July 2016 Events

June 30-2: Bromsgrove Beer Festival, Bromsgrove, England

The Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 14th annual Bromsgrove Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club. This three-day event will feature 144 Real Ales, along with 55 ciders and perries and a selection of fruit wines. There will be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a CAMRA stand.

2: Haddenham Summer Real Ale Festival, Woodways, England

The 2015 Haddenham Summer Real Ale Festival will be held on the grounds of the Haddenham Community Junior School. This is an all-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 80 barrels of Real Ale, 15 barrels of Real Lager, and 40 ciders, a world beer tent, and a Pimms and wine bar; continuous musical entertainment; a wide variety of food; and a bouncy castle for the kids. Proceeds will go to local charities.

3: Red, Wine, and Brew, La Porte, IN

The LaPorte Jaycees and Bethany Church present Red, Wine, and Brew 2016, which will take place in the Pioneerland area of the La Porte Fairgrounds. This late-afternoon event updates the 40-year tradition of the the Jaycees’ “The Beer Barns”. Pioneerland’s quaint buildings will be transformed into saloons serving a variety of craft beers. Nashville’s hottest rising stars (bands TBA) will perform. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to LaPorte’s Sheriff, Police, Fire, and EMS Departments.

6: City Beerfest, London, England

The City Music Foundation, in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Brewers, presents the fourth annual City Beerfest. It will take place at the historic Guildhall Yard in London. This all-day Wednesday event will feature beer from around 15 British breweries. There will be live jazz and folk music and food for purchase, and dray horses will be at the festival site.

6-10: Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival, Derby, England

The Derby Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Derby Summer Charter Beer Festival, which will take place under a marquee at the Derby Market Place. The theme of this five-day event is “The Demise and Rise of of Brewing in Derby”. It will feature more than 300 Real Ales, ciders, meads, and continental beers. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be given to charity.

6-9: Ealing Beer Festival, Ealing, England

The West Middlesex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 27th annual Ealing Beer Festival, which will take place in Walpole Park. This four-day event will feature more than 350 Real Ales, including many local ales, along with bottled beers from smaller European breweries. There will also be a selection of ciders, English meads, and fruit wines. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be pub games and a CAMRA stall. The festival charity is St John Ambulance.

7-8: Chorlton Beer Festival, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, England

The Trafford & Hulne Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 12th annual Chorlton Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of St Clement's Church in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. The festival will feature more than 100 Real Ales, over 50 ciders and perries, and bottled beers from around the world. There will be live music, street food for purchase, and children’s activities. The festival is a fund-raiser for the church.

8-10: Biergarten Fest, Morrison, CO

The German American Chamber of Commerce—Colorado Chapter presents 20th annual Biergarten Festival, which will take place at TEV Edelweiss Pavilion in Morrison. This three-day, family-friendly event provides an authentic Biergarten experience. It will feature traditional German beer and food; entertainment, including live music and Schuhplattler dance groups; games and contests, including dachshund racing; and children's activities.

8-10: Seattle International Beer Festival, Seattle, WA

The 2016 Seattle International Beer Festival will be held at Fisher Pavilion & Lawn at Seattle Center. This three-day event will feature more than 200 beers from 16 countries, including rare, hard-to-find, and locally-brewed beers. Live bands are scheduled to perform all weekend. There will also be a Grande Beer Garden; food for purchase; a huge lawn for picnickers; and games, including darts, backgammon, checkers, chess, and cards. The festival is a benefit for PetCross.

8-9: Because Beer Craft Brew Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Sonic Unyon presents the 2016 Because Beer Craft Brew Festival, which will take place at a bayfront venue, Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. This two-day event will feature beer from around 35 Ontario craft breweries and cideries. The selection will include a selection of cask-conditioned ales, and brewery representatives and guest speakers will be on hand. There will also be a BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition, an educational program, a music stage, and food vendors.

