August 2016 Events

July 22-1: Annafest, Forchheim, Germany

Annafest, the Festival of Saint Anne, was first held in Forchheim in 1446. This ten-day event takes place at the Kellerwald, which has a capacity of 30,000. There will be 24 beer gardens, live music on six stages, food from local restaurants, carnival rides, and family activities. The festival website is entirely in German.

July 29-6: STL Beer Week, St. Louis, MI

The St. Louis Brewers Guild and Bailey’s Restaurants present STL Beer Week 2016, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around St. Louis. Headline events of this nine-day celebration include the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. There will be dozens of other events such as a brewers’ picnic, educational programs, tours, trivia contests, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1-2: GreenBeerFest, Boulder, CO

The fourth annual GreenBeerFest will be held at the Boulder Bandshell and Amphitheater. This celebration of Colorado’s clean water, which has been expanded to two days, will feature local craft beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, social games, 60 vendors, a kids’ village, and booths staffed by non-profit groups. Admission to the festival itself is free. The festival charities are the Colorado Ocean Coalition and Understanding Government.

1-31: Virginia Beer Month, state-wide

Virginia Beer Month 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the Commonwealth, which has more than 125 craft breweries. The headline event is the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival. There will be many other events, such as festivals, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

3-6: Grantham Beer Festival, Huntingtower, England

The Grantham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Grantham Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Huntingtower CP Academy. This four-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales, ciders, perries, and meads. There will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings, and food will be available for purchase. This year’s festival charity is the Grantham Lynx Swimming Club.

4-7: Egham Beer Festival, Egham, England

The 22nd Egham Beer Festival will be held at the United Services Club. This four-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, many of them from Britain's newest breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available, and there will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday. Admission to Sunday's session is free. This year's festival charity is Coming Home.

4-6: Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival, Worcester, England

The Worcester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 17th annual Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival, which will take place at Worcester Racecourse. This three-day event will feature more than 170 Real Ales, over 100 Real Ciders and Real Perries, and a selection of wines. There will be live entertainment, and food vendors will be at the festival site.

5-6: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Cary, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the 2016 Cary stop on the Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Booth Amphitheatre. Friday evening's "VIP Whole Hog Session" will feature a barbecue dinner, unlimited bourbon and beer tasting, and four pit masters on hand. Saturday's regular afternoon session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live rock and blues music; barbecue; 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.

5-7: Bierbörse, Schwelm, Germany

The third annual Schwelm edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at the New Market in the city center. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

5-7: Blaydon Festival, Blaydon, England

The Blaydon Rugby Football Club presents the eighth annual Blaydon Festival, which will take place on the club’s grounds. This three-day event, to be held under a large marquee, will feature around 50 beers and ciders from the Northeast of England, along with a gin bar and a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and children's activities. A VIP reception will take place Friday evening. The festival charity is FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together).

5: Brew at the Zoo, Columbia, SC

The Riverbanks Zoo, in Columbia, will host Brew at the Zoo 2016. This evening event will offer more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and animal encounters and presentations. VIP tickets, with food and a special selection of beers, are available.

5: Brew at the Zoo...and Wine, Too!, Syracuse, NY

The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo present the 20th annual Brew at the Zoo...and Wine, Too!, which will take place at the zoo. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser, will feature a variety of craft beers (there have been around 50 at recent events), along with wines from the region. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

5-6: Columbus Summer Brewfest, Columbus, OH

The seventh annual Columbus Summer Brewfest will be held at Express Live!, formerly known as the LC Pavilion. This two-day, indoor-outdoor event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the venue. Early admission tickets are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Animal Rescue Partners.

5-6: Halifax Seaport Beerfest, Halifax, NS, Canada

The tenth annual Halifax Seaport Beerfest will be held at the Cunard Centre/Pier 23 on the waterfront. This two-day, three-session outdoor event will feature more than 300 beers and ciders from over 110 producers, with brewery representatives on hand. Many of the beers are not normally available in Nova Scotia. Special pavilions will be set up for beer from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Ireland, as well as for cask ales. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to charity.

5-7: Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival, Ludlow, VT

Okemo, a resort in Ludlow, will host its eighth annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival. This three-day event will take place at Jackson Gore Courtyard. It will feature more than 50 beers from regional craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live music, food for purchase, craft vendors, “Adventure Zone” activities, and the Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Championship on Saturday.

5-7: International Berlin Beer Festival, Berlin, Germany

The 20th annual International Berlin Beer Festival will be held along 2.2 kilometers of Berlin's Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin. This event entered the Guinness Book of Records as "the world's longest beer garden.” This year’s festival, which marks the 500th anniversary of the German beer purity law, will feature more than 2,400 beers from Germany and 86 other countries, including beer from German Privatbrauereien (small independent breweries). Food will be available, and there will be live music and other entertainment on multiple stages.

5: St. Clair Beer & Wine Festival, St. Clair, MI

Ultimate Fun Productions and The Social Connection present the second annual St. Clair Beer & Wine Festival, which will take place at St. Clair Plaza Park aka Riverview Plaza. This evening event, which benefits the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce, will feature more than 100 beers and wines from over 40 breweries and wineries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

5: Vermont JerkFest Rum & Brew Tasting, Brattleboro, VT

The Vermont JerkFest Rum & Brew Tasting will be held at the River Garden in downtown Brattleboro. This evening event is the kickoff for Saturday’s Vermont Jerkfest & Reggae Festival. It will feature a selection of local beers and spirits, reggae and DJ music, and Caribbean food. Saturday’s festival will also feature cocktail demonstrations, hot sauces and other specialty foods, and craft vendors. VIP two-day tickets are available.

6: Avery Brewing Company's 22nd Anniversary Party, Boulder, CO

Avery Brewing Company, in Boulder, will host its 23rd Anniversary Party, which will take place in the Tap Room. This afternoon/evening event will feature an assortment of Avery beers, including rare, vintage, and sour beers. There will also be live music, and the price of admission includes a meal.

6: Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, Cooperstown, NY

Brewery Ommegang will host Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2016. This afternoon event, whose theme this year is Bill Murray, will feature Belgian and Belgian-style beers from more than 100 breweries, along with food vendors, live music, and fireworks. VIP tickets, which include a beer dinner the evening before the tasting itself, two nights’ camping, and a Sunday morning breakfast, are available.

6: Blues & Brews @ Lock 3, Akron, OH

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company and Winking Lizard Tavern present the fifth annual Blues & Brews, which will take place at Lock 3, a park in Akron. This afternoon event will feature than 200 craft beers from over 70 breweries, many of them from Ohio. Two live bands will perform, and there will be a silent auction. "Brewer's Circle" VIP tickets, with early admission, a complimentary lunch, and a special selection of beers, are available. A Blues & Brews Barrel Night, with a selection of barrel-aged beers, will take place at Lock 4 the evening before the festival itself.

6: Brew Haven, New Haven, IN

Trion Tavern, Samuel Adams, and the MASH Fort Wayne Homebrew Club present Brew Haven 2016, which will take place in downtown New Haven. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 craft beers from over 55 breweries, including more than 50 homebrewed beers from MASH. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

6: Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival, Cape May, NJ

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities presents the fifth annual Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. This daytime event will feature a variety of beers from local and regional craft breweries. There will also be food for purchase, including a crab boil and pulled pork; entertainment, including music on the outdoor stage and an old-fashioned Victorian circus; and craft vendors. Admission to the grounds is free. The festival is a fund-raiser for MAC's educational outreach programs.

