HISTORY OF BEER
Over 5,000 Craft Breweries in the USA
In 2016, the Breweries Associate reported that there were over 5,000 Craft Breweries in the USA. Microbreweries clocked in at 3,132 and Brewpubs had 1,916 entries. These numbers have been growing steadily and will probably continue to do so in the years ahead.
Craft Beer Club Brings Craft Beer Directly to Your Front Door
With so many Craft Breweries populating the USA, finding the very best of the best takes a keen eye, and even keener set of tastebuds.
But Craft Beer Club seeks out the cream of the crop, the very best of the best. The Breweries that are proud of the History of Beer and use it to make a divine product. You can taste tradition, history, and refined techniques in a single sip of Craft Beer. And you can taste Craft Beer History today with Craft Beer Club.
The Elegant History of Beer
The history of beer is a lot more important than you may initially think. Beer is one of the oldest beverages that humans ever made. About 7,000 years ago beer was first made in what is today Iran.
This treat quickly swept through world. Beer, along with its close cousin Bread, is considered to be one of the most important foods ever made, allowing human civilizations to grow and expand.
Beer was the first liquid, highly moveable and enjoyable source of nutrition, energy, and plain old satisfaction the world had ever known.
As the people of the world traveled to faraway lands, the concept of Beer traveled with them. But each region was not equipped in the same ways but, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. And people needed their beer.
So, regions began to use what they had and kept trying new methods until it worked. The concept of beer was simple, but the right execution took innovation.
In what is today Germany, they began using the hop instead of barley, which the Egyptians used.
In Asia they lacked hops and barley, so they turned to Rice, which they had in abundance. Sake, often called Rice Wine, is actually more like Beer than Wine.
As people explored and innovated, the traditions of Craft Beer became ever more diverse.
These traditions can be tasted in every sip of Craft Beer today. Each region, each country, each state is able to produce a unique Craft Beer by using what comes naturally, doing things in their own way, and taking from different moments in the 7,000 year history of Craft Beer. This makes for a vast world of flavors, styles, and quality of Craft Beer.
Craft Beer Club, like an archaeologist equipped with brown fedora and snapping whip, explored the deep history that is to be uncovered in every single Craft Beer. The ones that did tradition justice were selected to be enjoyed by their members.
Never to be outdone, as Breweries grow in number and skill, Craft Beer Club will continue to investigate and explore, seeking Craft Beers that are worthy of their history and your glass.