- Aperture : ƒ/2.8
- Credit : Khürt L. Williams
- Camera : NIKON D5100
- Copyright : © 2017 Khürt L. Williams
- Focal length : 35mm
- ISO : 640
- Keywords : Mango, Mango Shape of Haze to Come, Neshaminy Creek Brewing, beer, craft ale
- Shutter speed : 1/320s
- Title : Mango Shape of Haze to Come
Many years ago when people spoke of American beer they were speaking mainly of the watery flavorless lagers produced by Poor, Miller and Budweiser. When Americans talked of good beer, they were speaking mainly about German, British and Belgian beer.
It was because of my experience with cheap mass produced American beet — aka. pure shit — that I was not originally a beer drinker. My Americans friend enjoyed drinking as much of this piss water as they could for as little as they could; the dreaded $1 pint of swill. The American beer industry was dominated by a handful of large corporations making a very limited, and subpar range of ales.
However, in the last three decades, the American craft beer revolution has transformed and progressed.
Craft beer is now brewed all across the United States with an increasing number of small and independent brewers experimenting with new ingredients and brewing methods. American consumers are increasing drawn to the interesting flavors craft brewers offer.
According to the Brewers Association, the number of operating U.S. breweries grew 16.6 percent from 2015 to 2016 and small and independent breweries accounted for 99 percent of the operating breweries in the U.S. in 2016.
When I first moved to New Jersey, the only micro-brewery in the area was Triumph Brewing in Princeton. Now I have choices; Troon Brewing in Hopewell, Conclave Brewing in Flemington, and Flounder Brewing in Hillsborough. I can drive 30-45 minutes into Pennsylvania and I can enjoy ales from some of the top breweries in the region.
Life is good. This is good. This is progress.
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