April 2017 Events

March 30-1: Burton Beer Festival, Burton-on-Trent, England

The Burton & South Derbyshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 38th annual Burton Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall in Burton-on-Trent. This three-day event will feature 140 Real Ales, along with 30 ciders and perries and a selection of country wines. There will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

March 31-1: Atlantic City Beer Festival, Atlantic City, NJ

Good Time Tricycle Productions presents the 12th annual Atlantic City Beer Festival, which will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This a two-day, three-session event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 1,000 beers, including special releases, from over 150 breweries; brewery representatives in attendance; live music; an educational program; food and merchandise vendors; and games.

March 31-1: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Timonium, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Timonium stop on the 2017 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Cow Palace on the Timonium Fairgrounds. Friday evening's "Whole Hog Pig Pickin" will feature a barbecue dinner, unlimited bourbon and beer tasting, and four pit masters on hand. On Saturday afternoon, the regular session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live rock and blues music; barbecue and other foods; and an educational program led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. Saturday VIP tickets, with early admission, and all-session "Grand Poobah" tickets, are available.

March 31-1: Big Texas Beer Fest, Dallas, TX

The 2017 Big Texas Beer Fest will be held in the Fair Park Automobile Building on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas. This two-day event will feature more than 500 beers from over 150 breweries, including hard-to-find, firkin, and Texas-brewed beers. There will also be national and local music acts, food trucks, and local food vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the North Texas Food Bank.

March 31-1: CAMRA Gloucester Beer & Cider Festival, Gloucester, England

The fifth annual Gloucester CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival will be held in the historic Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester. This two-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales and over 30 ciders and perries. There will be live music on Friday evening and “most of Saturday”, and an artisan cheese bar will offer a wide range of Gloucestershire cheese.

March 31-9: Charlotte Craft Beer Week, Charlotte, NC

The eighth annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Charlotte. There will be many events at this ten-day celebration such as mini-festivals, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

March 31-1: Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival, Chippenham, England

The North West Wilshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 26th annual Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place in the sports hall at the Olympiad Leisure Centre. This is a two-day, three-session event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 100 Real Ales, along with 30 ciders and perries; live music on Saturday sessions; and food for purchase.

March 31-1: Larbert Real Ale Festival, Larbert, Scotland

The Forth Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the ninth annual Larbert Ale Fest, which will take place at Dobbie Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of Real Ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

March 31-1: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The Rotary Club of Roundhay presents the sixth annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the North Leeds Cricket Club. This three-day event will feature 40 beers and six ciders from throughout Britain. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

March 31-1: Oldham Beer Festival, Oldham, England

The Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 29th Oldham Beer Festival, which will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall Civic Centre. This two-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers. There will be live entertainment, and traditional food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is the Mayor of Oldham’s Charity Appeal Fund.

March 31-8: Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, and Bristol, VA

Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week 2017 will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and nearby communities. This nine-day celebration closes with the Thirsty Orange Beer Festival. There will be numerous other events such as beer dinners, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1: Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival, Odessa, FL

Old McMicky's Farm, in Odessa, will host the 2017 Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival. This evening event, to be held on a farm set on a 40-acre lake, will feature more than 75 craft beers, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, live country music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Old McMicky's Farm Foundation.

1: Brew at the Zoo, West Palm Beach, FL

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, in West Palm Beach, will host Brew at the Zoo 2017. This evening event will feature more than 60 beers from over 25 breweries, all of them located within 200 miles of the zoo; and brewery representatives will be on hand. Festival-goers will be able to view the zoo’s animals, including endangered species. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

1: Brew Woo Craft Beer Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts

Austin Liquors presents the 2017 Brew Woo Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the DCU Center in Worcester. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 90 breweries, many of them from New England. There will be live entertainment and food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra drink tickets, are available.

1: The Brewing Network's Winter/Spring Brews Festival, Concord, CA

The Brewing Network presents the eighth annual Winter/Spring Brews Festival, which will take place at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries, most of them from the Bay Area and northern California. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is the Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation.

1: Country & Craft Beer Festival, Bakersfield, CA

Lengthwise Brewing Company presents the second annual Country & Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Central Park at Mill Creek in downtown Bakersfield. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries. There will be live country music, food from over 20 local restaurants and caterers, and lawn games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will go to local children’s charities.

