16 Things You Didn't Know About American Beer

For some people, it just doesn't get much better than an ice cold beer. The bubbly, hoppy beverage is produced and sold all around the world - from Japan and Germany to Poland and Mexico. But standing above the rest, at least when it comes to variety and sheer size, is the American brewing industry. Some people absolutely love American beer, others can't stand to be in the same room as it. But no matter what your taste, one thing is clear: There's just something different about American Beer.

Whether you like a chilled can of Bud Light or prefer something a little fancier from a local microbrewery, America's got a lot of beers to choose from. There are seasonal beers, flavored beers, lite beers, not to mention a slew of ciders. In the last few decades, the American beer industry has adopted countless newcomers.

At this point, it can be tough to know all the facts about American beer. What's brewed where, who uses what kind of hops, and does a cider count as a beer? The list of questions just keeps growing each year as the American beer industry gets more and more diverse. 

But fear not. This list has all the answers. Just sit back, relax, crack open a cold one, and read some American beer facts.