New Craft Beer Trends
Breweries that were once considered to be outside of the craft beer world are now a mainstay of many communities. These breweries are a place for people to socialize, enjoy a good meal, and get a taste of the local culture.
There’s a lot of variety in the craft beer industry, and with so much to choose from, it can be difficult to keep track of all the different styles out there. But the best way to stay current with all the new trends is to check out BeerAdvocate, where you can find reviews and ratings from experts around the globe.
Hazy IPAs: The trend toward fruity, more floral beers is here to stay. Breweries like Other Half and Westbrook are experimenting with new hazy IPAs that are meant to be refreshing and easy drinking.
Pilsners: This beer style has been a staple of the craft scene for a while, and more breweries are putting their stamp on the popular style. Sudwerk, for instance, makes a dry-hopped pilsner called The People’s Pilsner that’s an easy drinker with a big hop character.
Lagers: This is a style that was once thought of as not really craft beer, but breweries have started releasing lager-style IPAs that have gained popularity. It’s a great way for newcomers to try the IPA flavor without getting overwhelmed.
Cold IPAs: These brews aren’t quite as high in alcohol as traditional IPAs, but they’re still highly hopped. They’re also a good base to experiment with other flavors and adjuncts, says Firestone Walker master brewer Matt Brynildson.