March 2017 Events

February 24-5: New York City Beer Week, New York, NY

The New York City Brewers Guild presents the eighth annual New York City Beer Week, which will take place at more than 100 venues in the city. Headline events include the Opening Bash Invitational, The NYC Fermentation Festival, the Rupert’s Cup Awards, and Simultap. There will be many other events such as special tastings, tap takeovers, beer dinners, historical tours, and lectures.

February 25-6: Portsmouth Beer Week, Portsmouth, NH

2BeerGuys presents the eighth annual Portsmouth Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Portsmouth. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. There will also be 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.

2-4: Loughborough Beer Festival, Loughborough, England

The Loughborough & North Leicestershire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 41st annual Loughborough Beer Festival, which will take place at the Polish Club. This three-day event will feature more than 60 beers, ciders, and perries. There will be live music on Friday and Saturday, locally-sourced food for purchase, and a tombola.

2-4: Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival, Rotherham, England

The 2017 Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival will be held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. The theme for this year’s festival is North Yorkshire’s coal-mining industry. This three-day event will feature more than 150 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, wines, and foreign bottled beers. A brand new beer will be launched at the festival by Yorkshire brewery Timothy Taylor, and more than 20 live acts will perform. The festival charity is the Rotherham Cancer Care Centre.

2-12: Sacramento Beer Week, Sacramento, CA

The eighth annual Sacramento Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Sacramento Valley. The headline events are the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, which opens this 11-day celebration, and the Capital Beerfest, which closes it. There are hundreds of other events such as beer and food pairings, beer trains, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

2-4: Wigan CAMRA Beer Festival, Wigan, England

The Wigan Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 30th annual CAMRA Wigan Beer Festival, which will take place at the Robin Park Sports and Tennis Centre. The theme of this year’s three-day four-session event is “Birthday Party Celebrations.” It will feature 70 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Wigan & Leigh Hospice.

3-4: Alvinne Craft Beer Festival, Brussels, Belgium

Brewery Alvinne, in Brussels, presents the 2017 Alvinne Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Bierhalle Deconinck. This two-day event will feature 130 domestic and foreign beers, including beers from Alvinne and a selection of vintage beers. The beer restaurant Nuetnigenough will set up a pop-up restaurant at the festival.

3: Art of Beer, Niagara Falls, NY

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, in Niagara Falls, will host the 11th annual Art of Beer. This evening event, which is the center's premier fund-raiser, will feature beer from 25 breweries, many of them from New York State. There will also be live music, food samples from ten restaurants, and displays of brewery art and breweriana. Parking is free.

3-5: Bockfest, Cincinnati, OH

The 25th annual Bockfest, the nation’s oldest and largest event devoted to bock beer, will be held at multiple venues in Cincinnati. This weekend event celebrates the city's brewing heritage and the coming of spring. It begins Friday evening with a goat-led parade from historic Arnold's Bar & Grill to Christian Moerlein’s Bockfest Hall, where the ceremonial first keg is blessed. Bockfest Hall, which will be open throughout the weekend, will host an educational program, live entertainment, food, historic walking tours, and other activities, along with a selection of bock beers. The celebration closes with a brunch, Bloody Marys, and a “Continental Sunday” in the Over-the-Rhine District.

3: Brewmaster's Invitational Beer Festival, Cape Canaveral, FL

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill in Port Canaveral and 9 Mile Media present the third annual Brewmaster's Invitational Beer Festival, which will take place in Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower in Cape Canaveral. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries. There will also be live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors, and local artists. VIP tickets, with early admission and a swag bag, are available.

3-4: Chappel Winter Beer Festival, Colchester, England

The Essex Branches of the Campaign for Real Ale present the eighth annual Chappel Winter Beer Festival, which will take place in the Goods Shed of East Anglian Railway Museum in Colchester. This two-day event, which is a smaller version of the annual Chappel Beer Festival, will feature 65 beers, along with a selection of Real Ciders and wines. Food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

3: Glass City Beer Fest, Toledo, OH

Camp Courageous/The Arc of NW Ohio and the NWO Hemophilia Foundation present the 11th annual Glass City Brew Fest, which will take place at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Toledo. This evening event will feature more than 230 beers from over 40 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. All proceeds will go to the sponsoring organizations.

