American Craft Beer WeekThis week, May 12-18, is American Craft Beer Week. This week-long celebration of the “industry and culture of craft beer is an annual event.

Changed to a weeklong event in 2006, the inaugural American Craft Beer Week was recognized by the U.S. Congress with House Resolution 753 (PDF file). The week has continued to grow with interest and support from beer enthusiasts and the media. In 2007, more than 150 brewers registered their community celebrations at www.AmericanCraftBeerWeek.org.

Also new, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience (May 16-17), will be held to commemorate American Craft Beer Week in Washington DC. The event will showcase craft beer and food pairings with participation from 48 independent craft brewers. SAVOR signifies food and beverage lovers’ increasing interest and knowledge of beer and food pairings.

Read the full Press Release (PDF file).

You can find local brewery events related to the the national celebration on this page. Just pick your state and head down to the brew pub to celebrate with American Craft Beer Week with an American Craft Beer.

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