As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Tag: craft beer
Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.
If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there’s good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.
Tucked away in a small shopping complex on the outskirts of Redwood City, Freewheel Brewing Company serves up a local version of a English-style “real ale” made with traditional methods.
Few African Americans make beer for a living. Latinos and Asian Americans are also scarce among the nation’s more than 2,600 breweries. How did American craft brewing end up so lacking in diversity?
Beer is a $200 billion a year business in the U.S., but most of that money goes to the two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors. But smaller “craft” breweries are challenging that dominance, and it’s a battle that’s being waged on grocery store shelves and the taps at your local pub.
Small, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the “nano” model really sustainable?