True Brews: The art of craft beers

The beer renaissance in the US since the mid-'80s is a phenomenal crowd (enthusiasm) funding project. It has caused brewmasters to dredge up - among other varieties - a memory of India Pale Ale (IPA) and reintroduce it to bitter-loving beerheads. The IPA was born of desperate British attempts to produce a beer that could withstand the vagaries of time and a sea journey from London to its colony in India. Craft beers are having their moment in the sun, with many microbreweries in Indian cities vying to school your tastebuds with complex flavours and finish
By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Mar 27, 2018
True Brews: The art of craft beers

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In 2015, journalist stan hieronymus attributed the first use of the term ‘craft beer’ to beer columnist Vince Cottone who used the phrase in Good Beer Guide: Breweries and Pubs of the Pacific Northwest (1986). He wrote: “I use the term craft brewery to describe a small brewery using traditional methods and ingredients to produce a handcrafted, uncompromised beer that is marketed locally. I refer to this beer as True Beer.”