For the first time in its six-year history, American Craft Beer Week will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers.
From May 16-22, new beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts will raise glasses of their favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the vibrant American craft beer scene.
“There’s no doubt about it—nationally, appreciation for craft brewing has reached new heights of popularity,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association. “With celebrations in all 50 states, American Craft Beer Week has truly earned the title ‘Mother of All Beer Weeks.’”[ Also Read: 100-Year-Old Whisky Reveals its Secrets ]
Beer lovers nationwide will have ample opportunity to discover a new brewed delight, with special beer releases, exclusive brewery tours, multi-course food and beer pairing dinners, collaboration beers and much more.
To find a local celebration, visit the official American Craft Beer Week events calendar, hosted by CraftBeer.com.
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.[ Also Read: Beer Brand Adopts Apple Mobile Ad Platform ]
According to the Brewers Association (BA), it represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S.
The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week.
It also publishes The New Brewer magazine.