August 2015 Events

July 24-3: Annafest, Forchheim, Germany

Annafest, the Festival of Saint Anne, was first held in Forchheim in 1446. This ten-day event takes place at the Kellerwald, which has a capacity of 30,000. There will be 23 beer gardens, live music on six stages, food from local restaurants, carnival rides, and family activities. The festival website is entirely in German.

July 25-2: St. Louis Beer Week, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around St. Louis. The headline event is a series of "Chef's Choice" beer and food pairings at establishments throughout the area. There will also be many other events such as educational programs, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

July 30-1: Stafford Beer & Cider Festival, Stafford, England

The Heart of Staffordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the eight annual Stafford Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at Blessed William Howard School in Stafford. This three-day event will feature more than 70 Real Ales, 30 ciders and perries, country wines, and LocAle and bottled beer bars. There will be live music Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

July 31-1: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Cary, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the 2015 Cary stop on the Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Booth Amphitheatre. Friday evening's "VIP Whole Hog Session" will feature a barbecue dinner, unlimited bourbon and beer tasting, and four pit masters on hand. Saturday's regular afternoon session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons, live rock and blues music, barbecue, and an educational program led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. Saturday VIP tickets, with early admission, and all-session "Grand Poobah" tickets, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

July 31-2: Bierbörse, Dusseldorf-Benrath, Germany

The 24th annual Dusseldorf-Benrath edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the Benrath pedestrian zone. Around 700 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.

July 31-1: Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival, Snowshoe, WV

Snowshoe Mountain, a ski resort, will host its 12th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. This two-day event will feature beer from West Virginia breweries and distributors; live blues music; food, including barbecue; and merchandise vendors.

July 31-1: Brew at the Zoo, Watertown, NY

The Thompson Park Zoo, in Watertown, will host the eighth annual Brew at the Zoo. The two-evening event will feature a selection of craft beers, ciders, and wines, many of them from New York State. There will also be live music, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. Festival-goers are invited to tour the Zoo.

July 31-7: Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI

Imperial Beverage, Visit Ypsi, the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rave Associates present the second annual Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. There will be a number 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.

1: America on Tap, Richmond, VA

The Richmond edition of the America On Tap festival series will be held at Richmond International Raceway. 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 vendors will be at the festival site.

1: Beer and Bacon Fest, Omaha, NE

The Omaha Jaycees and the Old Mattress Factory present the third annual Beer and Bacon Fest, which will take place at the Old Mattress Factory. This late-afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Jaycees and the Ronald McDonald House, will feature 60 local craft beers, a judged competition of dishes submitted by local restaurants, and live music.

1: Beer on the Bridge, Portland, MI

Portland Michigan Main Street presents the inaugural Beerfest on the Bridge, which will take place downtown on Veterans Memorial Bridge. This afternoon event, to be held on the oldest known surviving truss bridge, will feature more than 50 beers and ciders from 14 Michigan providers. Two live bands will perform, and food from local eateries will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company and Winking Lizard Tavern present the fourth annual Blues & Brews, which will take place at Lock 3, a park in Akron. This afternoon event will feature than 200 craft beers from over 70 breweries, many of them from Ohio. Top blues acts will perform, and there will be a silent auction. "Brewer's Circle" VIP tickets, with early admission, a complimentary lunch, and a special selection of beers, are available.

1-2: Bones and Brew, Portland, OR

Rogue Ales presents the 21st annual Bones and Brew, which will take place at the Rogue Distillery & Public House in Portland. This event is a family- and dog-friendly street festival, and is also the annual meeting of Rogue Nation Citizens. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 30 craft breweries, along with barbecue vendors and a barbecue competition, dog-related vendors, and a charity dog wash.

1: Brew Haven, New Haven, IN

Trion Tavern, Samuel Adams, and the MASH Fort Wayne Homebrew Club present Brew Haven 2015, which will take place in downtown New Haven. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 craft beers from over 55 breweries, including more than 50 homebrewed beers from MASH. Food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

1: Far West Beer Fest, Sequim, WA

7 Cedars Casino, in Sequim, will host the third annual Far West Beer West. This afternoon outdoor event will feature the products of more than 20 breweries and cideries. There will also be live music and other entertainment, food for purchase, and games and contests. Proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

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

The 2015 Galax Rhythm Brews and Vine Fest will held in downtown Galax. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from 17 area breweries, along with a selection of wines. Live bands will perform, and food vendors will be at the festival site.

1: Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, Loveland, CO

The 2015 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival will be held at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland. This afternoon event, which is part of the Larimer County Fair, will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, many of them from Colorado and the West. There will also be a sanctioned homebrew competition, live music, food and beer mini-pairings, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available. A Beer Master Dinner will take place the evening before the festival itself.

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

The Mammoth Brewing Company presents the 20th annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza, which will take place at Sam's Wood Site on Mammoth Lakes near Yosemite National Park. The Saturday afternoon Grand Tasting, held among the pines at an elevation of 8,000 feet, will feature beer from more than 75 breweries, may of them from California. A lineup of blues and country acts will perform, and food will be available for purchase. In addition to the festival itself, there will also be blues performances on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday by a number of nationally-known acts, headed by Buddy Guy.

1: Griffin Session Muskoka Craft Beer Festival, Bracebridge, ON, Canada

The seventh annual Griffin Session Muskoka Craft Beer Festival will be held at The Griffin Gastropub, where the event began. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 Ontario craft breweries, along with Ontario wines, ciders, and spirits. There will also be live acoustic entertainment, brewers' competitions, and food for purchase.

1: Hops for Habitat Brewfest, Aurora, CO

The Plains Conservation Center will host the 11th annual Hops for Habitat Brewfest. This afternoon/evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Center, will feature dozens of beers from around 20 Front Range breweries, along with a selection of local wines. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and sunset wagon rides. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, wines, and appetizers, are available.

