Boulder, CO ÔÇó April 29, 2014—From May 12-18, beer lovers everywhere will toast the country’s craft beer renaissance during the ninth annual celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries and hundreds more popping up across the country every year, the observance of ACBW is more significant than ever before. Across all 50 states, craft beer lovers, breweries, wholesalers and retailers will celebrate the culture and community of craft beer.
“American Craft Beer Week allows everyone to honor and toast the hard work and success of the craft beer community,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “Against many odds, craft brewers have used grassroots efforts to grow the industry one glass, one bottle, one can, one keg, one growler and one customer at a time.”
New this year, ACBW celebrates the many faces of craft beer. Presented in a video montage, brewers from all 50 states have united by taking “selfies” to best represent their brewery and state. All are encouraged to take their own “selfies” with craft beer from small and independent brewers and post on social media using #ACBW to help celebrate the week.
Untappd, the mobile-based social network that connects breweries with craft beer lovers, is also offering an American Craft Beer Week Badge for users who check in during ACBW events.
To find a local celebration, event or promotion, visit CraftBeer.com/ACBW. A selection of scheduled 2014 celebrations includes:
- Annual Pig Roast at Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Elmsford, NY ÔÇ¿Aztec Brewing’s Bacon & Brew Festival, Vista, CA
- Buffalo Wild Wings┬«, American Craft Beer Month, Nationwide
- Delafield Brewhaus Green Tea IPA, Delafield, WI ÔÇ¿Craft Beer Beach Party @ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NVÔÇ¿The Hop Jam Craft Beer and Music Festival, Tulsa, OKÔÇ¿Mayflower Brewing Company Open House Celebration, Plymouth, MA
- Nebraska Brewing Co.’s Wort Transformation Challenge Awards Ceremony, Papillion, NE
- Rogue Ales 8th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, Newport, ORÔÇ¿Squatters Craft Beers Brewmaster Dinner, Salt Lake City, UTÔÇ¿Upslope Get Down, Boulder, CO
- The Upstate’s Premier Homebrew Competition, Greenville, SC
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) 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 & BrewExpo America┬«, SAVORÔäá: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week┬«. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.