I have never, ever been a fan of Bud, Bud Light or Bud American Ale. I'd just about rather down a glass of dirty dish water.
I'd rather drink any commercial beer than dirty dish water myself
Did you know that Bud Select took gold this past year for Light American Lager in the GABF national competition - professional category, which is a blind judging. Miller High Life took silver. Miller Lite and PBR typically swap medals back and forth in this category.
I used to really like Bud American Ale. I was disappointed that they discontinued it.
I've been to the A/B brewery in St. Louis, and they had a bunch of great beers in the tasting room that will never see the light of day because most light beer drinkers won't buy craft and most craft drinkers won't buy A/B, which is too bad. They can certainly make good beer, but their (mostly undeserved) bad reputation in the craft beer world precludes them from releasing the great craft beers that they are certainly capable of. That's why they've changed their model to purchasing established craft breweries and ramping them up to national or regional distribution.
I think it's all good, won't hear me complaining! Somebody's got to be the biggest! If all of the fuzzy yellow breweries didn't exist, craft beer drinkers would be calling Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada sh**ty just because they were the biggest!