National Independent Beer Run Day Returns July 3

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This Independence Day, don’t forget the independent craft beer

Boulder, Colo.June 16, 2020 — Ahead of summer’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—is coordinating the second annual National Independent Beer Run Day alongside craft breweries nationwide.


One of the three, Brewers Association-designated craft beer holidays, National Independent Beer Run Day encourages beer lovers across America to support small and independent breweries. Purchasing independent craft beer in anticipation of Independence Day celebrations helps fuel craft breweries at a time when they need it most, and when many are just re-opening.


Friday, July 3, 2020, just in time for the Independence Day weekend.


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Beer lovers can make a beer run and stock up in advance of the busy holiday weekend, by purchasing to-go beers from a favorite local brewery, visiting a retailer that stocks independent craft beer, or ordering online.

Visit to learn more or find an independent brewery in your area. Follow and share your Independent Beer Run using the hashtags #BeerRunDay and #SeekTheSeal.


The week leading up to Independence Day is among the largest sales weeks for craft beer. According to IRI scan data, it has been the highest single sales week of the year for the last five years, with sales by volume an estimated 34% higher than a typical week. Craft breweries are community-minded small businesses who merit and need support, and drinking beer made by an independent brewer is important to 58% of craft drinkers1 and an estimated 60 million adult Americans. There is no better time—or easier way—for beer lovers to show their support.


Beer lovers across America of legal drinking age.


1 Source: Nielsen-Harris, May 2019

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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The Brewers Association organizes events, including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®National Homebrew Competition, and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® and Zymurgy® magazines, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the American Homebrewers Association®. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 13672 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

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