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A week of beer!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Posted May 08, 2015
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Grab your drinking boots: It's time for American Craft Beer Week. © BA

American Craft Beer Week kicks off Monday.

This coming week (11-17/5/15) is no ordinary week, with the US Brewers Association (BA) informing us here at Rake & Herald Towers that it's officially American Craft Beer Week (ACBW).

This, the BA says in an email, will enable "beer lovers everywhere" the opportunity to "celebrate the country’s small and independent craft brewery renaissance".

Which sounds pretty good to us.

As such "events and celebrations will be held in all 50 states", something that makes us on this side of the Pond feel a tad jealous.

Not to mention thirsty.

"While [ACBW] is a toast to the entire country, it's also a time to think about each individual state and their commitment to craft brewing," the email continues.

So, if you're on the US side of the Atlantic, you might want to have a click of this to see what's happening beerwise in your particular neck of the woods.

Whatever you do, we certainly hope you have fun and if anyone wants to send as growler or two, we'll happily return the empties.

We'll even rinse them out first if you want.

What's more, while the BA infographic used above is just a simple jpeg, you can nevertheless check out and download a fully interactive version here.

And if you're into that there Twitter malarkey, the applicable hashtag to use, the BA informs us, is #ACBW.

So there.

Hey, and while you're at, why not give us a follow as well?

We'll even follow you back.


See also BA announces US top 50s, posted 1/4/15.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and Major League Eating speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

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