1: I-15 Beer Festival, Temecula, CA

The 2015 I-15 Brew Festival will be held at Temecula Galway Downs Polo Grounds. This evening event will feature beer from more than 60 craft breweries and 30 homebrewers. Entertainment will include a DJ, laser lights, fire dancers, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, and other freak-show performers; and food will be available for purchase.

1: Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival, Leominster, MA

The inaugural Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival will be held in downtown Leominster. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries. Three live bands will perform, and the Leominster Police and Fire Departments will offer a “Guns and Hoses” food tent.

1: Magic Valley Beer Festival, Twin Falls, ID

The Blue Lakes Rotary Club presents the fourth annual Magic Valley Beer Festival, which will take place in City Park in Twin Falls. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for Rotary Club charities, will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries, many of them from Idaho and the Mountain West. Four live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

1: Olympia Brew Fest, Olympia, WA

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

1: Sesh Fest, Denver, CO

Imbibe and the Colorado Brewers Guild present the second annual Sesh Fest, which will take place at Sculpture Park in Denver. This afternoon event will feature session ales (less than 5% ABV) from around 40 Colorado breweries. There will also be music, food for purchase, lawn games, and art.

1: Springs Beer Fest, Colorado Springs, CO

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

1-31: Virginia Beer Month, statewide

Virginia Beer Month 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the Commonwealth, which has more than 100 craft breweries. The headline event is the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival. There will be many other events, such as festivals, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks

1: WaZoo, Tampa, FL

J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., presents the 20th annual WaZoo, which will take place at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. This evening event will feature 275 beers and other beverages from around the world. There will also be food samples from local restaurants, and live music on multiple stages. "Beastly Beverage Club" (VIP-level tickets), with early entry and an air-conditioned tasting area, are available.

1: Wheaton Brew Fest, Wheaton, IL

The 2015 Wheaton Brew Fest will be held at Memorial Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers. There will be live entertainment, and an 80s band will perform; festival-goers are encouraged to wear 80s attire. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Court Appointed Special Advocates.

1: Whistle Belly, Williamsburg, VA

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg presents Whistle Belly 2015, which will take place at Merchants Square. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from over 30 breweries, along with colonial-era cocktails. Food, prepared by Chef David Everett’s team at DoG Street Pub, will be available for purchase; and there will be a prize raffle. Early Access tickets, with early admission and an special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will benefit local non-profits and scholarships for high school students via the Junior Woman's Club.

6: America on Tap—Seaside Park, Seaside Park, NJ

The Seaside Park edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held on Ocean Avenue. This Thursday evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be available for purchase.

6-9: Egham Beer Festival, Egham, England

The 20th Egham Beer Festival will be held at the United Services Club. This four-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, many of them from Britain's newest breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available, and there will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday. Admission to Sunday's session is free. This year's festival charity is Coming Home.

6-10: Portcullis Cider Festival, Clifton Village, England

The Portcullis, a public house in Clifton Village, will host a Cider Festival. This five-day event, which coincides with a balloon show in the village, will feature more than 25 Real Ciders and perries, including rare finds from London and Scotland. There will be food for purchase, included homemade pies and a selection of cheeses. The Portcullis has a beer garden and an outdoor terrace.

6-9: Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival, Marietta, OH

The 2015 Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival will be held in historic downtown Marietta. It begins Thursday evening with a kick-off party at the Marietta Brewing Company, and beer and music at other locations in town. There will also be a mini-beer fest at the brewery on Saturday afternoon. In addition to beer sampling, the weekend's events will include biking and river adventures, live music, games, and a Merchants and Artists Walk.

6-8: Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival, Worcester, England

The Worcester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival, which will take place at Worcester Racecourse. This three-day event will feature more than 200 Real Ales, along with over 100 Real Ciders and Real Perries. Food vendors will be on hand, and there will be live entertainment each day.

7-9: Bierbörse, Schwelm, Germany

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

7-9: Blaydon Festival, Blaydon, England

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

7: Brew at the Zoo, Columbia, SC

The Riverbanks Zoo, in Columbia, will host Brew at the Zoo 2015. This evening rain-or-shine event will offer a wide variety of imported, domestic, and craft beers, along with live music, food for purchase, and an opportunity to encounter animals up close and attend animal presentations. "How to Do Brew" VIP tickets, with food and a special selection of beers, are available.

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

The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo present the 19th annual Brew at the Zoo...and Wine, Too!, which will take place at the zoo. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the zoo, will feature a variety of craft beers (there have been around 50 at recent events), along with wines from the region. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

7-8: Bronze Blues & Brews, Joseph, OR

The 19th annual Bronze Blues & Brews will be held at City Park in Joseph, a venue within walking distance of downtown. This two-day event will feature a selection of craft beers (there were more than 20 in recent years), along with local wines. There will also be a lineup of blues performers, and food will be available for purchase. This event supports local youth organizations and school music and arts programs.

7: Buffalo Brewfest, Buffalo, NY

Craft Beer Exchange presents the 2015 Buffalo Brewfest, which returns to Illinois Street in the historic Cobblestone District. Recent editions of this festival have been outdoor evening events with more than 50 domestic and imported beers, along with raffles and giveaways. The festival is a benefit for the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center.

7-8: Halifax Seaport Beerfest, Halifax, NS, Canada

The ninth annual Halifax Seaport Beerfest will be held at the Cunard Centre/Pier 23 on the waterfront. This two-day, three-session outdoor event will feature more than 300 beers and ciders from over 110 producers, with an emphasis on those from The Maritimes, Ontario, Quebec, Maine, and Ireland. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment; an appearance by Gráinne Walsh, the brewer at Ireland’s Metalman Brewery; and East Coast food. Part of the proceeds will go to charity.

