...or something else?
There are other meanings of the phrase ‘craft beer’ too. The phrase describes beer made by a ‘craft brewer’, and raises questions of who owns shares in the brewery and what the scale of production is. In The Netherlands as well as in the US these issues are clearly demarcated, in which ‘independence’ is the most important criterion with which a beer can be judged as ‘craft’ or not. The term ‘craft’ says something about the business, not the beer itself. There are many ‘craft’ brewers who produce excellent pilsners, for example. Lucky us.
‘Craft beer’ is also used as a synonym for top fermentation. There are many beers which aren’t pilsners, and yet which are bottom fermented. Dortmunder, for example, amber lager, Märzen, Baltic porter, and most Bock beers.
There are a multitude of ideas of what a ‘typical’ craft beer is. That it’s sweet, hoppy, or dark, that it has a high alcohol percentage and that you get drunk quickly on it. These are just stereotypes.