A Look at the Best American Craft Beers

American Craft Beers

America is known for its beer, no one can deny that. Craft beers are literally one of the most important things we have in this country, believe it or not. So what qualifies a craft beer? What sets it apart from the malt beers that we have in this country? First of all, a craft beer is made without the aid of advanced machinery or equipment. Because of this, all of the craft beers in the United States are completely unique, not o mention completely delicious.

The irony is that while America has some of the greatest beer production in the world, we tend to look outside for imported brews rather than going with what we make domestically. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the greatest beers that you can find right here in the United States, starting with what is arguably the most popular.

Samuel Adams

There’s no way to argue that this isn’t the most popular beer in the northeast. There are a ton of shows that reference it in some capacity, including the popular Family Guy, though it does use a slightly different name. You’ve probably already tried this, so it doesn’t need much of an introduction, but what you may not know is that Boston Lager was once the only craft beer option in the United States. It was a safe haven from the mass produced beers that everyone had grown to love and hate at the same time, and to be honest, when you think Sam Adams, you think America.

Palate Wrecker from Hamiton’s Ale

The name kind of says it all, and unlike many other beers, it boasts a 9.5% alcohol content. Green Flash actually changed many of their beers to match the taste and effect of Palate Wrecker because as they say, you can’t go back. Standard beers just don’t do the trick after you’ve had this, even if it’s a bit aggressive your first time out. Once you’ve had this, you can say that you’ve been around the block a time or two.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

The name of this one comes from the fact that Dogfish Head cops this beer continually for 90 minutes and the includes dry hopping. The cool thing about this beer isn’t the process by which it’s made (and we have to admit he process is awesome) but rather the fact that you can get it any time you want all over the country, unlike most other craft beers.

Pipworks Citra

Finally we have Pipeworks Citra which is an amazing combination of pine and citrus. While it is very similar to IPA’s like Heady Topper, there is definitely something different about it, and you’re not going to regret trying this mid-American classic.

Beer is a tradition in America and it’s only getting bigger. Look for other craft beers, whether they are produced on a national level or locally. Your taste buds will thank you!

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