Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week Set for May 2nd – May 9th

benzMatt Hanlin of Benz was kind enough to send the following information along in regards to Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week starting May 2nd.

Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week

The first annual Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week will be held May 2nd-May 9th. Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week brings together a group of local breweries, distributors, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and beer fans all working together to promote and enjoy craft beer.

The week will kick off with a national event “Big Brew for National Homebrew Day”. In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

Parlor City Pub & Eatery will be rotating taps to feature different Craft Breweries all week – Boulevard, Deschutes, Founders, Goose Island, New Belgium, Rogue and Surly. Additional events with different retailers, bars, restaurants and venues to host Craft Beer inspired events and specials are being planned.

The week will culminate at the 11th Annual Benz Beerfest benefiting the American Heart Association. Over 50 breweries and distributors represented, pouring over 200 beers, Benz Beerfest has become the premier spring beer festival in Eastern Iowa.

Check the Cedar Rapids Craft Beer Week Facebook page for a list of events and plan on being part of this inaugural local event.

 

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