Breweries across America are expanding at an exponential rate. Beer brewing is becoming big business, with the reemergence of traditional ales and lagers in combination with more exotic offerings. With a colourful history it is a controversial way to regain the traditional role it's always played as a beverage that is consumed every day as well as acquiring more of a unique flavor to satisfy the palate of every one. In 1620, as the Mayflower came to America's shores, it was a little short of its goal due to a shortage of beer, according to the journal of a passenger. One doesn't think Puritans would have consumed beer - they were Puritans at the time - however this was the every-day beverage that was popular. The people who drank beer were the same as those who consume juice, pop or milk today. Every pub and tavern brewed its own beer. It is only in our modern culture that we can see beer as a dangerous substance. There were no laws that governed drinking and brewing beer. There were no police roadblocks to deter drunk drivers. How much damage could an animal and a cart cause? Sure, there weren't many sexy women dancing around at parties drinking beer and charming men with their bubbly sexiness. Beer was an every-day beverage enjoyed by every member of the household from adult to child. When the Mayflower arrived, the people discovered that the Natives made their beer from maize. Did you wonder what beer was consumed at this first holiday? It could have been the first ever "Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB)." Visit:- https://www.yankeejournal.com/ The United States has become an international leader in the brewing of beer and can stand its own when in competition against other nations famous for producing amazing beers. There was a time when the U.S. prohibition slowed things down a bit, however, at the turn of 21st Century, things appear to be growing hot for American Breweries. In the words of the Brewer's Association, nearly 7 million barrels of beer are expected to be produced and drunk by Americans in 2006. This is a huge number of kegs, bottles, pints , and glasses! Online there are multitudes of sites on beer: Brewing magazines to peruse such as "Yankee Brew News" and "Brewery News;" breweries to visit; associations for beer-makers to join such as Brewer's Association Brewer's Association; festivals to attend like those at the Barleywine Festival in Buffalo, New York; and competitions to participate in, such as that of the World Beer Cup held in Seattle, Washington. From these sites, 15% are inside the U.S. so the Americans appear to be the leaders of the pack! During the 1960s, 70s and 80s, beer in America was made and distributed by large brewery companies. The early 1980s saw some states passed laws that allowed microbreweries of smaller size to participate in the game. Large companies are still doing big business, but many customers are selective and demand top-quality, exclusive beer and they're their own "yuppies" who drink beer. In and around any city in America there's anywhere between 2 and 20 breweries within 15 miles distance of the city, and the numbers are growing. Certain states have more brewery than others. Every microbrewery has a particular family tradition they want to keep and each beer is different; it's a return to the days of taverns that were a mile apart had two different-tasting beers. Breweries have returned to creating beers that are made from all-natural ingredients like malt, hops and yeast. They make traditional lagers and ales as well as exotic beers with an aroma of spices, coriander, vanilla, caramel and anise. One brewery, which can be found online, makes use of rose hips to flavor their beer. The majority of the time, they are used for tea, rose hips are believed to add a distinct flavor to beer. Lemon coriander beers can be quite refreshing in the heat of the day. In the near future, we'll be discussing what kind of beer pairs best with beef or chicken. We'll hear opinions like: "The caramel-flavoured beer would make a great cheesecake. It's a sweet drink designed for dessert." Would that beer be good with pasta? Do you think it would be better when served with a roast beef meal? There are numerous beer tasting occasions. Are beer and wine the new wine? Is there a "twirl-glass-sniff-liquid-swish-in-mouth" process for beer? Like martinis, there are excessive amounts of beer types. Perhaps the process should be expedited; Beertinis for everyone! The beer brewing companies of America that can be found online insist on the importance of quality. They discuss the importance of tradition. They also talk about the importance bringing beer back to its daily role for many thousands of years. Breweries appear to believe that beer can be more imaginative and tasty and remain highly sought-after.