Craft beer week begins on Monday

(CNN) – Raise your mugs!

American Craft Beer week begins on Monday.

Events are being held across the nation to celebrate craft beer.

The week is a chance for fans of locally made beer to celebrate the nearly 2,500 craft breweries that have sprung up across the nation in recent years.

According to the Brewers Association, craft beers made up nearly 8-percent of the overall beer market by volume in 2013.

The group estimates that craft brews had a retail value of 14.3 billion last year!

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