Brewing UpHappy National Beer Day 2017 By Joanne Hicks April 7, 2017 Today is National Beer Day and there will definitely be a lot of people celebrating! Many restaurants will be holding beer pairing dinners to highlight the day. We're looking at one very special invitation for a chef, as well as some beer facts and information on becoming your own brewmaster. Bottoms up! Courtesy of Brewers Assocation Cooking at the Beard House is a top honor for chefs. Executive Chef Adam Dulye of the Brewers Association, Boulder CO has been invited to cook today at the historic James Beard House in Manhattan in celebration of National Beer Day 2017. Other chefs joining Dulye this evening are: Sean Clark of El Moro Spirits and Tavern and Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO Brad Daniels of Osteria, Philadelphia, PA Gavin Fine of Fine Dining Restaurant Group, Jackson, WY Mike Friedman of The Red Hen and All-Purpose Pizzeria, Washington, D.C. Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA Garrett W. Marrero of Maui Brewing, Kihei, HI Brewing your own beer at home is becoming a very popular pastime. If you think you may want to try your hand at becoming a brewmaster, Brew Your Own gives you information and instructions on how to get started. New craft breweries are opening around the country in abundance. CraftBeer.com's definition of a craft brewery is "small, independent and traditional". There is some innovative and unique beer being produced. Here's CraftBeer.com's informative guide to beer styles. They are also a great source for getting the facts about the art of brewing craft beer, finding online brewing schools and learning about breweries nationwide. Courtesy of Craft Brewers Conference The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference will be held next week in Washington, DC. They'll be about 14,000 professionals attending this multi-day event. This gives us an idea of how much this industry has grown in recent years.