Around here it seems like it’s always American Craft Beer Week, although the official week begins today and runs through May 22nd.

We may see some breweries and taprooms run special promotions or events this week, but in the heart of Beer Country we’ve grown quite accustomed to taproom takeovers, special releases, tastings and festivals. It seems like they are all a weekly occurrence throughout Northern California.

This is the 10th year that we celebrate American Craft Beer Week as a country and we have more to celebrate than ever before. There are currently more than 4,200 small and independent craft brewers in America, according to craftbeer.com. Let’s all raise our glass to the men and women that make the craft beer industry such an amazing thing to be a part of.

-Peter Lopez Jr.