8-10: Beer on the Wye XII, Hereford, England

The Herefordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents Beer on the Wye XII, the Herefordshire Beer Festival. This three-day event will take place at the Hereford Rowing Club, under a big-top-style marquee pitched on a riverside meadow. It will feature more than 125 cask-conditioned ales from throughout the UK, over 130 ciders and perries, and around 40 foreign bottled beers. There will also be live music, food and merchandise for purchase, and family and children's activities on Sunday.

8-9: Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, England

The 25th annual Newt Beer Festival will be held at the A38 between Taunton and Bridgewater on the outskirts of North Newton. This is a two-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 100 Real Ales, along with local ciders, bottled beers, and wines. Live bands will perform, and there will be food for purchase. Camping is available at the festival site.

9: Beer Garden at the Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest, Lutsen, MN

Caribou Highlands Resort, on Lake Superior's North Shore, will host the fifth annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest. The Saturday late-afternoon Beer Garden will feature beer from more than 15 breweries from the Upper Midwest, along with live entertainment and food for purchase. Package tickets are available. The Beer Garden is part of a three-day celebration that also includes a Brewers’ Reception on Friday evening and a Brewers’ Bloody Mary Breakfast on Saturday morning.

9: Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, Chetek, WI

The Chetek Community Club presents the 19th annual Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, which will take place at Phillips Park. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from two dozen microbreweries, many of them from Wisconsin; and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment, along with rib tasting from teams competing for "Best of the Fest" and "People's Choice" honors. Proceeds will go to local charities.

15-16: Bremerton Summer Brewfest, Bremerton, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the sixth annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest, which will take place downtown on the Bremerton Boardwalk. This event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature more than 100 summer-style beers from over 30 Washington State breweries; the emphasis will be on fruit-infused beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

15-16: Cuddington Beer Festival, Worcester Par

The 2016 Cuddington Beer Festival will be held at Rowe Hall in Worcester Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 40 ales and 20 ciders. Food will be available for purchase., and families are welcome at Saturday’s lunchtime session. The festival is a fund-raiser for the 2nd Cuddington (Rowe) Scout Group.

15-16: Dog & Grog--Montana Microbrew Festival, Virginia City, MT

The 13th annual Dog and Grog—Montana Microbrew Festival will be held under the big tent at the Bale of Hay Saloon in historic Virginia City. There will be a Wee Dog pint on Friday evening, with Montana-brewed beer and live music. On Saturday afternoon there will be beer from ten Montana breweries, along with live music; package-deal tickets include eight samples and a complimentary Polish dog. After the festival itself, there will be live music inside the bar.

15-17: Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, Kitchener, ON, Canada

The 13th Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show will be held at Victoria Park. This three-day event will feature more than 20 Ontario breweries, along with local ciders and distilled spirits. There will also be food, including barbecued ribs and chicken, for purchase; live entertainment; and children’s activities. Admission is free, but attendees are urged to make a donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

15-23: Ohio Brew Week Festival, Athens, OH

The 11th annual Ohio Beer Week will be celebrated at breweries, bars, restaurants, and other venues in and around Athens. More than 50 Ohio craft breweries pouring over 200 beers will be represented at this nine-day celebration, and brewers will be in attendance. This nine-day celebration officially begins with an official kick-off event, and closes with a “Last Call” street party. There will be dozens of other events such as a celebrity keynote speaker (TBA), beer and food pairings, educational sessions, walking tours, and happy hours.

15-17: Oxted and Limpsfield Beer Festival, Oxted, England

The Oxted and Limpsfield Cricket Club will host its fourth Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Master Park in Oxted. This event, which is the club's main fund-raising event, will feature more than 100 ales, locally-produced lagers and ciders, and gin and cocktail bars. Live bands, DJs, and other entertainers will perform on two stages. There will also be cricket matches, a food court, and children’s activities.

15-16: Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, Pittsburgh, PA

Animal Rescue Partners presents the fourth annual Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, which will take place at Stage AE, a concert venue near Heinz Field. This two-evening event will feature around 300 craft beers from over 100 breweries. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. Early admission tickets are available. All proceeds will support animal rescue and adoption programs.