6: Craft Beer Relay, Hastings, MN

Afton Alps Mountain Resort, in Hastings, will host a stop on the Craft Beer Relay series. In the Relay, four-member teams run on a 5-K course that includes 12 craft beer stations as well as obstacles, team games, and individual challenges. Race participants will be awarded prizes. The Relay is followed by a beer festival that includes beer from the 12 participating breweries, all from Minnesota; live music; food trucks; beer games; and prizes.

6: Fleet Lions Beer Festival, Fleet, England

The Fleet Lions present their tenth annual festival, which will be held downtown at The Harlington. There will be lunchtime and evening tasting sessions, each with 40 or more Real Ales, including a special festival beer from Langham Brewery, along with a selection of local ciders. In addition, there will be live music, a hog roast, and live music at both sessions; and a “meet-the-brewer” event will take place during the lunchtime session. This year’s festival charities are the local Samaritans and the Surrey Air Ambulance.

6: Galax Rhythm Brews and Vine Fest, Galax, VA

The 2016 Galax Rhythm Brews and Vine Fest will held in downtown Galax. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from about 20 breweries and cideries, along with a selection of wines. Three live acts will perform, and food vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary appetizers, are available.

6: Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, Loveland, CO

The 2016 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival will be held at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland. This afternoon event, which is part of the Larimer County Fair, will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, many of them from Colorado and the Mountain West. There will also be a sanctioned homebrew competition, live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available.

6: Grand Tasting at the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza, Mammoth Lakes, CA

The Mammoth Brewing Company presents the 21st annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza, which will take place at Sam's Wood Site on Mammoth Lakes near Yosemite National Park. The Saturday afternoon Grand Tasting, to be held among the pines at an elevation of 8,000 feet, will feature beer from more than 100 breweries, may of them from California. A lineup of blues and country acts will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers from the Eastern Sierra, are available for purchase. In addition to the festival itself, there will be blues performances on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday by nationally-known acts.

6: Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival, Leominster, MA

The second annual Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival will be held in downtown Leominster. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

6: Lake Wyola Association Beer & Wine Tasting, Shutesbury, MA

The Lake Wyola Association will host the 2016 Beer & Wine Tasting, which will take place at the Association Hall in Shutesbury. This rain-or-shine evening event will be held under three large tents and inside the hall. It will feature beer from area breweries, along with a selection of wines. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. All proceeds will go toward the preservation of Lake Wyola.

6: Magic Valley Beer Festival, Twin Falls, ID

The Blue Lakes Rotary Club presents the fourth annual Magic Valley Beer Festival, which will take place in City Park in Twin Falls. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for Rotary Club charities, will feature more than than 100 beers from over 30 breweries. Three live bands will perform. There will also be food for purchase; games, including cornhole and giant Jenga; and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: Music City Brewer's Festival, Nashville, TN

Mafiaoza's 15th annual Music City Brewer's Festival will be held at Music City Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from over 55 breweries, many of them from Tennessee and the Southeast; the selection includes beers not normally available locally. There will also be live music, along with food from local restaurants. A Friday evening VIP reception will be held downtown at the Hilton Hotel the evening before the festival itself.

6: Olympia Brew Fest, Olympia, WA

The fifth annual Olympia Brew Fest will be held at the scenic Port Plaza in Olympia. This daytime event will feature more than 60 beers from over 30 Northwest breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will support the Thurston County Chamber Small Business Development Program.

6: Plattsburgh Brewfest, Plattsburgh, NY

ADK Hard Cider presents the second annual Plattsburgh Brewfest, which will take place on the city beach. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries, along with ciders and wines. There will also be live music. The price of admission includes three small-plate food samples, and other food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to Tour de Force, a local non-profit.

6: Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival, Staunton, VA

Shenandoah Concerts presents the eighth annual Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival, which will take place at Sunspots Pavilion in historic downtown Staunton. This daytime event will feature a selection of craft beers from Virginia and the region. Five blues acts will perform, and food and craft vendors will be at the festival site.

6: Short's Fest, Elk Rapids, MI

Short's Brewing Company presents the sixth annual Short's Fest, which will take place at the production brewery in Elk Rapids. This evening event, which is part of the town’s 61st annual Harbor Days celebration, will feature 25 Short’s beers, including a number of “gourmet pours”. Four live bands will perform, and food vendors will be at the site. The brewery facility will be open for tours. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary half-liter bottle of beer, are available.

6: State College Microbrewers Expo, Boalsburg, PA

The 18th State College Microbrewers Expo will be held at the Tussey Moutain Ski Resort in Boalsburg. This evening event will feature beer from 30 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be an educational program, live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with expedited admission, a special selection of beers, and a ride to the top of the resort’s mountain, are available.

6: State of Jefferson Brewfest, Dunsmuir, CA

The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and the Dunsmuir Rotary present the 24th annual State of Jefferson Brewfest. It will take place at the Dunsmuir Ball Field, where Babe Ruth once played. This daytime event will feature more than 150 craft beers along with live music, homebrewers in attendance, food vendors, and games.

6: Springs Beer Fest, Colorado Springs, CO

The tenth annual Springs Beer Fest will be held at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 55 craft breweries. There will also be live music, along with food for purchase from local restaurants and food trucks. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. All proceeds will benefit the CraftWorks Foundation's signature programs.

6: Wheaton Brew Fest, Wheaton, IL

The 2016 Wheaton Brew Fest will be held at Memorial Park. This is an afternoon event. There will be a variety of craft beers (there were more than 80 at last year’s event), live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a complimentary buffet, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Court Appointed Special Advocates and the DuPage County Historical Museum.

6: Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park, CO

The Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, The LIFT FM, and KRKY "Colorado Country" present the seventh annual Winter Park Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Hideaway Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 craft breweries, most of them from Colorado. Three live acts will perform, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and a catered lunch, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to The Grand Foundation and The Samantha Remington Angel Heart Foundation.

6: York Region Craft Beer Festival, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presents the fourth annual York Region Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from a variety of Ontario craft breweries. Live local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to Rotary charities.

7: Whistle Belly, Williamsburg, VA

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg presents Whistle Belly 2016, which will take place at Merchants Square. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from over 30 breweries, along with colonial-era cocktails. The price of admission includes all-you-can-eat food from four restaurants. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will fund local non-profits and scholarships for high school students.

9-13: Great British Beer Festival, London, England

The Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Great British Beer Festival, which will take place at the London Olympia. This five-day event is Britain's biggest beer festival, with more than 900 Real Ales, ciders, perries and international beers from over 350 British producers. The festival serves as the venue for the Champion Beer of Britain competition. There will also be tutored tastings, live music, food and merchandise for sale, and pub games and quizzes.

11-15: Bierbörse, Leverkusen-Opland, Germany

The 30th annual Opland edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place on the banks of the Wupper River in Leverkusen. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

11-14: Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival, Marietta, OH

The 2016 Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival will be held in historic downtown Marietta. It begins Thursday evening with a kick-off party at the Marietta Brewing Company, and beer and music at other locations in town. There will also be a mini-beer fest at the brewery on Saturday afternoon. In addition to beer sampling, the weekend's events will include biking and river adventures, live music, games, and a Merchants and Artists Walk.

