From May 13-19, the eighth annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) will celebrate all things craft beer and brewing around the US.
The “Big Week, Small Breweries” festival will see events all across the country as the more than 2,400 small and independent American brewers celebrate all things beer.
New for 2013 is the American Craft Beer Week Coast to Coast Toast that will see a simultaneous toast to craft beer take place across the US (8pm Eastern Time and 5pm Pacific Time) on Thursday, May 16.
With events ranging from tap takeovers and tasting tours, to food pairings and festivals, ACBW will be celebrated in a multitude of ways. A selection of scheduled 2013 celebrations includes:
American Craft Beer Week National Toast
Coast to Coast Toast to Craft Beer w/Stone Brewing Co.; Westerly, RI
ACBW Coast to Coast Toast at Iron Horse Taproom; Washington, D.C.
American Craft Beer Week Toast at Howells & Hood; Chicago, IL
Coast to Coast Toast to Boulder’s Craft Beer Phenomenon; Boulder, CO
Gritty McDuff’s Brewpub 25th Anniversary Celebration; Portland, ME
Mayflower Brewing Company 4th Annual Open House; Plymouth, MA
Anaheim Brewery Founder’s Day; Anaheim, CA
5th Annual Short’s to Short’s Paddle; Bellaire, MI
Meet the Brewers of the San Francisco Brewers Guild; San Francisco, CA
Rahr & Sons Summertime Wheat Glass Night; Dallas, TX
Right Brain Brewery – ACBW Firkin’ Friday; Traverse City, MI
Craft Beer Festivals
3rd Annual Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival; Scottsdale, AZ
HopFest Kansas City 2013; Kansas City, MO
Brewers Association of MD “Maryland Craft Beer Festival”; Frederick, MD
2013 Wort Transformation Awards Ceremony; Papillion, NE
Third Annual Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Festival; Tampa, FL
Third EVER Mother’s Day Festival; Springfield, MO
Wheatstock; Lincoln Park, MI
Food and Beer Events
American Craft Beer Week – Spokane Style!; Spokane, WA
4 Course Dinner and Pairing Featuring Uinta Brewing Co.; Salt Lake City, UT
Elevation Beer Co. – Chef vs. Chef; Louisville, CO
Knee Deep Beer Dinner at 775 Gastropub; Reno, NV
Beer & Cheese Tasting with Teton Valley Creamery and 460 Bread; Victor, ID
Craft Beer Tastings and Tours
Brewery Rickoli American Craft Beer Week Releases; Wheat Ridge, CO
Crow Peak Night at the Ale House; Rapid City, SD
Old Chicago Tap Takeover featuring Odell Brewing Co.; All Colorado Locations
Roughtail Oaked Imperial Black Rye Ale Release at Tapwerks; Oklahoma City, OK
Shmaltz Brewing Media Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; Clifton Park, NY
Portsmouth Brewery – Brewing with Botanicals; Portsmouth, NH
State and Regional Beer Weeks Also Happening During ACBW
Lexington Craft Beer Week (KY)
Santa Ynez Valley Beer Month (CA)
Find an expanded list of U.S. beer weeks and join the conversation on Twitter with #ACBW.