Join Us Tonight for Virtual Happy Hour Featuring the Brewers Association’s Marketing & Communications Director

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Tune in at 7:00PM ET tonight as Drinking Socially podcast host Harrison Hickok (@harrybeerbeard) chats with Ann Obenchain, the Marketing & Communications Director for the Brewers Association. Fresh off the Great American Beer Festival's (GABF) awards ceremony last Friday, Ann joins us to share some of this year's winners and why now more than ever it's important to get out and drink local beer.  

Think about it. What makes for a better beer, exactly? Is it how cold it is? Or maybe the lip-smacking "ahhhh" that follows the first sip? 

For us and the Brewers Association, a better beer goes way beyond what's in the glass. A better beer keeps local people employed. A better beer gives back to the community. Heck, a better beer creates community right in the taproom where it's poured. A better beer doesn't just taste better, it does good. 

For your local, independent, neighborhood brewery, each time they pour a pint, it makes an impact on your hometown. Local beer is better like that.

Don't miss out as Harrison and Ann talk about this incredible Local Beer Is Better initiative and how you can help out just by drinking a beer at your neighborhood brewery, taproom, or brewpub. 

Don't have a good beer, have a better one. Find a local craft brewery near you to grab a pint that makes a difference. 

And while you're at it, nab the newest Local Beer Is Better badge.

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To earn it, simply check-in any beer from an American independent craft brewery between September 13 and December 31, 2021. 

So what are you waiting for?

Tune into this week's Virtual Happy Hour and then head over to your local brewpub or taproom and enjoy a pint, or grab a sixer or growler to go. Here's to local craft beer!

And for more information, check out #LocalBeerIsBetter.

To make sure you won't miss a single Virtual Happy Hour, subscribe on YouTube! And, we'll see you tonight. 


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