12: Art & Ale Brew Festival, Parker, CO

The Wildlife Experience, part of the University of Colorado-South Denver in Parker, will host its 13th annual Art & Ale Brew Festival. This evening event will feature the products of more than 40 craft breweries and restaurants. There will also be live 80s music, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

12-13: Brew NZ Beervana, Wellington, New Zealand

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand presents Brew NZ Beervana 2016, which will take place at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 300 beers from over 60 breweries from New Zealand, Australia, and farther afield. The selection will include beers from Portland, Oregon, Wellington’s “sister city in beer”, and there will be sour beer and IPA bars. There will also be an educational program, homebrew competitions, live entertainment, and beer and food pairings. A variety of ticket packages, including VIP tickets, are available.

12-13: Bronze Blues & Brews, Joseph, OR

The 20th annual Bronze Blues & Brews will be held at City Park in Joseph, a venue within walking distance of downtown. This two-day event will feature 20 craft beers, along with a selection of Northwest wines. Blues acts will perform both days, and food will be available for purchase. This event supports local youth organizations and school music and arts programs.

12: Detroit Beer & Wine Fest, Detroit, MI

The inaugural Detroit Beer & Wine Fest will be held at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit. This evening event will feature more than 100 beverages from Michigan craft breweries and domestic and foreign wineries. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beverages, are available.

12-14: London Craft Beer Festival, London, England

The 2016 London Craft Beer Festival will be held at Oval Space, an arts venue in East London's Bethnal Green. This three-day event will feature more than 250 beers from over 30 independent breweries from the UK, the Continent, and the U.S. Live bands and DJs will perform, and there will be a street food menu featuring locally-sourced products.

12-13: Spokane Brewers Festival, Spokane, WA

The inaugural Spokane Brewers Festival will be held at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 30 Washington State and northern Idaho breweries. There will also be live music, a wide range of food vendors, and an all-ages root beer garden. Admission to the festival itself is free.

12-14: Vancouver Brewfest, Vancouver, WA

The fifth annual Vancouver Brewfest will be held downtown at Esther Short Park. This three-day event will feature beer and cider from nearly 50 Washington and Oregon producers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, and craft vendors. The festival is a fund-raiser for several local charities.

13: Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival, Las Vegas, NV

The Tenaya Way (Las Vegas) location of Aces & Ales will host its seventh annual Strong Beer Festival. This event, which begins at 3 pm, will feature more than 50 domestic and foreign specialty beers hand-picked by Aces & Ales’ owners. The price of admission includes a sampling glass and a complimentary taste.

13: Beer on the Bridge, Portland, MI

Portland Michigan Main Street presents Beerfest on the Bridge, which will take place downtown on the historic Veterans Memorial Bridge. This afternoon/evening event, to be held on the oldest known surviving truss bridge, will feature more than 50 beers and ciders from 14 Michigan providers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra tasting tickets, are available.

13: Bier Stein Invitational Beer Fest, Eugene, OR

The The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub, in Eugene, will host its inaugural Bier Stein Invitational Beer Fest. This daytime event will feature 64 beers from 32 Oregon breweries, with an emphasis on one-off, cellared, barrel-aged, and “altered” beers. Brewery representatives will be on hand. Two solar-powered bands will perform, and food carts will be at the festival site.

13: BrewFest Waterfront District, Lorain, OH

The third annual BrewFest Waterfront District will be held in downtown Lorain’s Waterfront Entertainment District. This afternoon event will feature beer from 40 breweries, most of them from Ohio, along with a selection of ciders and wines. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

13-14: Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest, Squaw Valley, CA

Squaw Valley USA will host its 15th annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest. This two-day event, to be held in a mountain setting, will feature beer from more than 35 breweries. Five live acts will perform each day. The festival is a benefit for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

13: “Craft Beer Heaven” at California Beer Festival-Santa Cruz, Aptos, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the sixth annual Santa Cruz edition of the California Beer Festival. It will take place at Aptos Village Park. “Craft Beer Heaven”, an afternoon event, will feature more than 85 craft beers, along with live entertainment and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. There will be a beer and food pairing event with live music the evening before the festival itself; and “Sunday Funday,” a music festival with craft beer for purchase, will take place on Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

13: Downieville Mountain Brewfest, Downieville, C

The second annual Downieville Mountain Brewfest will be held downtown on Main Street. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries, most of them from northern California. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward improvements to Gold Rush Park.

13: Festival of Dankness, San Diego, CA

Modern Times Beer presents the second annual Festival of Dankness, which will take place at San Diego Waterfront Park. This late-afternoon event will feature “new-wave” hoppy beers from more and 60 craft breweries, many of them from California. Brewers will be in attendance, and food trucks and merchandise vendors will be at the park. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

13: Forest City Beer Fest, London, ON, Canada

The 2016 Forest City Beer Fest will be held at Covent Garden Market in London. This all-day rain-or-shine event will feature beers and ciders from 14 Ontario breweries and cideries. Food will be available for purchase. Admission to the Market is free.

13: Front Street Craft Beer Celebration, Franklin, TN

The 2016 Front Street Craft Beer Celebration will take place at the lake on Front Street in Franklin’s Westhaven Town Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 30 craft beers, mot of them from the South. There will be live music, and food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with private beer taps and complimentary food, are available.

13: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, WI

The Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild presents the 30th annual Great Taste of the Midwest, which will take place at Olin-Turnville Park, a lakeside venue in Madison. This afternoon event will feature more than 1,000 beers from over 100 breweries from the Great Lakes and Midwest regions, and brewery representatives in attendance. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a celebrity brewer dunk tank, and an exhibit by the Museum of Beer and Brewing. "Great Taste Eve," a series of pre-festival events, will take place at local establishments before the festival itself. Tickets go on sale May 1.

13: HopStock, Grand Rapids, MI

The Beer City Brewers Guild presents HopStock, which will take place at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids. This evening event will feature products from 30 west Michigan breweries, cideries, and distilleries; and there will be an “IPA Island”. There will also be an educational program, music from three live bands, food trucks, and a photo booth. VIP tickets, with extra drink tickets, are available.

13: Jerry Day at the Brewpub, Chandler, AZ

The SanTan Brewing Company, in Chandler, will host its annual Jerry Day at the Brewpub. This afternoon event, which celebrates the birthday of The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, will feature a special tapping of “Standing on the Moon” Nitrogenated MoonJuice IPA. The Grateful Dead cover band Monkey & the Engineer will perform; and tie-dyed SanTan T-shirts and food, including, bean and cheese burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches, will be available for purchase.

13: Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival, Soldotna, AK

The sixth annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival returns to the Soldotna Sports Center. This evening event will feature beer from Alaska's microbreweries, along with a sampling of imported beers. Festival-goers are invited to vote in the "People's Choice" competition for best beer and best brewery. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Profits will support local Rotary Club projects.

