Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at HarpoonFest
By: Amanda - Loves Beer and Life Published:
This week is American Craft Beer Week and we’re excited to raise a toast in celebration of this great nation of craft beer. The US is arguably the best place in the world to drink beer, and we’re proud to have been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. When Harpoon Ale was released in 1987, people weren’t quite sure what to make of the full-flavored beer. Now, there are thousands of craft breweries across the nation brewing flavorful, interesting beers… it’s amazing.
This week, all over the country, craft brewers large and small are celebrating in their own special way. Here at Harpoon, we’re throwing a big bash at our brewery in Boston, HarpoonFest, with our closest friends (you, hopefully!), and plenty of fresh Harpoon beer.
American Craft Beer Week started in 2006 and the yearly celebration has been growing at an incredible rate – tracking the craft beer industry as a whole. It didn’t always used to be that way, so grab a Harpoon IPA and read how American Craft Beer Week came to be!
Before 2006, the Brewers Association used to host an American Beer month in July. In May 2006, they decided to focus on just one week in May – right before the busy summer season. With the passage of House Resolution 753, American Craft Beer Week was official.