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Define Craft Beer


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Definition: Simply put, craft beer is beer not brewed by one of the big "mega-brewery" corporations. More often than not, when the phrase craft beer is used, this is what it means. However, it is a rather imprecise thing to define something by what it is not so let's take it a bit further.

The Brewer's Association in Boulder, Colorado defines craft beer as beer made by a brewer that is small, independent, and traditional. This sums it up rather nicely and creates for the association a way to talk about what they're talking about.

However, there is some very good beer being made today by brewers that don't fit these qualifications. So, it should be pointed out that just because beer is or isn't craft beer doesn't mean that the beer is good or not.
Also Known As: microbrew
Common Misspellings: kraft beer

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