If it was anywhere near as cold for you as it was for us here in the Craft Brewing Business office (a high of 4°!), then it’s not too soon to start thinking about warmer months, specifically May, which plays host to American Craft Beer Week (ACBW).
ACBW is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. From May 11-17, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate the ever-advancing beer culture in the United States.
Celebrated since 2006, ACBW provides craft beer fans across the U.S. the chance to support their local brewery and allows breweries and beer businesses the opportunity to connect with beer lovers. Tens of thousands of beer beginners, beer enthusiasts and beer geeks toast the week each year.
In 2014, more than 60,000 beer lovers across all 50 states were also part of the ACBW Facebook Community. With 3,200 craft breweries now open, more styles to choose from and the continued growing popularity of craft beer, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.