Boreal Brewer Chad H. was surprised when he read through the March/April edition of the Zymurgy Magazine to see a picture of his mash tun. “I saw an orange cooler, and thought, geez, that looks just like mine. I looked closer and recognized my writing on the cooler and wood on my deck.” The author had found the picture from one of Chad’s web sites.
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In 1900 there were over 1,800 breweries in the U.S. In 1980 there were 44. According to The Brewers Association, there were 1,449 breweries in the U.S. in 2007. This included 1,406 small, independent and traditional craft brewers.