American Craft Beer Week is fast approaching. Thanks to the hard work of the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association last year, Congress established this fine, beer loving week, which will take place May 14-20.
In conjunction with this week, the Brewers Association has put together the Great American Beer Tour, a passport program that recognizes beer lovers’ efforts to visit as many breweries as possible. If you’re the average American, you live within 10 miles of a brewery, so it shouldn’t be too big a hassle to get involved.
So plan to get out there and take a tour. Listen to the brewer, don’t just wait for the next beer he or she might pour into your glas. Each brewer is likely to hit on something different about styles, ingredients or the brewing process. A week like this is a great way to learn about beer and brewing, even for folks that already boast a healthy body of beer knowledge. And for crying out loud, ask questions. Brewers love talking about beer.
For more information on the Tour, click here.