1: Honolulu on Tap, Honolulu, HI

America on Tap presents the second annual Honolulu on Tap, which will take place at the Neal Blaisdell Center. This evening event will feature more than 130 beers from over 65 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

1: Lupulin Carinval, St. Louis, MO

4 Hands Brewery presents the sixth annual Lupulin Carnival, which will take place at Union Station in St. Louis. This afternoon event celebrates the release of 4 Hands’ War Hammer Imperial IPA. It will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, many of them from Missouri. There will also be carnival acts, a Ferris wheel, and live music; and food trucks will be at the festival site.

1: Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Kalmbach Publishing present the 2017 Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 220 beers from over 80 breweries; the selection includes limited-release and taproom beers. There will also be live entertainment. Part of the proceeds will go to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

1: Mountain Ales Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand

The Taranaki Branch of the Society of Beer Advocates presents the third annual Mountain Ales Festival, which will take place at the New Plymouth Sportfishing & Underwater Club. Last year’s event featured 25 beers and ciders from New Zealand craft breweries, along with food for purchase.

1-30: North Carolina Beer Month, statewide

The fifth annual North Carolina Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the state. Dozens of North Carolina breweries will participate in this month-long celebration. There will be numerous events such as festivals, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1: Smugglers' Notch Brewfest, Part 2, Jeffersonville, VT

Smugglers' Notch, a ski resort in Jeffersonville, will host Part 2 of its 22nd annual Brewfest. This evening event, to be held in the Meeting House, will feature local and regional beers and ciders, with an emphasis on the season’s lighter flavors. There will also be DJ music, along with appetizers from the resort's Mountain Grille.

1: Sprung! Spring Beer Festival, Miami, FL

Swarm presents the 2017 Sprung! Spring Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the RC Cola plant in Miami. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 300 craft and homebrewed beers, including beer from 40 Florida breweries. There will also be an educational program, culinary demonstrations, live music, food for purchase, and bar games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

1: Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival, Tinley Park, IL

The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce presents the seventh annual Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival, which will take place at the Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature 60 vendors selling beer, other beverages, and food items. There will also be live entertainment. VIP tickets, with early admission, an opportunity to meet the brewers, and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

1: World Beer Festival-Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the 12th annual Raleigh edition of the World Beer Festival, which returns to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 250 domestic and imported beers. The selection will include “beers made by walking,” North Carolina-brewed beers, and International Beer Oasis, and a cider garden. The Art of Beer Experience will feature beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, and a mini-commercial brewery. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

3-9: Athens Beer Week, Athens, GA

The seventh annual Athens Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Athens. The headline event of this seven-day celebration is the Classic City Brew Fest. There will also be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

5-8: Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, Maldon, England

The Maldon and Dengie Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Plume School. This four-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with 16 ciders and perries. This year’s festival will emphasize beers and ciders from Scotland. There will be a Belgian beer bar Friday and Saturday evenings, and food will be available for purchase.

6: Grove City Lions Club Craft Beer Fest, Grove City, OH

The Grove City Lions Club presents the 2016 Craft Beer Fest, which returns to the Aladdin Shrine Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from around the world. There will also be a silent auction. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Lions’ guide dog program for sight-impaired individuals.

6-8: Isle of Man Beer Fest, Douglas, Isle of Man

The sixth annual Isle of Man Beer & Cider Fest returns to the Villa Marina in Douglas. This three-day, four-session event will feature more than 150 Real Ales, ciders, perries, and fruit wines. There will also be acoustic music, and food will be available for purchase.

6-8: Warsaw Beer Festival, Warsaw, Poland

The fourth annual Warsaw Beer Festival will be held at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warsaw. This three-day event will feature more than 200 draft beers from 30 breweries, including many beers brewed in Poland. There will also be an educational program, food for purchase, and games and contests.

7: From the Barrel, Santa Margarita, CA

Firestone Walker Brewing Company and the historic Santa Margarita Ranch present the seventh annual From the Barrel, which will take place at the ranch. This 1920s-themed evening event will feature barrel-aged beers, bourbons, and ports, along with live music and small bites from Central Coast restaurants. “Whiskey Sixer” tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Woods Humane Society.

7-8: Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the 2017 Great Vegas Festival of Beer, which will take place at 8th and Fremont Streets in downtown Las Vegas. This is a two-day event. The Mad Craft craft beer and food pairing event will take place Friday evening. Saturday afternoon’s Grand Tasting will feature more than 400 beers from over 100 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be a “BrewLogic” educational program, a silent disco and other experiences, and food from the celebrity chef-laden Gastropub. VIP Brewers Lounge tickets, with a special selection of beers and food, are available.

7-8: Okanagan Fest-of-Ale, Penticton, BC, Canada

The 22nd annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale will be held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. This two-day event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, many of them from British Columbia. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" winning beers. There will also be live entertainment, along with food from Penticon-area restaurants. Net proceeds will go to local charities.

