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Craft Beer Customers Leave Unopened Can of Pale Ale on Bar for Fallen Soldiers

by J.C McCallum
Craft Beer Customers Leave Unopened Can of Pale Ale on Bar for Fallen Soldiers

There really isn’t anything more American than craft beer.

Before the experiment called “prohibition”, America was home to well over 2,500 breweries, with a vast majority of these businesses being family-operated and neighborhood-focused.  The banning of alcohol in the early 20th century brought this number down to around a half dozen or so companies, nearly all of whom converted their factories to produce medicine or dairy products in order to survive.

Now, thanks to the resurgence of craft beer, Americans have their choice of nearly 4,000 smaller breweries to buy their swill from.

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And this doesn’t include brands like Coors, Miller, or Budweiser, who have all been gobbled up by giant, foreign conglomerates, making them no longer American-owned companies.

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In Atlanta, Georgia, the undisputed king of craft beer is Sweetwater – a brand usually focused on recreation and leisure.

As visitors experience the brewery’s newly renovated taproom over Memorial Day Weekend, something special and spontaneous happened.

To that, we simply say “cheers”.

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