May 2017 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 29-6: Mass Beer Week, throughout MA

Beer Advocate magazine presents the second annual Mass Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the Commonwealth. Organizers of this eight-day celebration are working with the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. There will be a number of events, such as beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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

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

4-6: Bexley Beer Festival, Bexley, England

The Bexley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 12th annual Bexley Beer Festival, which will take place under a marquee at the Old Dartfordians Sports Club. This three-day event will feature more than 85 beers and ciders. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

4-6: Cinco de Micro Brewfest, Salem, OR

Oz Cap, LLC, presents the sixth annual Cinco de Micro Brewfest, which will take place at the Salem Convention Center. This three-day event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, most of them from Oregon. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Boys & Girls Club of Salem.

4-14: Seattle Beer Week, Seattle, WA

The ninth annual Seattle Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Seattle. There will be a number of events during this 11-day celebration, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

5-7: Bierboerse, Huckeswagen, Germany

The seventh annual Huckeswagen edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at the train station plaza and on Bahnhofstrasse. 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.

5-6: Calgary International Beerfest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Sobeys Liquors presents the 13th annual Calgary International Beerfest, which will be held at the BMO Centre on the grounds of Stampede Park. This two-day event will feature more than 500 beers from over 80 domestic and foreign breweries. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" awards. There will also be an educational program (extra admission charge), live entertainment, and food for purchase from area restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

5: CarbondALE Brew Fest, Carbondale, IL

Carbondale Main Street, Southern Illinois University’s Fermentation Science Institute, and Southern Illinois Brewers present the fourth annual CarbondALE Brew Fest, which will take place in the Town Square Pavilion. This evening event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Illinois and surrounding states. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. There will be an after-party at Hangar 9 following the festival itself.

5-6: Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival, Macclesfield, England

Macclesfield and District 332 Round Table presents the 23rd Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival. It will take place under a marquee on the grounds of the Rugby Club. Recent editions of this festival have featured 250 Real Ales, recommended by the Campaign for Real Ale, along with Real Ciders and perries, entertainment, and food for purchase. Saturday afternoon’s session is family-friendly, with no admission charge. This year's festival charity is the Seashell Trust.

5-6: St. Louis Microfest, St. Louis, MO

The 22nd annual St. Louis Microfest will be held in the Upper Muny Lot in Forest Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature 600 domestic and imported beers from more than 120 breweries. There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP Experience tickets, with a chef-prepared buffet and a special selection of beers and wines, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Lift for Life Gym.

5-6: Wild West Brewfest, Katy, TX

The Katy Rotary Club presents the sixth annual Wild West Brewfest, which will take place at Katy Mills Mall. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries. Beer will be served in separate areas, including the “High Octane”, “Texas”, and “Champion of Champions” tents. There will also be a homebrewing competition, live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. There will be a Launch Party the evening before the festival itself. Proceeds will to go to local charities.

6: AHA Big Brew, nationwide

The American Homebrewers Association presents the AHA Big Brew, a simultaneous toast that will take place at 12 noon Central Daylight Time. Big Brew is part of the celebration of National Homebrew Day. Throughout Saturday, hundreds of bars, breweries, shops, and homebrew clubs nationwide will host their local communities to brew on-site for a national, same-day homebrewing session.

6: American Beer Classic, Chicago, IL

Red Frog Events presents the fifth annual American Beer Classic, which will take place on the playing field at Soldier Field in Chicago. There will be early- and late-afternoon tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 95 breweries, including over 30 from Chicago. There will also be an educational program, live music, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a complimentary stadium tour, are available. The festival charity is St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals.

6-13: Bozeman Beer Week, Bozeman/Gallatin Valley, MT

The inaugural Bozeman Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. This eight-day celebration begins with a Kickoff Party and Collaborative Tap Takeover. There will be a number of events, such as a “Tour de Foam”, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, a homebrewing class, pub trivia, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

6: Buellton Brew Fest, Buellton, CA

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce presents the sixth annual Buellton Brew Fest, which will take place at River View Park. This afternoon event will feature the products of more than 50 providers of beer, wine, and spirits; most of the providers are from California. There will also be DJ music and other entertainment, food trucks, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

6: Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, Petaluma, CA

The Cinnabar Theater Young Repertory Company presents the 20th annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, which will take place at Herzog Hall in Behren's Park on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature beer from 15 Bay Area and West Coast microbreweries. Forty chili teams and 15 salsa teams will take part in a judged competition. There will also be live entertainment. The festival is a fund-raiser for the theater's children's programs.

