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Who is started hme beer making?

What is beer?

The average person will answer that it is the drink which is made from hops or wheat by fermentation. But the true connoisseur of beer say that this is the most brilliant invention of man - a beautiful amber drink with a delicious taste, fragrant aroma, playful bubbles and a long history. Beer is very popular almost everywhere. But the USA is the country and unquestioning leader in the brewing business, far ahead of European countries.

The first private brewery appeared in New York in the early XVII century. The settlers of Irish, Danish, Austrian, Netherlands and English origin could not imagine life without the frothy beverage.

Transporting beer from Europe cost the owners of entertainment establishments in New York is very expensive. However, attempts to brew your own beer ended in failure. Customers demanded that the drink was only "native spill," that is made only of the Irish (English, German), barley, malt, hops and water.

In 1654 the New York bars earned an average of 20% from each sold pint of beer (in Europe as revenue was 800%). Moreover beer fans had very strict attitude to beer production. Over a pint of diluted brown ale (prior to the XVIII century, almost all beer was dark) the owner could easily be killed and his restaurant burnt.

Today the United States is the absolute world leader in the production of beer. 40% of beer producing in the country is provided by the largest brewer Anheuser-Busch. Its story began with a small brewery, founded by George Schneider in 1852 in St. Louis, Missouri. In I860, it became a property of Eberhard Anheuser, and four years later the company became co-owner Anheuser-law Adolphus Busch, who managed to make inconspicuous city brewery in a giant national scale. To date, the most famous brands of this company - Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob.

With a large amount of beer production the U.S. is not characterized by a variety of sorts. However, in recent years a growing number of mini-breweries are trying to correct such situation. In addition, in the U.S. it's rather widespread home brewing, which especially helped by "Bill of home brewing", provided by Senator Alan Cranston, approved by President Jimmy Carter, in February 1, 1979. Under this Bill, every American has the right, without any restrictions to brew up to 100 gallons (400 liters) of beer per household per year for personal consumption. Following the adoption of a bill in the U.S., appeared a whole industry, serving home brewers, issuing magazines and books with helpful info for brewers.

Thus, in 1981 there were approximately 150 homebrewing hobby shops in America. And by 1996 that number had grown to over 1000 and still growing till nowadays.

So, try and you join big homebrewing beer family!

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