Not to say that we’re falling behind in other areas, but Europeans are tuned-into America’s lead when it comes to downsizing their palates in favor of niche, funky, unusual and quirky suds. The Big Beer folks on the other side of the Atlantic are feeling a little nervous. Shaky because mass-made lagers are no longer the end-all for guzzlers in other western countries.
Taking a hit are the producers of Stella Artois and Heineken. Why do you think that the green bottle people have co-opted 007 in the latest Bond flick?
With craft brews soaring over 10% here in the States, exports have shot-up around 50% for our European mates. And there’s a lot of room to grow in 2013 considering that “small, independent and traditional” breweries only shipped a little less than 6-million barrels.
In the 1840’s, German immigrants began to come to Texas in large numbers, and because of that, beer in Texas was not far behind. Texas beer has become a favorite of beer lovers in and out of the state.
When Charles Nimitz, who was the grandfather of Admiral Chester Nimitz, acquired his frontier hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1855, he felt it was natural to have his own beer brewery. Residents of Fredericksburg, as well as noted guests such as Robert E. Lee, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Ulysses S. Grant thought the brewery was a great idea. This establishment became the focal point for the town, and to this day is considered the beginning of Texas beer history.
If you live in or near Wisconsin, you have probably heard of Point Beer from Stevens Point Brewery. Point Beer is served especially around Wisconsin, but sometimes you can find it in surrounding states too. All the varieties of beer are delicious, and the brewery offers tours for visitors that showcase the rich history of the brewery, as well as allow you to taste the beer when the tour is over.
Stevens Point Brewery was established in 1857 by Frank Wahle and George Ruder. It was in this year that the pair started to brew Point Beer. When the Civil War started, they stayed afloat by providing beer to the soldiers, a welcome addition to the battlefield. The brewery was one of the few in the United States that was able to survive the 1920s’ during which Prohibition prohibited the creation and sale of alcohol.
Consider all of the styles and brands of beer on the market today. Now, add in all of the different beers from international brewers. The selection available can be mind-boggling; but what’s even more surprising is that all that beer is made from similar brewing systems. It’s a system that you can learn and perfect to become your own brew master.
The brewing process is fairly simple, but creating the perfect pint does take a little practice. Here are the beermaking basics:
To get the most out of a visit to Oregon, you’ll need to try a local craft beer. Even if you don’t like to drink craft beer, it’s something you should at least experience.
If you are knew to microbrews, you should know that just because the beer is a microbrew, it doesn’t mean that you’ll need a knife and fork to drink it. All over the state, you’ll find several different microbreweries that offer everything you could ever want.
There must be something nearly perfect in the natural water supplies in the state of Colorado. How can I be so confident in this? Well currently there are more Colorado breweries than anywhere else. So there must be an explanation for all of these Colorado breweries, but what is it? I don’t have an absolute answer nor is my opinion 100% fact. But I do have some answers that make some sense.
The term microbrewery originally originated in the United Kingdom during the late 1970s. Though it was originally used to reflect on the size of the breweries, it gradually came to reflect a different attitude and approach to adaptability, flexibility, experimentation, and customer service.
The term eventually spread to the United States, where it was eventually used to indicate a brewery that produces no less than 15,000 barrels of beer per year. The term microbrewery is now falling out of touch in the United States, as the term craft brewer is preferred.
The Clipper City Brewing Company was founded by by pioneer Hugh Sisson, with the intention of restoring a rich brewing tradition to the entire Baltimore area. By focusing on the classic styles of beer that are made with fresh ingredients and high standards, Clipper City is the largest brewing company in Baltimore, giving the entire Bay area residents reason to celebrate.
After the inception of craft brewing in Baltimore, Hugh immersed himself in developing and market recognition of both Sisson’s brewpub and all of its beers.
Beer brewing has always been the core business of the Anheuser-Busch company. An industry leader since 1957, Anheuser-Busch currently owns over half of the domestic beer market.
The market share has grown so much that Anheuser- Busch now has a bigger portion of the market than the next four competitors, with the international sales being no different. Anheuser-Busch remains the leading exporter of beer from the United States, with sales in more than 60 countries.
Everyone knows that if your looking for the best in coffee, you go to Seattle. For wine, you go to California. When it comes to the best in beer, you go to Portland Oregon, where your never more than 15 minutes away from a quality brewpub.
The Williamette Rive in western Oregon has been the center of hop growing and brewing since the days of the pioneers. When the microbrew revolution began, the history and the hops were already there, along with the spring water, the grain, and the fruit for summer beers. As a result, regional brewers and microbrewers began to pop up all over the place.