Friday, May 1, 2009

Craft Beer

As some of you may know, Melissa and I are attempting to visit all the breweries in Colorado. There are about 90 or so, the most of any state in the country, and we have been to 36 of them so far. Most of these breweries are small and independent craft breweries. There are about 1,400 in the U.S. today. Colorado is also home to MillerCoors (Golden) and Budweiser (Ft. Collins). We try to stay away from those brews that are created with corn and rice and are over mass produced, to support the local artisans of good craft beer.

To honor these craft beers, the Brewers Association has created American Craft Beer Week. You can learn more about this special week HERE. Download the Declaration of Beer Independence PDF and pledge to enjoy good tasting, quality, local beer.

You may also enjoy this video, I Am A Craft Brewer, a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg Koch, CEO of the Stone Brewing Co. and Chris & Jared of Redtail Media … and more than 35 amazing craft brewers from all over the country.

If you have about 3 minutes, please take the time to watch and learn.

"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised." - Chinua Achebe

I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo.