Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beer's back, baby!

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:49 AM

An infographic from Fastcode Design highlights what we'd all been feeling as we kicked back with one of the hundreds of microbrews available in Colorado: Life is good, my friends.

Today's golden age of beer has been a long time coming. We haven't drank this much beer from this many breweries for a hundred years. Sure, most of the 204 million barrels of beer made in America last year came from two monstrous brewing conglomerates—Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors—but 97% of the breweries in operation are small, independently owned craft breweries. The big are at their biggest, but the underdogs are gaining steam.

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