Described as ten minutes of pleasure, pure happiness in a glass, authentic, archetypal and an intellectual beverage that is to be savored! It is regarded as living liquid history. Each glass of craft beer displays the creativity and passion of its maker and the complexity of its ingredients.
Today’s American craft brewers (BrewersAssociation.org) are viewed as artists whose canvases are painted with the ingredients they use and the processes they employ. It is up to each individual brewer to decide whether they want to create beer within specific style guidelines or whether to forge a new path outside of style parameters. Because so many brewers have decided to brew outside the box, a unique and beautiful beer culture has developed in the U.S.
Craft brewers use a wide variety of ingredients to achieve the flavors and aromas they desire in their beer. Most beers brewed in the U.S. prior to 1980 used only four standard ingredients: yeast, water, malt and hops. Today’s craft brewers have taken the main styles of beer from great brewing countries such as England, Germany, and Belgium and added their own twist by increasing the amount of ingredients used, by using new and non-traditional beer ingredients or by altering the brewing process. These changes have resulted in more flavor and diversity in today’s beers. For those who appreciate choice, it’s a very good time to be a beer lover!
We invite you to join us at the 6th Annual La Quinta Blues & Brews to sample some living liquid history complemented by great music and food, November 17th at La Quinta Civic Center.
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