While we here at Dockside Brewery love and support craft beer 24/7, May kicks off the biggest show of appreciation for the craft beer world. It all starts in San Diego with the World Beer Cup. Like the Olympics, this competition is not a yearly event and breweries everywhere are preparing to go head-to-head with the best in the industry. Who will take home the coveted gold? The winners will be announced at the next great May engagement, the Craft Brewers Conference. Thousands of brewing professionals will converge in San Diego, California for the conference and BrewExpo America®, the largest tradeshow in the US for the brewing industry. This week long craft beer extravaganza kicks off May 1–2 with the judging of the World Beer Cup. This is followed by the Conference and Expo, May 2–5, and culminates in the award presentation of the World Beer Cup at the Craft Brewers Conference Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner. Don’t miss out on this huge craft beer week!
Even if you can’t manage a week in San Diego, don’t knock yourself down and out for the craft beer celebration. American Beer Week starts May 14, celebrating small and independent craft brewers, their beer and culture. Find out how your town is celebrating by visiting craftbeer.com, where there is a listing of events from around the country. Raise a pint with Dockside for the month of May, celebrating what we love most!