15-16: Styal Beer Festival, Styal, England

"The Pride of Cheshire" Styal Football Club will host the eighth annual Styal Beer Festival. It will take place on the club's grounds. This two-day event will feature 60 Cheshire-brewed cask ales; a selection of, ciders, perries, and wines; and a lager. There will also be live music; pub tug-of-war and other sporting events; food, including a hog roast; and activities for children. Part of the proceeds will go to local charities.

15-16: Vermont Brewers Festival, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Association presents the 24th annual Vermont Brewers Festival. It will take place at Burlington's Waterfront Park, on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 150 beers from around 50 invited breweries, most of them from Vermont, the Northeast, and Canada. There will also be live entertainment, educational and "meet the brewer" programs, and food and merchandise vendors.

16-17: BeerFes-Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the 14th annual BeerFes-Osaka, which will take place at MyDome. This two-day event was formerly known as the Great Japan Beer Festival. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 120 craft beers, along with food for purchase. There will be a special tasting session on the evening before the festival itself.

16: BreastFest Beer Festival, San Rafael, CA

The 17th annual BreastFest Beer Festival will be held at a new venue, Fairground Island at Marin Center in San Rafael. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 West Coast breweries. There will also be music by Bay Area musicians, local food purveyors, and a prize raffle. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, which offers alternative medical treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer.

16: Grand Rapids on Tap, Grand Rapids, MI

America on Tap presents Grand Rapids on Tap, which will take place downtown at Calder Plaza. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

16: Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales, Chipping Norton, England

The Hook Norton Brewery presents the 23rd annual Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales. It will take place between Chipping Norton and Banbury. This event runs from noon "until we run out of beer.” Last year’s festival featured more than 130 beers, live music, a prize raffle, pig roasts, and other food for purchase. Camping is available. The festival’s principal charity is to Bloodwise, formerly known as the Leukemia Research and Lymphoma Research.

16: Hops, Vines & Wines Festival, Selinsgrove, PA

The ninth annual Hops, Vines & Wines Festival will take place in historic downtown Selinsgrove. This afternoon event will feature beer from more 40 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania, along with a selection of local wines. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

16: Hudson Valley Cider Festival, Poughquaq, NY

America on Tap presents the Hudson Valley Cider Festival, which will take place at the Barton Orchards in Poughquaq. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 cideries from cideries across the country. There will also be live music and gourmet food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of ciders, are available.

16: Naperville Ale Fest, Naperville, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the third annual Naperville Ale Fest, which will take place on the grounds of the Naper Settlement. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from craft breweries around the country. There will be live entertainment, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a food voucher, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

16: Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest, will host the eighth annual Summer Ale Festival. This evening event will feature beer from more than 40 regional craft breweries, served in the garden among great apes, big cats, and exotic animals. There will also be live music, food trucks, and games and activities. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The price of admission includes entry into the zoo and shuttle service to and from the 30th Street Station.

16: Roadhouse Brewfest, Hillsboro, OR

The Cornelius Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall will host McMenamin's 15th annual Roadhouse Brewfest. This all-day event celebrates the Roadhouse’s 150th anniversary. It will feature more than 20 beers, ten ciders, and a selection of sour and barrel-aged beers. McMenamins' brewers will be on hand. There will also be live music, barbecue and other food from Imbrie Hall, and activities for children. Admission is free.

16: Yellowstone Beer Fest, Cody, WY

The 2015 Yellowstone Beer Fest will be held on the lawn of the Park County Complex in Cody, the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, including a selection of hard-to-find beers. Iron Butterfly and The Young Dubliners will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

17-19: King’s Lock Inn at the Middlewich Folk & Boats Festival, Middlewich, England

The Kings’s Lock Inn, a free house in Middlewich, will host a Beer Festival during the 26th annual Middlewich Folk & Boats Festival, a three-day folk and roots festival featuring dozens of musical acts and other entertainment. The inn is arranging to pour a beer from each of the more than 30 breweries in Cheshire.

