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Real American Beer for the Fourth of July

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Happy birthday America! Today means fireworks, hot dogs and hamburgers and, of course, beer.  Think you’re being patriotic by putting a bottle of Bud to your lips?  Not so fast!

Did you know that the makers of Budweiser, Miller and Coors are all owned by foreign corporations? AB InBev is a Brazilian corporation that bought Anheuser Busch a few years ago. Miller Coors might be headquartered in Chicago, but it’s owned jointly by the South African company SAB Miller and Canada’s Molson.

If you want to show your true patriotism this Fourth of July, try knocking back a few of these:

  • Yuengling: America’s oldest brewery, located in Pennsylvania, overtook Sam Adams as the nation’s largest domestic brewery last year. Its flagship beer is Yuengling Lager.

 

  • Sam Adams: Boston Beer has carried the craft beer banner for two decades now. Samuel Adams Boston Lager is one of nearly two dozen varieties the brewery produces.

 

  • Sierra Nevada: The Chico, California, craft brewer has been championing hoppy ales since 1980.

 

  • Anchor Steam:  Considered by many to be one of the original craft brewers, Anchor Steam has been making beer in San Francisco since 1896.

 

  • Dogfish Head: The Delaware-based brewery is known for its unconventional approach and ingredients. Its 60 Minute India Pale Ale is its best-seller.

And if you want to support a local brewery, definitely pick up some brew made by Ithaca Beer Company- which you can find in any of the local grocery stores.

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