3-5: Mondial Des Cidres SAQ, Montreal, QC, Canada

The tenth edition of Mondial Des Cidres SAQ will be held at Complexe Desjardins in downtown Montreal. The highlight of this three-day event is Saturday’s Nuit Blanche, with DJ music, ciders, cocktails, and finger food. The festival will also feature cider tasting workshops, gourmet food stations, chefs and mixologists, live music, and competitions. This festival is part of the gastronomic celebration Montreal En Lumiere.

3: Oconomowoc Wine & Brewfest, Oconomowoc, WI

The 11th annual Oconomowoc Wine & Brewfest will be held at the Olympia Resort. This evening event will feature beer from around 15 Wisconsin breweries, along with local wines and spirits. Eight food vendors will be on hand. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Oconomowoc Rotary Foundation.

3-11: Victoria Beer Week, Victoria, BC, Canada

The Victoria Beer Week Society presents the Victoria Beer Week 2017. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Victoria. This nine-day celebration will feature beer from 50 British Columbia craft breweries, and a number of events will pair local food with the beer. Other events include Opening and Closing Weekends, cask- and wood-aged beer events, educational programs, and “micro-events”.

4: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Atlanta, GA

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Atlanta stop on the 2017 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place "under the big tents" at Atlantic Station. This afternoon event will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; barbecue and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. VIP "Bacon and Whole Hog" tickets, with early admission and an expanded selection of bacon dishes, are available. The festival charity is the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

4: Beerology, Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Museum of Science hosts Beerology, a festival which provides an opportunity to learn about the science of beer. This evening event will feature beer from Western New York microbreweries. There will also be an educational program, a homebrewing demonstration, live blues music by Jony Janes, and beer-friendly snacks. Festival-goers are invited to tour the museum’s exhibits. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

4: Belle City Brewfest, Racine, WI

The 2017 Belle City Brewfest will be held at Festival Hall, on Racine’s lakefront. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music, and food for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin.

4: Big Brew Beer Festival, Morristown, NJ

JMK Events presents the winter 2017 edition of the Big Brew Beer Festival, which will take place at the Morristown Armory. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 200 craft beers, with brewery representatives in attendance. In addition, there will be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. A shuttle will run between the Morristown train station and the Armory.

4: Bigfork Brewfest, Bigfork, MT

The eighth annual Bigfork Brewfest will be held on Electric Avenue. This afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than a dozen breweries, most of them from Montana. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a bonfire, and a Spam-carving competition. Proceeds will support local non-profits.

4: Bock Fest, New Ulm, MN

The August Schell Brewing Company, in New Ulm, will host Bock Fest 2017. This daytime celebration will feature a variety of Schell's beers, along with live music, bratwurst, and a bonfire. There will also be a beer scavenger hunt in Flandrau State Park, and an after-party in downtown New Ulm.

4: Brewer's Ball, Washington, DC

The 13th annual Brewer's Ball will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. This evening event, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature beer from more than 35 microbreweries from the region; food from 30 of Washington's top restaurants; live entertainment and dancing; and a silent auction for travel, one-of-a-kind experiences, and other items.

4: Brews N 'Ques Festival, Henderson, NV

The 2017 Brews N 'Ques Festival will be held at the City of Henderson's Event Plaza. This afternoon event will feature an all-Nevada selection of beers, along with food from barbecue vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and gifts from sponsors, are available.

4: Cape Fear Beer Festival, Wilmington, NC

The seventh annual Annual Cape Fear Beer Fest will be held downtown at the Wilmington Convention Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 125 American beers and wines from 50 breweries and wineries, many of them from North Carolina. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Beer Army Foundation.

4: Chicago Beer Festival, Chicago, IL

DrinkEatPlay presents the sixth annual Chicago Beer Festival, which returns to the Field Museum. This evening event will feature beer from more than 70 domestic and international breweries, with an emphasis on spring seasonals. There will be live music and food for purchase, and some of the museum’s exhibits will be open to festival-goers. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

4: Day of the Living Ales, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Beer Society, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, presents the 2017 edition of the Day of the Living Ales. It will take place at Bottom Lounge. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with “a vast array” of Real Ales from both Chicagoland and selected guest breweries. Food will be available for purchase.

