Back in the 1990s it was known as microbrews. Microbrewery today are often called craft beer. What that simply means is that it is beer made on a very small scale by independent breweries unlike those that sell football ads like Budweiser, Corona, Miller, etc. They tend to focus more on the brewing technique which enhances the flavor.
While microbrewing has been around for centuries, especially in Europe, it became a movement in the UK in the 1970s. And of course today its all about the craft beer from the home brewer to craft beer bars and even people waiting on line for hours to get special releases.
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