Homebrew History: The American Beer Renaissance

Written by Bennett Gordon for utne.com

In 1979 there were 44 beer breweries operating inside the United States, and the American palate was dominated by Budweiser, Pabst, and other colored water masquerading as beer. Today there are more than 1,400 breweries pumping out new chocolate stouts, double bocks, and other craft brews. Greg Beato writes for Reason that this renaissance in beer makingwas made possible by the repeal of some prohibition-era laws that regulated home brewing.
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