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Where did craft beer start?

Where did craft beer start?

California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement… The history of craft beer across the nation began in California's Bay Area… 1965: Recent Stanford graduate, Fritz Maytag, sat enjoying his favorite beer in a local pub.

When did the craft beer craze start?

Modern U.S. craft beer history began in the 1960s. You may know part of the story—the increasing popularity of homebrewing beer in the 1970s and the rise of microbreweries in the 1990s.