Confused about what constitutes a craft beer? You're not alone. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis The Salt As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down May 9, 2014 Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.