7-9: Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival, Ludlow, VT

Okemo, a resort in Ludlow, will host its seventh annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival. This three-day event will take place at Jackson Gore Paleo Field. It will feature more than 50 beers from regional craft breweries, along with a selection of wines; live music, food for purchase; craft vendors; and “Adventure Zone” activities. The weekend’s events will include a beer pairing dinner Friday evening and the Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Championship on Saturday.

7-9: International Berlin Beer Festival, Berlin, Germany

The 19th annual International Berlin Beer Festival will be held along 2.2 kilometers of Berlin's Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin. The festival, described as "the world's longest beer garden," will feature more than 2,400 beers from Germany and 80 other countries, including beer from German Privatbrauereien (small independent breweries). Food will be available, and there will be live music and other entertainment on multiple stages. The festival website is entirely in German.

7-9: Vancouver Brewfest, Vancouver, WA

The fourth annual Vancouver Brewfest will be held downtown at Esther Short Park. This three-day event will feature beer and cider from more than 30 Washington and Oregon producers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, and craft vendors. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

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

Avery Brewing Company, in Boulder, will host its 22nd Anniversary Party, which will take place in the Tap Room. This afternoon/evening event will feature an assortment of Avery beers, including rare, vintage, and sour beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be on hand.

8: Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, Cooperstown, NY

Brewery Ommegang will host Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2015. This afternoon event, whose theme this year is “Pulp Fiction,” will feature Belgian and Belgian-style beers from more than 100 breweries, along with food vendors, live music, fireworks, and on-site camping. There will also be a VIP dinner the evening before the tasting itself.

8-9: Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest, Squaw Valley, CA

Squaw Valley USA will host its 14th annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest. This two-day event, to be held in a mountain setting, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, and four live acts will perform each day. The festival is a benefit for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

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

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

8: Fleet Lions “Cloud Nine” Beer Festival, Fleet, England

The Fleet Lions present their ninth annual festival, the “Cloud Nine” Beer Festival, which will take place at downtown at The Harlington. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with 40 or more Real Ales and local ciders. Barbecue will be available for purchase, and there will be live music at both sessions. This year’s festival charities are the local Samaritans and the Surrey Air Ambulance.

8-9: Great Japan Beer Festival, Nagoya, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the fifth annual Great Japan Beer Festival-Nagoya, which will take place at Nagoya International Congress, Shirotori Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 120 beers from Japanese craft breweries.

8: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, WI

The Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild presents the 29th annual Great Taste of the Midwest, which will take place at Olin-Turnville Park, a lakeside venue in Madison. This afternoon event will feature more than 1,000 beers from over 100 breweries from the Great Lakes and Midwest regions, and brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a celebrity brewer dunk tank, and an exhibit by the Museum of Beer and Brewing. "Great Taste Eve," a series of pre-festival events, will take place at local establishments before the festival itself. Tickets go on sale May 1.

8: California Beer Festival-Santa Cruz, Aptos, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the fifth annual Santa Cruz edition of the California Beer Festival. It will take place at Aptos Village Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 85 craft beers, many of them from California. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and bocce ball. “Brew With a View,” a food and beer pairing event with live music, will take place the evening before the festival itself; and “Hamburger and Hops,” a music festival with craft beer for purchase, will take place on Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

8: Craft Beer Bash, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The 2015 Craft Beer Bash will be held inside the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. This indoor afternoon/evening event will feature more than 120 craft beers and ciders. Festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorites. Two live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

8: Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival, Soldotna, AK

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

8: Lewisburg BrewBQue, Lewisburg, PA

The 2015 Lewisburg BrewBQue will be held in two beer gardens downtown. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, ciders, wines, and spirits. There will also be a homebrewing competition, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the best homebrewer in the Valley. In addition, there will be live music, a barbecue contest, a children’s carnival, and food for purchase. After the festival itself, downtown restaurants and bars will serve craft beer and barbecue.

8: Local Brews Local Grooves, Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues, in Las Vegas, will host Local Brews Local Grooves. This evening event will feature more than 40 craft beers. Twelve live bands will perform on four stages, and food will be available for purchase.

8: Microfestivus, Roanoke, VA

The Square Society presents the 18th annual Microfestivus, which will take place at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke. This afternoon event will feature more than 130 micro- and craft-brewed beers from over 50 breweries, many of them from the Mid-Atlantic region. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. Proceeds will benefit Center in the Square.

8: Millvale Brew Festival, Millvale, PA

The Borough of Millvale and The Millvale Borough Development Corporation will host the ninth annual Millvale Brew Festival, which will take place at Riverfront Park on the shore of the Allegheny River. There will be two tasting sessions, each with more than 180 craft beers from around the country. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Borough Development Corporation.

8: North Fork Beer Festival, Calverton, NY

Starfish Junction Productions presents the ninth annual North Fork Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Calverton Links Golf Course in Calverton. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, including a selection of beers brewed on Long Island. Beer industry figures will be in attendance, and a variety of food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the national Beer for Brains Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.

8-30: Quingdao International Beer Festival, Quingdao, China

The 25th annual Quingdao International Beer Festival will take place at two locations, Golden Sands Beach and Century Plaza. This celebration, described as Asia's largest beer festival, will feature beer from all over the world. The festival begins with a grand opening ceremony and also includes musical entertainment, karaoke, drinking competitions, and a themed final ceremony. Both Chinese and Western food will be available.

8-9: Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

Steam Whistle Brewing Company presents the 2015 Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto. This two-day event will feature an all-Ontario selection of craft beers, with 25 breweries taking part, along with food from the city's food trucks. The festival will benefit the Toronto Railway Heritage Museum.

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

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

8: Short's Fest, Elk Rapids, MI

Short's Brewing Company presents the sixth annual Short's Fest, which will take place at the production brewery in Elk Rapids. This evening event, which is part of the town’s 60th annual Harbor Days celebration, will feature 20 Short's beers and five ciders. Three live bands will perform, and food vendors will be on hand. The expanded brewery facility will be open for tours. Admission to the festival is free.

