Tag Archives: American Macro

Old school beer at the Platypus Pub

In this era of craft beer it’s not too often that American macro beers are highlighted, and it’s definitely outrĂ© to serve them up in a beer bar—but Bend’s Platypus Pub is having some fun and doing just that, with their “Heritage Brew Fest” taking place tonight starting at 6pm. Come join us Wednesday, February 20th at 6:00, for a night of tongue in cheek fun as we celebrate a few of the classic beers … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: Milwaukee’s Best Ice

Milwaukee’s Best is (anecdotally) a decent beer in the American Macro style, better than many of the others. Unfortunately I didn’t get a hold of any to review this week; it’s only sold (at minimum) by the half-case and I was only buying singles. On the other hand, Milwaukee’s Best Ice was available in the 24-ounce can size, so that’s what I ended up with. It’s brewed by Miller and has the magic 5.9% alcohol … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: Corona Extra

The inclusion of Corona (a Mexican beer) might seem strange for a week about American Macro Lagers, but I contend (or at least suspect) that more Corona is actually sold/drank in the United States than in Mexico. Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s targeted for the U.S. market directly; and why not? I’m sure Corona seems like an exotic splurge when you’re a Budweiser or Coors Light drinker. Thus the inclusion of Corona Extra … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: Bud Light Lime

Bud Light Lime is Anheuser-Busch‘s answer to Miller Chill. Unlike Miller, who claims their Chill is brewed with limes and salt, Bud Light Lime is only stated to have "natural lime flavor." It’s 4.2% alcohol by volume, and (to ruin the surprise) rates higher than Miller Chill on the rating sites. Appearance: Gold-yellow, white head that fell quickly. Smell: Same Zima-fruity "limon" aroma as Miller Chill; no real beer character here. Taste: Really strongly reminiscent … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: Miller Chill

A revisitation of the American Macro genre wouldn’t be complete without checking out the so-called "chelada" beers being offered. Miller Chill was one of the first in this category, and is brewed with lime and salt. Or it’s at least blended with lime and salt; I’m not entirely sure how the brewing process with those ingredients is purported to work. At any rate, this beer is 4.1% alcohol by volume, and a more premium-priced beer … Continue reading →