Supporting small and independent craft brewers is essential to advancing beer -- and I want to remind you as a beer lover that you are a vital player in this narrative, even if you don't realize it. Allow me to explain.
Production is increasing, new jobs are being created and the industry is having a positive effect on the U.S. economy. It seems as if there is still plenty of room for eager entrepreneurs and craft enthusiasts to take their own place in the industry.
Fall beer season is just around the corner. And as craft beer rides a seismic wave of popularity that shows no sign of letting up, beer travelers are more sophisticated and beer tours are getting more interesting.
Some argue that the taxonomy and vocabulary used in modern beer tasting is deeply in need of reform. If we see craft beer as the handcrafted wonder it is, we should have a meaningful manner by which we measure its quality.