UNDATED - As you plan your holiday gatherings, the craft brewing industry wants you to include your favorite beers.

Julia Herz is the publisher of the website craftbeer.com. She says a lot of people pair wine with the food they serve, but you can do the same with with craft beers.  She suggests having multiple beer options at your Thanksgiving table.

She says the popularity of craft beers show no signs of slowing down.

Herz says the craft beer industry continues to grow in popularity. She says in 1978 there were just 42 brewing companies in the United States, compared to 3,100 breweries now.

Craft brewers are defined as making less than six million barrels of beer a year, and are independently owned.

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