There’s nothing more American than apple pie, reality TV, and our personal favorite, craft beer. Craft breweries represent small, hard-working business owners that have translated their love for beer into a dream job. They add personality to the beer world with interesting ingredients, creative names, and the type of care and attention to detail that bigger brew companies just don’t always bring to the table.

To celebrate their commitment to making our world a better place to drink in, May 12-18, 2014 has been named as the annual American Craft Beer Week.

There are various celebrations happening all around the country this week, so be sure to look for one near you. Some events include:

  • ‘Across America’ Craft Beer Sampler in Savage, MD at Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill
  • Seminar in Lawrence, KS at Free State Brewing Co., ‘What’s That Smell?: Sensory Analysis of Beer Flavors Both Favored and Flawed’
  • Different events happening every day at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE: sales on different craft beers, tours, and free gifts
  • A ‘Tipsy Trolley Tap Tour’ through downtown Billings, MT with stops at Montana Brewing Company, Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company, Angry Hank’s, Himmelberger Brewing, Carter’s Brewing and Canyon Creek Brewing.
  • Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards, CO is hosting their first ever ‘Beerlympics’ with a different event every night this week. There are also nightly drink specials and prizes.

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You can also have a little fun by printing out and signing ‘The Declaration of Beer Independence.‘ An important part of American Craft Beer Week since 2009, it has been signed and shared by tens and thousands of beer lovers who have pledged their commitment to a growing craft beer movement.