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 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 31-7: 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: 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.

1-2: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

7-8: 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: 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: 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: 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.

8-9: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

21-22: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

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: Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, Doylestown, PA

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

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: 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.