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SLO Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

SAN LUIS OBSIPO – Immediate Release — Known internationally as a wine region, San Luis Obispo has emerged onto the craft beer scene in recent years. Breweries are spread throughout the region’s downtowns, pubs and industrial complexes as SLO-grown craft brewers continue to explore what can be created with barley, hops, yeast and water.

During American Craft Beer Week, May 11-17, celebrate craft beer in San Luis Obispo alongside fellow beer lovers at exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more.

“American Craft Beer Week has provided independent beer fans across the country a chance to support their local breweries since 2006,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “With celebrations happening in all 50 states, this is truly an annual national event that recognizes all those involved in making craft beer from small breweries in the U.S. such a success.”

Some of the industry’s most notable beers, brewers and brewery representatives are coming to San Luis Obispo for events occurring throughout the week. All San Luis Obispo events are free to attend and no reservations are needed.

Frog & Peach 4th Annual IPA Fest Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m. – close Presenting over 20 taps of hoppy, rare and exciting IPAs.

West Coast Beer Tour hosted by Hot Shots Sunday May 10-Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. – close Special releases from West Coast breweries will be featured at Hot Shots in Pismo beach all week long.

“Secrets of the Sour” at Luis Wine Bar Tuesday, May 12, 6 – 8:30 p.m. An in depth discussion on the art and science of wild and sour beer making featuring reputable sour beer makers including Tyler Clark of The Libertine Pub, Jamil Zanisheff of Heretic, Firestone Barrelworks and Telegraph brewing. Brant Myers of Hop on Hop Off Beer Tours and Central Coast Craft Beer Radio will host and record the show. Special sour offerings available for purchase.

“You Choose the Beer” at The Boardroom Wednesday, May 13, 5 p.m. to close Boardroom has been posting their coveted list of cellar beers for customers to vote and select which ones will be poured at this epic event featuring special kegs pulled from their cellar.

Nor Cal vs So Cal – the Rematch at Dunbar Brewing Thursday, May 14, 5 p.m. – close The seven best breweries from Northern California will face off against the seven best Southern California breweries for a rematch to claim the right to boast who does it best. Special releases featured.

San Diego Invasion at MoTav Friday, May 15, 5 p.m. – close MoTav will be featuring some of the best offerings from San Diego breweries to celebrate this year’s Craft Beer Week.

Eureka! SLO 4th Annual Sour Fest Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. – close Wild and funky beers featured for this much anticipated event. This event is the largest sour offering north of San Diego.

Colorado Invasion at Libertine Pub Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. – close Save the road trip to Colorado as the best beers are coming to the Central Coast. Libertine Pub will feature nearly 50 taps of Colorado’s best beers.

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