8: Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park, CO

The Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, The LIFT FM, and KRKY "Colorado Country" present the sixth annual Winter Park Beer Festival, which will take place at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 microbreweries, most of them from Colorado. Three live acts will perform, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and a catered lunch, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to The Grand Foundation and The Samantha Remington Angel Heart Foundation.

9-16: D.C. Beer Week, Washington, DC

The seventh annual D.C. Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Washington, D.C. This eight-day celebration will begin with a kickoff event (TBA). There will be hundreds of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, panel discussions, and specially-priced drinks.

11-15: Great British Beer Festival, London, England

The Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Great British Beer Festival, which will take place at the London Olympia. This five-day event is Britain's biggest beer festival, with more than 1,000 Real Ales, ciders, perries and international beers. The festival will also serve as the venue for the Champion Beer of Britain competition. There will also be tutored tastings, live music, food and merchandise for sale, and pub games and quizzes.

13-16: Bend Brew Fest, Bend, OR

The 11th annual Bend Brew Fest will be held at Les Schwab Amphitheater on the banks of the Deschutes River. This outdoor event, which has been extended to four days, will feature more than 200 beers and ciders from over 70 producers, most of them from the Pacific Northwest. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to several local non-profits.

13-16: Festibiere de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada

Houblon & Cie. presents the sixth annual Festibiere de Quebec, which will take place at Espace 400e, Port de Quebec, in downtown Quebec City. This four-day celebration will feature beer from more than 60 breweries and cideries, most of them from Quebec. There will also be a beer education program, live music and other entertainment, food and other products from the province, and demonstrations by local chefs. Admission to the festival is free.

13-16: London Craft Beer Festival, London, England

The 2015 London Craft Beer Festival will be held at Oval Space, an arts venue in East London's Bethnal Green. This four-day event will feature more than 100 beers from 25 breweries from the UK, the Continent, and the U.S. Brewery representatives will be on hand. Live bands and DJs will perform, and there will be a street food menu featuring locally-sourced products.

13-16: North American Organic Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The 11th annual North American Organic Brewers Festival will be held at Overlook Park in Portland. This four-day event, which is designed to raise awareness of organic beer and sustainable living, will feature more than 50 organic beers from around the country. There will also be live music, organic food for purchase, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profit booths, and a children's area. Admission is free. The festival benefits the Oregon Food Bank and the Overlook Village Business Association.

14-15: All-American Blues, Brews & Barbecue, Westland, MI

The Westland Jaycees present the fifth annual All-American Blues, Brews & Barbecue, which will take place at a new venue, Thomas H. Brown Central City Park. This two-day event will feature Michigan craft beers, along with live blues entertainment, barbecue, and other food for purchase.

14: Art & Ale Brew Festival, Parker, CO

The Wildlife Experience, part of the University of Colorado-South Denver in Parker, will host its 12th annual Art & Ale Brew Festival. This evening event will feature the products of more than 75 craft breweries and restaurants. There will also be live entertainment and dancing, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

14-17: Bierbörse, Leverkusen-Opladen, Germany

The 29th annual Opladen edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place on the banks of the Wupper River in Leverkusen. Around 1,000 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be food and live entertainment, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

14-15: Brew NZ Beervana, Wellington, New Zealand

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand presents Brew NZ Beervana 2015, which will take place at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 200 beers from over 80 breweries from New Zealand, Australia, and farther afield. There will also be an educational program, homebrew competitions, live entertainment, and a beer-themed food menu. “Ultimate Experience” tickets, with a special selection of beer and food prepared by the festival’s culinary director Martin Bosley, are available.

14-15: Columbus Summer Beerfest, Columbus, OH

Animal Rescue Partners and CD-102.5 present the sixth annual Columbus Summer Brewfest, which will take place at the LC Pavilion. This two-day, indoor-outdoor event will feature more than 300 beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be on hand.

14-16: Glossop Beer Festival, Glossop, England

Kazant Events presents the 2015 Glossop Beer Festival, which will take place at the Glossop Labour Club. Last year’s edition of this three-day event featured more than 20 beers, ciders, and perries, along with live entertainment.

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

Stone Brewing Company presents the 19th Anniversary Brewers Reception, which will be held at Cal State University-San Marcos. This Friday evening event, which takes place the evening before the Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival itself, will feature dozens of exceptional beers, including 12 cask-conditioned Stone ales and many beers that will not be served on Saturday. The price of admission includes a complimentary gourmet meal from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. There will also be live music, and an upper-level cigar lounge.

14-15: Stowe Brewers Festival, Stowe, VT

The inaugural Stowe Brewers Festival will be held at the Mayo Events Fields. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers, hard ciders, and meads from 40 breweries, most of them from Vermont, New England, and New York State. There will also be live music, workshops and demonstrations, and food and merchandise vendors. The price of admission includes the Ninkasi-Stowe Pass, with special offers at over 60 Stowe-area businesses.

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

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

15: America on Tap, Wilmington, DE

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

15: Augusta Beerfest, Augusta, GA

Evans Kia presents the 2015 August Beer Festival, which will take place at The Bell Auditorium. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 craft beers, many of the from Georgia and the Southeast. Food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available.

15: Ballpark Festival of Beers, Charleston, SC

The Kickin' Chicken presents the 13th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, which will take place at Joseph C. Riley, Jr., Park, the home of the Charleston River Dogs baseball team. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the ballpark.

15: Brew @ the Zoo, Boston, MA

Boston's Franklin Park Zoo will host the sixth annual Brew @ the Zoo. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from around 30 breweries, many of them from Massachusetts. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase, and festival-goers will have the opportunity to see the animals. Proceeds will support the zoo's education and conservation programs.

