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.
Despite popular belief that microbrewers are picky about what they drink, they also like the classics.
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.
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.
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.
Craft breweries are frequently tiny and locally owned, but that doesn't mean they're not high in calories.
"There are breweries considerably bigger than us that don't have as much growth as we do," an unnamed brewery insider told Thrillist.
Breweries such as Boston Beer Co., which produces Sam Adams beers, have a financing programme for other small businesses.
While you may connect craft beers with hoppy, heady IPAs, establishing a niche and filling it is one of the keys to their success.
Head brewers in small brewpubs make an average of $46,000 per year, whereas those in larger brewpubs earn around $51,000 per year.
According to Civil Eats, the stereotype that women don't work in brewing is somewhat correct.