May 2013

American Craft Beer Week And ‘Gansett

As craft beer continues to capture the imaginations and palates of millions of Americans, Narragansett Beer is one of the many breweries nationwide which will toast the eighth annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) from May 13-19. With the tagline “Big Week, Small Breweries”, ACBW is an opportunity to celebrate the more than 2,400 small and independent American brewers who continue to make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing destination. ACBW celebrations are once again expected to be held across all 50 states.

“Narragansett Beer has been an independent brewer of classic lagers and crafts since 1890. It’s truly an honor for us to be a part of, and celebrate, such a remarkable week in craft beer,” said Mark Hellendrung, President of the Narragansett Brewing Company.

“The popularity of American Craft Beer Week is indicative of the craft beer renaissance that continues to captivate the U.S.,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “This week is about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the U.S. on the brewing map.”

New for 2013 is the American Craft Beer Week Coast to Coast Toast. For the first time ever, ACBW will be commemorated by a simultaneous toast. At 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, small brewers and craft beer lovers nationwide will raise a glass of their favorite craft brewed beer to toast ACBW and the delicious beer that it celebrates. Narragansett Beer will be participating in this toast at the E&O Tap, 289 Knight Street in Providence, RI. To find additional toast locations, visit the official American Craft Beer Week events page, hosted by CraftBeer.com.

Additionally, craft beer fans from across the country can sign the American Craft Beer Week Manifesto, pledging their support to craft beer and their love for “the artisans who approach their craft with originality, dedication and passion.” Sign this manifesto after our toast at the E&O. From tap takeovers and tasting tours to food pairings and festivals, ACBW will be celebrated in many ways across the U.S.

•    Saturday, May 11th – Rising Pints Brewfest Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT from 1-5pm
•    Wednesday, May 15th – Rudy’s in New Haven, CT from 9-11pm
o    Meet The Brewer at 84 Tavern in Westerly, RI from 6-8pm (co-brand with Revival)
o    Pint Night at Bier Baron in Washington, DC from 7-10pm
British Beer Company in Manchester, NH from 6-8pm
•    Thursday, May 16th – Pattaconk 1850 Grille in Chester, CT  from 7-9pm
o    Toast at E&O Tap in Providence, RI 7:30-10:30pm
o    Meet the Brewery at New World Tavern in Plymouth, MA from 6-9pm
British Beer Company in Westford, MA from 6-8pm
•    Friday, May 17th – Pint Night at the Asgard in Cambridge, MA from 6-8pm
•    Saturday, May 18th – Jesse Camille’s Brewfest in Naugatuck, CT from 4-8pm

Untappd, the mobile-based social network that connects breweries with craft beer lovers, is also offering an American Craft Beer Week Badge for users who check-in during ACBW events. Join the conversation on Twitter with #ACBW.