Craft brews still account for less than 6 percent of the U.S. beer market, but that slice totals nearly $9 billion in sales, and it's rising fast. And while beer sales went down overall in the past few years, new and established craft breweries continue to grab more market share. Some wonder whether the market can sustain so many labels, while others say "the more the merrier." We explore the business of independent brews.
Jeff Hancock, who along with Brandon Skall co-founded DC Brau brewing company, talks about what he likes about beer brewing, why he decided to start his own company and what kind of work a brewmaster really does:
Chocolate City Beer founder and brewer Ben Matz talks about making beer in his home city:
Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.
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