Most of the "history" of the craft beer era was recorded in industry periodicals like All About Beer or local newspapers. As print journalism and beer periodicals has ceased operations, online article sites (e.g. Good Beer Hunting), podcasts, and Twitter have become popular means for sharing information.
Depending on your topic, you will use several different types of source for researching the micro or craft brewing era. These include popular periodicals, websites, social media communities, and articles written by bloggers. While some still send e-newsletters, breweries are increasingly using social media to tell their own stories and histories on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Websites change or disappear without notice. The Internet Archive helps save that information. It includes links to websites, images of labels, audio and video interviews and brewery tours, podcasts, and tv news segments.
Additional recommended readings:
- Acitelli, Tom. Audacity of Hops: the History of America's Craft Beer Revolution. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2017.
- Batista, Marta Filipa Freire Antón. "Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas: entering in the craft beer trend with Affligem." MA, 2014, Repositório Institucional da Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
- Bedsaul, Daniel. "Craft Christianity: Christianity and craft beer America." MA, 2017, University of Missouri – Columbia.
- Bernstein, Joshua M. Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the Craft Beer Revolution. New York: Sterling Epicure, 2011.
- Elzinga, Kenneth, Tremblay, Carol, and Tremblay, Victor. "Craft Beer in the United States: History, Numbers, and Geography." Journal of Wine Economics 10, no. 3 (2015): 242-74.
- Hede, Anne-Marie, and Torgeir Watne. "Leveraging the human side of the brand using a sense of place: Case studies of craft breweries." Journal of Marketing Management 29, no. 1-2 (2013): 207-224.
- Kraftchick, Jennifer Francioni, Erick T Byrd, Bonnie Canziani, and Nancy J Gladwell. "Understanding Beer Tourist Motivation." Tourism Management Perspectives. 12 (2014): 41-47.
- Lellock, John Slade. "Crafting Legitimacy: Status Shifts, Critical Discourse, and Symbolic Boundaries in the Cultural Field of Craft Beer in the United States from 2002 to 2017." PhD, Sociology, 2020, Virginia Tech University.
- MacInnes, Bridie. "One for the road." MA, 2017, Massey University.
- Menard, John Tappan. "Scottish ale: Bert Grant and the rise and fall of the Yakima Brewing & Malting Company, 1982-2005." MA, 2019, Washington State University.
- Murray, C. "Rural Tourism and the Craft Beer Experience: Factors Influencing Brand Loyalty in Rural North Carolina, USA." Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 23, no. 8/9 (2015): 1-19.
- Nanney, Maggie, Nathaniel G. Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Julie Mikles-Schluterman. "Gendered Expectations, Gatekeeping, and Consumption in Craft Beer Spaces." Humanity & Society (2020).
- Nilsson, I. (n.d.). Geographic Patterns of Craft Breweries at the Intraurban Scale. The Professional Geographer : The Journal of the Association of American Geographers., 70(1), 1-12.
- Royer, Emily N. "Bless O Lord, this creature beer: analyzing the adaptive reuse of historic churches as craft breweries through case study methodology." M.S.H.P., 2018, Ball State University.
- Slocum, Susan L. "Understanding Tourism Support for a Craft Beer Trail: The Case of Loudoun County, Virginia." Tourism Planning & Development 13, no. 3 (2016): 292-309.
- Walker, Samuel, and Chloe Fox Miller. "Have Craft Breweries Followed or Led Gentrification in Portland, Oregon? An Investigation of Retail and Neighbourhood Change." Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 101, no. 2 (2019): 102-17.