager for friends who don't like homebrew.
Here's how you save money and live well: Make friends with some guys who brew good beer and share parts of your batches with each other. You'll never need to visit a vendor and pay high prices again and you'll be in the suds all the time.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I am fairly inexperienced at home brewing, but I love the beer that it makes. I have a good friend, that actually started a little before me. He got me started and the rest is history. I have graduated from the Mr. Beer system, but not from the extracts just yet. I know my limitations and may never go farther than extract + grains.
I say that to say this; my buddy's first beer was Mr. Beer's American Ale. He invited me over to try his new beer and I was hooked. It tasted REALLY close to Bud Heavy, only with much better flavor.
Cook up all the BMC clones you want for your buddies that don't like home brew. You'll never satisfy all of them. However, brew what YOU like and you'll almost always satisfy YOURSELF.