An infographic from Fastcode Design highlights what we'd all been feeling as we kicked back with one of the hundreds of microbrews available in Colorado: Life is good, my friends.
Today's golden age of beer has been a long time coming. We haven't drank this much beer from this many breweries for a hundred years. Sure, most of the 204 million barrels of beer made in America last year came from two monstrous brewing conglomerates—Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors—but 97% of the breweries in operation are small, independently owned craft breweries. The big are at their biggest, but the underdogs are gaining steam.