American Craft Beer Week at Smith Commons

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaarrrrr…….

American Craft Beer Week is upon us. Fifty states, and The District, will feature special tastings and events throughout the week.  Smith Commons will be hosting DC’s celebration. Each event next week will spotlight a different American craft brewer and feature a different local tie-in.

Now, I could sit here and just rehash the schedule but that wouldn’t be much fun. Go check out CraftBeer.com’s ACBW section. And while you’re on the SC site, check the menu. You’ll be happy you did.

Ok, I’ll give a hint. You’ll be able to drink from Cleveland, Kalamazoo, Lyons, Milton, and DC itself. There might even be a surprise or two.

Reservations will be needed for event-specific enjoyment on Wednesday and Saturday.

On Twitter? Use the #ACBW hashtag to follow events all over the US. City by city calendar here.

Cheers!

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