15: BrewFest Waterfront District, Lorain, OH

The second annual BrewFest Waterfront District will be held in downtown Lorain’s Waterfront Entertainment District. This afternoon event will feature beer from 30 breweries, most of them from Ohio, along with ciders and wines. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

15: Bruises & Brews Beer Fest, Glendale, CO

The 2015 Bruises & Brews Beer Fest will be held at Infinity Park in Glendale. This afternoon event combines a rugby sevens tournament (the Serevi Rugbytown 7s) and a food festival (Taste of Glendale). It will also feature beer from 15 local craft breweries, along with locally-distilled spirits.

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

City Weekly magazine presents the sixth annual Utah Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Library Square in Salt Lake City. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 craft beers, including full-strength beers, from local and regional brewers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. This year's festival charity is the Humane Society of Utah.

15: Ed Fest, Edwards, CO

Crazy Mountain Brewery presents the fifth annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest, which will take place at the WECMRD Soccer Fields in Edwards, the brewery’s hometown. This all-day event will feature beer from 65 domestic and foreign breweries, including many Colorado micros. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. The festival charity is the Eagle Rivershed Council.

15: Everett Craft Beer Festival, Everett, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the fourth annual Everett Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Hoyt and Hewitt Avenues. This daytime event will feature more than 100 beers from 30 Washington State breweries. Many of the beers will poured through “Randalls,” with unusual ingredients added. There will be live entertainment, and food trucks will be at the festival site.

15: Flynn's “Cans On The Sand,” Ocean Bay Park, NY

Starfish Junction Productions presents the second annual Flynn's Cans on the Sand, the Fire Island Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in a bayfront setting at Flynn’s Fire Island in Ocean Bay Park. This afternoon event will feature 50 beers from 25 craft breweries, including a number of beers brewed on Long Island, along with live music. The price of admission includes a sandwich and side dish.

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

The 2015 Forest City Beer Fest will be held at Covent Garden Market in London. This all-day rain-or-shine event will feature around beers and ciders from around 20 producers, most of them from Ontario. There will also be an educational program (extra admission charge), a homebrewing demonstration, and food trucks and food vendors.

15: Lighthouse Brewfest, Lincoln City, OR

McMenamins presents the 20th annual Lighthouse Brewfest, which will take place at the Lighthouse Brewpub in Lincoln City. This all-day festival will feature beers created by McMenamins brewers, food and drink specials, and brewery tours. By tradition, brewers are assigned a beer style drawn at random from a hat to brew for the festival, and each participating brewery is asked to submit a tiny image to represent its beer.

15: Monticello Lions Brewfest, Monticello, MN

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

15: Mountaineer BrewFest, Wheeling, WV

The 2015 Mountaineer BrewFest will be held at Wheeling Heritage Port. This afternoon/evening event will feature a selection of West Virginia-brewed beers, served in a beer garden. There will also be a brewing competition, live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors.

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

Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild present the eighth Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review, which will take place on Marion Street in downtown Oak Park. This late-afternoon, zero-waste event will feature more than 200 craft beers from over 70 Midwest microbreweries. A number of Illinois breweries will take part in the ReplicAle project; this year’s style is saison. There will also be live and DJ music, along with small plates from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will support Seven Generations Ahead's sustainable-communities projects.

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

West Virginia’s Better Beer Coalition presents the third annual Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington. This afternoon event will feature 100 beers from American craft breweries, including eight West Virginia breweries. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

15: Silver Mountain Resort Brews Fest, Kellogg, ID

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

15: South East Craft Beer Fest, Columbia, MO

The second annual South East Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Logboat Brewery in Columbia. Last year’s festival was an afternoon event that featured more than 40 beers from 13 craft breweries from Southeastern Conference states, live local entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary food buffet, are available.

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

The Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley present the third annual Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest, which will take place at the Avidia Bank parking lot. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 130 craft beers, ciders, and malt beverages from over 45 breweries, along with food from local restaurants. The festival is a fund-raiser for Rotary charities.

15: State College Microbrewers Expo, Boalsburg, PA

The 17th State College Microbrewers Expo will be held at the Tussey Moutain Ski Resort in Boalsburg. This evening event will feature beer from more than two dozen breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be an educational program and live music. VIP tickets, with expedited admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

15: State of Jefferson Brewfest, Dunsmuir, CA

The 23rd annual State of Jefferson Brewfest will be held at the Dunsmuir City Ball Park. This afternoon/evening event, which is one of the West Coast’s oldest beer festivals, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries from California and the West. There will also be a homebrew contest, live music, food vendors, and local artists.

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

The 20th annual Steinley Cup Microbrewery Competition will be held at Kathy Glode Park in Saratoga. This day-long event is the original and only official state microbrewery competition, in which the Saratoga Steinley Cup goes to the winner. Festival-goers are invited to taste the competition beers, along with a selection of other Wyoming-brewed beers. There will also be a chili cook-off, “People’s Choice” voting, and activities for children. The Steinley Cup is part of a weekend-long celebration that also includes the Saratoga Bullfest.

15: Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival, San Marcos, CA

Stone Brewing Company presents the Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival, which will take place on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. This event is the brewery’s biggest charity fund-raiser of the year. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with 100 beers from 60 guest breweries, including a selection of collaboration beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and complimentary home-brewed sodas. All-Access passes, with admission to both sessions, a special selection of beers, and complimentary gourmet food, are available.

15: Suds on the Shore, Ludington, MI

The Suds On The Shore Committee presents the seventh annual Suds on the Shore, which will be held at Ludington City Park. This afternoon event will feature the products of 40 Michigan breweries and cideries, along with a selection of Michigan wines. There will also be live music. The festival is fund-raiser for The United Way of Mason County.

15: Summer Beer Dabbler, St. Paul, MN

The seventh annual Summer Beer Dabbler will be held at a new location, CHS Stadium, the St. Paul Saints baseball team’s new home in Lowertown. This evening event will feature beer from more than 80 local, regional, and national craft breweries. Four live bands will perform; local food trucks will be at the festival site; and there will be activities, including human foosball and silent disco.

