There are more than a few options out there when it comes to beer. You could opt to go with something inexpensive but it will taste just like that: inexpensive. There are plenty of other options out there as well, but what about a craft beer?
Craft beer isn’t about turning out as much product as possible. It isn’t about getting a product out as quickly as possible. It is about turning out a better product for the consumer. That takes time, patience, and more than some inexpensive recipe.
Why Craft Beer Is Different
Craft beer is generally seen as the better option between it and domestic beer for a reason. Domestic beer is the stuff you can get at most grocery stores and gas stations. It tends to be a little more watered down and bitter in taste.
For those looking to grab an inexpensive beer, domestic is a fine option. There are plenty of different options available to choose from so consumers are never wanting there. But the overall quality is different for more than a few reasons.
Craft beer, by definition, is produced in a quantity of six million barrels or fewer. Depending on the brand, it is a lot less than that. The point being that craft beer takes longer to make, uses better ingredients, and puts a focus on taste.
Lots of Variety
Another great thing about craft beer is that there are so many options to choose from. Yes, there are plenty of domestic brewers out there, but there are literally thousands of craft beers that all have delicious flavour profiles.
You can spend day after day trying out new craft beers. It can become a challenge to try all the craft beers in your area and then expand outward. That kind of selection just is not available for domestic beers.
Not to mention the fact that domestic beer has less alcohol by volume in it. In most craft beers, you can expect anywhere from 5% to 10% alcohol by volume, if not more. That means having to drink fewer of them to get that “buzzed” feeling.
Domestic beer will oftentimes be called “beer water.” That is because it has far less alcohol by volume and has less flavouring to it. That is also how domestic brewers turn out so much product each year as well.