Braden Neihart [+]
History is a crucial part of terroir, the longevity of the production matters as much as the product itself. In France, for example, long family histories are intertwined completely with the grape vines. This chapter will take the analysis out of the pre-prohibition era and focus on the relatively modern craft beer boom. Many brewers today in the Rocky Mountain region use their shared history of ranching, mining, and brewing to help name, promote, and connect their beers to a regional brewing tradition. This will bring the analysis up to a fairly modern date and will help contextualize many brewers in the Rockies as well as across the US.