Craft Brewers to Take Center Stage at James Beard House on National Beer Day

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Small and independent U.S. brewers and the organizations that support them will take center stage at the James Beard House on National Beer Day in April.

On April 7, 2017, the James Beard House in Manhattan will hold a “Calling All Beer Lovers Dinner,” featuring Maui Brewing Founder Garrett Marrero and Victory Brewing Company Co-founder and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski.

(MORE: Top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries)’s Chef Adam Dulye has been tapped to cook for the dinner.

“This is a true honor and nod to small and independent craft brewers, and what they are doing to shape beer culture and culinary arts,” Dulye said. Chef Dulye, who serves as the Executive Chef of the Brewers Association (the publishers of, offers readers insight into the world of beer and food pairing. He’s also the co-creator of the Beer & Food Course.

The mission of the James Beard Foundation (JBF) is to celebrate, nurture and preserve America’s culinary heritage and future. Craft brewers undoubtedly play an important role in that picture, and Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione and Allagash Brewing Co. Founder Rob Tod are both nominated for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirts, or Beer Professional. Executive Chef Jorge Guzman from the Brewer’s Table at Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Co. is up for the foundation’s Best Chef: Midwest award. The winners will be named May 1.

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You can get more information about the Calling All Beer Lovers dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan on their website.

Jess Baker walked into a beer fest in 2010 and realized beer had come a long way from what her dad had been drinking since the 70s. She served as editor-in-chief of from spring 2016 to spring 2020, bringing you stories about the people who are the heartbeat behind U.S. craft brewing. She's a runner, a die-hard Springsteen fan, a mom who is always scouting family-friendly breweries, and always in search of a darn good porter. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.