Why More People drinks Craft Beer than just regular Beer these days
There are many kinds of beer out there in the industry. You’ve got craft, draft, bottled and canned beers. But what puts the “craft” in craft beer?
The short answer?
Craftsmanship and Quality
Craft beer uses only 4 solid traditional ingredients.
- Malted Barley
These ingredients are hand-picked from the finest source to produce your traditional craft beer of the highest quality. It has a certain richness that normal beers don’t.
None of that “beer-water” crap
Normal beer uses the same ingredients but in slightly different quantities. Sometimes you don’t get malt, you get adjuncts (fillers) from corn or rice that just doesn’t give you the umph that craft does.
- Malted Barley/Corn/Rice/Other Adjuncts
- Hops (Usually in lesser quantities)
Normal beer often gets a watered down taste that’s less rich and creamy than craft beer, due to the lesser amount of hops, it tends to be more bitter.
- Small home-owned breweries
- Owners themselves are the brewers
Craft beer brewers are serious and legit. They don’t mess around. Sincere and passionate about their work, craft brewers are like masterchefs. Every single cup of craft beer is the brewer’s pride and effort.
- Mega-corps and Macro-Brewers
- Brew in large quantities for commercial purposes
Bud Light, Heineken, great for some cheap go-arounds with bros, and well, mega-corps.
- To be enjoyed in moderation
- Quality over quantity
Craft beer deserves a special glass, an optimal temperature to release its aroma and colour before being sipped down and appreciated
- Chug n Lug…in massive quantities
- Best to get drunk and rowdy with
Drink it straight from a tap with buddies over a soccer match, with lots of shouting and yelling. Have a great time, focus on your company, rather than your beer.
- 5–10% on Average (Can go up to 40%) — Quality Booze
- 2.5–5% (Miserly Beer Companies)
- Contains Soluble Fiber, B Vitamins (notably folate), Antioxidants, Rich in Silicon
Maintaining some silicon in one’s diet may prevent osteoporosis. Due to the high quality of ingredients used, craft beer retains some health boosting properties. It’s no red wine, but it’s as close as it gets
- Negligible amount of nutrients, maybe some empty calories
You just want to have a good time, don’t bother about nutrition :P
Which is Better?
I’m more inclined to say craft beer of course. It is brewed with the utmost dedication, the best ingredients and untainted traditional malt. Drinking craft beer is an art. Ordinary beer on the other hand, is probably more like a filler for a huge massive social gathering where bros get together and have a good time, drinking alcohol in massive quantities (not that kind to your liver either).
So should you drink craft beer?
You should at least try if you are a beer lover.