American Craft Beer Week® (ACBW) starts Monday, May 14 and runs through May 20. If you haven’t already, now is the time to post your plans for the week on the official ACBW Calendar on This is your week to toast the awesome variety of fuller flavored beers produced, distributed and sold by small American businesses, and enjoyed by an increasing number of beer lovers. Bring these beer lovers to your bar, restaurant, tasting room or brewery to celebrate!

We want to make it easy and fun for you to celebrate the Mother of All Beer Weeks. Resources are available to help plan and promote your ACBW celebrations.

Official American Craft Beer Week Event Calendar on



At Terroir | Tribeca, New York, New York

15 May 2012… Pennsylvania Beer Night 

Good Beer NYC, 422 East 9th Street, New York, New York, 10009

George Keeley’s, 485 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York, 10024


Seattle’s 4th Annual Beer Week

begins Thursday, May 10th and Pike beer will be flowing at numerous beer week events at different  venues across the city… for more information click on:


Mad Fox Brewing Company celebrates American Craft Beer Week with a host of special events, including draft and cask tappings and a Kill the Keg competition with regional brewers.

Monday, May 14 – 3pm

Batch 100 Strong Black Ale – American Craft Beer Week

Mad Fox’s brewery team brings out a rare offering of Batch 100 Strong Black Ale – available while it lasts in growlers, pints and samplers. On cask we’ll have Defender APA, St. James Irish Stout, Wee Heavy and The Funk.

Tuesday, May 15 – 3pm

Broad Street IPA Tuesday Tapping – American Craft Beer Week

The Centennial hopped IPA counterpart to our Orange Whip IPA, Broad Street IPA brings grapefruit and resiny herbal aroma. We celebrate day two of American Craft Beer Week here on Broad Street in Falls Church with pints and growlers of this dry-hopped palate tingler.

Wednesday, May 16 – 6pm

Kill the Keg – American Craft Beer Week

Mad Fox has invited local brewers back for another Kill the Keg event. First keg to be finished wins the honors! We’ll have brewers from all five guest breweries to join us.


Thursday, May 17 – 6pm

Cask Night – American Craft Beer Week

Mad Fox’s brewing team sets all six beer engines to work with APA, Stout, Wee Heavy, Porter, Mild and Yards IPA. This is the first taste of our new Mild and the first cask of Porter this year!

Mad Fox Brewing Company

444 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046



Twitter: @MadFoxBrewing

Facebook: MadFoxBrewing


Chef Update for 5 Boro PicNYC

5 Boro PicNYC is happy to announce its most recent roster of NYC chefs who will participate in “the official start of summer” on Governors Island Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Chefs participating in the Slow Food NYC Taco Challenge includes Laurence Edelman of Left Bank, Marc Meyer (Five Points), and Monument Lane. The Fossil Farms Sausage Pavilion will sponsor a wild game sausage cook-off with Ian Kapitan (Alobar), Peels’ Jason DeBriere, William Kooper (Carlton Park), and Humberto Guallpa of Vandaag;

Advance tickets ($25) are available at


Last but not least… Budweiser gets a “New” look….

For their side of the story…