As thousands of beer lovers descend on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, see how bars, breweries and restaurants go into overdrive prep mode.
When bars support local breweries, everyone wins. Here are the stories of six craft beer bars that were crucial to building a city's beer scene.
The ever changing and evolving brewing culture in the United States has taken the cask conditioned-beer tradition and put its own spin on it. American brewers are more likely to add creative or experimental ingredients to the cask, such as fruit, wood, herbs and spices.
Craft brewing in the Gulf states, and especially in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, lags behind the rest of the country as far as number of breweries and breweries per capita. But even with that handicap, the economic benefits of southern craft beer culture are being felt by brewers, retailers, consumers and the wider business communities.