American craft brewers are a hardworking, job creating, artistic group that provides a unique product to their communities. They put in long hours ensuring that their product is exactly right. Their beers are the cornerstone of social gatherings, networking opportunities, or just relaxing at home and watching the game. The week of May 15 is American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide celebration of the men and women who are the heart and soul of the small and independent craft brewing industry. To add to the celebration, we put together this overview of the current climate of the American craft brew industry along with some tips to help brewers on their path to success.