America has over 4,000 breweries all brewing distinctly different beers. But in a show of unity among the craft beer community, over 100 of those breweries, including one from all 50 states, have brewed a single recipe – billed as the Biggest Small Beer Ever – in honor of this year’s American Craft Beer Week.
Among the list of participants are names you probably know, like Left Hand and SanTan, and plenty you probably don’t (like most of the rest). But despite the relatively short turnaround time for the concept, which will premiere on draft at the participating breweries when American Craft Beer Week begins nationally on May 16, CraftBeer.com, who sponsored the project, said getting brewers involved in all 50 states wasn’t a problem. “I know that hardly any of the participating brewers had the time or space to brew another beer, but all of them said, ‘sounds like fun’ and ‘count me in’ – no questions asked,” said Andy Sparhawk, Craft Beer Program Coordinator at the Brewers Association.