6: Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival, Philadelphia, PA

The seventh annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival will be held at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein. This afternoon outdoor event will feature a wide selection of beers from around the country, with an emphasis on spring seasonals. Brewery personnel will be in attendance. There will also be live music, German and American food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, Miami, FL

Miami New Times magazine and Zoo Miami present the eighth annual Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will be live entertainment, headlined by a national act (to be announced). Festival-goers will be able to view the animals, and food will be available for purchase. Brewmaster tickets, with early admission, beer and spirits samples, and complimentary food, are available.

6: Pints for Pets Brewfest, Altoona, PA

BrewZoo presents the tenth annual Pints for Pets Brewfest, which will take place at the People’s Natural Gas Field ballpark in Altoona. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 225 beers from over 90 domestic and foreign breweries. Local bands will perform, and the ballpark's concession stands will be open. All proceeds will go to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

6: Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival, Vista, CA

The San Diego Brewers Guild Presents the sixth annual Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in historic Vista Village in downtown Vista. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries. Winners of the homebrew competition will be announced at the festival. Three live bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Brewers Guild.

6: Rochester Craft Beer Expo, Rochester, MN

Chop Liver, Inc., presents the sixth annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo, which will take place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from Minnesota; and brewery representatives will be on hand. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice award. There will also be an educational program, live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: Washington Crossing Brewfest, Washington Crossing, PA

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park present the seventh annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, which will take place at the Upper Park. This afternoon event, to be held on the shore of the Delaware River, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from the area. Some breweries will send representatives. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Friends.

6: Yardley Beer Fest, Yardley, PA

The tenth annual Yardley Beer Fest will be held on South Delaware Avenue, near the Delaware River. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, a "homebrew corner," and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

7: Garden City Brewfest, Missoula, MT

The 25th annual Garden City Brewfest will be held at Caras Park in downtown Missoula. This afternoon/evening event, which is the grand finale of Missoula Beer Week, will feature more than 80 craft beers. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

7: Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival, Newport News, VA

The fifth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 American craft beers, many of them brewed in Virginia. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also live music, and food trucks will be at the museum. The price of admission includes entry to the museum for the day.

7: Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration, Salem, SC

The third annual Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration will be held at KeoweeTowne Market on Route 11 in Salem. This afternoon event will feature 20 craft and homebrewed beers, most of them from South Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be live bluegrass, blues, and Americana music; a homebrew competition; and barbecue and other food for purchase.

11-13: The Continental'sBeer & Cider Festival, Preston, England

The Continental, a restaurant and bar in Preston, will host its 17th Beer & Cider Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 200 ales, craft beers, ciders, and perries, including a special selection of craft keg beers. There will also be live band and DJ music; and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase.

11-27: Czech Beer Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

The ninth annual Czech Beer Festival will be held at Letna in Prague. This 17-day celebration will feature more than 100 Czech beers, served in glass pitchers by costumed servers. There will also be a wide range of food from local chefs, pork and beef butchers, delicatessens, bakers, and confectioners. The entertainment will include live and DJ music. VIP Zone tickets are available.

11-13: Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, Kingston, England

The Kingston & Leatherhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th annual Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute. This year's festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sopwith Camel airplane. It will feature more than 60 Real Ales, many of them local, along with 12 ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

11-13: Stourbridge Beer Festival, Stourbridge, England

The Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Stourbridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This is a three-day event; there will also be a CAMRA members-only session on Wednesday. Recent editions of the festival have featured more than 100 Real Ales, over 25 ciders and perries, and hot and cold food for purchase.

