If the beer of 1949, which would have mostly been variations of Budweiser, Schlitz, Falstaff, etc., was "low-brow" where would microbrews be placed today? Actually there might be a whole separate column for them. For instance:
High-brow: Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing
Upper middle-brow: Flying Dog, Schlafly
Lower middle-brow: Sierra Nevada, British imports (Newcastle, Boddington's)
Low brow: Magic Hat, Red Hook, Samuel Adams
Discussion, disputes, and outright outrage are welcome.