13: Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, Blue Jay, CA

The Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce, Blue Jay Merchants, and the Mountain Brew Club present the seventh annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, which be held in Blue Jay Village. This afternoon event, which takes place high in the mountains of southern California, will feature 100 commercially- and home-brewed beers. There will be live music, and food vendors will be at the festival site. Cabins and campsites are available.

13: Lewisburg BrewBQue, Lewisburg, PA

The third annual Lewisburg BrewBQue will be held in downtown at Hufnagle Park. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, ciders, and wines. There will also be live music, a barbecue contest, food for purchase, a root beer garden and children’s activities, and sidewalk sales. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

13: Microfestivus, Roanoke, VA

The Square Society presents the 19th annual Microfestivus, which will take place at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 75 breweries, many of them from the Mid-Atlantic region. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will benefit Center in the Square.

13: Mile High Brewfest, Prescott, AZ

The fifth annual Mile High Brewfest will be held on Cortez Street in downtown Prescott. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from Southwestern craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. Live bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival site. The festival charity is the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona.

13: Millvale Brew Festival, Millvale, PA

The Borough of Millvale and The Millvale Borough Development Corporation present the tenth annual Millvale Brew Festival, which will take place at Riverfront Park on the shore of the Allegheny River. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 175 craft beers from around the country. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Borough Development Corporation.

13: Mira Mesa Festival of Beers, Mira Mesa, CA

The fifth annual Mira Mesa Festival of Beers will be held at Community Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 beers from over 30 craft breweries. There will be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Mira Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

13: Montana Brewers Summer Festival, Helena, MT

The 2016 Montana Brewers Summer Festival will be held at Memorial Park in Helena. This evening event will feature an all-Montana-brewed selection of craft beers, with brewers in attendance. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

13-28: Quingdao International Beer Festival, Quingdao, China

The 26th annual Quingdao International Beer Festival will take place at two locations, Golden Sands Beach and Century Plaza. This celebration, described as Asia's largest beer festival, began as a celebration of the city’s centennial. It begins with a grand opening ceremony and includes musical entertainment, karaoke, drinking competitions, and a themed final ceremony. Both Chinese and Western food will be available.

13: Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival, Huntington, WV

West Virginia’s Better Beer Coalition presents the fourth annual Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 American craft beers, including West Virginia-brewed beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

13-14: Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

Steam Whistle Brewing Company presents the 2016 Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto. This two-day event will feature an all-Ontario selection of craft beers, with more than 35 breweries taking part, along with food from the city's food trucks. The festival will benefit the Toronto Railway Heritage Museum.

13: Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley present the fourth annual Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest, which will take place at the Avidia Bank parking lot. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 130 craft beers, ciders, and malt beverages from over 60 breweries, along with food from local restaurants. The festival is a fund-raiser for Rotary charities.

13: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival, Carpenteria, CA

Deep, the surf magazine, presents the fourth annual Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival. It will take place on Linden Field at Carpenteria State Beach. This surfing-themed afternoon event will feature 150 beers from 55 breweries, along with a selection of wines. Local surfboard shapers will be on hand, and boards will be on display. There will also be live bands and DJs, food trucks and merchandise vendors, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to several local charities.

13: Wilmington on Tap, Wilmington, DE

The America on Tap festival series presents Wilmington on Tap, which will take place at Tubman-Garrett Park on the riverfront. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

13: Workhouse Brewfest, Lorton, VA

The inaugural Workhouse Brewfest will take place at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. This afternoon event, held in partnership with Celebrate Fairfax, Visit Fairfax, and Fairfax County Government, will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 Virginia craft breweries. Twelve live bands will perform and 20 food trucks will be on hand, and festival-goers are invited to explore the galleries and meet the artists. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary snacks, are available.

14-16: Tour de Upland, Nashville, IN

Upland Brewing Company presents the 2016 Tour de Upland, which will take place in the hills of Nashville. This three-day event consists of beer tasting, mountain biking or road cycling, and live music Saturday evening. Tour de Upland is a benefit for Bicycle Indiana and IndyCog.

17-21: Belgrade Beer Fest, Belgrade, Serbia

The Belgrade Cultural Network presents the 14th annual Belgrade Beer Fest, which will take place at Usc'e, near the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, three kilometers from the city center. This five-day event will feature around 60 domestic and foreign beers. There will also be live and DJ music, food for purchase, and games and contests. Admission to the festival is free.

18-20: Bend Brew Fest, Bend, OR

The 11th annual Bend Brew Fest will be held at Les Schwab Amphitheater on the banks of the Deschutes River. This three-day event will feature more than 200 beers and ciders from over 75 producers, most of them from the Pacific Northwest. Festival-goers are invited to meet the brewers and sample extreme beers at the “Brewtality Tent”. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to several local non-profits.

18-21: Festibiere de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada

Houblon & Cie. presents the sixth annual Festibiere de Quebec, which will take place at Espace 400e, Port de Quebec, in downtown Quebec City. This four-day celebration will feature beer from more than 75 breweries and cideries, most of them from Quebec. There will also be a beer education program, live music and other entertainment, food from 20 restaurants, and demonstrations by local chefs. Admission to the festival is free. The festival website is entirely in French.

18: Summer Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI

The Detroit Zoo, in Royal Oak, will host its inaugural Summer Zoo Brew, which will take place at the Events Pavilion. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from Michigan craft breweries, live music, and food for purchase. The price of admission also includes access to the zoo's habitats (until twilight) and keeper talks. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary appetizers, are available.

19-21: Bierbörse, Dorsten, Germany

The seventh annual Dorsten edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city center. Around 600 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

19-21: Bierbörse, Hildescheim, Germany

The third annual Hildescheim edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city’s pedestrian zone. Around 450 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

19-20: Brew Skies Festival, Canaan Valley, WV

Mountain State Brewing Company presents the fifth annual Brew Skies Festival, which will take place at Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Canaan Valley. This two-day, family-friendly event will feature beer from more than 15 West Virginia craft breweries. Over 20 musical acts will perform. There will also be a homebrew competition, food and artisan vendors, a chair lift and zip-line, and a children’s area. Primitive camping is available.

19: Buffalo Brewfest, Buffalo, NY

The 2016 Buffalo Brewfest will be held at The Iron Works in the historic Cobblestone District. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 craft breweries, many of them from New York State. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a prize raffle. The festival charity is the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center.

19: Flour City Brewers Fest, Rochester, NY

The 21st annual Flour City Brewers Festival will be held under the pavilions at the Rochester Public Market. This evening event will feature the products of 50 New York State breweries and cideries, along with a selection of wines. There also be live music, and eight food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is Holiday Outreach.

19-20: Hamilton Beer Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The third annual Hamilton Beer Festival will be held at Bayfront Park. This two-day event, which celebrates Canada’s ninth-largest city, will feature more than 100 beers, most of them from Ontario. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

19: HopFest, Plymouth, MA

The 2016 edition of HopFest will be held at Memorial Hall in downtown Plymouth. This evening event will feature more than 60 beers from over 30 craft breweries handpicked by festival organizers. Many of the beers will be paired with dishes prepared by local chefs, and food is included in the price of admission. Two live bands will perform. Downtown bars will be open after the festival itself.

