Beer week means every week for most of us, but the official American Craft Beer Week celebrates the sudsy stuff beginning today through May 19th. The Brewers Association organized tons of events happening all across the country, including several local tastings and other beer-centric gatherings. There are also upcoming festivals at Eataly and the craft beer and food festival Savor on the horizon as well.
The headliner event in New York City goes down Thursday, May 16th at the New York Beer Company, where the first ever American Craft Beer Week Coast to Coast Toast brings together NYC Brewers Guild members for drinking and toasting. Pints will be poured from local breweries like Bronx, Chelsea Brewering Co, Sixpoint and Shmaltz starting at 7 p.m., with everyone raising their glasses for the big nationwide toast at 8 p.m.
From May 17th through the 27th, brewmaster and Birreria Partner Teo Musso will put the spotlight on Italian craft beers with the Eatalian Beer Festival. Musso will offer four beers named for their alcohol content—4, 6, 8 and 10 % ABV—for $5 with unique dish pairings at most of the Eataly restaurants. The restaurant-market is also offering a beer and cheese pairing at their Eccellenze Corner for $10 during the beer festival.
Fast forward to June when Savor comes to town, bringing together brewers and chefs for two days of drinking and dining. Try out barrel aged fruit beers or explore different types of lager beers at the many events taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on June 14th and 15th. You can also check out events going on around the festival, like a Meet the Brewers from Long Island event at Jimmy's No. 43 on Saturday, June 15th.