12-20: Columbus Craft Beer Week, Columbus, OH

Columbus Craft Beer Week 2017 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Columbus. This nine-day celebration begins with a Kickoff Party at Combustion Brewery and Taproom. There will be a number of other events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, educational sessions, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, a beer-themed golf outing, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

12: Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, Brooklyn, NY

The fourth annual Five Boro Craft Beer Fest returns to The Well in Brooklyn. This evening event will feature more than 100 craft beers from both local and out-of-state breweries; the selection will include beers that are new to New York City. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Grow NYC.

12-13: Lake Zurich Craft Beer Fest, Lake Zurich, IL

The 2017 Lake Zurich Craft Beer Fest will be held at Henry J. Paulus Park. This two-evening event will feature more than 40 local and regional craft beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

12: Montana Brewers Spring Festival, Bozeman, MT

The Montana Brewers Association presents the 2017 Montana Brewers Spring Festival, which will take place at Haynes Pavilion on the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman. This evening event will feature an all-Montana-brewed selection of craft beers, with brewery personnel on hand. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

12-13: North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, Huntersville, NC

Rural Hill, a historic working farm in Huntersville, will host the seventh annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from North Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be live bands, food and merchandise vendors, and children's activities. Camping is available at the festival site. Proceeds will go toward the preservation and advancement of Rural Hill.

12-13: Rocket City Brewfest, Huntsville, AL

The Huntsville Chapter of Free the Hops! presents the ninth annual Annual Rocket City Brewfest, which will take place at the historic Huntsville Depot and Roundhouse. Recent editions of this two-day event have featured around 200 beers, including beer from Alabama breweries, along with live local music and food for purchase. Part of the proceeds will support beer education and advocacy.

12-14: Yapton Beerex, Yapton, England

The Western Sussex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 Yapton Beerex, which will take place at Village Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 60 beers from small, independent breweries. The selection will include golden hoppy beers, beers from the north of England, and beers from new Sussex breweries. There will also be a selection of domestic and imported bottled beers, along with ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

13: AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, Phoenix, AZ

HDE Agency and the SanTan Brewing Company present the seventh annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new location, Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 rare canned beers from over 100 local and national breweries, including beers not usually available in Arizona. There will also be live entertainment, brewing demonstrations, beer-science and rare-beer gardens, food for purchase, and competitions. VIP tickets, with early admission, catered food, and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Arizona Society of Homebrewers.

13: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Charlotte, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Charlotte stop on the 2017 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. This afternoon event will feature 60 beers and 40 bourbons to sample. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; an expanded selection of food, including barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; an educational program led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters; games and contests; and merchandise for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, bourbons, and bacon, are available. The festival charity is the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

13: Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival, Media, PA

The Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant’s Media location will host the 17th annual Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from 30 local breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Media Youth Center.

13: BrewFest at Mount Hope, Manheim, PA

The ninth annual BrewFest at Mount Hope will be held at historic Mount Hope Estate, on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival in Manheim. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 60 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania and nearby states. There will also be live entertainment, complimentary food, merchandise vendors, and a charity prize raffle.

13: Carolina Brewsfest, High Point, NC

Endurance Sports presents the third annual Carolina Brewsfest, which will take place at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal in High Point. This afternoon event, to be held in conjunction with a half-marathon, will feature beer from around 30 breweries, many of them from North Carolina. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

13: Central Valley Brewfest, Turlock, CA

The fifth annual Central Valley Brewfest will be held at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds in Turlock. This afternoon event will feature more than 125 craft beers, many of them from California. Live musicians will perform, food trucks will be at the festival venue, and artwork from Art Expressions of San Joaquin will be available for purchase. VIP tickets for both beer and wine drinkers, with early admission, a special selection of beverages, and a complimentary baguette, are available.

13: Dark Lord Day, Munster, IN

Three Floyds Brewing Company, in Munster, presents Dark Lord Day 2017, which will take place outside the brewery. This day-long event, which celebrates the annual release of Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout, will feature beer from a number of breweries from around the world, along with live music and food for purchase. The $200 price of admission includes entry to the festival, a four-pack of Dark Lord plus a bottle of a Dark Lord variant, and $40 in food and drink vouchers. Part of the proceeds will go to local charities.

