The Beer Advocate features reviews and ratings of more than 32,000 beers. Because brewing beer encompasses micro breweries as well as breweries located throughout the world, it is impossible to pinpoint an exact number.
There are also dozens of different categories of beer. Every year, brewers compete in the World Beer Cup in more than 90 categories in the styles of mixed, lager and ale and divided into sub categories according to geographic origin. Brewing beer has been a craft since ancient times. In addition to large breweries that distribute beer all over the world, many individuals and small companies pursue beer-making as a craft.