19: Redding Beer Week Opening Ceremonies, Redding, CA

The Redding Beer Week Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Redding Civic Auditorium. This evening event will feature beer from nearly 50 breweries from California and Oregon. Snacks and, then, heartier food will be served.

19-27: Redding Beer Week, Redding, CA

The fifth annual Redding Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Redding. This nine-day celebration will begin with an Opening Ceremony featuring beer from more than 35 craft breweries. There will be more than 50 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.

19-20: Riga Craft Beer Festival, Riga, Latvia

The inaugural Riga Craft Beer Festival will be held in Riga in the historic neighborhood of Aldaris, the home of the Baltics’ premier brewing museum. This two-day, four-session event will feature beer from 15 breweries, including four from Latvia.

19: Stone 20th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CA

Stone Brewing Company presents the 20th Anniversary Brewers Reception, which will be held at Cal State University-San Marcos. This Friday evening event, which takes place the evening before the Stone Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival itself, will feature 40 beers, including 12 cask-conditioned Stone ales and many beers that will not be served on Saturday. The price of admission includes a complimentary gourmet meal from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. There will also be live music, complimentary gourmet food, and a panel discussion featuring Greg Koch.

20: Augusta Beerfest, Augusta, GA

Evans Kia presents the third annual Augusta Beer Festival, which will take place at the James Brown Arena. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, many of them from Georgia and the Southeast. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available.

20: Beer Fest @ MOSI, Tampa, FL

Creative Loafing presents the 2016 Beer Fest @ MOSI, which will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. This evening event will feature more than 95 beers from 40 breweries, many of them from the Tampa Bay area and Florida. Festival-goers are invited to interact with the museum’s exhibits. There will also be food trucks, food and merchandise vendors, and a photo booth. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

20: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Virginia Beach, VA

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the inaugural Virginia Beach stop on the 2016 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival. It will take place at Hunt Club Farm. This afternoon event will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There will also be live rock and blues music; barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. “Whole Hog” VIP tickets, with early admission and an exclusive tasting experience, are available.

20: Boulder Craft Beer Festival, Boulder, CO

Downtown Boulder, Inc., presents the third annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown in West Central Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from 25 craft breweries, most of them from Boulder County; and brewers will be in attendance. There will also be music from two live bands, food for purchase, and lawn games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Brew @ the Zoo, Boston, MA

Boston's Franklin Park Zoo will host the seventh annual Brew @ the Zoo. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from 40 breweries, many of them from Massachusetts. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase, and festival-goers will have the opportunity to see the animals. VIP tickets, with early admission, a beer and cheese pairing, animal encounters, and lawn games, are available. Proceeds will support the zoo's education and conservation programs.

20: Brews Fest at Silver Mountain, Kellogg, ID

Silver Mountain Resort, a ski resort in Kellogg, will host its annual Brews Fest. This afternoon event, to be held atop the Silver Mountain Gondola at 5,700 feet above sea level, will feature 40 beers from 20 breweries. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. There will be an after-party, with live music, at the Gondola Village.

20: Craft Beer Relay, Frisco, CO

Copper Canyon, a ski resort in Frisco, will host a stop on the Craft Beer Relay series. In the Relay, four-member teams run on a 5-K course that includes 12 craft beer stations as well as obstacles, team games, and individual challenges. Race participants will be awarded prizes. The Relay is followed by a beer festival that includes beer from the 12 participating breweries, all from Colorado; live music; food trucks; beer games; and prizes.

20: Ed Fest, Edwards, CO

Crazy Mountain Brewery presents the sixth annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest, which will take place at the WECMRD Soccer Fields in Edwards, the brewery’s hometown. This all-day event will feature beer and cider from more than 65 domestic and foreign providers, including many Colorado craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the site. VIP tickets, with complimentary beers and food, are available. The festival charity is the Eagle Rivershed Council.

20: Everett Craft Beer Festival, Everett, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the fifth annual Everett Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Hoyt and Hewitt Avenues. This daytime event will feature more than 100 beers from 30 Washington State breweries. There will be live entertainment, and food vendors will be at the festival site.

20: Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition, Nashua, NH

The fourth annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition will be held at Holman Stadium in Nashua. This afternoon event will feature beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages from more than 50 providers, many of them from the area. There will also be live music, a chicken wing competition among local restaurants, games, and family activities. Part of the proceeds will go to the Police Athletic League and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

20: Gettysburg Brew Fest, Gettysburg, PA

BrewFest Partners presents the 2016 Gettysburg Brew Fest, which will take place at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. The venue is set against the backdrop of the Seminary Ridge Museum, which offers spectacular views of the Gettysburg battlefield. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from the Middle Atlantic states. Food trucks and merchandise vendors will be on hand. There will also be entertainment, including live beer-themed music and cannon firings by Civil War re-enacters. The festival is a benefit for the Seminary.

20: German Bier Fest, Atlanta, GA

The German American Chamber of Commerce South presents the 13th annual German Bier Fest, which will take place at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as "Atlanta's only German-style beer festival," will feature more than 50 German beers, along with live music, traditional food, and games and activities. The festival is family-friendly, with a kids' zone and free admission for children.

20: Hop Jam VT, Bolton Valley, VT

Bolton Valley Ski Area presents the third annual Hop Jam VT. This all-day event will feature beers from more than 35 breweries, many of them from Vermont. Seven live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

20: Lighthouse Brewfest, Lincoln City, OR

McMenamins presents the 21st annual Lighthouse Brewfest, which will take place at the Lighthouse Brewpub in Lincoln City. This all-day festival will feature beers created by McMenamins brewers, food and drink specials, and brewery tours. By tradition, brewers are assigned a beer style drawn at random from a hat to brew for the festival, and each participating brewery is asked to submit a tiny image to represent its beer.

20: Macon Beer Fest, Macon, GA

The Downtown Macon Rotary and Main Street Macon present the sixth annual Macon Beer Fest, which will take place at Third and Poplar Streets in the city’s historic downtown. This late-afternoon evening event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries. The festival is a Pints for Prostates event: men age 40 and older will be offered a complimentary PSA blood test; and part of the proceeds will go toward prostate cancer research. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

20: Melody Tent Brew Festival, Hyannis, MA

The third annual Melody Tent Brew Festival will be held at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. This evening event will feature beer from more than 25 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from the area. There will also be live and DJ music.

20: Monticello Lions Brewfest, Monticello, MN

The Monticello Lions Club presents the fifth annual Monticello Lions Brewfest, which will be held on the banks of the Mississippi River at West Bridge Park. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 breweries, many of them from the Upper Midwest. There will also be live music, local food for purchase, and games. All proceeds will go to Lions Club charities.

20: Mountaineer BrewFest, Wheeling, WV

The third annual Mountaineer BrewFest will be held at Wheeling Heritage Port. This afternoon/evening event will feature a selection of West Virginia-brewed beers, served in a beer garden. There will live entertainment, along with food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available; and there will be a VIP craft beer and food pairing the Thursday evening before the festival itself.

20: Oak Park Micro Brew Review, Oak Park, IL

Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild present the ninth Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review, which will take place on Marion Street in downtown Oak Park. This late-afternoon, zero-waste event will feature more than 200 craft beers from over 90 Midwest microbreweries. There will also be live and DJ music, along with small plates from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will support SGA’s sustainable-communities projects.

