How Microbreweries Are Good For Local Neighborhoods
Microbreweries, also known as craft breweries, produce beer on much smaller scales than the big corporate breweries. Microbreweries are independently owned. These smaller breweries are often characterized by different brewing techniques, flavour and quality.
History of Microbrewing
Artisanal brewing has been in existence for centuries and was very popular in Europe. In the 1970s, the United Kingdom and the United States began the microbrewing industry. The industry quickly expanded and today, the production and distribution of these fine craft beers are quite popular.
Microbreweries in Canada
Today, you will find many microbreweries in Canadian neighbourhoods across the provinces. Microbreweries have grown from 40 in 1980, to approximately 775 in the year 2016. The industry continues to grow in Canada today. Canadian identity has grown due to the Canadian beer industry. Craft brewing has become a very fast-growing industry in Canada, which is proven by the increase in the number of brewers and an increase in the volume that is sold. When one thinks about Canada, traditionally, hockey, back bacon, winter and beer come to mind.
Microbreweries in Your Neighbourhood
As with any shops and industries, buying local is always best for the community’s economic factor. When people buy products locally, it helps their community to grow. Microbreweries can completely transform a small community. Locals can sit and relax in brewpubs and become acquainted with other community residents, while at the same time support their local community.
Craft Beer Brands
Some craft beer brands have become so popular, they have grown to be known across the Canadian beer industry. An example of this is Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery.
Craft Beer Popularity
A much larger population of young males seem to gravitate more towards microbreweries than the big corporate labels. To sit in a brew bar and enjoy homemade brews with friends has become the “preppy” thing to do.