CA Craft Beer Week Returns and Independent Breweries Rally to Support Local Communities and the California Craft Beer Industry
The return of CA Craft Beer Week July 15-24 spotlights local, independent breweries, their contributions to reviving community, and a tasty statewide collaboration
— JUNE 22, 2022 — This July, the California Craft Brewers Association, regional California brewers guilds and hundreds of independent California craft breweries are collaborating to help revive local craft beer scenes hit hard by Covid, and rekindle community connections through a statewide collaboration beer release series, and the return of CA Craft Beer Week, July 15-24.
Led by the Bay Area Brewers Guild (BABG), CA Craft Beer Week (CCBW) launched in winter 2021 to help offset devastating statewide closures of tasting rooms, as well as bars, restaurants and other retailers who purchase and serve craft beer. Regional craft leaders from the San Diego Brewers Guild, Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, Orange County Brewers Guild, Inland Empire Brewers Guild, Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, and Central Coast Brewers Guild joined the BABG and CCBA bringing CA Craft Beer Week to life.
The collaborative spirit of California’s craft beer industry led participants to bring CA Craft Beer Week back this summer, to spotlight small, craft-centric businesses in Californian’s backyards, producing local craft products, keeping revenue within local economies, creating local jobs, contributing to local causes, and, as important, providing places and rebuilding connections within their communities to assist recovery and renewal of towns and cities across the state. Making its return possible is Whole Foods Market, back again in 2022 as title/name sponsor.
Local craft beer scenes are front and center throughout CCBW, with consumers able to drill down to a multitude of releases and events in each corner of the state via cacraftbeerweek.com. Initial listings are now live; many more are on the way.
Alongside activities in local taprooms and craft venues, CCBW will be showcasing high-profile releases including the CCBA Brewers Collaboration Beer. The funds raised from this special release will help local breweries in your neighborhood, and throughout the state, continue to grow and thrive. Learn more here. The program features a “who’s who” of California craft breweries, from north to south.
21st Amendment Brewery
Angry Horse Brewing
At Ease Brewing Co.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Black Hammer Brewing
Drake’s Brewing Co.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Liquid Gravity Brewing
Pacific Islander Beer Co.
Pizza Port Brewing Co.
Russian River Brewing Co
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Shadow Puppet Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Smog City Brewing
Societe Brewing Co.
South Lake Tahoe Brewing Co.
Temblor Brewing Co.
Urban Roots Brewing
More cool collaborations, events and special releases will be on tap for CCBW releases, like Sun Supreme, a Coffee Blonde Ale from Brouwerij West featuring Groundwork Coffee; Electrohop, a West Coast IPA brewed to celebrate Beachwood BBQ & Brewing’s 11th anniversary; and Errybody & Their Mama Beer Fest, a collaboration between The Rare Barrel and Hella Coastal on July 23 in Berkeley, Calif.
California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement with more than 1150 breweries in operation across the state. The California brewing industry continues to lead the nation in innovation, economic impact and job creation. With new breweries continuing to open in California, craft beer supports more than 65,000 jobs statewide and contributes $9.66 billion annually to the state economy.
CA Craft Beer Week is a collective co-promotion initiative led by the Bay Area Brewers Guild and the California Craft Brewers Association, both non-profit trade associations, in collaboration with the Central Coast Brewers Guild, the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, the Orange County Brewers Guild, the Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
Direct inquiries to: Joanne Marino, Bay Area Brewers Guild, [email protected]