20: Pints in the Park, Highland, IN

The third annual Pints in the Park will be held at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 40 craft breweries, many of them from Indiana. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an all-you-can-eat buffet, are available.

20-21: Sausage & Beer Festival, Cherry Valley, CA

Highland Springs Resort, in Cherry Valley, will host its seventh Sausage & Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature around 30 beers from 14 breweries from the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. There will be live music, gourmet sausages made in-house, games, and contests. Admission and parking are free.

20: Southern Brewers Festival, Chattanooga, TN

The 22nd annual Southern Brewers Festival will be held at Ross's Landing on the riverfront in downtown Chattanooga. This all-day event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 breweries, most of them from the Southeast. Live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be onsite. VIP tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit the CraftWorks Foundation's signature programs.

20: Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival & Competition, Saratoga, WY

The 21st annual Steinley Cup Microbrewery Competition will be held at Veterans Park in downtown Saratoga. This day-long event is the original and only official state microbrewery competition, in which the Saratoga Steinley Cup goes to the winner. This year’s style is American Wheat, and and nearly 30 breweries are eligible to compete. Festival-goers are invited to taste the competition beers, along with a selection of other Wyoming-brewed beers. There will also be a chili cook-off, “People’s Choice” voting, crafters, and activities for children. The Steinley Cup is part of a weekend-long celebration that also includes the Saratoga Bullfest.

20: Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival, San Marcos, CA

Stone Brewing Company presents the Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival, which will take place on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. This event is the brewery’s biggest charity fund-raiser of the year. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more 100 beers from over 60 guest breweries. The selection includes vintage, cask, and one-off Stone beers, along with Stone’s 5th, 10th, and 15th Anniversary IPAs. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a cigar lounge. All-Access passes, with admission to both sessions, a special selection of beers, and complimentary gourmet food, are available.

20: Suds on the Shore Craft Beer + Wine Festival, Ludington, MI

The Suds On The Shore Committee presents the eighth annual Suds on the Shore Craft Beer + Wine Festival, which will be held at Ludington City Park. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured the products of 40 Michigan breweries and cideries, a selection of Michigan wines, and live music. The festival is fund-raiser for The United Way of Mason County.

20: Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN

The eighth annual Summer Beer Dabbler returns to CHS Stadium, the St. Paul Saints’ ballpark in Lowertown. This evening event will feature more than 300 beers from over 100 craft breweries, many of them from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Live bands will perform; local food trucks will be at the festival site; and there will be activities, including human foosball, silent disco, and a fireworks display at the end of the festival.

20: Taste of Brews—Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Taste of Brews presents the sixth Taste of Brews—Long Beach, which will take place at Shoreland Aquatic Park. This afternoon event, to be held at a waterfront venue, will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders, many of them from California. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the park.

20: Taste of Petaluma, Petaluma, CA

The 11th annual Taste of Petaluma will take place in the city's historic downtown. This afternoon event, which is a benefit for the Cinnabar Theater, will feature more than 90 participants, including local microbreweries, wineries, chefs, artists, and craftspeople.

20: Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, Tumwater, WA

The 2016 Tumwater Artesian Brewfest will be held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. This afternoon/evening “backyard-style” event will feature more than 100 beers from over 45 Pacific Northwest breweries, along with a selection of wines. The selection will include the original Olympia beer. There will also be food for purchase, along with games and contests.

20: Virginia Craft Brewer's Festival, Roseland, VA

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and the Virginia Manufacturers Association present the fifth annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Festival, which will take place at the Concert Grounds at the Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland. This all-day event, held in the Blue Ridge Mountains, will feature beer from more than 70 Virginia breweries. Live local bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets (early admission and a brewer-led tasting) and camping are available.

23-27: Peterborough Beer Festival, Peterborough, England

The Peterborough & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Peterborough Beer Festival, which will take place at The Embankment. This five-day event will feature more than 400 draft Real Ales and a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers, all served under massive marquees on the riverside. In addition, there will be live music, along with food and merchandise for purchase.

24-27: Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival, Clacton-on-Sea, England

The Tendring Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 21st annual Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival, which will take place at St James' Church Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 70 Real Ales, including a selection of ales from the Welsh marshes, along with ciders, perries, Essex wines, and beers from the Continent. There will also be live music, morris dancers, and food for purchase.

25-27: Cincy Brew-Ha-Ha, Cincinnati, OH

The tenth annual Cincy Brew Ha-Ha will be held at Sawyer Point on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. This three-evening event will feature more than 100 beers, sold at stands located throughout the venue. Fifty comedians will perform on four stages. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for The Cure Starts Now.

25: Kiwanis Brew Fest, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents the fifth annual Brew Fest, which will take place at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. This Thursday afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 15 breweries. There will also be live music and food for purchase. “Brewfest Plus” tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

25-29: Lytham Brewery Beer Festival, St Annes on Sea, England

Lytham Brwery, in St Annes on Sea, will host an Open Weekend and Beer Festival. This four-day event will feature more than 20 Real Ales, along with craft ciders, wines, and soft drinks. Barbecue will be available for purchase.

25-28: North American Organic Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The 13th annual North American Organic Brewers Festival will be held at Overlook Park in northwest Portland. This four-day event, which is designed to raise awareness of organic beer and sustainable living, will feature more than 50 organic beers, ciders, and meads from around the country. There will also be live music, organic food for purchase, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profit booths, and a children's area. Admission is free.

25-27: Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival, Swansea, Wales

The Swansea Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 30th annual Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival. This three-day event will take place at the Brangwyn Hall Guildhall. It will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with 60 ciders and perries; many of these will be products of Welsh breweries and cideries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

26-28: Alba Real Ale Festival, Broughy Ferry, Scotland

The Royal Tay Yacht Club, in Broughty Ferry, will host the fifth annual Alba Real Ale Festival. This three-day event will be held in the clubhouse, with a view across the River Tay. It will feature more than 40 Scottish Real Ales, lagers, and ciders. There will also be a variety of live music, hot food from the club's barbecue area, and children's activities. The festival charities are Tayside Dynamos Powerchair Football Club and Tay Sail Training.

26-28: Bierbörse, Karlsruhe, Germany

The 15th annual Karlsruhe edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the Schlossgarten. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

26-27: Bruegala, Bloomington, IL

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees present Bruegala XVII, which will take place at The Corn Crib. This two-evening event will feature more than 300 beers, including special festival releases, along with over 500 wines. There will also be a “Beer School”, live local music, food and merchandise vendors, and a Beer Mile competition. Profits will go to local charities.

26-27: Burning River Fest, Cleveland, OH

The 16th annual Burning River Fest will take place at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. This two-day event, which marks the burning of the Cuyahoga River in 1969, will feature 18 musicians and bands, beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company, fresh food from local farms and eateries, culinary demonstrations, and environmental exhibits. Proceeds will benefit the Burning River Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainable waterways.

26-28: Cheltenham Real Ale Festival, Cheltenham, England

The Cheltenham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Cheltenham Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 100 beers and ciders, including some special festival beers. There will also be live music and a tombola.

