Willimantic Brewing Company Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

WILLIMANTIC, CT – Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Café’s proprietor, David Wollner, has been honored by the CT Main Street Program with the Main Street Pioneer — Business Owner Lifetime Achievement Award – Award of Excellence. He was recognized for his commitment to the Willimantic community.

Another example of David’s commitment to the community is arriving during American Craft Beer Week/Willibrew Community Awareness Week. We’ll be celebrating the wonderful world of craft brewing in America by supporting a different local organization and featuring a different craft brew from a Connecticut Brewery each day. Every day during the week of May 14th — 20th we’ll make a donation to a local organization in our community based on the sales from that day’s featured beer.

Monday: The Windham Textile & History Museum

Featuring a Willimantic Brewing Company beer

Tuesday: The Garden Club of Windham

Featuring a Thomas Hooker Brewing Company beer

Wednesday: The Eastern Connecticut Railroad Museum

Featuring a Calvary Brewing beer

Thursday: The Jillson House Museum/Windham Historical Society

Featuring an Olde Burnside Brewing Company beer

Friday: Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Featuring a Cottrell Brewing Company beer

About the Willimantic Brewing Company:

The restaurant and pub-brewery makes many different types of beer each month, and features other producers’ craft brews on draught as well. Housed in an historic granite and limestone 1909 U.S. Post Office Building, the pub was the customer lobby and the private dining room housed the postmaster’s office. The main dining room, from where you can view the 7 barrel brewery was the post office work room. The brewpub’s post office-themed menu is overflowing with mouth watering selections, featuring over 100 items including award-winning wings to steaks, pasta, seafood, burgers and salads.

About American Craft Beer Week:

With craft beer delighting the palates of Americans nationwide, beer enthusiasts and beginners alike will come together to toast the seventh annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). From May 14-20, celebrations are expected to be held across all 50 states as communities come together to show appreciation on a local level for the more than 1,900 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the steadily advancing American craft beer culture.

“As the craft beer community continues to experience exponential growth, American Craft Beer Week has quickly become an iconic event that underscores the ever-increasing appreciation for small producers in this country,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “This year’s celebrations will once again provide an opportunity for small brewers, enthusiasts and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate this growth and the progressively popular craft beer culture in the U.S. The thousands of scheduled events nationwide underscore the grassroots nature of the craft beer movement.”

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