4: Hops & Props, Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture Museum, in Oshkosh, will host the 13th annual Hops & Props. This evening event will feature beer from more than 85 breweries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will be live music, along with food stations. Festival-goers are invited to view the museum's exhibits and vote for the “People’s Choice” beer. VIP tickets, with early admission and a five-course meal, are available. Proceeds will support the museum's community programs.

4: Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition, Lawrence, KS

The Kansas Craft Brewers Guild and Downtown Lawrence present the sixth annual Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition, which will take place at Abe & Jake's Landing at the Riverfront. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beers from over 30 breweries, many of them from Kansas. There will also be live music, informational and educational displays, and food and merchandise for purchase.

4: Madison on Tap, Madison, WI

America on Tap presents the third annual Madison on Tap, which will take place at New Holland Pavilion inside the Alliant Energy Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 180 beers from over 90 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

3: Marchtoberfest, Springfield, MA

Max’s Tavern, located inside the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, will host the fifth annual Marchtoberfest: A Celebration of Northeast Regional Brewing. This evening event will feature 100 craft beers from more than 30 breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Pat of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut and the Boston Bruins Foundation Team for the Pan Mass Challenge.

4: Naples Craft Beer Fest, Naples, FL

The 2017 Naples Beer Fest will be held on the Bayfront in Naples. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Naples North Rotary Club, will feature a variety of American beers, along with live entertainment. Local restaurants will provide food samples. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the best beer and food pairing, and brewery representatives will choose the best beer of the festival.

4: Philly Craft Beer Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Productions presents the 11th annual Philly Craft Beer Festival, which will take place under tents at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from over 75 domestic and foreign breweries. Food trucks will be on hand, and there will be a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Proceeds will go to the Committee to Benefit the Children.

4: Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival, Loveland, CO

Grimm Brothers and Verboten Brewing present the 2017 Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival, which will take place at The Garden Room. This afternoon/evening event will feature cask and firkin ales from around 30 northern Colorado breweries. Brewery representatives will be in attendance, and there will be live entertainment.

4: Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience, Indio, CA

Empire Music Ventures presents the sixth annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience, which will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. This afternoon/evening event will feature the products of more than 60 breweries and wineries. Six live acts, headlined by Snoop Dogg, will perform; food from restaurants and food trucks will be available for purchase; and artwork will be on display. VIP tickets, with early admission, access to the LocAle bar, and an invitation to the Bottle Share and kick-off party the evening before the festival itself, are available. Elite tickets, with VIP perks plus a hosted vodka bar and complimentary snacks, are also available.

4: SUDS For SIDS Brew Fest, Denver, CO

The fifth annual SUDS For SIDS event will be held at a new venue, Artwork Network in Denver. This evening event will feature beer from 40 Colorado craft breweries. There will also be live music, a silent auction, and games and prizes. Festival-goers are invited to tour the venue, and artwork will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Angel Eyes, which helps families cope with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

4: Windy City Brewhaha, Chicago, IL

The 2017 Windy City Brewhaha returns to the Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with the products of around 20 breweries and distilleries, many of them from the Chicago area. Food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Swim Across America.

6-11: KBS Week, Grand Rapids, MI

Founders Brewing Company, in Grand Rapids, will host the fourth annual KBS Week. This event, which celebrates the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout, will feature the release of kegs of KBS at select bars and restaurants in the Grand Rapids area. On the March 11, the brewery will sell bottles of KBS to those holding tickets and pour draft KBS in the tap room.

8-11: Brazilian Beer Festival, Blumenau, Brazil

The seventh annual Brazilian Beer Festival will be held at Parque Vila Germanica in Blumenau. This four-day event will feature more than 500 beers, including over 200 from Brazil. There will also be an educational program, a variety of live music, and dozens of food choices.

8-11: Leicester Beer Festival, Leicester, England

The Leicester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 17th annual Leicester Beer Festival, which will take place at the Charotar Patidar Samaj. This four-day event will feature more than 250 beers, one-third of them brewed within a 25-mile radius of Leicester City. The beer selection will also include fruit beers, festival specials, and dark beers. In addition, there will be 35 ciders and perries. There will also be live entertainment, and traditional English food will be available for purchase.

