Simply put, craft beer is beer not brewed by one of the big “mega-brewery” corporations.
Generally this means less than 25% is owned/controlled by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer. It is traditional, indicating a brewer who has an all malt flagship beer or at least 50% of their volume is all malt.
Craft beer is made using traditional brewing methods; these microbreweries don’t cut corners to save money at the expense of quality and taste. They use high quality, natural ingredients and avoid using adjuncts (additional grains, natural sugars, preservatives and flavorings) like big breweries are prone to do.
Appellation Beer of New Zealand says about craft beer: ‘if you can identify exactly where it was brewed, name the brewer and it has good aromas and good strong flavours (and perhaps a silly name), it’s probably a craft beer!’
The craft beer market has taken off around the world, led by the United States and followed closely by the UK. Perhaps people are drawn to it because it is artisanal, independent and sophisticated, or maybe because it is plain delicious.
The beers perfectly pair with The Griffin’s English gastropub, dynamic cuisine.
We have seven craft beers beers and a cider on tap, your usual favourite bottled beers and a range of carefully selected imported beers of the unusual kind – like the UK’s Wells Bombadier. We stock the following craft beers: Jack Black, &Union, Mitchell’s, Darling, Brauhaus, Am Dam and Everson’s Craft Cidar.
Take a deep, satisfying swig, and enjoy.