13: Denver Bacon and Beer Classic, Denver, CO

The Denver edition of the 2017 Bacon and Beer Classic will take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 80 beers from the region’s craft breweries. There will also be more than 30 bacon-infused dishes from local restaurants, judged beer and food competitions, a giant Jenga, a bungee run, and a bacon-eating contest. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

13: Eastside Beer & Wine Fest, Mt. Clemens, MI

The 2017 Eastside Beer & Wine Fest will take place at the Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers and wines from more than 40 domestic and foreign providers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra sampling tickets, are available.

13: Fayetteville Foam Fest, Fayetteville, AR

The 2017 Fayetteville Foam Fest returns to the Fayetteville Town Center and Outdoor Plaza. This evening event will feature beer from 50 American craft breweries, many of them from Arkansas and surrounding states. There will be live music, and local food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and heavy hors d’ouevres, are available. A cycling tour, with visits to local breweries, will take place the morning before the festival itself. Part of the proceeds will go to local charities.

13: Michigan Cask Ale Festival, Westland, MI

Ashley's, a beer bar in Westland, will host the tenth annual Michigan Cask Ale Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 20 cask-conditioned ales from Michigan breweries. Many ales are one-of-kind and only available at this festival. Food will be available for purchase.

13: Of Ale & History Beer Festival, Middletown, VA

Belle Grove Plantation, in Middletown, will host the 22nd annual Of Ale & History Beer Festival. This afternoon event, described as Virginia’s longest-running craft beer festival, will feature more than 60 craft beers. Beer experts will give talks in the Big Red Barn, two live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

13-21: San Antonio Beer Week, San Antonio, TX

The seventh annual San Antonio Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around San Antonio. The headline events of this nine-day celebration are the Kick Off Party in the city’s Main Plaza, and a closing ceremony in which the area’s craft breweries will be represented. Area brewers will offer a special collaboration beer. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars, and special releases.

13: Sup Into Summer Wine and Beer Festival, Thomasville, P

St. Rose of Lima Church, in Thomasville, will host the fourth annual Sup Into Summer Wine and Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers and wines. There will also be live music, and food trucks and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

13: Wicken Beer Festival, Wicken, England

The 2017 Wicken Beer Festival will be held at the Wicken Recreation Ground. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 20 Real Ales and Real Lagers, along with a selection of ciders and wines. There will be live music and dancing under two marquees; and barbecue, sausages, and burgers will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. The festival is a fund-raiser to improve the Recreation Ground.

15-21: American Craft Beer Week, nationwide

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

17-20: Chester Charity Beer Festival, Chester, England

Chester Grosvenor Round Table presents the 29th annual Chester Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Chester Rugby Union Football Club. This three-evening event will feature more than 140 Real Ales (most of them from independent breweries), ciders, perries, and wines. There will also be live entertainment and pub games, and Hickory’s Smokehouse will operate a pop-up restaurant. All proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

18-20: Barrow Hill Rail Ale and Cider Festival, Barrow Hill, England

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Britain's only surviving operation of its kind, will host the 16th annual Rail Ale and Cider Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 300 Real Ales, along with ciders, perries, craft and world beers, and prosecco. There will also be rides on steam trains, live entertainment, and food for purchase.

18: Beer Under Glass, Chicago, IL

The eighth annual Beer Under Glass will be held at the Conservatory in Chicago's Garfield Park. This Thursday evening event, presented in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, will feature more than 200 beers from 100 breweries, many of them from Chicagoland and Illinois. Food trucks will be on hand, and festival-goers are invited to tour the conservatory. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will support the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

18-20: Chester Charity Beer Festival, Chester, England

Chester Grosvenor Round Table presents the 29th annual Chester Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Chester Rugby Union Football Club. This three-evening event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, most of them from independent breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will also be live entertainment and pub games, and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

18-25: Chicago Craft Beer Week, Chicago, IL

The seventh annual Chicago Craft Beer Week will be celebrated at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chicago. This eight-day celebration kicks off with Beer Under Glass. There will be more than 500 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.

18-20: Copenhagen Beer Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Beer Enthusiasts present the 17th annual Copenhagen Beer Festival, which returns to Lokomotivv Ærkstedet in Copenhagen. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured around 700 beers from 70 exhibitors. Participating breweries are from Denmark, other European countries, and overseas; and the selection includes beers not normally available in Denmark. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, and food for purchase.