8-10: London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, London, England

The North London Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 33rd London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at the Camden Centre. This three-day event will feature more than 150 London-brewed beers, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and imported beers. On Wednesday, author Pete Brown will open the festival. Judging for the Champion Beers of London will take place on Thursday morning, and the winning beers will be available during Thursday’s lunchtime session. There will also be food for purchase, a pub quiz, a “bring and buy” book sale, a CAMRA stand, and a tombola.

9-11: Walsall Beer & Cider Festival, Walsall, England

The Walsall Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 Walsall Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the MAP Performance Venue. This three-day event will feature 75 Real Ales, ciders, and perries, along with a selection of foreign bottled beers, meads, and fruit wines. Food will be available for purchase.

11: Barrel Fest at Adirondack Brewery, Lake George, NY

The Adirondack Brewery, in Lake George, will host its sixth annual Barrel Fest. This afternoon event will feature barrel-aged beers from two dozen breweries, most of them from New York State and the Northeast; the selection will include one-off beers from Adirondack. There will also be live music, free snacks, and a bonfire and a burning man.

11: Beertopia, Fort Mill, SC

Grapevine, a retail store and wine bar in Fort Mill, presents the ninth annual Beertopia, which will take place in the store’s parking lot. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, along with a selection of wines. U-Phonik will entertain, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

11: Best Coast Beer Festival, San Diego, CA

The 2017 Best Coast Beer Festival will be held at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego. This all-day event, which is “Will Ferrell’s beer fest of choice,” will feature beer from nearly 100 West Coast craft breweries, many of them from southern California. There will also be live local music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The festival charity is Ferrell’s favorite, Cancer For College.

11: Brew-Ski Festival, Harbor Springs, MI

Boyne Highlands, a resort in Harbor Springs, will host the eighth annual Brew-Ski Festival. This afternoon event will take place under a tent at the base of the ski slopes. There will be more than 285 craft-brewed beers from 65 breweries, many of them from Michigan. A live band will perform, and bratwurst and burgers will be available for purchase. There will be after-parties with live music after the festival itself. In addition, a welcome reception and tap takeover will take place the evening before the festival.

11: Cedar Rapids Beer Summit, Cedar Rapids, IA

America on Tap presents the second annual Cedar Rapids Beer Summit, which will take place at the Doubletree Convention Complex. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

11: Firkfest—Cask Ale Festival and Chili Cookoff, Anaheim, CA

Inspire Artistic Minds presents the fourth annual Firkfest—Cask Ale Festival and Chili Cookoff, which will take place in Anaheim’s Packing District. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 cask-conditioned ales from 30 southern California breweries. There will be DJ music, and international food will be available for purchase.

11: Franklin Beer Fest, Franklin, TN

The Downtown Franklin Association presents the 14th annual Main Street Brew Fest, which will take place in the city’s historic downtown. This afternoon/evening event will feature 85 domestic and imported craft beers at 35 tasting locations. Many of the beers will be Tennessee-brewed. There will also be live entertainment, including Celtic musicians; and food trucks will be on hand. Many downtown shops and restaurants will be open during the festival.

11: Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The fourth annual Fredericton Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 150 beers, ciders, and meads from over 40 breweries, most of them from New Brunswick and eastern Canada. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

11: Gate City Brewfest, Pocatello, ID

The seventh annual Gate City Brewfest will take place at 18 locations in Old Town Pocatello. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 beers, along with live music and food for purchase. A free trolley service will operate through Old Town.

11: Kona Brewers Festival, Kailua-Kona, HI

The 22nd annual Kona Brewers Festival will be held on the beach and luau grounds at King Kamehameha's Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. There will be lunch and sunset tasting sessions, each with beer from 36 breweries from around the country, including Hawaiian breweries. There will also be live entertainment, island cuisine prepared by 36 Hawaiian chefs, and a fashion show featuring recycled materials. Other weekend events include a homebrew competition, a beer dinner, a golf tournament, a benefit cruise, and a Walk/Run for Hops 5-K. The festival benefits Big Island cultural end environmental organizations.

