ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Bud Light

Bud Light is the "Superbowl beer"… it’s also the beer of the "Real Men of Genius" radio commercials which I actually find pretty funny and clever. Anheuser-Busch really pushes this beer as a sponsor of sporting events and claims it’s the world’s best selling beer. Not much more to say … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Miller High Life

Miller High Life might just have the best name of all of these… you gotta love any beer subtitled "The Champagne of Beers" without irony. For some reason, when I think of High Life, I want to call it "your (grand)father’s beer," not in an offensive way but because it … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Pabst Blue Ribbon

I approached reviewing Pabst Blue Ribbon with a bit of trepidation; after all, I’ve said more than once that it’s my favorite macrobrew and the best of them out there. I tend to drink it when we’re at my parents’ place, as well. So how would the beer fare in … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Coors

The original Coors is known as "the banquet beer" though I have to admit I don’t know why. I suppose because they consider it so good that it’s appropriate for a banquet? Forget about Coors Light, this beer is an(other) American classic. The spoiler is, I was very pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Keystone Light

Keystone Light was a mainstay beer of my youthful drinking days… it was available at Costco for $7.99 a case, what are you gonna do? Aside from the cheap availability of it, the most outstanding feature of this beer was—according to its commercials—lack of bitterness. You wouldn’t suffer from "bitter … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Hamm’s

I have a soft spot for Hamm’s ("the beer refreshing"), not so much for it’s drinkability factor (I never really drank this) but because, like Rainier, of the commercials they used to run. And the jingle. The jingle was huge. In fact, Wikipedia’s page on Hamm’s Brewery includes the full … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Busch Beer

Busch is the "value" brand beer from Anheuser-Busch. Apparently it’s "the country’s largest-selling subpremium-priced beer in all major demographics"… that’s a long-winded way to say "cheap." This is one of those beers for which I have the least familiarity. Here’s an interesting tidbit, though: introduced in 1955, "Busch also holds … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Rainier

Rainier is an American classic, there’s no two ways about it—one of the Pacific Northwest icons. Whether you remember the great commercials of the ’70s, or the giant "R" on top of the brewery itself, it’s hard not to look fondly upon this beer. These days, Rainier is a product … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Miller Genuine Draft

Miller Genuine Draft is the "premium" brew from Miller Brewing that was introduced in 1985. It’s "cold filtered four times for smoother flavor" and sits at 4.66% alcohol by volume. I have to admit, back in my youthful beer drinking days, before discovering home- and microbrew, I considered MGD to … Continue reading

ReviewsAmerican Macro Week: Coors Light

Coors Light is pretty ubiquitous around these parts (Central Oregon); it’s always on the menu at restaurants and seems to be the one available whenever somebody is offering beer (and doesn’t have microbrew). And even though it’s a "light" beer, it seems therefore to be the flagship from Coors (even … Continue reading