So what is craft beer?
According to the Colorado-based Brewers Association, craft beer must be small, independent and traditional.
“Small” means the brewery distributes no more than six million barrels of beer a year.
“Independent” means that less than 25 percent of the brewery is owned by a non-craft beer brewery (like Anheuser-Busch InBev).
“Traditional” means that the majority of the brewery’s output consists of “beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation.” (Sorry, Smirnoff Ice.)