San Francisco craft brewery 21st Amendment is making special plans for the annual American Craft Beer Week, a national celebration highlighting the culture and contributions of craft beer. On Tuesday, May 19th, 21st Amendment’s iconic founders, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan, will be hosting “Beer Appreciation Day”, an evening of beer education, food and fun. There are two unique sessions beginning at 5 and 7 pm.

        Master Class in Brewing – Join the Beer School Professor and the 21st Amendment Brewers for an in-depth classroom study of how beer is made–from grain to glass. Learn about the process, taste and smell malt and hop varieties, tour our brewery and sample all our house-brewed craft beers while the brewmaster explains the nuances of each. $25.

        Beer Through the Ages – Continue your beer adventure as the Professor takes a trip around the world and throughout beer history. Sample a variety of beers from across the globe, learn about the history and development of beer styles and how they relate to the beers we drink today. And enjoy cuisine from around the world paired to match the beer’s country of origin. $65, which includes all the beer, delicious cuisine, tax and tip.

 Sign up for one, or save $10 when you sign up for both classes. .For more information and reservations, call 415-369-0900, or visit 21A’s website at www.21st-Amendment.com.

American Craft Beer Week is a national celebration highlighting the culture and contributions of craft beer sponsored by the Brewers Association. Events are planned at craft breweries across the country and craft beer fans are encouraged to sign the Declaration of Beer Independence, available on the program web site and the American Craft Beer Week fan page on Facebook.

In 2006, the inaugural American Craft Beer Week was recognized by the U.S. Congress with House Resolution 753 (PDF file). Since then, the week has continued to attract interest and support from beer enthusiasts and media with more than 180 brewery locations formally participating in 2008.

Who the heck are these guys? Hey, we’re Nico & Shaun. We live for great beer. In 1920, there were thousands of breweries across America making unique hand-crafted beer. The passage of Prohibition wiped out this great culture. After thirteen years without beer, the states ratified the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition in America. At the 21st Amendment Brewery, we celebrate the right to brew beer, the freedom to be innovative, and the obligation to have fun.