7-8: Rothwell Beer Festival, Rothwell, England

The eighth annual Rothwell Beer Festival will be held at Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall in Rothwell. This two-day event will feature 44 Real Ales, along with bottled beers, ciders, and perries. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

7-8: Wickham Charity Beer Festival, Wickham, England

The 18th annual Wickham Spring Beer Festival will be held at the Wickham Centre. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will be live music and complimentary curry on Friday evening, and barbecue staffed by the Meon Valley Lions Club on Saturday evening. Proceeds will go to local charities.

7: Zoo Brew, Jackson, MS

The Jackson Zoo will host the tenth annual Zoo Brew. This evening event, which is one of the biggest fund-raisers for the zoo, will feature more than 60 craft beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a wing-eating contest. The zoo’s exhibits will stay open until dusk.

8: Bacon & Brews, Royal Oak, MI

Ultimate Fun Productions presents Bacon & Brews, which will take place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This evening event will feature beer from 25 craft breweries, many of them from Michigan, along with a selection of hard ciders, wines, and spirits. The price of admission includes complimentary sweet and savory bacon samples, and other food, from more than 20 restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Royal Oak Historical Society.

8: Battle of the Brews, Santa Rosa, CA

The Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 presents the 2017 Battle of the Brews. It will take place at Grace Pavilion on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The 21st annual People's Choice Main Event, to be held in the late afternoon and evening, will feature 50 beers from a dozen breweries, along with food from over 15 restaurants. The day’s events will also include The Craft Cup, a judged specialty craft beer competition; and a “Sandwich Showdown”, with sandwiches prepared by local chefs. All-access VIP tickets are available. Proceeds will go to Sonoma County charities aiding children.

8: Beer and Bacon Festival, Cary, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the the fourth annual Beer and Bacon Festival, which will take place at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. This afternoon event will feature more than 75 domestic and imported beers and wines, live music on the main stage, a “Whole Hog Butchering” class, bacon, and food from 15 area restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary bacon tastings, are available.

8: Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, Bloomington, IN

The Brewers Guild of Indiana presents the seventh annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the historic Woolery Mill. This afternoon event, which is the Guild’s spring fund-raiser, will feature hundreds of beers from more than 50 Indiana breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Early Bird tickets are available. Part of the proceeds will go to The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.

8: Blue Chip Brewfest, Michigan City, IN

The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, in Michigan City, will host the seventh annual Blue Chip Brewfest. This afternoon event will take place in the Stardust Event Center. It will feature beer from a wide variety of American craft breweries, along with live entertainment. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of Dogfish Head beers, and Brewmaster tickets, with VIP admission plus luncheon with Laura Bell of Bell’s Brewery, are available.

8: Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, Breckenridge, CO

Radiate Live Events presents the 11th annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, which will take place at a new location, Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge off Park Avenue. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 45 domestic breweries, many of them from Colorado. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Samantha Remington Angel Heart Foundation.

8: Brews on the Bricks, Hays, KS

The Downtown Hays Development Corporation presents the second annual Brews on the Bricks, which will be held downtown on The Bricks. This afternoon event will feature 50 beers from 25 craft breweries. There will also be an educational program, live music, and food and merchandise vendors. A VIP “Brews and Bites” session will take place before the festival itself.

8: East Nashville Beer Festival, Nashville, TN

3 Crow Bar presents the seventh annual East Nashville Beer Festival, which will be held in East Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, including many from Tennessee and the South. A selection of traditional Belgian and German beers will be poured at the Woodland Wine Merchant Test. Live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to Ride for Reading.

8: Erie Micro Brew Festival, Erie, PA

The Brewerie at Union Station and WQLN-FM present the 11th annual Erie Micro Brew Fest, which will take place at Union Station. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 30 breweries. The selection will include hard-to-find beers, and brewery representatives will be in attendance. Recent editions of this festival have featured live music, a photo booth, a Koehler museum, and wooden train whistles. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available for the afternoon session. Proceeds will benefit WQLN-TV Public Media.

8: Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN

The Happy Gnome, a gastropub in St. Paul, will host the the tenth annual Firkin Fest. This afternoon event will feature more than 60 one-of-a-kind firkin beers from American craft breweries, many of which are from Minnesota. The Golden Firkin will be awarded to the brewery that wins the “Peoples Choice” competition.