11: Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, St. Paul, MN

Chop Liver Craft Beer Festivals presents the fourth annual Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, which will take place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. This evening event will feature 60 beers from 30 breweries, including ten Minnesota breweries. The beers will be either hard to find, vintage, or brewed specially for the festival. There will also be live music and complimentary catered food. Part of the proceeds will go to Pints for Prostates.

11: Quad State Beer Festival: Shamrocked, Hagerstown, MD

The Interstate Festival Group presents the 2017 Quad State Beer Festival: Shamrocked, which will take place at the Ag Ed Buiding in Hagerstown. This afternoon event, which is sponsored by the Antietam Brewery, will feature 90 beers from more than 35 breweries, most of them from the Middle Atlantic states. There will also be an educational program, a homebrew competition, and games and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission and a VIP gift, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness—Cumberland Valley.

11: Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival, Oneonta, NY

America on Tap presents the fourth annual Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival, which will take place at Mueller Plaza in downtown Oneonta. This afternoon event, presented by Brewery Ommegang, will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

11: Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Jackson, MI

Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson present the seventh annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 domestic and imported beers, many of them from Michigan. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games.

12: Capitol Beer Fest, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Republic FC presents the seventh annual Capitol Beer Fest, which will take place on the Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 craft beers from over 125 breweries. Two live bands will perform, and 15 food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. All proceeds will go to the Runnin' for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.

16-18: Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival, Pudsey, England

The Leeds Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 24rd annual Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival, which will take place at Pudsey Civic Hall. The theme of this three-day event is “Down on the Farm”. It will feature more than 150 Real Ales, traditional Real Ciders and perries, a Global Beer Bar, and a LocAle Trail. Local musicians will perform, food will be available for purchase, and there will be “beery stalls” and a tombola.

16-18: St Neots “Booze on the Ouse” Beer & Cider Fest

The Huntingdon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 edition of “Booze on the Ouse," the St Neots Beer Festival, which will take place at Priory Centre. This three-day event, which marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik I, will feature more than 70 Real Ales, along with Real Ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be food for purchase, CAMRA and breweriana stands, and an "Everyone's a Winner" tombola.

17-19: Beer Alive!, Sheffield, England

The Society of Independent Brewers presents Beer Alive! 2017, which will take place at IceSheffield. This four-day event will feature more than 250 cask, keg, bottled, and canned beers, including all 64 that have won SIBA regional honors. There will also be live entertainment, Six Nations rugby on big-screen TV, and street food for purchase.

17-18: CAMRA Winchester Beer Festival, Winchester, England

The South Hants Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the sixth annual Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival, which will take place at the Winchester Guildhall. This two-day, four-session event will feature around 70 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers. There will be live entertainment Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

17-19: Cervefest, Xochimilco, Mexico

The sixth annual Cervefest will be held at Deportivo de Cumano in Xochimilco. This is a three-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 80 domestic and foreign breweries. This year’s Guest Country of Honor is the Czech Republic. There will also be live music, an educational program, food for purchase, and games. The festival website is entirely in Spanish.

17-18: Coventry Beer Festival, Coventry, England

The Coventry & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 Coventry Beer Festival, which will take place in the Butts Park Arena on the grounds of the Coventry Rugby Football Club. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 80 beers, including locally-brewed beers, along with ciders, perries, and country wines. Food will be available for purchase.

17-18: Vancouver Brewfest: Spring Edition, Vancouver, WA

Pour of Discovery presents the 2017 Spring Edition of the Vancouver Brewfest, which will take place at Vancouver Landing Amphitheater. This two-day event will feature more than 100 beers, along with a selection of meads, ciders, wines, and spirits. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

17-18: Wantage Beer Festival, Wantage, England

The White Horse Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Wantage Beer Festival, which will take place at The Beacon. This two-day, three-session event will feature 28 Real Ales, including festival specials, along with four ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase, and Six Nations rugby will be shown on Saturday.

17-18: Winslow Beer Festival, Winslow, England

The Winslow Lions Club, in association with the Campaign for Real Ale, presents the 12th annual Winslow Beer Festival. It will take place at the Winslow Public Hall. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 40 beers, ciders, and perries. The festival is scheduled to be opened by John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons. Six Nations rugby matches will be shown on television Saturday afternoon.

