If you live under a rock, then I have some news for you: American Craft Beer Week started on Monday! It’s week full of special craft beer events across the nation, unless you live in New Jersey, perhaps the lamest craft beer state in America. Sure, we get some pretty awesome beers here, but the Brewers Association’s very nifty event locator shows a total of four (four!) beer events this week in America’s most population-dense state. That’s more than a dozen less than Idaho, and three less than Oklahoma, where they shoot to kill if they see you drinking a beer – true story!
Of course there are dazzling craft beer orgies happening across the river in New York City, but it’s such a pain in the ass squeezing through a tunnel or paying $12 to use a bridge, and then $$$$ to park, and then realizing you can’t really drink ANYTHING because you have to drive back home, etc., etc., etc. It’s really not worth it. Instead, the Big Apple just sucks the life out of the suburbs – no good museums, few great restaurants and nothing truly cool happening during Craft Beer Week. 😦
Alright, pity party over! If you’re a person who loves tasty craft beer (and you know you are) check out this event locator on the Brewers Association website and see what’s happening in your neck of the woods. There’s a good chance that it’s better than what’s happening in New Jersey, which is probably what you already thought. About everything. Except spray tanning. We got spray tanning cornered!
Happy American Craft Beer Week!