8-9: Nostalgia Fest Philly, Bensalem, PA

The 2017 edition of Nostalgia Fest Philly will be held at Fisher’s Tudor House in Bensalem. This two-day, 80s- and 90s-themed event is also a beer and wine festival. Celebrities from that era, including actors, artists, and pro wrestlers, will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos. There will also be food trucks and vendor rooms. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

8: Rails & Ales, Strasburg, PA

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, in Strasburg, will host the second annual Rails & Ales. This evening event will take place in the Museum’s exhibit hall, which contains a historic collection of railroad equipment. It will feature a selection of Pennsylvania craft beers (15 breweries were represented at last year’s festival), along with live music and food trucks. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and food samples, are available.

8: Red River Craft Beer Festival, Lawton, OK

The fourth annual Red River Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Great Plains Coliseum Expo Building in Lawton. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 180 beers from over 80 craft breweries; the selection includes many Oklahoma-brewed beers. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Armed Services YMCA programs.

8: San Francisco International Beer Festival, San Francisco, CA

The 34th annual San Francisco International Beer Festival will be held in the Festival Pavilion at San Francisco's Fort Mason. This evening event will feature hundreds of beers from over 100 breweries from around the world, along with complimentary food from some of San Francisco's top restaurants. There will also be live music, games, contests, and trivia. Brewmaster tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School.

8: Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser, Shoreline, WA

Rite Care of Washington, which offers speech and language programs for children, presents the fifth annual Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser. This afternoon event will take place at the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 15 breweries, most of them from the Northwest. The price of admission includes a full bratwurst lunch. There will also be DJ music, a silent auction and a prize raffle.

8: Taming of the Brew, Bloomsburg, PA

The 16th annual Taming of the Brew will be held at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, will feature beer from 30 breweries and distributors. Many of the beers are brewed in Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, complimentary food from local restaurants, and a silent auction for items donated by local businesses and craftspeople.

8: Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, Johnson City, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the sixth annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, which returns to Founders Park in Johnson City. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers, along with infused beverages, mixed drinks, and shandies. The festival also hosts the second annual Tennessee Championship of Beers. There will be entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Trout Unlimited.

9: Classic City Brew Fest, Athens, GA

The 22nd annual Classic City Brew Fest will be held at the Graduate Athens Hotel Complex in downtown Athens. This afternoon event, which is part of Athens Craft Beer Week, will feature more than 400 “rare, regional and world” craft beers, plus a cask ale pavilion with over 30 one-off Real Ales. There will be live music, appearances by beer celebrities, and food for purchase. Proceeds will go to the Athens Area Humane Society.

10-13: Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, Washington, DC

The Brewers Association presents the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This event, which is North America's number-one educational event for professional brewers, will feature nearly 75 seminars on 11 different learning tracks. Other activities include trade shows, a craft beer wholesalers' conference, a welcome reception, a keynote speaker, and brewery tours.

13-16: Egham Beer Festival, Egham, England

The 26th Egham Beer Festival will be held at the Egham United Services Club. This four-day Easter weekend event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will also be live music, and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase.

14: Food & Foam Fest, North Little Rock, AR

The 20th annual Food & Foam Fest will be held at Dickey Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock. This evening event, described by organizers as Arkansas’ oldest and largest craft beer festival, will feature more than 350 beers and wines, along with food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation.

14-15: Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival, Margate, England

The Thanet Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 12th annual Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival, which will take place at Winter Gardens in Margate. This two-day event will feature more than 200 Real Ales, ciders, and perries. There will also be live music, a giant pub quiz on Saturday, and food for purchase.

14-15: Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest, Portland, OR

Rosewood Productions, Inc., presents the 23rd annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest, which will take place at the Oregon Convention Center. This two-day event will feature beer from around 40 breweries, most of them from the Northwest, along with cider, mead, wine, and spirits. There will also be gourmet food, including cheeses and chocolates, for purchase; cooking demonstrations and an educational program; live music; and merchandise vendors.

14-15: Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest, Seattle, WA

The 2017 Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest will take place at Fremont Studios. This two-day indoor event will feature more than 60 craft beers, most of them from the Pacific Northwest; spirits, including Scotch vertical tasting and Northwest Whiskies flights; and a tax-free bottle shop. There will also be a Scotch educational program, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with unlimited tastings, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s community grant programs.

15-21: American Craft Beer Week, nationwide

The Brewers Association presents American Craft Beer Week 2017, which will take place at establishments across the country. This seven-day celebration, which kicks off the summer craft beer season, will be observed by hundreds of craft brewers and beer retailers, thousands of beer fans, and a congressional resolution honoring the nation's craft brewing industry. A nationwide toast will take place at 8pm (ET) on Thursday, May 19.

