Ashland, OR got fully behind America Craft Beer Week, with a Proclamation in support of the occasion signed by our Mayor and approved by our city council!
Here’s the Proclamation, which Mayor John Stromberg read Monday at our American Craft Beer Week launch party Monday.
Proclamation for American Craft Beer Week
May 17 – 23, 2010
American Craft Beer Week is annually celebrated in breweries, restaurants, and beer stores by craft brewers and home brewers nationwide;
Our local breweries continue to grow their businesses in the city of Ashland and the greater State of Jefferson;
American craft brewers employ nearly 100,000 full- and part-time workers and annually generate more than $3,000,000 in wages and benefits;
American craft brewers support American agriculture by purchasing barley, malt, and hops grown, processed, and distributed in the United States;
And our local breweries are actively involved in the Ashland community through philanthropy and sponsorship of community events;
Now, therefore, the City Council and Mayor, on behalf of the citizens of Ashland, herby proclaim May 17-23, 2010 as “American Craft Beer Week.”
And encourage all citizens to:
- Support the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week, as founded by the Brewers Association;
- Recognize the significant contributions of our local breweries to the city of Ashland’s economy;
- And invite beer-lovers of Ashland, Oregon to celebrate American Craft Beer Week through events at our local breweries and to appreciate the accomplishments of all craft brewers.