18: Art of Beer Festival, Benton Harbor, MI

The eighth annual Art of Beer Festival will be held at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor. This is an evening event. Recent editions of this festival have featured nearly 100 Michigan craft beers, some of them from new breweries; live entertainment; and food from local restaurants.

18: Bay Area Brew Fest, San Francisco, CA

The sixth annual Bay Area Brew Fest will be held at Pier 35 in San Francisco. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with dozens of domestic and imported beers. There will also be DJ music, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

18: Capitol City International BeerFest, Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Turn Verein Handball-Racquetball Section presents the sixth annual Capitol City International BeerFest, which will take place at Turn Verein Hall in Sacramento. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers from 25 breweries, with a selection of locally-brewed beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks and caterers will be at the festival site. Proceeds will go to FirstAce, a tennis player-development program for young people.

18-19: Festival Gastro Cervecero Michoacan, Uruapan, Mexico

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

18: Missouri Beer Festival, Columbia, MO

The seventh annual Missouri Beer Festival will be held at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, many of them from Missouri. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" beer. There will be a homebrewing demonstration, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is Central Missouri Honor Flight.

18: Pouring At The Coast Festival, Seaside, OR

The Seaside Chamber of Commerce and the Seaside Brewing Company present the eighth annual Pouring At The Coast Festival. It will be held at the Seaside Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 30 Oregon breweries, with brewery representatives in attendance. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music, and food for purchase.

18-26: Soda City Suds Week, Columbia, SC

The third annual Soda City Suds Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Columbia. This nine-day celebration includes dozens of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

18: Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, Suwanee, GA

The seventh annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest will be held at Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee. This afternoon event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 breweries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be a homebrew competition, live local music, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

23-25: Bristol Beer Festival, Bristol, England

The Bristol & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Bristol Beer Festival, which will take place at Brunel's Old Station. This three-day event will feature more than 140 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

23-25: Sussex Beer Festival, Brighton, England

The Sussex Branches of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 27th annual Sussex Beer Festival, which will take place at a new and larger venue, Brighton Racecourse. This three-day event will feature more than 150 Real Ales, along with 40 ciders and perries and a selection of wines. Food, including vegetarian options, will be available for purchase.

24-25: Miss-i-sippin, Oxford, MS

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Mississippi Craft Brewers Guild present the ninth annual Miss-i-sippin. This event, which takes place in Oxford, consists of three events. On Friday evening, Dwayne Ingraham of Sinfullly Southern will host a beer dinner. Early on Saturday afternoon, there will be a “Community Crawl”, with stops at four downtown locations. Late Saturday afternoon into the evening, there will be a Tasting Pavilion at the Old Armory Pavilion in Oxford. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, live music, a chicken eating contest, and family games. The event is a fund-raiser for the Arts Council and the Guild.

24-25: NYC American Craft Beer Festival, New York, NY

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the sixth annual “Spring Seasonals" edition of the NYC American Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. This two-day, three-session event will feature around 150 craft beers, ciders, and meads from 75 American breweries, along with a selection of spirits. There will also be food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

24-26: Northern Craft (Spring Edition), Staveley, England

The Hawkshead Brewery, in Staveley, will host the spring 2017 edition of the Northern Craft beer festival. This three-day dog- and family-friendly event will take place in the brewery's Beer Hall. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 50 beers from independent breweries, along with ciders, wines, and spirits; live music; and food for purchase from the brewery's kitchen.

25: Barb City Brewfest, DeKalb, IL

Brew Avenue Events presents the 2017 Barb City Brewfest, which will take place at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers and hard ciders from over 40 providers, many of them from Illinois. There will also be live music and activities. Part of the proceeds will go to Barb Wire Betties, which promotes roller derby in the area.

25: Beers On The Boards, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth annual Beers on the Boards, which will take place at Martell’s Tiki Bar. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from New Jersey and neighboring states, along with a selection of ciders. The price of admission includes a buffet with beer-inspired food.

