As if you needed an excuse to drink beer, the week of May 14th through 20th is American Craft Beer Week. With nearly 1500 craft breweries now operating in the United States, the average american lives within 10 miles of a brewery. Celebrate your freedom of choice and your inalienable right to flavor by visiting your neighborhood brew pubs and enjoying a cold beer.
If you really want to celebrate the glories of beer, join the Great American Beer Tour! Download this passport and have it signed by brewery employees as you transform yourself into a tourist on the ultimate journey to beer Nirvana. Have your passport signed at each of your destinations and be eligible to win prizes (including the grand prize: a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver). Not sure where to start your Journey? Beertown has some great tools for putting together your itinerary, like this brewery locator. Life is too short to drink bad beer. Let American Craft Beer Week serve as a great reminder to slow down and smell the hops.