History of crafting beer dates back as far as 1587, when the Virginia colonists brewed ale using corn. Brilliant! In this day and age, craft brewing has gone above and beyond what the colonists would have even hoped for. There are thousands of beers out there and just about as many festivals in the United States. The 10 best craft breweries in the United States may not surprise you, but it is exciting that Yakima is on that list.