Throughout the U.S., cities celebrate craft beer weeks chock-full of beer events. The purpose? To have fun and promote Craft Beer. Eugene, Oregon, celebrates Eugene Beer Week every year, to celebrate craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley.
Nationwide, beer weeks such as Eugene Beer Week include a great number of beer tastings, brewers dinners and other events celebrating craft beer. Breweries, retailers, bars, restaurants and beer writers participate in beer weeks by helping bring greater awareness to a region’s craft beers. Cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia all boast successful beer weeks. Some types of events include, but are not limited to:
Eugene Beer Week’s objective is to bring a greater awareness of craft beer in the Willamette Valley. They aim to accomplish this goal by providing a website that beer drinkers can peruse and locate beer related events taking place during the week. Eugenebeerweek.org will also provide a forum for businesses to promote their beer week efforts. Eugene Beer Week originally culminated with the Sasquatch Beer Festival that celebrates the life of one of Eugene’s former brewers, Glen Falconer. While Eugene Beer Week remains a beginning of summer event, Sasquatch may be held later in the year – check their website for updates.