Yup, an entire week devoted to American Craft Beer! What could be a better thing to celebrate? For those Craft Beer Drinkers out there this means an entire week devoted to events, deals and specials tappings/releasings from some of your favorite small, independent American brewers. For those non-craft beer drinkers, it's a chance to see what your missing...a week devoted to educating, trying and exploring all that handcrafted beers can bring to the table. We're not saying that everybody and their mother is going to want to drink craft beer but what we do hope is that you'll try. There are a multitude of flavors and styles that will truly excite anyone. Whether you like big chocolately flavors, or a delicate, light on the pallet, sessionable brew.
Where did this week come from? Well in 2006, the Brewers Association's American Beer Month, which was held in July, was changed into a weeklong effort in May; timed just before the busy summer beer season. Immediately, the week became the largest national effort focusing on American craft brewers, and remains so today. Since 2006, this national beer week has logged thousands of events and two U.S. Congress Resolutions have been passed supporting the goals and ideas of ACBW.
Check out our calendar of events to see what's going in your area this week. We hope you can make it out for at least one and help us toast the American brewers and innovators that are helping to move craft beer forward.
Cheers and Happy American Craft Beer Week!