Coppermine wrote:Technically, Sam Adams does count as a microbrewery (in the beer world).
The American macros would be:
-Budweiser, Michelob, Natural, Busch
-Coors, Keystone, Killian's, Blue Moon
The largest brewery in the world is Belgian-owned InBev, but their beer doesn't suck so I won't list it... and they barely sell much here either.
SABMiller includes "South Africa-Bavaria" which brews some great beers in Europe like Carling, Castle, Amstel and Pilsener... but I won't count them as macros either because they're only popular in Europe where people care about what beer tastes like, and because tehy're not brewed in the US.
All other breweries are consider Micro or craft.
Battle of the beer would be too difficult. There's too much variety, and in the end it would just end up being something lame like Bud Light winning it, simply because that's what the most people drink and/or are familiar with.
Battle of the microbrews would be impossible. Too many to include in a proper bracket, not to mention so many of them are so localized that unless you're a real beer afficianado you haven't tried them simply because they're not available in your area.