Independence Day is a fine reminder of our country’s relationship with and contributions to beer. From a founding father being plastered on a zillion bottles of beer bearing his namesake to the exploding craft brewing industry, the United States is truly a wonderful place to drink beer.
It’s amazing to think that just 20 years ago, the United States was generally considered a barren wasteland with little beyond watery lagers and over-hyped imports. Now, the US craft brewing scene is at the very center of the beer universe. Breweries from the US are making a European footprint, both by building there directly, and by influencing the markets everywhere from the UK to Germany.
It’s a great time for a beer in America. Don’t let them aliens tell you different.