Celebrate craft beer and local breweries during American Craft Beer Week May 13-19! Craft beer is more popular than ever- according to craftbeer.com, today 97% of breweries in the US are small and independent. In 2012 the total number of barrels sold by craft brewers was 13,235,917 (to put that into perspective: 1 barrel = 31 gallons!).
Our philosophy of supporting local vendors extends beyond food to beverages. We are proud to partner with local vineyards and breweries, including Beer’d Brewing Co. in Stonington, CT. As an “amalgamation of art and science” Aaren Simoncini and his team hand craft ales like the Whisker’d Whit and Midnight Oil in small batches. We love their flexibility to experiment with different brews, and small scale which produces the highest quality beer. The photo below shows our team- (from left) Sheri, Michelle, Lauren and Brian having a blast at the Beer’d brewery this past winter!
Support your local breweries during American Craft Beer Week! For the first time craft beer fans will participate in a nationwide toast on Thursday May 16th, (8pm Eastern Daylight Time, 5pm Pacific Time). To find an official toast location or for ways to celebrate all around the country, check out the event calendar here! Cheers!