American Craft Beer Week kicked off yesterday following a whirlwind of positive promotion in congress for U.S. Craft breweries. With the incredible growth of the Craft Beer Segment in 2009 and the enthusiasm from the over 1,500 craft breweries in the U.S. real beer is beginning to see new light and positive guidance and assistance moving forward. Hopefully this will all lead to lower barriers to entry and a more fair and reasonable distribution network that is not solely controlled by the big producers.
Check BeerNews.org or AmericanCraftBeerWeek.org for full details of events happening near you. From May the 17th to the 24rd, there should be no lack of amazing beer events scattered throughout the country.