19-20: Beacon Hill Beer Festival, Hindhead, England

The 15th annual Beacon Hill Beer Festival will be held at the Royal British Legion in Hindhead. This two-day event will feature around 25 Real Ales, along with a selection of local ciders and bottled beers from around the world. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charities are The Poppy Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support.

19-20: North Wales Beer Festival, Wrexham, Wales

The Chester & North Clywd Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2017 North Wales Beer Festival, which will take place at the Centenary Club, Racecourse Stadium, in Wrexham. This is a two-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured around 50 Real Ales from UK breweries, including locally-brewed ales; a selection of ciders and perries; live entertainment; food for purchase; pub games; and a tomobla.

19-20: World Expo of Beer, Frankenmuth, MI

The Frankenmuth Jaycees present the 2017 World Expo of Beer, which will take place at Heritage Park. This two-day community fund-raiser will feature beer from more than 75 domestic and foreign breweries, including a number of from Michigan. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to charity.

20: Beer. Bacon. Music. Festival, Frederick, MD

The 2017 Beer. Bacon. Music. Festival will be held at the Frederick Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 75 craft beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, a two-ton all-you-can-eat bacon bar, and food and merchandise vendors. The festival charities are Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County and Team H.O.P.E.

20: Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown, Morristown, NJ

The 2017 Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown will be held on Doe Meadow Field at Lewis Morris Park in Morristown. This afternoon event will feature beer from 30 New Jersey craft breweries, and festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorites. There will be live music; and food, including barbecue and bacon dishes, will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

20: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Knoxville, TN

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Knoxville stop on the 2017 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at World’s Fair Park. 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 tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

20: Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes, Dayton, OH

The eighth annual Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes will be held at RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion in Dayton. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for Diabetes Dayton, will feature more than 60 craft beers, all on draft, from breweries throughout Ohio. Blues bands will perform, and local food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

20: Brewers Bazaar, Stillwater, MN

The Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club presents the 11th annual Brewers Bazaar, which will take place aboard the Avalon Riverboat docked on the St. Croix River. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from 25 local craft breweries, along with beer from the local homebrew club. There will also be live music, bratwurst and cheeses for purchase, and a prize raffle. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Rotary Club charities.

20: Charleston Beer Garden, Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Gusto Group presents the sixth annual Charleston Beer Garden, which returns to The Grove at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. This afternoon/evening event, described by organizers as “Charleston’s largest pop-up beer garden,” will feature beer from 25 craft breweries, some of them from South Carolina. There will also be live music, a Homebrewers' Village, beer games, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with expedited admission and extra samples, are available. The festival charity is Lowcountry AIDS Services.

20: City Pages Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

MGM presents the 25th annual City Pages Beer Festival, which returns to St. Louis Park in Minneapolis. This evening outdoor event will feature beer from a variety of domestic and foreign breweries (40 have been represented in recent years). There will also be a diverse lineup of live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Finnegans.

20: Front Range Rally, Loveland, CO

The 2017 Front Range Rally will be held at Loveland Food Share. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 175 beers from over 60 craft breweries. Two live bands will perform, and more than a dozen food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary snacks, are available. All net proceeds will go to Food Bank for Larimer County.

20: Gathering at the Bines Beer Festival, Stratford, CT

Two Roads Brewing Company, in Stratford, will host the second annual Gathering at the Bines Beer Festival. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 40 craft breweries, many of them from the Northeast. Food will be available for purchase.

20: Hangar 24 AirFest, Redlands, CA

Hangar 24 Brewery presents the 2017 Hangar 24 AirFest and 9th Anniversary Celebration, which will take place at Redlands Municipal Airport. This afternoon/evening charity event will feature a selection of Hangar 24 beers, including the 9th Anniversary Ale. There will also be an aerial performance program, featuring the Patriots Jets team; three live bands; more than 25 food vendors; and an enormous kids’ zone.

