globalI don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for another reason to find a reason to enjoy some craft beer. A celebration of all things craft beer seems about the most perfect reason to enjoy some craft beer.

American Craft Beer Week kicks off today and Global Brew Tap House is getting in on the fun with a full week of festivities.  The best part of Global throwing all of these parties is the wide variety of beers that Global gets on the east side of the river.  Here’s a look at the events beginning tonight, May 12th and running through to Saturday, May 17th:

Global Brew O’Fallon

  • Monday | Boulevard/Dogfish Head
    • Drafts… Red & White | Sahtea
    • Giveaways: 3- 750ml Boulevard Chocolate | BB Quad | Nommo | DFH Glassware set.
  • Tuesday | Goose Island
    • Drafts… Bourbon County 2013 | Lolita | Endless ipa
    • Giveaways: At least one vintage bottle | A set of Goose Island tulips | GI merchandise.
  • Wednesday | American Hops
    • Drafts will feature beers that have predominantly American hop styles.
  • Thursday | Ommegang
    • Drafts: Fire and Blood | Hop House | 3 Phil | Chocolate Indulgence | Glimmerglass
    • Giveaways: Ommegang 15th Ann (750), Fire & Blood (750), Take the Black (750)
  • Friday | Port Brewing/Lost Abbey launch
    • Drafts: Port Shark Attack | Port Mongo | Port Older Viscosity | Lost Abbey Deliverance | Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
  • Saturday | Stone
    • Drafts: Go-to IPA | Smoked Porter with Chipotle peppers | Cali-Belgique aged in white wine barrels | Special release Saison.
    • Giveaways: Keep the pint night, variety of Stone pints.

Global Brew Edwardsville

  • Monday | Sierra Nevada
    • Drafts: 291 | Hoptimum | Torpedo | Summer fest | Ovila Saison w/ Mandarin.
    • Giveaways: Sierra merchandise
  • Tuesday | 4 Hands
    • Drafts: Contact High | Bona Fide | Firkin- Contact High w/ lime zest.
    • Giveaways
  • Wednesday | American Hops
    • Drafts will feature beers that have predominantly American hop styles.
  • Thursday | Port/Lost Abbey launch
    • Drafts: Port Hop 15 | Port Shark Attack | Port Mongo | Port Older Viscosity | Lost Abbey Deliverance.
  • Friday | Schlafly
    • Drafts: Seasonal availability TBD.
    • Giveaways will include VIP brewery tour passes and a Schlafly wooden barrel.
  • Saturday | New Belgium
    • Drafts: La Folie | Gruit | Snapshot
    • Giveaways: NB merchandise.

Each of these events begin when Global opens, which means at 3PM on Monday through Thursday, 1PM on Friday, and 11AM on Saturday.