American Beer Facts
◉ Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close.
◉ After prohibition was repealed the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
◉ The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs, who, as members of the Brewers Association, are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
◉ The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.
◉ Most of the smaller breweries, which were founded in the 1980s, produce a range of styles.
◉ Beer styles originating in the United States include: American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale.
Japanese Craft Beer That Is Highly Rated in America
The best way to celebrate American Beer Day is, of course, enjoying some American Beer! But how about adding a more interesting touch by trying a Japanese craft beer which is highly popular in America?
Our suggestion is Hitachino Nest White Ale, which is one of HITACHINO's top-selling beers both in Japan and U.S. It pours cloudy with a nice yellow color, and instantly the aroma of pepper and orange announce themselves. Fruity and respectful take on a Belgian classic, with hints of orange, nutmeg and coriander.
Hitachino Nest White Ale has been available in the U.S. since 2000, and has developed a cult following among American beer aficionados. It has been praised by American beer connoisseurs for its complex flavour. Aromas of nutmeg and coriander permeate the nose, and tantalizing hints of sweet malt and spicy wheat lie below the surface. Even in American, this is a highly sought-after brew, and rightfully so!