"America has gone craft. Hardcore. With over 1,595 breweries operating in 2009, the highest total since before Prohibition, it’s clear that there are currently more American beer options than many alive today have ever experienced. With breweries in every U.S. state, virtually every American lives within driving distance of a craft brewery—the small, independently owned and traditional breweries creating the beers America is craving.
But in this new world of countless beer options, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the decisions at hand. So many styles, so many producers...where to begin?"