Sprecher Celebrates American Craft Beer Week May 14th – 20th, 2012

(Glendale, WI – May 14-20) Sprecher Brewing Company celebrates American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) along with the country’s many craft brewers. Special events will be held at breweries in Wisconsin and across all 50 states as communities come together to show appreciation on the local level for the more than 1,900 small and independent craft brewers responsible for steadily advancing American craft beer culture.

Throughout the week Sprecher will offer extra tours along with specials including:

  • FREE food and beer samples daily
  • FREE tours at 3 and 4pm Monday, May 14.
  • FREE tours at 3 and 4pm Wednesday, May 16 with foursquare check-in
  • Premium Reserve tours Friday thru Sunday
  • Different beer specials each day
  • Contests
  • Rare Sprecher Beer and Wisconsin Artisanal Cheese pairing with Sprecher president Jeff Hamilton Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8:30pm. $25 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.
  • Hooligan Whole Cone Hop new spring ale release party and car show, Thursday, May 17, 7-10pm. $5 per person
  • Signing of the Declaration of Beer Independence

The Declaration of Beer Independence is an integral part of ACBW. It has been signed by tens of thousands of passionate beer lovers, hung on the walls of brewery tap rooms across the country, and carried through the halls of Congress.

Sprecher Brewing Company will sign the Declaration of Beer Independence showing its support of small and independent brewers and sharing in the spirit of the advancing craft beer culture in the United States. All Sprecher ACBW guests will be asked to sign the Declaration of Beer Independence, and this year they have the option of wearing a tri-cornered hat (great photo op!) just like our forefathers.

“We really look forward to American Craft Beer Week because it’s a chance to celebrate a revolution and the entrepreneurs who made it possible, like Randy Sprecher and so many other craft brewers. It’s also an opportunity for us to raise a glass to our customers and legislators for supporting an industry that is a seminal part of Wisconsin’s cultural identity and economic engine. The rise in craft breweries has benefitted glass, cardboard, aluminum and many other manufacturers as well as printers, farmers, cheesemakers, maltsters, restaurants and bars throughout the state,” said Anne Sprecher, Director of Communications at Sprecher.

“In its seventh year running, 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 grassroots program is the largest national effort behind today’s small brewers.”

Those interested in learning about all the events Sprecher has planned for ACBW should visit the website, www.sprecherbrewery.com; the Sprecher blog, blog.sprecherbrewery.com; www.facebook.com/sprecherbrewing; and @sprecherbrewery for the latest updates. Also, this year Untappd, the mobile-based social network that connects breweries with craft beer lovers, will allow 2012 ACBW participants to earn a special badge for enjoying craft beer during the week.

Sprecher Brewing Company is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. For tour and event reservations, contact the Sprecher Gift Shop: 414.964.2739.

For more information about Sprecher Brewing Company and American Craft Beer Week, contact Anne Sprecher at 414.698.8287, or asprecher@sprecherbrewery.com.

Maker of award-winning beers and gourmet sodas, Sprecher Brewing Company is Milwaukee’s first brewery since Prohibition.  Established in 1985, Sprecher remains a leader in Wisconsin’s craft brewing industry.

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