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 offers ideas and resources to help you plan and promote your events.

ACBW Events as of March 28, 2014

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

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

American Craft Beer Celebration Lacasa Del Sol | Thibodaux, LA

Mayflower Brewing Company Open House Celebration | Plymouth, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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