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

Deep, the surf magazine, presents the third annual Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival. It will take place on Linden Field at Carpenteria State Beach. This surfing-themed afternoon event will feature products of more than 55 breweries and wineries. Local surfboard shapers will be on hand, live bands and DJs will perform, food will be available for purchase, and boards will be on display. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to several local charities.

15-22: West Virginia Beer Week, statewide

The Better Beer Coalition presents the 2015 West Virginia Beer Week. This eight-day celebration, which is endorsed by the West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the state. The headline events are the Mountaineer Brewfest, the Rails & Ales Festival, and The Brew Skies Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

19-23: Belgrade Beer Fest, Belgrade, Serbia

The Belgrade Cultural Network presents the 13th annual Belgrade Beer Fest, which will take place at Usc'e, near the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, three kilometers from the city center. Recent editions of this five-day event have featured 50 beers from around 20 domestic and foreign breweries, live and DJ music, food for purchase, and games and contests. Admission to the festival is free.

20-22: Cincy Brew-Ha-Ha, Cincinnati, OH

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

21-23: Alba Real Ale Festival, Broughy Ferry, Scotland

The Royal Tay Yacht Club, in Broughty Ferry, will host the fourth annual Alba Real Ale Festival. This three-day event will be held in the clubhouse, with a view across the River Tay. It will feature beers and ciders from more than 25 independent Scottish breweries. There will also be a variety of live music, hot food from the club's barbecue area, and family and children's activities. All proceeds will go to local charities.

21-23: Bierbörse, Dorsten, Germany

The sixth annual Dorsten edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city center. Around 400 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be food and live entertainment, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

21-23: Bierbörse, Hildesheim, Germany

The second annual Hildesheim edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city's pedestrian zone. More than 450 beers from 130 countries, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be food and live entertainment, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

21-22: Brew Skies Festival, Canaan Valley, WV

Mountain State Brewing Company presents the fourth annual Brew Skies Festival, which will take place at Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Canaan Valley. This two-day event will feature beer from nine West Virginia craft breweries. There will also be local and nationally-known musical performers, food and artisan vendors, a chair lift and zip-line, and a children’s area.

21: Flour City Brewers Fest, Rochester, NY

The 20th annual Flour City Brewers Festival will be held under the pavilions at the Rochester Public Market. This evening event will feature beer from more than 40 New York State breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live music, and local food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charities are the New York State Brewers Association and Taste NY.

21-22: Hamilton Beer Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The 2015 Hamilton Beer Festival will be held at Jackson Square. This two-day event, which celebrates Canada’s ninth-largest city, will feature more than 100 beers, most of them from Ontario. There will also be live entertainment, appearances by brewers and local celebrities, and food and merchandise for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for Hamilton-area charities.

21-29: Redding Beer Week, Redding, CA

Redding Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Redding. This nine-day celebration will begin with an Opening Ceremony featuring beer from more than 35 craft breweries. There will be 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 specially-priced drinks.

21-22: Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, Traverse City, MI

Porterhouse Productions presents the eighth annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, which will take place at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. This two-evening event will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and meads from around 45 producers, most of them from Michigan. The selection will include a number of rare, sour, and homebrewed beers. There will also be wine, live musical entertainment, a silent disco, and local food vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. A kickoff event will take place the evening before the tasting itself.

21-22: Zoo Brew, Brookfield, IL

The Brookfield Zoo will host the fourth annual Zoo Brew. This two-evening event will feature more than 60 craft beers, along with live music and a silent auction for specialty beers and other items. Festival tickets include all-day admission to the zoo.

22: A Night @ the Brewseum, North Easton, MA

The Children’s Museum in Easton will host the second annual A Night @ The Brewseum. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer and cider from a number of local craft breweries. There will also be live music, a homebrew competition, a Science of Beer exhibit, and food for purchase. Proceeds will support the Museum’s educational program.

22: Blues, Brews & BBQs, Napa, CA

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

22: Blue's Brew Fest, Palmerton, PA

Blue Mountain Ski Area will host the 2015 Blue's Brew Fest, which will take place at the base of the mountain. This afternoon event will feature a variety of domestic and imported beers, many of them brewed in Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, bourbon-inspired barbecue, and craft and specialty vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and admission to a Farm to Fork event the evening before the festival itself, are available.

22: Boulder Craft Beer Festival, Boulder, CO

Downtown Boulder, Inc., presents the second annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown in West Central Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from 20 craft breweries, most of them from Boulder County. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and games.

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

The Louisville Zoo will host the 2015 Brew at the Zoo & Wine, Too! This is an afternoon/evening event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from dozens of breweries from the region, a selection of local wines, live music, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. All proceeds will benefit the Zoo.

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

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

22: Festival of Dankness, San Diego, CA

Modern Times Beer presents the inaugural Festival of Dankness, which will take place at San Diego Waterfront Park. This afternoon event will feature new-wave hoppy beers from more and 30 craft breweries, many of them from California. Brewers will be in attendance, and food trucks and merchandise vendors will be at the park. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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

The 2015 Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition will be held at Holman Stadium in Nashua. This is an afternoon event. Last year’s festival featured beer from more than 40 breweries and beverage providers, many from the area. There will also be a wing competition among local restaurants and entertainment, including live music and games. Part of the proceeds will go to the Police Athletic League and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

22: German Bier Fest, Atlanta, GA

The German American Chamber of Commerce South presents the 12th annual German Bier Fest, which will take place at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as "Atlanta's only German-style beer festival," will feature more than 35 German beers, along with live music, traditional food, and games and activities. The festival is family-friendly, with a kids' zone and free admission for children.