20: Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, Hot Springs, AR

The Spa City Blues Society presents the fourth annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market Plaza. This afternoon/evening event will feature craft beers from 90 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from Arkansas and surrounding states. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

20: Indiana Michigan Craft Beer Mayfest, Mishawaka, IN

The 2017 Indiana Michigan Craft Beer Mayfest will be held at the historic Kamm-Schellinger brewery site in Mishawaka. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 Indiana and Michigan breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. “Early Bird” tickets are are available. Proceeds will go to the Mishawaka Food Pantry and other local charities.

20: Kalamazoo on Tap, Kalamazoo, MI

America on Tap presents the third annual Kalamazoo on Tap, which will take place at Homer Stryker Field. This afternoon 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.

20: Nac Brew Club Spring Brewfest, Nacodoches, TX

The Nac Brew Club presents its seventh annual Spring Brewfest, which will take place at the Nacogdoches Exposition and Civic Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature around 50 home-brewed beers and meads. The price of admission includes food. Two live bands will perform, and Brew Club merchandise will be on sale. SFA Driving Jacks will provide designated driver rides to festival-goers’ homes or hotels.

20: Racks By the Tracks, Kingsport, TN

The tenth annual Racks by the Tracks will be held at the Farmers Market in downtown Kingsport. The afternoon beer-tasting portion of this all-day event will feature more than 75 craft beers, many not normally available in East Tennessee; ten ciders; and a wine-tasting session. Other festival events will include a concert (free with a beer-tasting ticket), with a national headline act (to be announced); 5-K and 10-K runs; a rib cook-off; a cornhole tournament; and a Kid's Station. Proceeds will go to local charities.

20: Saratoga Brewfest, Saratoga, NY

America on Tap presents the seventh annual Saratoga Brewfest, which will take place at Saratoga Race Course. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 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.

20: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival, Ventura, CA

Deep, the surf magazine, presents the 2017 Ventura edition of the Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival. It will take place at a new venue, San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura. This surfing-themed afternoon event will feature more than 200 products of over 55 breweries and cideries, along with a selection of wines. Local surfboard shapers will be on hand, and boards will be on display. There will also be live and DJ music, food trucks and merchandise vendors, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival charity is the California Avocado Festivals' Youth Scholarship Foundation.

20: Taste of Brews—Inland Empire, Riverside, CA

Taste of Brews presents the sixth annual Taste of Brews—Inland Empire, which will take place at White Park near downtown Riverside. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries and cideries, many of them from southern California. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Early admission tickets are available. The festival charity is Habitat for Humanity Riverside.

21: South Bay Beer & Wine Festival, Rolling Hills Estate, CA

The fourth annual South Bay Beer & Wine Festival will be held at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. This afternoon beer, wine, and food tasting festival will feature the wares of more than 80 exhibitors from southern California. All proceeds fund the community outreach programs of Rotary Clubs.

21: Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, Chilton, WI

Rowland's Calumet Brewing Company presents the 26th annual Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, which will take place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from more than 30 Wisconsin breweries. The Jerry Schneider band and Copper Box will entertain, and food and brewery memorabilia vendors will be on hand. Designated drivers will be admitted free.

22-27: Cambridge Beer Festival, Cambridge, England

The Cambridge & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 44th annual Cambridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Jesus Green. This six-day event is the UK's longest-running and second-largest beer festival. It will feature more than 200 beers from local and national breweries, along with 80 ciders and perries and a selection of meads and wines. There will also be a CAMRA cheese counter, and other food will be available for purchase.

24-28: Latviabeerfest, Riga, Latvia

The fifth annual Latviabeerfest will be held in Vermane Garden near Riga’s Old Town. This five-day festival and international exposition, which organizers describe as the largest such event in the Baltic states, will feature more than 200 beers from throughout Europe, including dozens of beers brewed in Latvia. There will be live music; entertainment, including games and competitions; and food and merchandise for purchase.

25-June 4: ABQ Beer Week, Albuquerque, NM

The seventh annual ABQ Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Albuquerque. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is ABQ Brews and Blues. There will be dozens of 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.

25-28: Bierboerse, Pforzheim, Germany

The fifth annual Pforzheim edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city’s pedestrian zone. 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.