15: Gitchee Gumee Brewfest, Superior, WI

The 19th annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Wessman Arena. This afternoon/evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Superior Jaycees, will feature more than 100 beers from over 25 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

15: Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, Greencastle, PA

M&T Bank presents the fourth annual Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, which will take place on the parking lot of Antrim Way Honda. This afternoon event will feature around 50 craft beers, along with wine from ten local wineries. There will be live music, and food from the John Allison Public House will be available for purchase.

15: Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival, San Diego, CA

The 2017 Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival will be held on the practice field at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. This afternoon event will feature beer from 30 breweries, most of them from San Diego and southern California. The price of admission includes complimentary food from local restaurants, and parking is free. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a complimentary Brew Caddy, are available. Proceeds benefit the It's All About the Kids Foundation.

19-22: East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival, Bury St Edmunds, England

The 26th annual East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival will be held at Apex 1 Charter Square in Bury St Edmunds. This four-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales and ciders, with an emphasis on independent breweries and cideries in East Anglia. Food will be available for purchase.

19-22: Paisley Real Ale Festival, Paisley, Scotland

The Renfrewshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 30th annual Paisley Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 250 Real Ales from Scotland and the rest of the UK, along with foreign beer, cider, and wine bars.

20-22: Kingdom of Fife Real Ale & Cider Fest, Glenrothes, Scotland

The Kingdom of Fife Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual Kingdom of Fife Real Ale & Cider Fest, which will take place at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. This three-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will also be live music Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

21-22: Brewgaloo, Raleigh, NC

Shop Local Raleigh presents the 2017 edition of Brewgaloo. On Friday evening, a “Brewgaloo Block Party” will take place downtown at City Plaza. It will feature a selection of craft beers, an educational program, DJ music, food trucks, and merchandise vendors. On Saturday “Brewgaloo!”, an all-day event, will take place downtown on Fayetteville Street. It will feature beer from more than 90 breweries, along with live bands, food trucks, and merchandise vendors.

21-22: Guisborough Charity Beer Festival, Guisborough, England

The Guisborough Rotary and the Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the sixth annual Guisborough Charity Beer Festival, which will take place at the Parish Hall. This two-day event will feature 36 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and fruit wines.

21-29: Harrisburg Beer Week, Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Beer Week 2017 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Harrisburg. This nine-day celebration opens with a Kickoff Party, and closes with the Little Big Beer Fest. There will be dozens of other events, such beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

21-22: Hook Beer Festival, Surbiton, England

The eighth annual Hook Beer Festival will be held at the Hook Scout Hall in Surbiton, a venue with indoor and an outdoor tasting areas. The two-day event, which is supported by the Kingston & Leatherhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature more than 55 beers, along with over 15 ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase. This year’s festival charity is the Shooting Star Chase.

21-22: Leavenworth Ale-Fest, Leavenworth, WA

The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum presents the 11th annual Leavenworth Ale-Fest, which will take place at the Festhalle in the German-themed town of Leavenworth. This is a two-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 25 breweries, most of them from Washington State; and food, including cheese, sausages, and smoked salmon, for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

21-22: Peoria Jaycees International Beer Festival, Peoria, IL

The Peoria Jaycees present the 25th annual International Beer Festival, which will take place at the Peoria Exposition Gardens. This two-day event will feature more than 300 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary snacks, are available. The festival charity is the Arthritis Foundation.

21-28: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance presents the sixth annual Pittsburgh Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Pittsburgh. During this eight-day celebration there will be many events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, collaboration beers, release parties, and specially-priced drinks.

22: Aroostook on Tap, Presque Isle, ME

America on Tap presents the second annual Aroostook on Tap, which will take place at The Forum in Presque Isle. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

22: Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez, CA

Main Street Martinez presents the eighth annual Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Waterfront Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from 50 breweries, all from west of the Mississippi River. Two live bands will perform, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. A free shuttle will run between the festival venue and the North Concord BART station and Best Western John Muir Inn. Part of the proceeds will go to Main Street Martinez and local charities.

22: Between the Bluffs: Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival, La Crosse, WI

The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the 15th annual Between the Bluffs: Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival. It will take place on Oktoberfest Strasse in La Crosse. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers and 45 wines. There will also be live music, a homebrewing competition, cheese and other gourmet foods, and games. “Taster’s Eve”, held at establishments in town, will take place the Friday evening before the festival itself.  VIP tickets, which include pre-fest activities on Friday night, early admission to the festival, and food samples, are available.

