NEW BRUNSWICK - Local craft breweries say they are ready for the influx of beer enthusiasts with the start of "American Craft Beer Week."

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick will celebrate Thursday night with the tapping of one of their new beers.

They currently serve nearly a dozen unique brews.

According to, there are more than 20 breweries and brew pubs in the state. Many will feature craft beer specials all week.

"I think it is great to sort of centralize or whatever, to have one week around the country to celebrate craft beer in the spirit of craft beer," says head brewer Kyle McDonald. "A lot of different breweries and beer bars will have special events. It's a good way to get people out and celebrate craft beer."

Craft beer events will be held across the state this week.