Drink Local

Now is arguably the most exciting time in the history of American beer. Over 500 US microbreweries and brewpubs opened their doors in the last year and the United States is now home to over 3,500 craft breweries.

After a brief dip in beer consumption during the nation's economic recession, the beer industry as a whole has rebounded. Much of this rebound is attributed to small-batch craft breweries, which have seen tremendous growth in sales despite their typically higher prices per beer. According to the Brewer's Association, a craft brewery is defined by it's small size, independence, and innovative brewing techniques. Basically, craft beer tastes a lot better than big name domestic brands because craft brewers are incredibly passionate about their recipes, the quality of their ingredients, and the overall experience associated with drinking their beer.

The rise in craft beer production and sales since 2012 has created tens of thousands of jobs in America - Over 110,000 Americans work in the craft beer industry today. In 2014, the craft beer industry’s annual sales reached approximately $19.6 billion dollars, the highest ever recorded. The most exciting part about these statistics is that a large percentage of craft breweries operate on a very local level - Often times their beer is only available in their breweries or neighboring bars, restaurants, and bottle shops. Brewers often work in close collaboration with local farmers, parks, artists, music venues, other small businesses, and even other local breweries to create unique products, experiences, and relationships. Supporting your local brewery has an extremely positive impact on your local economy - It also means more and better options for the consumer. Drink Local!!!

he rise in craft beer production and sales since 2012 has created tens of thousands of jobs in America - Over 110,000 Americans work in the craft beer industry today. In 2014, the craft beer industry’s annual sales reached approximately $19.6 billion dollars, the highest ever recorded. The most exciting part about these statistics is that a large percentage of craft breweries operate on a very local level - Often times their beer is only available in their breweries or neighboring bars, restaurants, and bottle shops. Brewers often work in close collaboration with local farmers, parks, artists, music venues, other small businesses, and even other local breweries to create unique products, experiences, and relationships. Supporting your local brewery has an extremely positive impact on your local economy - It also means more and better options for the consumer. Drink Local!!!

At Craft Crawler, we love visiting breweries and trying new beers anytime we travel and we encourage everyone to do the same. No two breweries are just alike, no two beers are just alike, and we've found that visiting breweries in a new city is a great way to get a feel for what the city is all about. Local beer cultures are growing because consumers are finding such enjoyment in exploring their palette. Keep exploring - It's great for everyone!

We've created our directory and app to help people find breweries quickly and easily. Our goal is provide consumers with fingertip information that will not only encourage people to drink local, but will also provide users with all the information they need to make an informed decision on which brewery best suits what they are looking for. We want to keep expanding our service to offer even more interactive features to help connect beer drinkers with brewers.

Please help us keep the directories accurate by contacting us. Share pictures, stories, and new beer discoveries with @CraftCrawler on all major social media platforms. Use our directory, download our app, and tell us how we can better help you find what you're looking for. Get behind the #DrinkLocal movement and support local breweries. Tell them about us! Let's keep working together to ensure that the craft beer industry continues to improve and expand. Cheers - Find Breweries, Drink

#NewYork

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Archive
Follow Us