22: Brewbies in the Bay, Alameda, CA

The second annual Brewbies in the Bay will be held at Faction Brewing in Alameda. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from over 40 West Coast breweries, including a selection of locally-brewed pink beers. There will also be live entertainment and a prize raffle. The festival is a benefit for the Keep A Breast Foundation.

22: Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival, Delevan, WI

Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan will host the sixth annual Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 craft breweries from across the country. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a silent auction to benefit the Lakeland Animal Shelter. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

22: Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival, Kenosha, WI

The tenth annual Dairy State Beer and Cheese Festival will be held at The Brat Stop at I-94 and Route 50 in Kenosha. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries and homebrew clubs, many of them from Wisconsin. The price of admission includes cheese samples from around the state. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be on sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers and cheeses, and a buffet lunch, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

22-23: Festival Gastro Cervecero Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico

The Morelia edition of the 2017 Festival Gastro Cervecero Michoacan will be held at the Orchid Garden. This two-day family- and dog-friendly event will feature a selection of Mexican craft beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a kids’ zone, and crafts. Admission to the festival itself is free. The festival website is entirely in Spanish.

22: Hickory Hops, Hickory, NC

Olde Hickory Brewery and Downtown Hickory present the 15th annual Hickory Hops, which will take place downtown at Union Square. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 microbreweries, most of them from North Carolina. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

22: Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Gainesville, FL

The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville's homebrew club, presents the sixth annual Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, which will return to Tioga Towncenter. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 110 breweries, including many breweries and brewpubs from Florida. There will also be an educational program, homebrewing demonstrations, and food for purchase.

22: Memphis Brewfest, Memphis, TN

The eighth annual Memphis Brewfest will be held in the courtyard of AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis. This afternoon/evening event will feature a variety of domestic and imported craft beers. There will also be live music, along with food and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a complimentary buffet, are available. Net proceeds will go to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

22-29: Milwaukee Beer Week, Milwaukee, WI

The sixth annual Milwaukee Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Milwaukee. There will be hundreds of events during this eight-day celebration, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

22: PA Flavor, Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania Brewers Guild, the American Culinary Federation, and the Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred Program present PA Flavor 2017. It which will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. This afternoon sampling event is a Pennsylvania food and beer pairing with 40 breweries, 20 PA Preferred food producers, and 20 PA Preferred restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and hors d'oeuvres, are available.

22: River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo, Richmond, MN

The sixth annual River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo will be held at River Lakes Civic Arena in Richmond. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 60 craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. Brewery and distributor representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, food for purchase, commercial brewery and homebrew competitions, games and contests, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the River Lake Stars Youth Hockey Association.

22: San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival, San Clemente, CA

Left Coast Brewing Company, in San Clemente, will host the seventh annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from southern California craft breweries. Local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a tour of the brewery, are available.

22: Spring Fever Beer Fest, Royal Oak, MI

Ultimate Fun Productions, Metro Times, and the Royal Oak Beer Fest presents the Spring Fever Beer Fest, which will take place downtown at the Farmer's Market. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 domestic and foreign breweries, with an emphasis on spring and summer seasonals. There will also be a farmer's market, food and merchandise vendors, games, and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

22: Tapped & Corked, Brainerd, MN

Brainerd Sports Boosters presents the third annual Tapped & Corked, which will take place at The NP Event Space in Brainerd. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 200 beers and wines. The price of admission includes food samples from local restaurants. There will also be live music. The festival is a fund-raiser for Brainerd Youth Athletics.

22-23: Zythos Beer Festival, Leuven, Belgium

Zythos, the Flemish beer consumers' organization, presents the 2017 Zythos Beer Festival, which will take place at Brabanthal in Leuven. This two-day event will feature more than 500 beers, served at 88 stands. There will also be a beer shop, food for purchase, and a tombola. Admission is free.

26-29: Charity Farnham Beerex, Farnham, England

The Surrey & Hants Border Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, in conjunction with Farnham Lions Club and Farnham Maltings Association, present the 41st annual Charity Farnham Beerex. This four-day event, to be held at Farnham Maltings, will feature more than 60 Real Ales and wide variety of ciders and perries. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

26-28: Newcastle Beer Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

The Tyneside & Northumberland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 41st annual Newcastle Beer Festival, which will take place at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle upon Tyne. This is a four-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 130 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries; food for purchase; and live music on Saturday. By tradition, Thursday is “Hat Day”.

