Don't Forget About the "Old" Guys!
Working in the business, the most asked question is, "what's new?" The craft beer drinker is constantly looking for what is new and hot. In fact, the growth in craft beer seems to be continuing at a rapid pace. There was a 19.4% growth in the number of craft breweries from 2013 - 2014, and 3,418 craft breweries were recorded in the U.S. That number is continuing to increase this year. However, while it may be fun to always try the next big thing, it is equally as important to step back, and remember the beers that kick started the craft beer revolution in the late 1970's and early 1980's. After all, if it wasn't for those breweries, no one would be drinking craft beer today!