The first commercial brewery opened in North America in 1632. The brewing traditions were brought to America by Dutch and English colonists. The first uniquely American beer style evolved in California during the 19th century. It was named steam beer.
There are more that 3,000 breweries in the United States. Most of the large-scale breweries emerged after Prohibition while brew pubs and small breweries have opened over the past 30 years. The microbrewing movement of the late 20th and early 21th century is referred to as craft brewing. Craft breweries emphasize the flavor and quality of their beer.
The most common beer style produced by the big breweries in the United States is American lager (also known as North American lager). Other styles of beer indigenous in the U.S. include California common (modern variation of steam beer), American Pale Ale, cream ale, and others.
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