Americans love beer, specifically craft beer. And on October 27th, beer drinkers across the country will celebrate National American Beer Day, a fun holiday that pays homage to the nation’s more than 7,000 breweries and their loyal patrons.
Craft beer isn’t just delicious. It also supports local communities by creating jobs in both urban and rural areas across the country, and by highlighting local ingredients and flavors that offer an authentic taste of the local culture. In fact, sampling a local beer can be one of the best ways to get to know a destination.
About Zach O’Haire
Zach O’Haire, one of only a few thousand Certified Cicerones in the world, joined forces with Cambria Hotels in 2017 to help the brand curate a unique selection of craft beers at each hotel across the country as part of the its hallmark Local Craft Brew Program. As Cambria’s Certified Cicerone, Zach travels the country to build relationships with breweries in the communities in where Cambria hotels are located, hand-select craft brews for each hotel’s menu, and train hotel staff how to properly serve each beverage. Zach brings more than two decades of experience in the food and beverage industry to this role, having previously worked with some of the largest restaurant and catering groups in the country. In 2014, he opened Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Bar in Phoenix, Ariz. During his time at Bitter & Twisted the bar garnered many awards, including “Best Bars in America” 2015 Liquor.com; “40 Best Bars in America” by Food Network; and “Selection 2016” World’s Best Bars. In 2017, Zachary founded Distilled Hearts, a hospitality consulting company with a focus on elevating beverage programs. He is currently a Chapter Director for the United States Bartenders Guild as well as a graduate of the BarSmarts Advanced program.