25-26: Border Beer Fest, Laredo, TX

The sixth annual Border Beer Fest will be held at the Laredo Civic Center. This two-day event will feature a variety of craft beers, and brewers will be in attendance. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” award. There will also be an educational program, live music, food for purchase, a homebrewing demonstration, competitions, and prizes.

25: Boulder City Beerfest, Boulder City, NV

The fifth annual Boulder City Beerfest will be held at Wilbur Square Park in the heart of Boulder City. This afternoon event, hosted by Boulder Dam Brewing Company, will feature 30 craft brewery tents, along with menu items from eight food trucks and “beer-centric” vendors. The festival charity is Operation Homefront.

25: Craft New York Brewers Festival, Albany, NY

The New York State Brewers Association presents the fourth annual New York Craft Brewers Festival, which will take place at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. This afternon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 45 breweries from across New York State. Brewers will be in attendance. The price of admission includes food samples from local restaurants and vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. The festival supports the Association.

25: Collaboration Fest, Denver, CO

The fourth annual Collaboration Fest will take place at a new venue, the National Western Complex in Denver. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 75 collaborative beers from around the world, with over 100 breweries taking part. All beers are the work of two or more breweries, at least one of which is from Colorado. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

25: Fairfax Beer Festival, Fairfax, CA

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce presents the 22nd annual Fairfax Brewfest, which will take place downtown at the historic Fairfax Pavilion. This is an afternoon event. It will feature more than 60 beers from over 20 California and Northwest breweries, served in indoor and outdoor beer gardens. Festival-goers are invited to vote for Best Brew. There will also be live music; and pub food, including corned beef sandwiches and grilled sausages, will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Chamber.

25: Great American BBQ & Beer Festival, Chandler, AZ

HDE Agency presents the seventh annual Great American BBQ & Beer Festival, which will take place at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in downtown Chandler. This all-day event will feature 200 kegs of craft-brewed beer from the SanTan Brewing Company, along with barbecue vendors selling more than 20,000 pounds of ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken. Live bands will perform on two stages. There will also be exhibitors, a kids' zone, college basketball on TV, and games and contests. Part of the proceeds will benefit The Boot Campaign.

25: Heidel House Brew Fest, Green Lake, WI

Heidel House Resort & Spa, in Green Lake, will host its sixth annual Brew Fest. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 Wisconsin-brewed beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” best beer. There will be live entertainment, and light appetizers will be served.

25: MarchFest, Nelson, New Zealand

The tenth annual MarchFest will be held at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park. (Nelson claims the title of New Zealand’s craft-brewing and hop-growing capital.) This event will feature beer from around 15 New Zealand craft breweries, including special festival beers, along with a selection of ciders, wines, and other beverages. There will also be an educational program, live music, food stalls, and a kids’ zone.

25: Orange County Beer and Music Festival, Santa Ana, CA

Rock Star Beer Productions presents the fourth annual Orange County Beer and Music Festival, which will take place at the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana. This evening, walk-around event will feature more than 60 craft beers. Live bands will perform on three stages; there will also be DJs, food trucks, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and cocktails, are available. There will be an after-party at the theater.

25: Roar Off the Shore, Luxemburg, WI

The Dyckesville and Kewaunee Lions present the 11th annual Roar Off the Shore, which will take place at a new venue, the Expo Building at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from Wisconsin and Midwest craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be DJ music, and food will be available for purchase.

25: Washington Brewers Guild Cask Festival, Seattle, WA

The Washington Brewers Guild presents the 2017 Cask Festival, which will take place at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with cask-conditioned beer from more than 40 Washington State breweries. All beers will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine. Food, including hot dogs, pretzels, and artisan cheese, will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Guild.

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

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

30: Meeting of the Malts VI, Bethlehem, PA

Meeting of the Malts VI will be held at Artsquest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. This Thursday evening event will begin with a panel discussion with Dick Yuengling, Jim Koch, and special guests Eric Wallace (Left Hand Brewing) and David Walker (Firestone Walker). It will be followed by a four-course beer dinner, at which there will also be a silent auction for beer collectibles. After the dinner, the Pennsylvania Brewpub Festival will take place. It will feature beer from Pennsylvania brewpubs, live entertainment, and light appetizers. All proceeds will support the Brewers of Pennsylvania.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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