American Macro Week 2

American Macro Week 2This week is Theme Week here at the Brew Site and, like last January, I’ve decided to dedicate this week to a(nother) overview of American Macro beers: welcome to American Macro Week 2!

Last year’s AMW was fairly one-dimensional: I sat down and drank/reviewed/rated 15 different macro lagers. Those beers, and how I rated them were:

  • (tie) Coors Original and Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Olympia
  • (tie) Icehouse and Miller Genuine Draft
  • Hamm’s
  • Miller High Life
  • Rainier
  • Budweiser Select
  • Budweiser
  • Miller Lite
  • (tie) Bud Light and Keystone Light
  • (tie) Coors Light and Busch

In the year since then, we’ve seen a number of changes to the industry—for instance, the release of Budweiser American Ale, A-B’s first ever ale under the Bud brand—which have shaken things up, so accordingly, this year’s American Macro Week will mix it up a bit.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be drinking and reviewing macros—somebody has to—but hopefully I’ll be able to give you something more to think about too.