27-29: Bolton Beer Festival, Bolton, England

The Bolton Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 Bolton Beer Festival, which will take place at the Bolton Ukrainian Club. This three-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, ten ciders and perries, and six keg-key beers, and eight local meads. Food will be available for purchase.

28-May 1: Altrincham FC Beer Festival, Altrincham, England

The Altrincham Football Club will host the 2017 Altrincham FC Beer Festival. This four-day will feature 18 Real Ales and ciders, along with fizzy drinks and wines. There will also be live music and an open mic night, live football matches, street food, and a family fun day. Admission to the festival is free.

28-May 1: Barnsley Beer Festival, Elsecar, England

The Barnsley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, in conjunction with the Elsecar Heritage Railway, presents the 2017 Barnsley Beer Festival. It will take place at the railway’s Elsecar Heritage Centre, a working steam railway. This four-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales and ciders, along with a selection of world beers. Historic steam trains will run during the festival. There will also be live music, food stalls, and CAMRA tombola stands. Admission to the Heritage Center itself is free.

28-29: Brewski Festival, Seven Springs, PA

Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host its 17th annual Brewski Festival. This two-evening event will feature around 150 beers from more than 50 breweries, many from Pennsylvania and the Northeast. There will live acoustic entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a buffet, are available.

28-29: Electric City Craft Brew Fest, Scranton, PA

SH Promotions presents the spring 2017 Electric City Craft Brew Fest, which will take place at Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton. This two-day event will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers and food, and a Beer School class, are available for Saturday’s session.

28-30: Gateshead Beer & Music Festival, Gateshead, England

The Gateshead Rugby Football Club presents the eighth annual Gateshead Beer Festival, which will take place on the club’s grounds. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured more than 150 beers from across the country, with an emphasis on locally-brewed beer, along with ciders and a cava bar; live music; food for purchase; and a heated marquee and clubhouse lounge and bar in case of bad weather.

28-May 1: Harvester Beer Festival, Long Itchington, England

The Harvester Inn, a village pub in Long Itchington, will host the 2017 Harvester Beer Festival. It replaces the Long Itchinson beer festival. This four-day Bank Holiday weekend event will feature 60 beers, along with more than 20 ciders. A large number of Morris teams will perform on Saturday and Sunday, and food will be provided by Napton Water Buffalo.

28-May 7: Madison Craft Beer Week, Madison, WI

Isthmus magazine presents the seventh annual Madison Craft Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Madison. There will be many events during this ten-day celebration promoting Madison's craft beer culture, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, beer walks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

28-29: Newport Craft Beer Festival, Newport, RI

Pour Judgement Bar and Grill and the Newport Storm Brewery present the sixth annual Newport Craft Beer Festival. This event will feature beer from 35 craft breweries. Friday evening’s VIP session, to be held at Newport Storm, will feature a special selection of beers and an opportunity to meet the brewers. On Saturday, there will be early- and late-afternoon tasting sessions on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House. In addition to the beer, there will be live local music and food for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Rhode Island Brewers Guild and the Newport Historical Society.

28-29: Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival, Nun Monkton, England

The Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Vineyard, in Nun Monkton, will host the third annual Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival. This two-day celebration of Yorkshire products will feature 20 Real Ales, ciders and lagers, along with Yorkshire Heart’s own wines. There will also be live music, barbecue and other food for purchase, and a bouncy castle and outdoor games on Saturday. Camping is available at the winery.

28-30: Whittingham Beer & Sausage Festival, Whittingham, England

The Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club will host the fifth annual Whittingham Beer & Sausage Festival, which will take place on the grounds of Old Whittingham Hospital. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales and ciders, sourced from the north of England. There will also be a cash bar and live entertainment, and the food menu will feature ten varieties of locally-produced gourmet sausage.

29-May 1: Arden Beer Festival, Haybes-Sur-Meuse, France

The fourth annual Arden Beer Festival will be held in Haybes-Sur-Meuse, a town in Champagne-Ardenne near the Belgian border. This three-day event will feature hundreds of craft beers, including more than 100 from Haybes’ sister city, Stockport, England; in addition, there will be a collaborative festival beer. There will also be live music and other entertainment, tours of the local brewery, food for purchase, and beer for sale. Admission to the festival is free. The festival website is entirely in French.

29: Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI

The fourth annual Beerfest at the Ballpark will be held at the Cooley Law School Stadium, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and meads from over 60 Michigan breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will be live music, and the stadium’s concession stands will be open. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Lansing.