26-28: Cherry Tree Inn Beer Festival, Woodbridge, England

The Cherry Tree Inn, a 17th-century inn near the center of Woodbridge, will host a Beer Festival. This three-day event will feature at least 25 Real Ales from across Great Britain, including Purple Moose of Porthmadog, Bude of Cornwall, Atlas of Argyll, Windsor and Eton of Windsor, Bosuns of Yorkshire, and local brewery Adnams from Southwold. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

26-28: Germania Society Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati's Germania Society presents its 46th annual Oktoberfest, which will take place at Germania Park. This three-day event, which the society describes as "Cincinnati's Original," will feature German and domestic beer, wine, and schnapps; food, including homemade dinners and grilled chicken and sausage; live music and other entertainment, including a group from Germany; games and contests; and an appearance by this year's Burgermeisterin, Fox 19’s Kara Sewell.

26-27: Kilham Beer Festival, Kilham, England

The fifth annual Kilham Beer Festival will be held on the Kilham playing field, near Driffeld. Recent editions of this three-day, family-friendly event have featured more than 35 Real Ales and ciders, along with a selection of bottled beers. There will also be live music and food for purchase. On-site camping is available.

26: Mass Brewers Guild Fest, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Brewers Guild presents the seventh annual Mass Brewers Guild Fest, which will take place at the World Trade Center Head House Concourse on Boston's waterfront. This evening event will feature an all-Massachusetts selection of more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

26-28: National Capital Beer Festival, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The fourth annual National Capital Beer Festival returns to Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. This three-day event will feature more than 150 beers from more than 40 craft breweries, many of them from the National Capital Region and Ontario; and brewers will be in attendance. The beverage selection will also include cider and wine. There will also be a “Beer School” and “Beer University”, a homebrewing competition, live local entertainment, and food from local restaurants.

26-27: Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, Traverse City, MI

Porterhouse Productions presents the ninth annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, which will take place at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. This two-evening event will feature more than 300 beers, ciders, and meads, most of them from Michigan. The selection will include rare, sour, and homebrewed beers. There will also be a variety of live musical entertainment, a silent disco, and local food vendors. Early bird tickets, which include an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

26-27: Zoo Brew, Brookfield, IL

The Brookfield Zoo will host the fifth annual Zoo Brew. This two-evening event will feature more than 80 craft beers, along with live music and a silent auction for specialty beers and other items. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Festival tickets include all-day admission to the zoo.

27: A Night At The Brewseum: A Craft Beer Expo, North Easton, MA

The Children’s Museum in Easton will host the third annual A Night At The Brewseum: A Craft Beer Expo. It will take place both inside The Old Fire Station, and outdoors in “The Wild Place”, the museum’s outdoor learning center. This late-afternoon event will feature beers, ciders, and artisanal beverages from more than a dozen providers. There will also be live music, a homebrewing exhibition, a “Science of Beer” exhibit, and food for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s exhibits and educational programs.

27: Albuquerque Hopfest Xtreme, Albuquerque, NM

The ninth annual Albuquerque Hopfest Xtreme will be held at the Isleta Resort & Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from 70 breweries. Seven bands will perform on three stages, food and merchandise will be available for purchase, and there will be games. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

27-28: American Craft Beer Festival at Tysons Biergarten, Tysons Corner, VA

Tysons Biergarten, in Tysons Corner, will host an American Craft Beer Festival. This two-day family-friendly event will feature more than 50 local craft beers, with brewery representatives in attendance, along with 50 bottled and canned national beers. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a dog-friendly patio.

27: Ballpark Festival of Beers, Charleston, SC

The Kickin' Chicken presents the 14th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, which will take place at Joseph C. Riley, Jr., Park, the home of the Charleston River Dogs baseball team. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the ballpark. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

27: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, Palmerton, PA

Blue Mountain Ski Area will host the 2016 Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, which will take place at the base of the mountain. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers, many of them brewed in Pennsylvania, along with a selection of bourbons. There will also be live music, barbecue, and craft and specialty vendors.

27: Beers Across the Wabash, Lafayette, IN

Friends of Downtown presents the fourth annual Beers Across the Wabash, which will take place on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Lafayette. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 Indiana breweries. There will also be a homebrewing demonstration, and food will be available for purchase. “Beer Geek” tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

27: Blues, Brews & BBQs, Napa, CA

The Downtown Napa Association presents the sixth annual Blues, Brews & BBQ, which will take place at First and Main Streets in downtown Napa. This afternoon event will feature more than 20 craft beers, along with Napa Valley wines. There will also be live blues on two stages; food, including barbecued beef, chicken, and seafood; a rib-eating contest; and children's activities. Admission and parking are free.

27: Blue Mountain Resort Beer Fest, Palmerton, PA

Blue Mountain Resort, in Palmerton, will host its annual Beer Fest. This afternoon event, to be held in the Pocono Mountains, will feature more than 100 craft beers, many of them brewed locally, along with a selection of bourbons. There will also be live music, barbecue and other food for purchase, crafters and artisan vendors, and hand-rolled cigars.

27: Brew at the Zoo, Providence, RI

Roger Williams Park Zoo, in Providence, will host the third annual Brew at the Zoo. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 60 craft breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live local music, animal encounters, and food for purchase. The Zoo will be open during part of the festival. Proceeds will support the Zoo's education and conservation programs.

27: Brew at the Zoo & Wine, Too!, Louisville, KY

The Louisville Zoo will host the 2016 Brew at the Zoo & Wine, Too! This is an afternoon/evening event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from dozens of breweries from the region, a selection of local wines, live music, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. All proceeds will benefit the Zoo.

27: Bruises & Brews Beer Fest, Glendale, CO

The 2016 Bruises & Brews Beer Fest will be held at Infinity Park in Glendale. This afternoon event combines a fast-paced rugby sevens tournament (this sport is part of the 2016 Summer Olympics program) with beer from 20 local craft breweries, locally-distilled spirits, and cider.

27: Canfest, Reno, NV

The eighth annual Canfest will take place at Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from around the world, all of them poured from cans. Many of the beers are not normally available in Nevada. There will also be live music, a DJ, a silent disco, and a prize raffle; and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary dinner, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Reno Bike Project.

27: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, National Harbor, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the seventh annual Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, which will take place on the waterfront at National Harbor. Organizers describe this event as “The World’s Largest Crab Feast”. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 50 beers and wines, along with a selection of spirits. There will also be all-you-can-eat crabs; other food, including hamburgers, sausages, and barbecue; live music on the main stage; and a kids' area and family fun zone. The festival charity is the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

27: City Weekly Utah Beer Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

City Weekly magazine presents the seventh annual Utah Beer Festival, which will take place in a new and larger venue, Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 craft beers, including full-strength beers, from local and regional breweries. There will also be live karaoke and food for purchase. Early admission and VIP tickets are available. The festival charity is the Humane Society of Utah.

27: Colorado Cider & Beer Circus, Copper Mountain, CO

The second annual Colorado Cider & Beer Circus take place inside the Center Village at the Copper Mountain Resort. This afternoon event, to be held at the base of Copper Mountain, will feature more than 75 beers and ciders, and cidery representatives will be on hand. There will be entertainment, including live music and circus acts; hiking and zip-lining; and dinner at the resort’s restaurants. First Pour tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit Team Summit.

