On April 22nd, Colorado Representative Betsy Markey, submitted H. Res. 1297 to Congress in support of "the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week".Â With almost 1600 craft breweries operating in the US through 2009, independent, small breweries are popping up all over the country. These brewers are taking their craft to a whole new level, each one, creating incredible beers using a traditional, natural process. All striving to create the best beer in the world, while at the same time creating opportunities, jobs, international recognition, and transforming American beer culture.
Finally, with a government action we can all agree upon, get out there and support these artisans! Let them know you appreciate their craft. Don't forget, beer is a living agricultural product, so drink fresh and drink local!
American Craft Beer Week is celebrated Â from May 17th - May 23rd.