American Craft Beer Week happens May 11th through May 17th and you'll have a lot of opportunities to celebrate in Bismarck-Mandan.

According to, American Craft Beer Week is a celebration for all of 'the little guys':

ACBW will be recognized May 11-17, 2015 and offers an exciting opportunity for small and independent craft brewers and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S. Plus, tens of thousands of today’s beer beginners, beer enthusiasts, and hard core beer geeks make time to toast the week.

Below is a complete schedule of American Craft Beer Week festivities in Bismarck-Mandan:

  • Tuesday, May 12th:
  • Wednesday May 13th:
    • JL Beers will feature a cask of Empyrean Brewing Co.'s Imperial Mango IPA
    • Reza's Pitch will feature beers from Alaskan Brewing Co., including their Amber, White, and Icy Bay
  • Thursday, May 14th:
    • JL Beers will feature kiwi/mint-infused Slow Ride from New Belgium Brewing
    • Reza's Pitch will feature beers from New Belgium Brewing, including Snap Shot, Slow Ride, and 1554.
  • Friday, May 15th:
    • JL Beers will have a Lucky Bucket Brewing Company Tap Takeover, which will include Belly Flop, Jug Thumper, Heartland Wheat, and whiskey barrel-aged Certified Evil
    • The Pond at Lucky Duck's will feature music from The Fermenters from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and beer from Beaver Creek Brewery
    • Main Street Drive-Thru Liquor will celebrate their third anniversary with a cask of Empyrean Brewing Co.'s Imperial Mango IPA
  • Saturday, May 16th:
    • Reza's Pitch will feature The Fermenters from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and beers from Beaver Creek Brewery
    • The Fermenters are back at it from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Main Street Drive-Thru Liquor and Beaver Creek Brewery will be featured, as well.
  • Sunday, May 17th:
    • JL Beers will host a Beaver Creek Tap Takeover, featuring Da Blondski, Paddlefish Stout, Redheaded IPA, and Rusty Beaver. The Fermenters will also perform from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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American Craft Beer Week in Bismarck-Mandan