11 Secrets Craft Beer Brewers Don't Want You to Know

Surprise, some of your favorite craft brews are owned by big beer.

With more consumers choosing craft beer as their preferred beverage, it's no surprise that well-heeled brewers like Anheuser-Busch are snapping up some of your favourite local breweries.

Craft brewers aren't beer snobs.

Despite popular belief that microbrewers are picky about what they drink, they also like the classics.

Quality assurance can be an issue.

The brewing insider also told Thrillist that smaller brewers just don't have the means or manpower to ensure that every beer is precisely produced.

Craft beers can cost over $200!

The majority of beers cost between $5 and $10, however Utopias, a limited-release dark lager blend from Sam Adams, is also America's most expensive craft beer, with a suggested retail price of $210 per bottle.

You can get a craft beer made with an interesting cow body part.

If you like craft beer, you're probably used to trying new flavours and styles–trying a sour beer for the first time might be rather intriguing.

Many brews are high-calorie.

Craft breweries are frequently tiny and locally owned, but that doesn't mean they're not high in calories.

Intense rivalries have sprung up between brewers.

"There are breweries considerably bigger than us that don't have as much growth as we do," an unnamed brewery insider told Thrillist.

However, Sam Adams helps small businesses.

Breweries such as Boston Beer Co., which produces Sam Adams beers, have a financing programme for other small businesses.

Craft brewers create products they like.

While you may connect craft beers with hoppy, heady IPAs, establishing a niche and filling it is one of the keys to their success.

You won't make a ton of money working for a craft brewery.

Head brewers in small brewpubs make an average of $46,000 per year, whereas those in larger brewpubs earn around $51,000 per year.

Craft breweries have a 'white dudes with beards' problem

According to Civil Eats, the stereotype that women don't work in brewing is somewhat correct.

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