Help us Celebrate American Craft Beer Week in All 50 States

By Andy Sparhawk

Everyone should have a place to celebrate the craft beer revolution during American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 12-18, 2014.

We invite breweries, bars, restaurants and retailers of craft beer to post their plans on the ACBW calendar. All events posted to the calendar prior to April 15 have the opportunity to be included in the official ACBW press release.

Our hope is to once again see ACBW events take place in all 50 states. Please encourage your favorite craft beer spots to plan and post their events!

For any of you who need a little ACBW inspiration, the ACBW area of CraftBeer.com offers ideas and resources to help you plan and promote your events.

ACBW Events as of March 28, 2014

California
Fred Conrad’s 165th Birthday Smash | Anaheim Brewery’s Tasting Room and Beer Garden
3rd Annual Aztec Bacon & Brew Festival | San Diego County Southern California

Illinois
American Craft Beer Week Tasting  at Everett’s | South Beloit, IL

Louisiana
American Craft Beer Celebration Lacasa Del Sol | Thibodaux, LA

Massachusetts
Mayflower Brewing Company Open House Celebration | Plymouth, MA

Nebraska
Wort Transformation Challenge Awards Ceremony | Nebraska Brewing Co. | Papillion, NE

New Mexico
beSpoke – handmade bikes & handcrafted brews |Santa Fe Railyard – SF Farmers Market Hall

New York
Annual Pig Roast at Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. | Elmsford, NY

Ohio
5th Annual Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes |Carillon Park | Dayton, OH

Oregon
8th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest | Newport, OR

Pennsylvania
BrewFest at Mount Hope | Mount Hope Estate | Manheim, PA

South Carolina
The Upstate’s Premier Homebrew Competition | Greenville, SC

Texas
30th Annual Main Street Days – A Craft Brew Experience | Historic Downtown Grapevine | Grapevine, TX

Wisconsin
Quadruple Abbey Ale Bottle Release Party | Ahnapee Brewery Tap Room | Algoma, WI
Second Annual RRBC Homebrew Competition | Kenosha, WI | American Craft Beer Week

Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's craft beer program coordinator, is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on CraftBeer.com.

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