29: Bootheel Beer Fest, Poplar Bluff, MO

Bootheel United Zymurgist presents the third annual Bootheel Beer Fest, which will take place at the Ad Grotto in Poplar Bluff. This afternoon event will feature beer from 40 breweries, along with food for purchase. There will also be a homebrew competition. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and food pairings, are available. This year’s charity is the Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff.

29: Gnarly Hops, Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., presents the fifth annual Gnarly Hops, which will take place at a new venue, East Spencer Street Parking Lot in downtown Culpeper. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 craft beers, many of them brewed in Virginia. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

29: Lebanon BrewHaHa, Lebanon, OH

The third annual Lebanon BrewHaHa will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds. This evening event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, most of them from Ohio. There will also be live musical and comedy acts, and food trucks and merchandise vendors will be at the Fairgrounds. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

29: Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, Boonville, CA

The Anderson Valley Brewing Company presents the 21st annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival. It will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in the brewery's hometown of Boonville. This afternoon open-air event will feature beer from more than 80 breweries, most of them from California. There will also be live music and dancing, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Camping is available at and near the Fairgrounds. All proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations.

29: Little Big Beer Fest, Harrisburg, PA

Appalachian Brewing Company, in Harrisburg, will host the 2017 Little Big Beer Fest. It will take place in the brewery’s Abbey Bar. This afternoon event will feature more than 30 craft beers, many of them from Pennsylvania; the emphasis will be on high-gravity and special festival beers. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase, and “Beer Busters” will be recording with participating breweries. All proceeds will go to Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.

29: McCoole's Spring Beer Festival, Quakertown, PA

McCoole's Arts and Events, in Quakertown, will host its 2017 Spring Beer Festival. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 75 beers, along with a selection of spirits and wines (extra admission charge). In addition, there will be live music on two stages, food for purchase, craft vendors, games, and beer trivia. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

29-May 6: Missoula Beer Week, Missoula, MT

Craft Beer Promotions, LLC, presents the sixth annual Missoula Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Missoula. The headline event of this eight-day celebration is the Garden City Brewfest. There will a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and games and contests.

29-30: New York Bacon and Beer Classic, Queens, NY

The New York edition of the 2017 Bacon and Beer Classic take place at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 100 beers from the region’s craft breweries. There will also be more than 50 bacon-infused dishes from local restaurants, a giant Jenga, a bungee run, and a bacon-eating contest. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

29: No Water No Beer Festival, Atlanta, GA

SweetWater Brewery, in Atlanta, will host the third annual No Water No Beer Festival. This evening event will feature a variety of craft beers and wines. There will also be live music and food for purchase. Proceeds will help provide clean water to people in developing countries and help efforts to keep Georgia’s water supply clean.

29: Northwest Beerfest, Chippewa Falls, WI

Gordy's Valley Spirits and the Chippewa Hockey Association present the ninth Annual Northwest Beerfest, which will take place at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 Wisconsin breweries. There will also be live music and complimentary pizza. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Chippewa Hockey Association.

29: Parkville Microbrew Festival, Parkville, MO

The Main Street Parkville Association presents the 14th annual Parkville Microbrew Fest, which will take place at English Landing Park. This afternoon event will be held under the cottonwoods in the heart of Old Towne Parkville. It will feature beer from around 70 breweries and homebrew clubs, many of them from Missouri and surrounding states. Five bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

29: Shore Craft Beer Fest, Chincoteague Island, VA

The 2017 Shore Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Fairgrounds on Chincoteague Island. This family- and pet-friendly afternoon event will feature more than 30 beers from 14 local craft breweries, and brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live entertainment, food trucks, crafters’ and vendors’ booths, and a castle moon bounce. Artists will be painting during the festival, and their works will be on sale at the After Party wet paint sale.

29-30: TAP New York, Hunter, NY

Hudson Valley Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival, Inc., and Hunter Mountain present TAP New York 2017, which will take place at Hunter Mountain. This two-day event will feature more than 300 beers from over 120 invited breweries, all from New York State. Three awards will be given: the Governors' Cup (state's best craft beer), the Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup (Hudson Valley's best brewery), and the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup (state's best brewery). There will also be daily cooking demonstrations, and food will be available for purchase.

29: Visalia Craft Brew Fest, Visalia, CA

The Craft Beer Coalition presents the 2017 Visalia Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Mooney Grove Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, with an emphasis on high-gravity, sour, and barrel-aged beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

29: Witney Beer Festival, Witney, England

The Witney Round Table presents the sixth annual Witney Beer Festival, which will take place at St Mary's Church, a structure that dates back to the 13th century. This is an all-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured around 40 Real Ales and ciders, many of them brewed locally, along with live entertainment and food for purchase.