American Craft Beer Week Will See Events Hosted in all 50 States

For the first time in its six year history, American Craft Beer Week will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers. From May 16-22, new beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts will raise glasses of their favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the vibrant American craft beer scene.

“There’s no doubt about it—nationally, appreciation for craft brewing has reached new heights of popularity,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association. “With celebrations in all 50 states, American Craft Beer Week has truly earned the title ‘Mother of All Beer Weeks.’”

Beer lovers nationwide will have ample opportunity to discover a new brewed delight, with special beer releases, exclusive brewery tours, multi-course food and beer pairing dinners, collaboration beers and much more. To find a local celebration visit the official American Craft Beer Week events calendar, hosted by

2011 Celebrations Include:

Craft Breweries
Fredericksburg Brewing Company | Texas | Beers with Brewers, Photo Contest and Special Tours
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants | Across US | Special Releases, Beer Dinners and More
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery | New York | Vintage Monster Fogg Imperial Stout Tapping
Manzanita Brewing Company | California | Rustic Horizon Red Ale on Cask
Rock Bottom Breweries | Across US | Special Pairing Menus, Special Releases, Tours and More
Snake River Brewing Co., Wyoming | The Tetons on Tap
Vermont Pub & Brewery, Vermont | Cheers for Charity

The Avenue Pub | New Orleans, LA | Numerous Events and Tappings
BrewGrrs | Vero Beach, FL | Special Tappings and Beer & Food Pairings
Old Chicago Restaurants | 21 Locations | Craft Beer Mini Tour
Julian’s Providence | Providence, RI | Heavy Seas Beer Dinner
Palace Kitchen | Seattle, WA | Chuckanut Brewery Beer Dinner

American Canned Craft Beer Festival | Arizona
Brew With Attitude | Florida
Taste of Arlington | Virginia
Illiana Mayfest | Indiana
Lagunitas Beer Circus | California

Additionally, many state and city beer weeks more formally treat their local beer lovers to an ultimate craft beer extravaganza by hosting state or city beer weeks including:
Minnesota Craft Beer Week | May 13-22, 2011
Long Island Craft Beer Week | May 13-22, 2011
San Antonio Beer Week | May 15-22, 2011
Chicago Craft Beer Week | May 19-27, 2011
Seattle Beer Week | May 19-28, 2011