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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week May 10-16

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Support small, independent American craft breweries with on-site purchases


The 15th edition American Craft Beer Week® returns May 10-16. National Beer Day, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers – encourages beer lovers to visit their local taprooms, breweries and breweries to purchase beer. beer, whether for pleasure on the spot, to take away or in delivery.


May 10-16, 2021


Use this card to find a local independent craft brewery to support American Craft Beer Week.


After a tumultuous year with on-site sales dropping double digits, this year’s holiday honors the creativity, community and resilience of small, independent American craft breweries by reminding beer lovers that “local beer is better.” As staunch supporters of the community, many craft breweries have responded quickly to the pandemic by producing hand sanitizer for local first responders and collaborating to raise funds for frontline and hospitality workers. Of adults of legal drinking age in the United States, 85% live within 10 miles of a brewery, and craft breweries serve as community gathering places and job creators, providing more than 138,000 direct jobs full-time and part-time in 2020.


Beer lovers across America of legal drinking age.


Jenelle Scott, on behalf of the Brewers Association, 970.963.4873 x1224


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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the nonprofit trade association dedicated to America’s small, independent brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents more than 5,600 American breweries. The BA Independent Craft Brewer Seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers from small independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the beer world cup®, Great American Oktoberfest®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, FLAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Dining Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The new brewer® magazines, and Brewers publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the United States. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the vibrant world of craft beer at® and on homebrewing via BAs American Homebrew Association® and free Brewing Guru® mobile app. follow us on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, orientation or marital/family status. The BA complies with the provisions of Executive Order 13672 and relevant rules, regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor.