The regional independents occupy the healthiest niche in the brewing industry today. While micros and brewpubs are folding almost as fast today as they popped up in the early and mid-1990’s, and while big commercial breweries scramble for gimmicks to boost flat sales, the regional independents continue to grow, though carefully.
Full Pints - Travel Features Australia's Indies Carve Out a Niche July 1, 2000 - Martin Morse Wooster
Full Pints - History When the Vessel Outshines the Beer July 1, 2000 - Walter B. Vogdes
Have you ever looked closely at the glass that holds your beer? Some are anonymous and mass produced, mere containers. Others are personal, one man’s own tankard kept at his local, filled and drained each evening for years. Still others are designed by the brewery to enhance the characteristics of a particular beer style. Then... View Article