22: Gettysburg Brew Fest, Gettysburg, PA

BrewFest Partners presents the 2015 Gettysburg Brew Fest, which will take place at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, a venue set against the backdrop of the Seminary Ridge Museum that offers spectacular views of the Gettysburg battlefield. This afternoon/evening event will begin with a cannonade, and close with the sounding of “Taps” from the museum’s cupola. It will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic states. Food trucks and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

22: Great Nebraska Beerfest, Papillion, NE

The seventh annual Great Nebraska Beerfest returns to Werner Park in Papillion, the home of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 80 breweries, most of them from Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the Midwest. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, and food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

22: Hop Jam, Bolton Valley, VT

Bolton Valley Resort will host Hop Jam 2015, which will take place on the slopes. This all-day festival will feature beer from 20 breweries “from Vermont and beyond.” There will also be live music, along with food and merchandise vendors. “Beery Important Person” tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

22: Hops in Humboldt, Fortuna, CA

The 11th annual Hops in Humboldt will be held at Rohner Park in Fortuna. This afternoon event, which takes place in the heart of the redwoods, will feature hundreds of beers from over 35 craft breweries from around the country. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “Taster’s Choice" award. Three live bands will perform; and food, art, and crafts vendors will be at the festival site. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

22: Midwest Brewer's Fest, Willow Springs, IL

The fifth annual Midwest Brewer's Fest will be held at 1 Village Circle in Willow Springs. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 craft beers, including selections of cask-conditioned ales and homebrewed beers. Craft distillery products will also be served. There will be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a collectible glass snifter, are available.

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

The fourth annual Mira Mesa Festival of Beers will be held at Community Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 craft beers. There will be live music on the San Diego CityBeat stage, along with food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Mira Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

22: Potosi Brew Fest, Potosi, WI

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

22: Sarasota Beer Festival, Sarasota, FL

FloridaBeerFestivals.com presents the 2015 Sarasota Beer Festival, which will take place at Robarts Sports Arena on the Sarasota Fairgrounds. This evening event will feature scores of beers from around the world. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, catered food, and a cigar, are available.

22-23: Sausage & Beer Festival, Cherry Valley, CA

Highland Springs Resort, in Cherry Valley, will host its sixth Sausage & Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature beer from around 25 breweries from the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. There will be live music, gourmet sausages made in-house, games, and contests. Admission and parking are free.

22: ShakesBeer Festival, Stratford, CT

The third annual ShakesBeer Festival will be held at Wines Unlimited in Stratford. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the restoration of the American Shakespeare Theatre, will feature beer from more than 60 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from New England. The lineup will include a number of hard-to-find beers. There will also be live entertainment, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

22: Southern Brewers Festival, Chattanooga, TN

The 21st annual Southern Brewers Festival will be held at Ross's Landing on the riverfront in downtown Chattanooga. This all-day event will feature more than 100 beers from more than 40 breweries, most of them from the South. Live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets are available. All proceeds will benefit the CraftWorks Foundation's signature programs.

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

Taste of Brews presents the fifth Taste of Brews—Long Beach, which will take place at Shoreland Aquatic Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 55 breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

22: Taste of Petaluma, Petaluma, CA

The tenth annual Taste of Petaluma will take place in the city's historic downtown. This afternoon event, which is a benefit for the Cinnabar Theater, will feature around 60 participants, including local microbreweries, wineries, chefs, artists, and craftspeople.

22: Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, Tumwater, WA

The 2015 Tumwater Artesian Brewfest will be held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. This afternoon/evening “backyard-style” event will feature beer from more than 45 Pacific Northwest breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be food for purchase, games, contests, and a mechanical shark.

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

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and the Virginia Manufacturers Association present the fourth annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Festival, which will take place at the Concert Grounds at the Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland. This all-day event, held in the Blue Ridge Mountains, will feature beer from more than 25 Virginia breweries. The festival program includes the judged Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition. Live local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

22: Wild Brew, Tulsa, OK

Wild Brew 2015 will be held at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. This evening event, called "The Greatest Party Ever Hatched,” will feature dozens of craft-brewed beers, most of them from Oklahoma. There will also be live music, a free-flying bird exhibition, and complimentary food. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Sutton Avian Research Center.

23: Beers Across the Wabash, Lafayette, IN

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

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

The second annual Ready Set Growl Beer Festival will be held at Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa. This afternoon event, which follows the Santa Rosa Marathon, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, including hard-to-find Heady Topper beer. Festival-goers will also received a 32-ounce custom growler, and Sonoma County vendors will be giving out food samples.

25-29: Peterborough Beer Festival, Peterborough, England

The Peterborough & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 38th annual Peterborough Beer Festival, which will take place at The Embankment. This five-day event will feature more than 400 draft Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers, all served under massive marquees on the riverside. In addition, there will be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

26-29: Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival, Clacton-on-Sea, England

The Tendring Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival, which will take place at St James' Church Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 65 Real Ales, including a selection of Scottish ales, along with ciders, perries, Essex wines, and beers from the Continent. There will also be live music, and hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

26-29: Durham Beer Festival, Durham City, England

The Durham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 35th annual Durham Beer Festival, which will take place at Dunelm House (Durham Students' Union) in Durham City. Recent editions of this four-day event have featured around 120 Real Ales, 30 ciders and perries, a selection of wines, and food for purchase.

26-27: Jerusalem Beer Festival, Jerusalem, Israel

The 11th annual Jerusalem Beer Festival will be held at Independence Park. This two-day event will feature more than 150 beers, including beers brewed in Israel. Some will have unusual flavors such as honey, banana, and herbs. There will also be live music and other entertainment, cultural events, and street performers.

27-29: Irish Craft Beer Festival, Dublin, Ireland

The 2015 Irish Craft Beer Festival returns to the Royal Dublin Society. This three-day event will feature more than 50 stands selling over 200 beers and ciders "from all four corners of Ireland." Many beers and ciders will be unique to the festival. There will also be master classes and interactive Q-and-A sessions, live music, and artisan food stalls.

