Event Planner: WA: 5/12 - 5/18 Fire up that #ACBW hashtag, American Craft Beer Week returns

“American Craft Beer Week allows everyone to honor and toast the hard work and success of the craft beer community,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “Against many odds, craft brewers have used grassroots efforts to grow the industry one glass, one bottle, one can, one keg, one growler and one customer at a time.”

With the exception of a few cities*, most of the country will be treating May 12th thru May 18th, as a regular school week, work week, or (in some cases) a vacation. The significance shouldn't be lost for those who exercise a normal schedule, as the Brewers Association is asking you to celebrate your local brewery. 

To the uninitiated, American Craft Beer Week celebrates (as of 2014) over 2,800 "small and independent craft breweries" and their contributions, which have inspired beer drinkers to re-think craft beer.

This year the Brewers Association, via social media, is asking commemorators to use the "hashtag" #ACBW, while commenting or uploading photos.

Despite being a week of national recognition, there will be many in the Pacific Northwest - including breweries, distributors, restaurants, and grocers - who will be toasting craft beer in the United States. 

Those celebrating in Washington include:

May 12th


May 13th
  • Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Brewery

    Bainbridge Island Brewery will be celebrating at ‘This is Washington Dammit’ via the Beveridge Place Brewery. 6413 California Avenue S.W. Seattle , WA 98136
  • Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Brewery
    Bainbridge Island Brewery will be celebrating ACBW via Naked City Brewery and Taphouse during "East Meets West". 8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle , WA 98103


May 16th

  • Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Brewery
    Bainbridge Island Brewery will be celebrating ACBW via World of Beers during "Tap Take Over". 500 East Pine Street Seattle, WA 98122
  • Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Brewery
    Bainbridge Island Brewery will be celebrating ACBW at Beveridge Place Pub during "Bodacious Beverages" 6413 California Avenue S.W. Seattle , WA 98136
  • Yakima, WA - Bale Breaker Brewing 4pm-8pm"Cheers to Craft Beer!" via Bale Breaker Brewing Company
    In Yakima, we’ll be celebrating American Craft Beer Week at Bale Breaker Brewing Company on May 16-17 (all ages welcome!). 
    1801 Birchfield Road Yakima, WA 98901

May 17th

  • Yakima, WA - Bale Breaker Brewing 2pm - 8pm
    "Cheers to Craft Beer!" via Bale Breaker Brewing Company

    In Yakima, we’ll be celebrating American Craft Beer Week at Bale Breaker Brewing Company on May 16-17 (all ages welcome!). 1801 Birchfield Road Yakima, WA 98901

    Includes a "special FREE behind-the-scenes brewery tour at 2pm!"
  • Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Brewery

    "Paella Party by the Unlikely Spainiard" via Bainbridge Island Brewery9415 Coppertop Loop NE Bainbridge Island , WA 98110


May 17th - May 18th


Find an expanded list of U.S. beer weeks http://www.craftbeer.com/news-and-events/all-beer-weeks and join the conversation on Twitter with #ACBW https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ACBW&src=hash and look for updates on the ACBW Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCraftBeerWeek.

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* list of cities promoting their own Beer Week
Seattle Beer Week | May 8- 18, 2014
Long Island Craft Beer Week | May 10-18, 2014
Santa Ynez Valley Beer Month
Lexington Craft Beer Week | May 10-18, 2014
San Antonio Beer Week | May 10-18, 2014
Fort Collins Beer Week | May 11-18, 2014
American Craft Beer Week | May 12-18, 2014
Inland NW Craft Beer Week | May 12-18, 2014
CT Beer Week | May 12-18, 2014
Chicago Craft Beer Week | May 15-25, 2014
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