Remember this illustration? (You can visit it at the Wayback Machine.) It greeted visitors to the Association of Brewers website in the 1990s, at the time the parent of both the Institute for Brewing Studies and the American Homebrewers Association and the organization that merged with the Brewers’ Association of America to create the Brewers Assocation.
Yesterday evening, Andy Crouch posted a point of order about defining “craft brewer” and “craft beer.”
@BrewboundFurn Not true. It once tried to define craft beer as well a decade or so ago. Quickly backed off.
— Andy Crouch (@BeerScribe) January 30, 2015
Yep. This is the sort of history included in the story I wrote for the current issue of All About Beer Magazine (V. 36, No. 1, date March 2015). Meanwhile, one more from the Wayback Machine, in this case from April 23, 2003: