For most of the 20th century, beer was dominated by large-scale breweries like Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors. By the early 80's, through industry consolidation there were little more than 100 breweries left in the US. The result was an entirely American style of beer, one that had been diluted, homogenized and mass produced. In this environment, American beer lovers seeking quality and variety began brewing their own with a few intrepid pioneers eventually going commercial. With this, a new movement in American brewing began, one of smaller producers focusing on quality over quantity. This is a story of Craft Beer.

Credits:

Production:
Steve Kaye
Andrew Kent
Chris MacDougall
Katie O'Brien
Matt Schleicher
Phil Schulz
Jeremy Williams

City Beer Store:
Beth & Craig Wathen

Homebrewer:
Nathan Oyler

Lagunitas Brewing Company:
Ron Lindenbusch

Southern Pacific Brewing:
Andy French

Zeitgeist:
Robin Biles
Todd Thumm

Music:
Broken Cities

Statistics:
Brewers Association

Special Thanks:
Rush Jones
Chris Lawrence
Tony Magee
Matt O'Donnell
Mareike Pittman
Chris Wachter

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