December 13, 2012

FORGET MICROBREWERIES, NOW IT’S “NANOBREWERIES:” How nanobreweries—fledgling operations in garages and backyard sheds—are revolutionizing the American beer industry. “The brewers’ small scale affords them an unusual degree of freedom to experiment. Smaller batches mean less risk; a high-concept beer that turns out badly is still a disappointment, but doesn’t blow a hole in a business plan. As a result, nanobrewers create some of the most intriguing and original beers on the market.”