These beers are extremely light colored, light in body, and high in carbonation. calorie level should not exceed 125 per 12 ounce serving. corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. flavor is mild and hop bitterness and aroma is negligible to very low. light fruity esters are acceptable. chill haze and diacetyl should be absent.
The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.
Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.