Facts only; craft beer tastes much better than the “beer water” that is mass produced and distributed worldwide by the biggest beer companies. Wouldn’t you rather toss back a brew that craft brewers have focused time on to ensure the quality of the beer is the best that it could be rather than focus on the marketing campaigns that cut corners and create ethnical borders? Craft brewers literally put their heart, soul, hops and other amazing ingredients into every single beer that they produce. For those that are interested in stronger, full-flavored craft beers with 5-8% ABV, there is no need to pound beer after beer. You simply drink the beer because it is exploding with flavor and deliciousness. Craft beers come in all shapes and sizes, and luckily for us, so do tattoos. Let’s check out a gallery of tattoos that craft beer lovers have inked onto to their bodies to celebrate their sincere love for brew….
Craft beer is made in craft breweries that are typically small, independent and traditionally constructed. Annual production of beer is less than 2 million barrels, which showcases just how much keen attention is put into each and every brew. To add a cherry on top, less than 25% of the craft brewery world is owned or dictated by an alcoholic beverage industry member or company that is not involved in the craft brewery world.
One of the absolute greatest key factors of craft beer is that you can spend a day visiting a local craft brewery where you can meet the men and women who put their heart and soul into creating the best beer for you. If you are a fanatic or at-home brewer, you can go to Brewerymap.com and typically find a craft brewery relatively close to where you live. Spending a day on a craft brewery tour can be fun for the entire family; I would give it a shot if I were you.
Who the hell would have thought that beer could have some serious health benefits? Yup, you read that right. Craft beer seriously has more health benefits and carries more antioxidants than red wine. If you’re short on B vitamins, notably folate, drink a craft beer. As I mentioned earlier, craft beer does come in all shapes and sizes, therefore, quite a few pack a major punch with ABV’s (alcohol by volume) that can reach staggering percentages such as 20%, 30% and even 40%.
The major beer companies are seriously short-selling you beer water with zero nutritional benefits and one hell of a hangover. The amount of variety when it comes to flavor profiles that the craft beer industry provides is astounding. Each and every craft brewery delivers it’s own delicious and special ingredients that range from representing the season of the year and more. Support your local breweries.
You cannot deny that great craft beer creates great times and memories. If you are seeking an idea for an evening out with friends, there are a plethora of craft brewery tours that will take you on either a communal bicycle ride through your cities craft beer options or trap you on a bus with kegs galore. The discussions that arise amongst a group of individuals that have a passion for craft beer are both intellectually stimulating and fulfilling.
If you’re a foodie, pairing craft beer with cuisine all over the world has become a major highlight in the craft beer industry. Hell, you can throw a beer and cheese party. If you’re throwing a tailgate for the latest college football game, there are a whirlwind of different craft beers that are suited for different seasons and situations.
Craft beer festivals. Enough said. Craft brewers and craft beer enthusiasts that live and breathe craft beer travel around the entire world to attend some of the greatest craft beer festivals known to man. Imagine an exclusive event hosting your favorite brewers from around the entire world with enough beer tasting to intrigue curiosity of what effort and soul has been put into the crafting of each and every one? People literally got nuts for these festivals. For all the craft brewers that built a name for themselves deliver samples of some of the tastiest and most expensive beer in the entire world. The opportunity to learn and share exactly what the intention is behind the crafting of each and every beer is what the craft brewers desire most about these opportunities. Having individuals in attendance who are well-educated in the world of craft beer draws visitors for multiple day events and in towns that have been put back on the top who typically wouldn’t have many tourists visiting elsewhere.
Craft beer is not only a passion, it’s a lifestyle. I recommend that you get your hands on a local brew and enjoy your view.