The craft beer nation is prepping to celebrate American Craft Beer Week, The Mother of all Beer Weeks, May 14-20. American Craft Beer Week® (ACBW) invites breweries, beer wholesalers, retailers, media and craft beer fans to join in the country’s craft beer revolution by celebrating with events featured on CraftBeer.com.
“Last year, all fifty states held official celebrations to hoist a glass to America’s small and independent craft brewers,” said Julia Herz of CraftBeer.com, producers of ACBW. “As the excitement for craft-brewed beer continues to grow, our goal is to list even more events in each state in 2012.”
With more breweries, beers and events to commemorate the week, a savvy craft beer enthusiast needs help keeping track of their favorite beers. That’s why ACBW will once again team up with Untappd.com to provide a special badge so you can socially share the craft beers you’ve enjoyed.
“At Untappd, it’s our goal to encourage our users to explore the world of beer,” said Untappd’s co-founder, Tim Mather. “There are so many amazing breweries out there that it’s nearly impossible to know about them all. That’s where the power of Untappd comes in. The best recommendations and discoveries often come from your friends, which is why sharing is a key component and the heart of Untappd. We’re honored to bring you a special badge for American Craft Beer Week! It’s our hope that this badge will encourage craft beer drinkers, and even more so, the average beer drinker, to explore the world of American craft beer.”
More details regarding unlocking the ACBW 2012 badge will be released as the week approaches. Be sure to follow Untappd on Twitter (@untappd) and Facebook for the latest news and updates.
About American Craft Beer Week
Started in 2006 and recognized by congress twice in its history, American Craft Beer Week® (ACBW) is the national celebration of America’s small and independent craft brewers, their impact on American culture, and the love affair that craft beer enthusiast have for their favorite American made craft beers.
ACBW fans will begin to see planned events on the ACBW Events page as breweries, wholesalers and retailers add them to the calendar. Be sure to check out the free ACBWpoint of sale materials to help promote events and the week.