Who doesn’t love having a cold drink at the end of a long day at work (or, let’s be real, just a long day in general). If it’s a glass that’s got alcohol in it, even better. Unwinding and relaxing with friends is a big reason that many people are social drinkers, and getting out of the house for a night can be incredibly freeing and rejuvenating. If all of the above describes you, consider going to a craft beer brewery. Craft beer breweries are growing more and more common all throughout the United States, offering everything from a growler tap for sale to seasonal beers to order a flight of and sample. Craft beer breweries are perfect for those who want to try something new but are still looking for the comfort of a cold glass of beer at the end of a long day. This list, though it is far from inclusive, will detail a few of the reasons that you should try out a local craft beer brewery if you haven’t yet already.
1. Most people like beer – and craft breweries provide high quality ones.
Here in the United States, drinking beer is as American, well, as apple pie, as the Fourth of July, as red, white, and blue. There’s no doubt about it that beer is one of the preferred beverages, and very nearly fifteen percent of all adults living in the United States say that they drink beer at least once a week, if not more frequently. Among the population of legal drinkers (those who are over the age of twenty one) all throughout the country, more than forty percent (forty three percent, to be more exact) said that beer was their alcoholic beverage of preference over other popular alcoholic drinks like wine and spirits. In fact, in just one year, the people of the United States consumed more than twenty seven gallons of beer and cider per person by the time that the year had drawn to a close.
If you decide to frequent your nearest craft beer brewery, you’ll find a number of things that any beer drinker would love, from a growler tap to the option to have a personalized growler or personal keg to take home with you. And that’s the benefit of many of these craft breweries – you’ll get to purchase a growler tap or mini keg growler or even a vacuum growler to bring home the unique beers that are there for you try to enjoy within the comfort of your own home at a later date.
2. You’ll be supporting an important industry in the United States.
There’s always a lot of talk about keeping jobs in the United States, but it can be difficult to know how to do this or even how to support it. Craft breweries are helping to create jobs right here in this country, and just by drinking beer (a past time that is enjoyed by a great many and doesn’t even count as work in any way) you can make a difference, even if it is but a small one.
In fact, a difference has already been made, with eighty five percent of all of the beer sold in the United States domestically produced – meaning that we import a mere fifteen percent of our beers, and many of these are specialty beers at that. There are even now more breweries open in the United States than ever before in the history of this country. At the current date of this article, there were more than four thousand two hundred and sixty five, a number that is likely to continue to grow in the years that are to come.
Craft beer with access to a growler tap in particular is thriving, something that is especially important because of the fact that many craft beer breweries are family or locally owned and are considered to be small businesses.
3. There are many new things to try.
From the growler tap to the stainless growler, you’ll be able to sample and even take home many new and exciting craft beer varieties when you go to a craft brewery. For the adventurous drinker, the growler tap probably sounds like heaven in America.