Happy American Craft Beer Week

Posted on May 18th, 2010

This week is the 4th annual American Craft Beer Week – a yearly celebration of the culture, people and brews of American craft beer. The holiday was begun in 2006 and has since become recognized by Congress.

The week is put together by the Brewers Association, the official organization of American brewers and beer drinkers alike.  This year looks to be the biggest year ever – there is special beer tastings, dinners and brewery events all week long throughout the country. Check out the ACBW website for details on what’s going on in your area. Also be sure to also check Beernews.org’s run down of other events going on.  For the homebrewer there’s also a planned debut of the Amercan Craft Beer Wheat, a beer brewed by many on
National Homebrew Day this May 1st. Of course you’re certainly welcome to brew it this week instead if you missed the chance earlier this month.

If you’re unable to make it to any of the events this week or brew your own craft beer another great way to show your support for American Craft Beer is to read and sign the Declaration of Beer Independence, an online document put out by the Brewers Association to define and spread the ideas of craft beer. Don’t forget to check out and like the Facebook page for the event to let all your online contacts that you support real craft beer.

To do our part the Beeriety crew is hosting an event this Thursday in Boston at Charlie’s Kitchen. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by!