In the early days of brewing in America, the prevailing influences were British, which was hardly surprising given that many early settlers traced their lineage to Mother England. Later, in the early and mid-1800s, waves of German immigrants arrived, bringing with them the cool-fermented lagers that were sweeping Europe. By the dawn of the 20th century, English-style ales had given way to German lagers as the dominant element in the domestic beer market.Today, however, it can be argued that ...

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