Craft ales are on the rise and have been for a good while. I’ve always felt that in every city there is a local brewing company that can bring out some of the best combinations and recipes. The competitions that they’ll have keep everyone on their toes and really push the boundaries for better brews and methods. This past year, I had the pleasure of going to our local brew competition with over 30 different small hand brewers showing off their best samples.
You should have seen it, tents as far as the eye can see with everyone showing off their latest tastes and plans for expansion of their breweries. It’s always cool to see this kind of action happen, especially if it starts off a small local scene and just explodes overnight. After a night of that competition, I found out that craft ales are just as amazing as the people who make them.