American brew masters underwent a remarkable resurgence during the 1970’s when enthusiasts began infusing local spices into their beers rejuvenating and revitalizing the micro brewing phenomena. Micro-brewing or craft brewing was inspired by the traditional European beer styles such as old ales and lagers but by also tinkering with proportions and combinations of hops and spices this new breed of brewers opened the doors to an ever expanding liquor labyrinth.
The United States is currently the world’s largest producer of beer annually. Companies such as Anheuser-Busch and Coors Brewing Company produce most of the beer in the Mid-West but there are many small micro breweries and brewpubs scattered throughout the Nation. New England has been a historically successful area for Microbreweries since colonial times with well over 100 in the region today.
A great example of a classic New England microbrewery is the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project Brewery with locations in Cambridge and Westport, MA. Founder and Connecticut native, Dann Paquette has been brewing his self-proclaimed, American Artisan style brews for years with an emphasis on unique creativity that allows for constant innovation of his brilliant true-brew receipts.