Mark Your Calendars for American Craft Beer Week 2017

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American Craft Beer Week: Celebrating Our Country's Advanced Beer Culture

There has never been a better time to enjoy craft beer in America. With more than 5,000 breweries in the country – the vast majority being small, independent craft brewers – craft beer culture has become decidedly American culture. It was not such a long time when choice of beers in the United States. So let’s celebrate.

May 15-21, 2017 marks the 12-annual celebration of small and independent craft brewers and the renaissance of American beer culture known as American Craft Beer Week ® (ACBW).

With thousands of fiercely independent craft breweries, beer lovers should have no trouble finding a way to celebrate flavor-forward craft beer during the week. Look to your favorite breweries, beer bars, restaurants and beer retailers and ask what they have up their sleeve for the week to celebrate.

Looking for breweries in your area, or on the road? Use’s Brewery Finder to locate a craft brewery you may never have even known existed. Pro-Tip: bookmark the finder to your smartphone in order to access a list of nearby breweries wherever you happen to be.

Find an ACBW Event

Kick off the summer beer season with a celebration of craft beer. ACBW is sure to keep you busy with events plan for and new places to explore. Mark your calendar and check the ACBW Event Calendar to find a celebration near you!

Post Your ACBW Event

If you represent a brewery or sell independent craft beer, be sure to post your ACBW events on the official Event Calendar for fans in your area to find.

Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's acting editor-in-chief for Andy is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Westminster, Colorado where he is an 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