Cheers to American Craft Beer Week!

by Renee on May 14, 2013

American_craft_beer_week_smallHappy American Craft Beer Week! It’s a celebration that was started by the Brewer’s Association in 2006, to draw attention to small and independent craft breweries across the U.S. While cities all over the country are enjoying their own individual Beer Week celebrations at various times of the year, this week in May celebrates craft beer from coast-to-coast.

Check with your local craft brewery, they may be holding special events this week–or just pop in and join the celebration by lifting a glass of handcrafted brew! From my father Jack McAuliffe’s first microbrewery in Sonoma, CA in 1976, to the more than 2,300 craft breweries across the United States today–this good beer movement is more than just a fad. The American craft beer industry provides more than 100,000 jobs–something the President and Brewer-in-Chief should take note of! Craft beer rocks this economy!

Across the craft beer nation, on Thursday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST, a coast-to-acbwMAPcoast toast will be heard. Here in Northeast Ohio, I’ll be leading that cheer at Market Garden Brewing. Join me at 7 p.m. in the Ohio City Room for a bit of craft beer history as I discuss New Albion Brewing Company, and my father’s legacy. Then at 8:00, we’ll raise our glasses to herald craft beer across the land. The cost is $15 at the door, and will include light appetizers and a sample of New Albion Ale.

Meanwhile, you can pour yourself your favorite cold one right now and take a craft beer quiz to see if you are indeed a Craft Beer Champion. (<—-Click on link to take quiz.) It’s just for fun, and bragging rights of course.  I cracked open a New Albion Ale, and scored 90%. Hey, I even provided you a few of the answers right here in this blog post.

Cheers to American Craft Beer!

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Nate Webster May 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Cliff Notes for the beer quiz, I like it. What a week, cheers!

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