27: Kiwanis Brew Fest, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents the fourth annual Brew Fest, which will take place at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. This Thursday afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 15 breweries. There will also be live music, food samples from local restaurants, and games. Proceeds will go to local charities.

28-30: Bierbörse, Karlsruhe, Germany

The 14th annual Karlsruhe edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the Schlossgarten. More than 400 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be food and live entertainment, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

28-29: Bruegala, Bloomington, IL

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees present Bruegala XVI, which will take place downtown at the Bloomington Center for The Performing Arts. This two-evening event will feature more than 300 beers, including special festival releases, along with 100 wines. Local musicians will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Profits will go to local charities

28-29: Burning River Fest, Cleveland, OH

The 15th annual Burning River Fest will take place at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. This two-day event, which marks the burning of the Cuyahoga River in 1969, will feature 18 musicians and bands, beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company, fresh food from local farms and eateries, culinary demonstrations, and environmental exhibits. Proceeds will benefit the Burning River Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainable waterways.

28-30: Galtres Parklands Festival, Helmsley, England

Crucial Events Promotion, Ltd., presents the 11th annual Galtres Parklands Festival, which will take place at Duncombe Park in Helmsley. This three-day event, held in a rural setting overlooking the North York Moors, will feature more than 100 beers and ciders, all from Yorkshire. There will also be 100 acts performing on eight stages, locally-sourced food, family activities, and crafts vendors. Camping is available at the site. The festival is a fund-raiser for several local charities.

28-30: Germania Society Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati's Germania Society presents its 45th annual Oktoberfest, which will take place at Germania Park. This three-day event, which the society describes as "Cincinnati's Original," will feature German and domestic beer, wine, and schnapps; food, including homemade dinners and grilled chicken and sausage; live music and other entertainment, including a group from Germany; games and contests; and an appearance by this year's Burgermeister.

28-30: National Capital Beer Festival, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The third annual National Capital Beer Festival will be held at a new venue, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. This three-day event will feature more than 150 beers from more than 40 craft breweries, many of them from the National Capital Region and Ontario, and brewers will be in attendance. Cider and wine will also be available. There will also be a homebrew competition, an educational program, live local entertainment, and food from local restaurants.

29: Albuquerque Hopfest Xtreme, Albuquerque, NM

The eighth annual Albuquerque Hopfest Xtreme will be held at the Isleta Resort & Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from 70 breweries. There will also be live music on four stages, food and merchandise vendors, and games. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

29: Breckenridge Beer Festival, Breckenridge, CO

Radiate Live presents the tenth annual Breckenridge Beer Festival, which returns to Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center. This afternoon event, to be held at the base of the ski resort, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, most of them from Colorado. There will also be live music, along with food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a catered lunch, and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the High County Conservation Center and the Samantha Remington Angel Heart Foundation.

29: Brew & Barbecue Fest, Evansville, IN

The 12th annual Brew and Barbecue Fest will be held at historic Bosse Field in Evansville. This evening event, which is a benefit for the Southwest Indiana Regional Council on Aging, will feature more than 300 craft beers, 50 wines, and 20 spirits. There will also be live entertainment, and dozens of culinary appetizers will be available. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

29: Canfest, Reno, NV

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

29: Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, Doylestown, PA

Fonthill Castle, in Doylestown, will host its second Beer Fest. This afternoon event will take place on the castle grounds. It will feature beer from more than 25 local and regional breweries, live jazz, and locally-sourced food. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available. Proceeds will support education programs at Fonthill Castle.

29: GreenBeerFest, Boulder, CO

The third annual GreenBeerFest will be held at the Boulder Bandshell and Amphitheater. This all-day event, which celebrates Colorado's clean water, will feature a variety of local craft beers served in a beer garden. There will also be an open blues jam, living exhibits, and games. The festival is a benefit for Colorado Ocean Coalition and Understanding Government.

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

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

29: Keweenaw Brewfest, Houghton, MI

The Keweenaw Brewfest Organization presents the sixth annual Keweenaw Brewfest, which will take place on the waterfront in Houghton. This afternoon event will feature 120 beers from 44 breweries, some of them from the Upper Peninsula. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Keweenaw Community Foundation.

29: Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, Lancaster, PA

Joycat Events, the Mayor's Office of Special Events, and Federal Taphouse present the 2015 Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, which will take place downtown at Lancaster Square Park. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from the area. Several bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, complimentary food, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

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

The Sunrise Rotary of Libertyville presents the 2015 North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest, which will take place downtown on Church Street. This afternoon/evening event will feature 50 beers and 100 wines. Food and cigars will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to Rotary charities.

29: Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest, Des Moines, WA

The Des Moines Rotary Club presents the sixth annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest, which will take place at Des Moines Beach Park on the shores of Puget Sound. This daytime outdoor festival will feature beer from around 20 local breweries. Four local blues bands will perform; and bratwurst, tri-tip, and other food will be available for purchase. The festival is the primary fund-raiser for the Rotary Club's Music4Life program.

29: Secret Stash Beer Bash, East Hartford, CT

Goodwin College, in partnership with Onyx Moonshine, present the 2015 Secret Stash Beer Bash. This evening event will feature beer from more than 20 Connecticut breweries, each of which was given an Onyx “Secret Stash” whiskey barrel in which to brew its beer. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide food for purchase. All proceeds benefit Goodwin College Scholarships.

29: Valley Fest, Springfield, MA

White Lion Brewing presents Valley Fest 2015, which will take place at Court Square in Springfield. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with beer from more than 50 breweries, many of them from the Connecticut River Valley. There will also be live entertainment and a homebrew competition, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets are available. Part of the proceeds will go to two charities.

29: ZooBrew, Providence, RI

Roger Williams Park Zoo, in Providence, will host ZooBrew 2015. It will take place at Jambo Junction and the African Village. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 craft breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live local music, animal encounters, and food for purchase. Proceeds will support the Zoo's education and conservation programs.