Six Beer Trends From The Craft Brewers Conference
The craft brewing scene has been taking up more space in the cultural landscape lately, with several national conferences and festivals dedicated to the growing presence of small-batch beer making... and drinking! After visiting the Craft Brewers Conference this year, Serious Eats shares six notable trends from the world of craft beer, for industry insiders and casual sippers alike.
Thousands of beer industry folks convene in a different US city every year for the Craft Brewers Conference. It's an actual industry conference and trade show, not a festival, though there is a fair amount of beer getting sampled in between seminars like "Using Excel Spreadsheets In The Brewery" and "Getting The Most Out Of Your Hemocytometer." We attended the 2013 conference in Washington, DC last week and kept an ear to the ground (and a mouth to the glass). What will the next year or so hold for the craft beer community? Here are six trends we couldn't help but notice.