From May 14th through May 20th the Brewers Association organizes a party to celebrate Craft Beer. More than a regional festival or event in one metro area the week is dedicated to celebrating and advancing craft beer culture across the nation.
This year’s celebrations will once again provide an opportunity for small brewers, enthusiasts and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate this growth and the progressively popular craft beer culture in the U.S. The thousands of scheduled events nationwide underscore the grassroots nature of the craft beer movement.
Their Facebook page has more information about the events, and organizers have provided a Declaration of Beer Independence for participants to sign and show their support. It that begins:
I declare the beer I choose to enjoy is not a commodity, but more importantly an artistic creation of living liquid history made from passionate innovators. The beer I drink furthers our culture and teaches us geography and helps to nurture a sense of community, and helps to make the world a better place…
You can download the full document from the ACBW Site.
The party kicks off here in Hollywood with Firestone Walker hosted at Blue Palms Brewhouse!
Are you planning to celebrate or attend any events?