Tag Archives: American Macro

American Macro Week 2: Busch Light

Last year I reviewed Busch Beer but I never got around to it’s "lite" counterpart, Busch Light. I rectified that this time around. (If "rectified" can really be the right term to apply here…) Busch is the value brand from Anheuser-Busch, first introduced in 1955. The Light version was introduced in 1989 and is 4.2% alcohol by volume (only 0.4% less than regular Busch). Appearance: Clear, pale yellow, darker than I’d expect. Very effervescent underneath … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: Not the Big Three you think

When I write "American Macro", it’s generally understood that it refers to (beers brewed by) the American Macro Brewers, otherwise known as the "Big Three" (though my no means restricted to them): Anheuser-Busch, Miller, and Coors. (It also refers to the general style of "Macro Lager" that they tend to brew.) Once upon a time those were all American companies, but with the takeover of A-B by InBev last year, none of those Big Three … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2: D.B. Hobbs Golden Lager

You probably thought the first "American Macro" review was going to be something from one of the megabrewers—not so! I’m reviewing any beer of the "American Macro" genre (i.e., pale lager optionally brewed with adjuncts), and D.B. Hobbs Golden Lager, brewed by City Brewing of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is exactly that. I rather like the retro look of the can; kind of a throwback to the ’50s and ’60s. The beer inside is 4.81% alcohol … Continue reading →

American Macro Week 2

This 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 … Continue reading →