There are more than 13,000 labels of beer available in the U.S. today, thanks to the American system of state-based alcohol regulation. America’s 3,300 independent beer distributors are proud to be part of this effective system that generates so much excitement.
Within this time-tested system, licensed beer distributors help create a level playing field for brewers of all sizes, so they can have access tomarket and their vast variety of beer can be sold by a wide range oflicensed retailers.
Consumers benefit by having selections from brewers large and small, domestic and international, all on the same store shelf, restaurant list and bar tap. Why not take advantage of the countless style, flavors of beer by trying them in your favorite recipes? Beer can add a distinctive flavor to your favorite food by substituting for wine or water.
Lighter beers, such as pale ales and lagers, will thin batters and are delicious in bread and pancake recipes. Or try steaming shellfish, musselsor shrimp in beer instead of water for a tangy taste that complements the saltiness of the seafood. Beer also makes a wonderful marinade or sauce for grilling and roasting yourfavorite meats and vegetables.
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