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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Julia Herz
From the industrial outskirts of Richmond to the pastoral landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, an army of artisans are turning their love of beer into business.
It used to be that baseball fans would head for the concourse to grab a beer between innings, a cold one as much a part of America's pastime as hotdogs and Cracker Jack.
"Craft brewers have become known for their innovation, so they take Old World beer styles and have pushed the envelope — packing more flavor ... and doing modern twists on classic styles that often now have created completely different New World styles of beer," said Julia Herz, the craft-beer program director at the Brewers Association.
'Hey, I want to be in a business, pay my bills, be creative and be a positive influence on the community around me.'