Craft beer is loosely defined as being made by small breweries using traditional methods. It is this `back to basics` approach to beer that has seen a massive surge in popularity over the past few years. The movement was pioneered in the United States in the 1970`s and has now spread across the pond with earnest as some of the local beweries in the UK are ranked among the best in the world. If you haven`t tried one of the new Craft Brews then now is the time to hop in and see what the fuss is about. It`s small batch, handmade beers versus the goliaths of the industry.