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The Cradle of Craft Beer
What Is The
BIRTHPLACE OF CRAFT BEER?
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA GOLD RUSH COUNTRY HAS BECOME THE CRADLE OF CRAFT BEER.
BUT DETERMINING the BIRTHPLACE of CRAFT BEER is NOT UNLIKE
IDENTIFYING the BIRTHPLACE of AIR TRAVEL.
Because the same “Flying Machine” that took its maiden voyage in December of 19O3
near KITTY HAWK, North Carolina, was painstakingly designed 7OO miles away in DAYTON, Ohio
inside the WRIGHT BROTHERS’ cycle shop.
It was BELIEF, AMBITION and OPPORTUNITY that led
Orville & Wilbur Wright from DAYTON to the ideal flying conditions over the KITTY HAWK sand dunes.
But The NON-Geographic Birthplace Of Modern Air Travel Was Formed Inside
The Collective Imagination Of Orville, Wilbur And Many Others Around The Globe
Who Dared To Experiment With The Dream Of Defying Gravity.
In Much That Same Way, The CONCEPT OF CRAFT BEER WAS BORN INSIDE The Collective Imagination Of
Homebrewers Everywhere Who Defied Established Brewing Methods, And Sometimes Local Authorities,
In Their Pilgrimage To Escape The Global Invasion Of
Mass Produced, Watered Down, Bare Minimum Beer.
And similar to the WRIGHT BROTHERS in 19O3, it was the combination
of BELIEF, AMBITION and OPPORTUNITY that
led FRITZ MAYTAG to SAN FRANCISCO where he purchased ANCHOR BREWING COMPANY in 1965, and
JACK McAULIFFE to the 1976 creation of NEW ALBION BREWING COMPANY in SONOMA,
“AMERICA’S FIRST MODERN ERA MICROBREWERY.”
The Conditions Were Right. So CRAFT BEER TOOK FLIGHT Across The Nation And Overseas!
Colorado’s First Craft Brewery Emerged In 1979, Followed By
Oregon, Washington, Maine And Massachusetts.
Since Then, Private Homebrewing Has Also Taken Hold In Europe, Home Of The Same Traditional
Styles That Were Saved From Extinction By The Rescue Efforts Of California’s Craft Beer Pioneers.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS DEFIED GRAVITY AND OPENED A NEW DIMENSION
just as FRITZ MAYTAG and JACK McAULIFFE dared to
DEFY SPECIFIC GRAVITY IN THE QUEST TO SOAR THROUGH CRAFT BEER HEAVEN.
… BUT NONE OF US WERE BORN IN A CRADLE …
The Cradle Is Where We Were Gently Placed For Safety And Security
Shortly After Coming Into This World.
And It Became A Place To GROW, DREAM, EXPERIMENT & IMAGINE Until That Day When We
STOOD UP ON OUR OWN TWO FEET.
So It’s Easy To Understand How
CALIFORNIA & NEVADA GOLD RUSH COUNTRY
was destined to become THE CRADLE OF CRAFT BEER with a nearby abundance
of CLEAN WATER, HOMEBREW DISCIPLES, BELIEF, AMBITION and
WILD IMAGINATION DURING CRAFT BEER’S INFANCY.
And Today, With A Mother Lode Bearing Over 13O Innovative, Independent Craft Brewpubs & Taprooms
Historically Imbedded Inside A Scenic Perimeter That Can Be Driven Twice In Less Than 24 Hours,
CALIFORNIA & NEVADA GOLD COUNTRY BREWERS
Continue To Nurture New And Exciting, Golden Craft Brew!
THE TRUE BIRTHPLACE OF CRAFT BEER
might be found somewhere between
SAN FRANCISCO, SONOMA and HOMEBREW AMBITION.
But One Fact Remains As Clear As The Mountain Sky
On A Cold, Gold Country Summer Night, Because
CALIFORNIA & NEVADA GOLD RUSH COUNTRY
Continues To Enhance Its Position As The
“ONE AND ONLY”
CRADLE OF CRAFT BEER.
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