Does it even need to be said? Craft beer tastes great! Real ingredients and no fillers combined with 100s of different hop varieties; there’s more to beer than ice-cold light lagers.
LOCAL/HOME GROWN FEEL
From local ingredients, to brewmasters that you can shake hands with; Craft beer is as local as it gets. Instead of a nameless and faceless corporation, you know that each pint has been hand-crafted by a passionate team of beer lovers.
VARIETY OF FLAVOURS
Instead of just hundreds of versions of the same american light lager, craft beer has unlimited creativity involved. From seasonal flavours to traditional mainstays, and everything in between; Craft beer’s choices are endless!
Locally sourced ingredients, and interesting additions from far away lands; Craft brewers are always pushing the envelope on what can be added to a beer. Finally there is something that has only ingredients you can easily pronounce!
No pasteurization, no additives, no preservatives. Following the Belgian purity law of 1516; real beer should only have 4 main ingredients: Water, Yeast, Barley & Hops.
A major ingredient in craft beer is hops. Hops contain polyphenols which are an antioxidant that helps to lower cholesterol and even fight certain types of cancer.
FOOD PAIRING POSSIBILITIES
With variety of flavour, comes a variety of interesting food pairings. Like wine, craft-beer is perfectly suited to a vast range of delicious food pairings. Become your own Sommelier, and start experimenting with your favorite dishes.
VARIETY OF ABV
Not everyone likes to have a beer that is 4.5% to 5.0% abv. Some like a stronger imperial or belgian style beer, and others just want a session or a radler.
Most craft breweries bring out at least 1 new beer each season. From Pumpkin beers in the fall, to fruit and wheat beers in the summer; there’s always something new and interesting to try!
There is a real sense of community within craft beer. From cask nights to special release parties, and even brewery tours; Craft beer is a great way to get involved in your local food movement (and enjoy some delicious beer on the way!).