"To anyone who gives a shit" -- that's how Renegade Brewing founder Brian O'Connell began his open letter concerning Anheuser Busch's now infamous craft-beer-bashing Super Bowl commercial
and its recent purchase of two craft breweries. "Buyouts have been a hot topic lately with the recent purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing and Elysian Brewing by AB InBev. As a small brewery owner, I have reflected a lot on these changes to the industry and here is why these purchases should matter to you the consumer." O'Connell goes on list those reasons, along with a passionate argument for independence in the industry. You can read the full letter on the third page of this calendar, after all of the events for the week.
Turn the page to see this week's craft beer events.