27: Columbus Craft Beerfest, Columbus, IN

ZwanzigZ Pizza & Brewing presents the 2016 Columbus Craft Beerfest, which will take place at the pond at Mill Race Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries, many of them from Indiana. There will be live music, food vendors, and outdoor games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to non-profits.

27: Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, Doylestown, PA

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, in Doylestown, will host its annual Beer Fest. This afternoon event, held on the grounds of the Castle, will feature beer from more than 20 local and regional breweries. There will also be live jazz music and food for purchase. “First Tap” VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Castle’s education programs.

27: Great Nebraska Beerfest, Papillon, NE

The eighth annual Great Nebraska Beerfest will be held at Werner Park in Papillion, the home of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 80 breweries, most of them from Nebraska and the Midwest. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, and food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. An after-party will take place at the Nebraska Brewing Company brewpub. The festival charity is the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Global Blindness Prevention Division.

27: High Country Craft Food and Beverage Festival, Boone, NC

Ivory Tower, Inc., presents the ninth annual High Country Craft Food and Beverage Festival, which will take place at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 domestic and international breweries. There will also be an educational program, music by local performers, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will support scholarships to Appalachian State University's Fermentation Science Program.

27: Hops in Humboldt, Fortuna, CA

The 13th annual Hops in Humboldt will be held at Rohner Park in Fortuna. This afternoon event, which takes place in the heart of the redwoods, will feature more than 100 beers from over 35 craft breweries from around the country. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “Taster’s Choice" award. Four musical acts will perform; food, art, and crafts vendors will be at the festival site; and there will be games. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

27: Hub City on Tap, Lubbock, TX

The America on Tap festival series presents Hub City on Tap, which will take place at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair Coliseum in Lubbock. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

27: Independence BrewBQ, Independence, IA

The tenth annual Independence BrewBQ will be held at Riverwalk Park. During the afternoon the event’s “Craft Brew Zone” will be open, with more than 50 beers. The festival itself, which requires no admission charge, also includes slow-cooked barbecue and other food for purchase, along with live music and a go-at-your-own-pace bike ride.

27: Keweenaw Brewfest, Houghton, MI

The Keweenaw Brewfest Organization presents the seventh annual Keweenaw Brewfest, which will take place at a new location, the Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes & Ladders) in Houghton. This afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers from over 40 breweries, including beers brewed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Keweenaw Community Foundation.

27: Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, Lancaster, PA

Joycat Events, the Lancaster Office of Promotion, and Federal Taphouse present the fourth annual Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, which will take place downtown at Lancaster Square and Binns Park. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 130 beers from over 60 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, complimentary food, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

27: Midwest Microfest, Salina, KS

Destro Media and 99KG present the second annual Midwest Microfest, which will take place at the Salina Bicentennial Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 American craft breweries, including a number from Kansas. There will 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.

27: North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest, Libertyville, IL

The Sunrise Rotary of Libertyville presents the seventh annual North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest, which will take place downtown on Church Street. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries and wine from over 50 wineries. Food and cigars will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a raffle ticket, are available. Proceeds will go to Rotary charities.

27: Potosi Brew Fest, Potosi, WI

The eighth annual Potosi Brew Fest will take place at the Holiday Gardens Event Center, across from the historic Potosi Brewery. This afternoon event will feature more than 35 vendors of craft beer, wine, and specialty meats and cheeses. Many of the beers will be from the Tri-State area. There will also be live music and a stein-holding contest. The festival is a benefit for the Potosi Brewery Foundation.

27: Rails & Ales Brewfest, Altoona, PA

The 2016 Rails & Ales Brewfest will be held at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona. This evening event will feature more than 80 craft and seasonal beers and ciders. Two live bands will perform, and there will be a homebrew competition. The price of admission includes a complimentary pretzel necklace, and other food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Altoona Community Theatre.

27: Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

Get Knit Events presents the third annual Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl, which will take place at 12 breweries within walking distance of Metro Transit's Green Line between Minneapolis and St. Paul. This afternoon event includes an all-day light-rail pass; two pints of beer from participating establishments; live music; special discounts on food, beer, and merchandise; and a drawing for beer-themed prizes.

27: San Juan Brewfest, Durango, CO

The 18th annual San Juan Brewfest will be held at Buckley Park in historic downtown Durango. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, along with a selection of distilled spirits. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for United Way of Southwest Colorado.

27: Secret Stash Beer Bash, East Hartford, CT

Goodwin College, in East Hartford, will host the 2016 Secret Stash Beer Bash. This evening event, held in partnership with Onyx Sprits Company, will feature beer from more than 20 Connecticut breweries. Each brewery has been given an Onyx “Secret Stash” whiskey barrel in which to brew its beer. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide food for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Goodwin College scholarships.

27: ShakesBeer Festival, Stratford, CT

The fourth annual ShakesBeer Festival will be held at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the restoration of the theater, will feature beer from more than 60 breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the theater.

27: Sierra BrewFest, Grass Lake, CA

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 27th annual Sierra BrewFest, which will take place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Lake. This afternoon event, held under tall pines in the Sierra foothills, will feature more than 100 beers, with an emphasis on small microbreweries in northern California. SoLS Band will perform, food trucks and local restaurants will be on hand, and there will be a Bag-O tournament. The festival is a benefit for Music in the Mountains.

27: Suds n' Spurs Brewfest, Sheridan, WY

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce presents the fifth annual Suds n' Spurs Brewfest, which will take place at Whitney Commons Park in Sheridan. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from two dozen breweries from Wyoming and the Mountain West. Two live bands will perform, and food vendors will be at the festival site.

27: ThirstyBear’s 20th Anniversary Block Party, San Francisco, CA

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, in San Francisco, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Block Party. This afternoon event will feature 40 beers from 20 local breweries; along with a selection of ThirstyBear beers, including special festival beers. There will also be cocktails and sangrias; live bluegrass music; a flamenco dance performance; and food for purchase, including paellas and roast pig.

27: Wild Brew, Tulsa, OK

Wild Brew 2016 will be held at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. This evening event, called "The Greatest Party Ever Hatched,” will feature more than 50 craft beers, many of them brewed in Oklahoma. There will also be live music and food from more than 30 restaurants. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Sutton Avian Research Center.

28: Ready Set Growl Beer Festival, Santa Rosa, CA

The third annual Ready Set Growl Beer Festival will be held at Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa. This early-afternoon event, which follows the Santa Rosa Marathon, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, including a rare beer (TBA at the festival). Festival-goers will also received a 32-ounce custom growler, and Sonoma County vendors will give out food samples.

28-September 10: Septemberfest, Marina di Carrara, Italy

The 31st annual Septemberfest will take place in the Tuscan town of Carrara. The festival, which began with a sister-cities arrangement between Carrara and Ingolstadt, Germany, is a 14-day celebration of Bavarian beer, cuisine, and culture. One hundred and fifty residents of Ingolstadt will be on hand to staff the festival. The festival site adjoins the Luna Park fairgrounds and the commercial fair Tutti in Fiera.

31-September 3: Durham Beer Festival, Durham City, England

The Durham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 36th annual Durham Beer Festival, which will take place at Dunelm House (Durham Students' Union) in Durham City. Recent editions of this four-day event have featured around 120 Real Ales, 30 ciders and perries, a selection of wines, and food for purchase.