Let me give you a great reasons why you should drink craft beer.

1. Superior Taste

Compared to watery mass-produced beer, craft beer has a deeper and more distinctive flavor. The majority of craft brewers are quite passionate about the flavor and taste of their beer. In order to preserve or increase the quality of the beer, they devote the time and effort necessary rather than focusing on extensive marketing initiatives.

2. More booze
The majority of craft beers have more alcohol by volume (at least 5 to 10 percent), but some have as much as 12 percent. Unfortunately, larger breweries rarely produce beers with more than 5 percent. They are commonly referred to as mass-produced "beer water" for this reason. As a result, you will consume less craft beer pints throughout each drinking session

3. More Varieties
Compared to the typical larger beers offered by major brewers, craft beer gives you more options. There are many delectable craft beers available here in the Philippine craft breweries working to develop an original ingredient combination to give you a beer you can rave about

4. Health Benefits
Craft beer provides antioxidants, protein, and vitamin B complex, all of which have significant health advantages. Hops may operate as a barrier against the brain's cognitive abilities gradually deteriorating, according to certain recent scientific studies. Because craft beer is made with high-quality ingredients, regular consumption (in moderation, of course) can have these advantages.

5. Better Conversations
Any time you go out to drink craft beer with your friends, you will have a chance to start off a good conversation about the taste and quality of the beer. This can then lead to other intelligent discussions about the style, origin, ingredients, and other interesting features of the type of beer you are drinking. Start drinking craft beer and say bye-bye to boredom!

6. Lower Cost
Most craft beers are at least twice as strong as the “beer water” sold by big breweries. So typically, you will need to consume about 4 to 6 watery lager beers in a single drinking season. But if you drink craft beers, you will enjoy the strong high-quality taste in a porter, stout, IPA or pale ale. So you will not need to consume more than 3 pints before you are satisfied. This will also reduce the pressure on your bladder, and you will make fewer trips to the bathroom

7. Better Ingredients
Although beer is typically made from: water, hops, grains and yeast, most local breweries ensure that they use the best quality ingredients to make their beer. A visit to the nearest craft brewery will reveal that they use fresh, organically grown high quality ingredients. In fact, almost all craft breweries will be ready to let you see and handle the ingredients they use.

8. A Beer for Every Season
Whether it’s a summer or cold rainy days, you can get craft beers that are made primarily for that season. Instead of drinking the same boring watery beer throughout the year, why don’t you drink something refreshingly different during each season, like stout during winter and a delicious fresh hopped beer in autumn.

9. Supporting the Local Economy
Drinking locally made craft beer helps you to support the economy of the community where you live. You will help create more employment opportunities in your locality. In addition, most craft breweries also fund local charities and help to host local events. So you should drink craft beer to help your community to thrive.

These are some of the Local Craft Breweries we've been so far and if you are in the area you might want to check out (a more comprehensive list can be found here

 Brewery Address
Elias Wicked Ales and Spirits 13 Ubay, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City
Treeline Ales Unit C5 Aurora Blvd. Cor. Dona Hemady St, Cor N Domingo St, Quezon City
Cubao X Brewery Cubao Expo, 3 General Romulo Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
El Deposito Brewery 1500, 187 N Averilla, San Juan
Nipa Brew 9639 Kamagong, San Antonio Village, Makati
Papa Bolo  Crisanto Delos Reyes Avenue, Tagaytay - Nasugbu Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
The Brewhouse Coron Real St, Coron Town Proper, Coron, 5316 Palawan


10. Environmentally Friendly Brewing
Most local brewers work hard to maintain environmentally sustainable practices. They practice composting, offer spent grain to local farmers and even use alternative sources of energy. Craft breweries are more concerned about eco-friendly practices than making a huge amount of money. Also, each time you fill your keg or make use of a reusable growler, you are helping to reduce waste. El Deposito Brewery of San Juan City are an excellent example of these practices.

11. Food and Beer Pairings
Pairing beer with food has become a huge trend in the craft beer industry and the food industry. Learning a beer’s profile and pairing your craft beer with specific flavours can really enhance your meal.

12. The Craft Beer Community
There is a huge community that revolves around craft beer and the people involved are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Marion, Ferdinand,  is a shining example. Hang out in your local brewery’s tasting room to meet other craft beer drinkers, join a craft beer Facebook group. There are so many ways to get involved in the amazing community of craft beer.

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