21-23: Birmingham Beer Bash, Birmingham, England

The fourth annual Birmingham Beer Bash will be held at The Bond Company. This is a three-day, five-session event. Organizers plan to offer a slightly smaller selection of beers (there were 100 last year), and a greater emphasis on keg rather than cask beers. There will also be a "fringe" with speakers, tastings, and food-pairing sessions; and food will be available for purchase.

21: Brew at the Zoo, Washington, DC

The Friends of the National Zoo present Brew at the Zoo 2016, which will take place at Lion/Tiger Hill inside the zoo. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from more than 70 craft breweries. There will also be live music, food trucks, animal demonstrations, and lawn games. VIP tickets, with early admission, complimentary food, and a presentation by the big cat keepers, are available. Proceeds will benefit animal care and conservation at the Zoo.

21-24: Festival des Bières du Monde de Saguenay, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

The eighth annual Festival des Bières du Monde de Saguenay will be held in Chicoutimi's Zone Portuaire (Port Area). This four-day celebration, one of Quebec’s largest, will feature 450 beers, many of them from the province, along with more than 60 exhibitors selling food and merchandise. There will also be an education program and live entertainment. The festival website is entirely in French.

22-August 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.

22-24: Cotswold Beer Festival, Winchcombe, England

The Gloucestershire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 40th annual Cotswold Beer Festival, which will take place at Postlip Hall, near Winchcombe. This three-day event will feature more than 70 Real Ales and over 25 local ciders. There will also be entertainment, including live music and a display of “knightly skills”; classic cars on display; and barbecue and other food for purchase.

22-23: Denver Summer Brew Fest, Denver, CO

RightOn Productions presents the eighth annual Summer Brew Fest, which will take place at Mile High Station, near Invesco Field. This two-evening event will feature beer from 50 breweries from over 45 breweries. There will be live music both evenings, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP Power Hour tickets, with early admission, complimentary beer and cheese sampling, and live entertainment, are available. This event benefits the Swallow Hill Music Association.

22-23: GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival, Nashville, IN

The seventh annual GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival will be held at eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat. Saturday’s all-day outdoor event will feature commercially- and and home-brewed beer from Indiana, along with local wines. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. Indiana musicians will perform, local artists will exhibit their works, and there will be games and activities. Hiking, fishing, and primitive tent camping are available at the festival site. An extra VIP session will be held on Friday evening, and ticket holders for this session will be given first choice of campsites.

22-24: Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Louisville, KY

Bisic Impact Group Festivals presents the 2016 Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, which will take place at Water Tower Park. This three-day, family-friendly event will feature dozens of craft beers, along with spirits and cocktails; live music; and food, including smoked barbecue and fair food.

22-23: Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the 19th annual Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. This two-day event will feature more than 1,000 beers from over 100 Michigan breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and hard-to-find beers. There will also be hourly releases of special festival beers; live entertainment, including live bands and the "Drink Michigan Beer" Fight Song; and food and merchandise vendors.

22-24: Toronto's Festival of Beer, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto's Festival of Beer 2016, which organizers describe as "Canada's leading beer festival," will be held at the Bandshell on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. This three-day event will feature more than 300 beers from over 60 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be live music and other entertainment, brewmaster sessions, and food from 20 of Toronto’s top purveyors. During festival week, a number of satellite events will take place throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

23: All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, Duluth, MN

The Minnesota Brewer's Guild presents the fifth annual All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, which will take place at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from many Minnesota microbreweries and brewpubs, along with select regional and national craft brands. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be an educational program, live music and entertainment, beer-centered activities, and food vendors.

