American Craft Beer Week 2021

American Craft Beer Week 2021
American Craft Beer Week® (May 10–16, 2021) is the Brewers Association's annual springtime salute to local beer and local breweries. "It’s an opportunity to honor the hometown gathering places that give our communities their unique flavor," the BA says, "because here’s the glorious truth: Local Beer Is Better."

The Brewers Association kicked off its 15th annual American Craft Beer Week. The 2021 installment, which runs from May 10-16, celebrates America’s small and independent craft brewers.

Utah brewers, breweries, and finer beer-drinking establishments are celebrating the craft all week long. Many will release special beers, offer daily deals, and participate in beer-related events.

Updated May 16, 2021

Here are a few highlights I came across on social media. Breweries, please feel free to send me details if you’d like your American Craft Beer Week activities listed.

Incidentally, the latest Virtual Taproom episode features Jeremy Ragonese, president of Uinta Brewing. The second half of the conversation focuses on American Craft Beer Week. Take a look…

As always, please confirm details with individual breweries. The schedule is subject to change. If you don’t see your favorite brewery’s specials or events listed here, please let me know! I plan to update this article throughout American Craft Beer Week, so be sure to check back.

2 Row Brewing

Stop in to 2 Row Brewing this week and get a growler filled for $4. Bring in any 64-ounce growler and get it filled with Separation IPA, Roll Out Stout, or hIPAcrit IPA.

Bewilder Brewing

$3 for select pints all week, as well as 10% off Bewilder Brewing merchandise. One of Utah’s newer breweries plans to release a new beer on Friday, too. Keep an eye on Bewilder’s social for additional details.

Bohemian Brewery

On May 14, stop into Bohemian Brewery and get a free (empty) 64-ounce growler. Once you have it, you’re welcome to do with it what you’d like. Perhaps fill it with Noble Hefeweizen? Or maybe Beer X, a Helles that is currently my favorite Bohemian beer.

Epic Brewing

Epic released its Sour Brainless on Pink Guava on Sunday. Keep an eye on its social for more from American Craft Beer Week.

  • Tuesday: Epic plans to release its second batch of its Imperial Pink Ale. It’s a collaboration with Pink Boots Society Utah. A portion of each bottle sold goes to the Pink Boots Society, which empowers women in the alcohol beverage industry through education.

Hopkins Brewing

You’ll want to keep an eye on Hopkins Brewing’s Instagram Stories this week. That’s where the Sugar House brewery plans to announce its daily small-batch beer releases.

Kiitos Brewing

Merchandise is on sale at Kiitos Brewing. Take 20% off hats, glasses, shirts, and hoodies. Plus, Kiitos is running a special on party shirts.

  • Monday: The release of Coconut Latte
  • Tuesday: Big Gay Ale — canned with glitter
  • Wednesday: A seasonal firkin (Coffee Cream Ale with triple the amount of coffee and some pumpkin spice)
  • Friday: A new West Coast IPA. Chimichurri Grill will be serving dinner on the patio
  • Saturday: Cluck Truck will be on-site serving dinner

Level Crossing Brewing

Level Crossing plans to release several special beers throughout the week. The lineup includes: Oat Hazy Session IPA, Fancy Lad Dry Irish Stout with Black Cherries, and an Albino Stout on draft. Keep an eye on Level Crossing’s Instagram for additional details and specific release dates.

Red Rock Brewery

Red Rock expects to release the always-popular Paardebloem on Thursday. Here are additional details. By the way, we wrote about this unique beer in 2018.

RoHa Brewing Project

RoHa is putting the finishing touches on its American Craft Beer Week lineup. Release dates may change, so keep an eye here for updates (or on RoHa’s social).

  • Tuesday: The South Salt Lake brewery plans to release the first in its Point Break Wild Sour Series. Johnny Utah is a kettle-soured wild beer fermented on a Brettanomyces blend given to RoHa by Fisher Brewing. It will be sold in crowlers only to-go. RoHa is planning to release the beer on May 11.
  • Wednesday: As part of RoHa’s Firkin Wednesdays, a Pineapple Sour will be tapped. This one’s scheduled to be available at 5 p.m. on May 12. Toritos Tacos will be on-site from 5-9 p.m. as well.
  • Thursday: Live music on the RoHa patio from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 13.
  • Friday: RoHa will tap a full-sized firkin at 4 p.m. on May 14. The keg is filled with a classic Extra Special Bitter (ESB). “This rich-bodied, malt-forward offering gives caramel notes and is well balanced,” RoHa says.

Roosters Brewing

Roosters B Street in Ogden is releasing a new hazy pale ale. Big League Summer Haze is a nod to their friends at Big League Lawn Care.

Salt City Brew Supply

From the folks who brought us Bewilder Brewing — nearly a decade after bringing us Salt City Brew Supply — comes a 10th-anniversary celebration. That’s right. The Midvale homebrew shop is 10 years old, and it’s celebrating this weekend (May 15-16) with discounts and extra loyalty points.

Shades Brewing

Shades put out the call, and you responded. The brewery is bringing back three of your favorite sour ales, as well as a new beer. It also mentioned that these beers will be available at the tap takeover at Slackwater Sandy on May 12.

  • Wednesday: Orange Creamsicle
  • Thursday: Boysenberry Pie
  • Friday: Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse
  • Saturday: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Silver Reef Brewing

Silver Reef on Wednesday released Planet Earth Double IPA. The 8% ABV brew features Amarillo, Waimea, and CTZ hops. It’s available only at Silver Reef in St. George.

Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria

Slackwater in Sandy is hosting a trio of tap takeovers to celebrate American Craft Beer Week. Joey Cardaccio talked about each a bit in our latest 3 Beers with Joey episode. Four beers from each brewery will be available for $4/pint.

  • Monday: Ogden River Brewing
  • Tuesday: Strap Tank Brewery
  • Wednesday: Shades Brewing

Talisman Brewing

  • All Week: Two bottles of Spindrift IPA for $7
  • Monday: Get a free keychain with each $40 purchase
  • Wednesday: Adventures in IPA #9. An 8.4% ABV West Coast-style Double IPA with Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe, and Centennial hops
  • Friday: Raspberry Gose release

Uinta Brewing

We got a rough outline of what Uinta is planning, but keep an eye on its social for full details throughout American Craft Beer Week.

As part of its experimental R&D program, Uinta is dry-hopping some classics:

  • Monday: Was Angeles Lager dry-hopped with the Pink Boots Society hop blend. Golden Spike Hefeweizen dry-hopped with an experimental hop. Strawberry, tropical fruit notes.
  • Wednesday: Trader IPA dry-hopped with Motueka, a hop used in Uinta’s Tu Meke Tart. Lime notes and key lime pie character.

Look for specials on Uinta merchandise throughout the week. And play the guess-the-beer-win-a-sign mystery flight game at the Brewhouse Pub.

UTOG Brewing

UTOG Brewing is featuring a different beer each day during American Craft Beer Week.

  • Monday: Synergy Coffee Lager
  • Tuesday: Son of a Peach Hefeweizen
  • Wednesday-Friday: TBD

Additional American Craft Beer Week 2021 Notes

What Else?

If you don’t see your favorite brewery’s specials or events listed here, please let me know! I plan to update this article throughout American Craft Beer Week, so be sure to check back.

Plan Your American Craft Beer Week 2021

Where will you be drinking this American Craft Beer Week? Let me know, and be sure to tag #UtahBeerNews, as well as #AmericanCraftBeerWeek and #LocalBeerisBetter on social media.