HISTORY OF BEER
Over 5,000 Craft Breweries in the USA
As of 2017, the Brewers Association reports there are over 6,000 Craft Breweries in the USA. Microbreweries clocked in at 3,800+ and Brewpubs were 2,200+ strong. These numbers have been growing steadily and will no doubt continue to rise in the years ahead.
The Original 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 an even keener set of tastebuds.
But the Original Craft Beer Club seeks out the cream of the crop for each beer club shipment. The independent breweries we feature are proud of their craft beer creations and unique styles. Each of these craft breweries are influenced by their past and inspired by their future to make the best craft beer possible. You can taste the tradition, passion, and refined techniques in every sip of beer found in your Craft Beer Club deliveries.
The Elegant History of Beer
The history of beer is a lot more important than you may initially believe. Beer is one of the oldest beverages that humans have ever made and takes us on a winding journey, about 7,000 years into the past, to where beer was first created - modern day Iran.
This spirited drink quickly swept through the world. At the time, beer was the first liquid of its kind - highly moveable and an enjoyable source of nutrition, energy and plain old satisfaction that the world had ever known (wine drinkers may argue this point!).
As the people of the world traveled to faraway lands, the concept of beer traveled with them. Although each region may not have been equipped in the same ways for brewing beer, 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.
Back in the day Egyptians used barley to brew their beers, which is still common practice for many breweries today. However, the progression of beer launched into a new realm of opportunity when brewers in the region we now call Germany, began using hops instead of barley. As people continued to explore and innovate, 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, and each brewery in every US state is able to produce a unique craft beer by using what comes naturally and doing things in their own distinctive way.
The Original Craft Beer Club, like an archaeologist equipped with an eagerness to discover the hidden treasures of faraway lands, continues to explore the deep history of craft beer that is bubbling up to the surface in each state across the country. New breweries are revealed and the ones that meet the mark are selected to share their piece of history with all of our eagerly-awaiting monthly beer club members.
As breweries grow in number and skill, the Original Craft Beer Club will continue to investigate and explore, seeking out craft beers that are worthy of making history and worthy of filling your glass.