Craft beer has taken the alcohol industry by storm and has presented a more flavorful option when grabbing a drink with friends or family. To some, all beer may be good beer, but there’s a certain level of expertise that goes into brewing craft drafts. Below are three reasons why you should be drinking craft beer over macro brews.
Support local businesses: At Town Market, our craft beer store in Andover, MA is all about supporting businesses in our area. With the sky-high popularity of craft beer, we’re proud to offer a variety of selections from the numerous breweries in our state. Not only does buying local help those businesses, but it contributes to support the overall economy of your immediate area.
Sustainable brewing: Many people who choose to create craft beer tend to be on the more ecological side of the spectrum as well. Many brewers will do their best to craft their beers sustainably, whether it’s composting, using up fewer resources with machinery, or working with alternative energy sources.
Better ingredients: There may always be a “war” between craft and macro drinkers, but one thing is for certain: craft beer is made with better ingredients. The average beer contains four elements: water, grains, hops, and yeast. Not only are your local brewers using fresher versions of these ingredients, but many brewmasters are more than willing to show you the ingredients and process for yourself.