The Birth of Beervana and Craft Beer

The beer industry has changed tremendously over the past 20 years.  Today you can find a local Craft Beer in almost every city across the country, creating a new generation of beer lovers.  

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The United States has gone from the home of the light lager to one of the most recognized beer manufacturers in the world.  If you have been following the progression of craft beer in the U.S.A, there’s one place you must explore: Portland, OR. Also known as Beervana. Arguably, the birthplace of the craft beer movement. 

In this pilot episode of Foodable Network’s new show, “Beer Artisan,” host Kerry Finsand, founder of Taplister, takes us on a journey filled with hops, perfect pours, and interviews with some of Portland’s best brewers, including Cascade Brewing and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company.

“Beer Artisan” is a show that covers all things 'craft beer' for the industry— from production quality and scalability to the best equipment and interesting ingredients. The show explores the movement that has transformed America from a country dominated by big-label beers, into one with more than 3,400 craft breweries. "Beer Artisan" serves to tell the story of this phenomenal culture shift, as well as introduce the passionate personalities that made it happen— and what they went through to get here.

Watch the full episode to get a behind-the-scenes look into what makes Portland the ultimate Beervana!