April 20: Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Springfest, (Tucson, AZ)I ran across a design blog post in February (see below) and ever since it's been difficult to contain my enthusiasm for the book release. I've read the manuscript (more than once) and have been dying to talk about it. It's going to be a great moment when more people know the history of brewing in our state. Some of the very same challenges and opportunities exist today as they did in Territorial times. I think there are going to be some surprises in the book for some people that remember the 1990's craft beer boom. The pictures of the A-1 Brewery are simply outstanding.
May 18: Ameri-Can Canned Craft Beer Festival, (Scottsdale, AZ)
You can see this possible cover and a few others that may or may not make the cut at the housedesign llc blog. Good affordable design is something that all breweries have access to now unlike the 1860's (and let's be honest, even the 1990's).