23: Beer on the Bay, Erie, PA

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership and Erie Brewing Company present the ninth annual Beer on the Bay. It will take place at the Burger King Amphitheater on the Lake Erie bayfront. There will be early- and late-afternoon tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 35 craft breweries. Live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the A.N.N.A. Shelter.

23: Brickyard Beer Fest, Williamsport, PA

The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House, in Williamsport, will host the fifth annual Brickyard Beer Fest. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 Pennsylvania breweries. There will be live music on the outdoor courtyard; and food including barbecue, will be available for purchase.

23: Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Festival, Milwaukee, WI

East Town Association and BrewFest Partners present the seventh annual Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers, including over 40 cask-conditioned ales and a selection of homebrewed beers. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "Big Firkin" Award. There will also be live entertainment, historic Milwaukee brewing exhibits, and breweriana on display. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

23: Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival, Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild presents the third annual Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival, which will take place in the Phoenix Convention Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 65 breweries, many of them from Arizona. The selection will include seasonal, high-gravity, and small-batch beers. The price of admission includes food pairings provided by local restaurants.

23: Westside Tribute Band & Brewfest, Tuolumne, CA

The 2016 Westside Tribute Band & Brewfest will be held at the historic Westside Property in Tuolmne. This afternoon event, which is sponsored by the Black Oak Casino Resort, will feature beer from more than 20 California breweries. Four live bands will perform, including tribute bands playing the music of Journey, ZZ Top, and Boston. Proceeds will go to the Summerville Bears’ Quarterback Club.

27-31: Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The 29th annual Oregon Brewers Festival will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. This five-day event will feature beer from 88 breweries invited by festival organizers; and a selection of beers from Japanese, Dutch, and German breweries will be served at the International Beer Garden. There will also be live music; food for purchase; industry exhibits by hop growers, homebrewers, breweriana collectors, and national beer writers; and merchandise vendors. In addition to the festival itself, there will be a Brewers Dinner and the Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade that officially kicks off the festival.

28-30: Maidenhead Beer Festival, Maidenhead, England

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Maidenhead Beer Festival, which will take place in expanded quarters at Desborough College. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales and 20 ciders. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

28-30: Yarnbury Beer Festival, Horsforth, England

The Yarnbury (Horsforth) Rugby Football Club presents the seventh annual Yarnbury Beer Festival, which will take place at the club's grounds in Horsforth. This four-day family-friendly event will feature more than 60 Real Ales and ciders, all from the Yorkshire area, along with wine. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase.

29-30: Stowe Brewers Festival, Stowe, VT

The second annual Stowe Brewers Festival will be held at the Mayo Events Field. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 130 beers and ciders from over 40 breweries and cideries, along with a selection of Vermont-distilled spirits. There will be live music, workshops and demonstrations, more than a dozen food trucks, and product vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a festival swag bag, are available. 

30: Indiana Microbrewers Festival, Indianapolis, IN

The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents the 21st annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, which will take place at Opti-Park in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. This afternoon event will feature around 300 beers from dozens of breweries, most of them from Indiana and many with brewers in attendance. The beer selection includes a cask-conditioned table and a “replicale,” with Indiana breweries using a mutual recipe. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, and door prizes.

30: Milwaukee Brewfest, Milwaukee, WI

The seventh annual Milwaukee Brewfest will be held at the Old Coast Guard Pavilion in McKinley Park, a venue with a view of Lake Michigan. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 300 craft beers. German beers will be served in a Biergarten, and there will be timed releases of hard-to-find beers. There will also be live music, a homebrewing demonstration, food from local restaurants and vendors, a silent auction, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

30: Pioneer Valley Beer and Wine Festival, Florence, MA

The 2016 Pioneer Valley Beer and Wine Festival will be held at Look Memorial Park in Florence. This afternoon event will feature the products of ten breweries and two wineries from the area. There will also be live music, and food vendors will be at the park.

30: Sparkling City on Tap, Corpus Christi, TX

America on Tap presents Sparkling City on Tap, which will take place at the American Bank Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a food voucher, are available.