25-27: Lincoln Beer Festival, Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the Lincoln Beer Festival, which will take place at Drill Hall. The three-day event, which dates back to the 1970s, will feature more than 100 Real Ales from across the UK, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. CAMRA members will be admitted free.

26-June 3: Asheville Beer Week, Asheville, NC

The sixth annual Asheville Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Asheville. This nine-day celebration culminates with the Beer City Festival. There will be many other events such as beer dinners, an educational program, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, beer releases, and special tastings.

26-27: Southwick Beer Festival, Southwick, England

The Southwick Community Centre will host the 14th annual Southwick Beer Festival. This is a two-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 60 ales and ciders, two food options, alternative refreshments, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Community Centre's charity.

26-29: Stockton Beer Festival, Stockton, England

The Stockton Beer Festival Committee presents the fifth annual Stockton Beer Festival. It will take place at four venues: The Boat Inn, The Crown, The Nelson Club, and the Stockton FC&CC. Participating establishments will serve more than 40 beers and ciders, and there will be entertainment throughout the weekend.

27: Beer City Festival, Asheville, NC

The eighth annual Beer City Festival will be held at Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville. This afternoon event, which kicks off Asheville Beer Week, will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries, all of them members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. There will also be live music, a festival food court, sponsor attractions, and cooling areas. Part of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.

27: Brattleboro Brewers Festival, Brattleboro, VT

The 2017 Brattleboro Brewers Festival will take place at the Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center. This afternoon event, to be held against the backdrop of the Green Mountains, will feature the products of more than 30 breweries and cideries from Vermont and the Northeast. There will be live music, food for purchase, and a prize raffle.

27-28: Brew at the Zoo, Baltimore, MD

BBB&T presents Brew at the Zoo 2017, which will take place at the Waterfowl Lake at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers, many of them brewed in Maryland, along with a selection of wines. Three live bands will perform each day, and food and artwork vendors will be on hand. Festival ticket holders also receive all-day admission to the Zoo. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit animal care and conservation work at the Zoo

27: California Festival of Beers, San Luis Obispo, CA

The 31st annual California Festival of Beers will be held at the Madonna Inn Meadows in San Luis Obispo. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 200 beers from over 70 breweries, along with live music, food for purchase, and interactive games. Aficionado tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary small bites, are available. This festival is a benefit for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

27: ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, McGaheysville, VA

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce presents the 17th annual ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, including many from the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia, along with a selection of Virginia wines. There will also be live music and dancing, food vendors, and craft items for sale.

27-28: Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Buggenhout, Belgium

The Opstalse Bierpallieters, a branch of Zythos, the Belgian beer consumers' organization, presents the 25th annual Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It will take place at Tapperij Beukenhof in Buggenhout. This two-day event will feature more than 100 beers—including lambics, gueuzes, krieks, framboises, and faros—all from independent lambic brewers and blenders. Admission to the event is free, and transportation is available between the festival venue and nearby railroad stations.

28: ABQ Blues & Brews, Albuquerque, NM

The seventh annual ABQ Blues & Brews will be held at the Sandia Resort and Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 70 craft breweries, many of them from New Mexico and the West, along with a selection of cocktails. Four blues bands will perform. There will also be homebrewing demonstrations, food and merchandise vendors, prize raffles, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

28: Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival, Bracknell, England

BracknAle Events and the Bracknell Rugby Club present the seventh annual Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival, which will take place on the club’s grounds. This all-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, along with ten ciders and local wines. Eight live music acts will perform, and a variety of food will be available for purchase.

28: FemAle Brew Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fem Collective presents the inaugural FemAle Brew, which will take place at Fat Village in Fort Lauderdale. This afternoon event is a craft beer festival that celebrates women in the brewing industry. It is a celebration for all beer lovers; men as well as women are invited to attend. In addition to beer, there will be female beer experts and brewsters, entertainment by female bands and DJs, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

28: Westside Fest, Asheville, NC

Superfly Fabulous Events and Urban Orchard present the fourth annual Westside Fest, which will take place at Urban Orchard’s courtyard in West Asheville. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature beer from regional breweries, along with infused beverages and apple cider. Food, including barbecue and craft beer ice cream, will be available for purchase.