Monday, April 17, 2006

Back from Seattle

What a week. Paris and I returned home late Saturday from this year's Craft Brewers Conference in Seattle. Not a lot of sleep, but lots of good seminars, lots of fun people, lots of great beer. We managed to visit these brewpubs:

Some of these links won't work until I get my notes typed up over the next few days, so stay tuned.

Friday, April 7, 2006

It's Closer Than You Think

According to the Brewers Association, the majority of Americans live within ten miles of a brewery:

In the time it takes the average American to commute to work, they could visit the nearest brewery.

A recent analysis of population density and brewery locations in the United States reveals that the majority of all Americans now live within 10 miles of a brewery. And given that the average American spends 25 minutes commuting to work every day, that’s plenty of time to drop-in at the neighborhood brewery.

“In most communities, people pass within a few blocks of a brewery every day,” said Ray Daniels, Director of Craft Beer Marketing for the Brewers Association. “But because so many breweries are part of a restaurant or small business park, many people don’t realize that breweries are a part of their community.”

During American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21, 2006, breweries all over America will welcome consumers with tours, educational tastings and special promotions. By visiting breweries and participating in the Great American Beer Tour, consumers can receive prizes and compete for a trip for two to the 25th Great American Beer Festival held in Denver, September 28-30.

(Read the full press release)