February 2015 Events

January 30-8 Volusia Beer Week, Volusia County, FL

Volusia Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in DeLand and Volusia County. The headline events of this ten-day celebration are the DeLand Craft Beer Festival, a “Brews & Bowties” beer dinner, and an appearance by author Patrick McGovern. 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.

5-15: Ashley's Belgian Beer Festival, Westland, MI 

Ashley's, a beer bar in Westland, will host its fifth annual Belgian Beer Festival. Ashley's describes this 11-day event as "the country's largest pure Belgian beer festival." It will feature a rotating selection from more than 70 draft and 200 bottled Belgian and Belgian-style beers, including big bottles and new releases. This year’s featured brewery is Brewery Van Honsebrouck, whose head brewer, Xavier Van Honsebrouck, will open the festival. There will also be a special Belgian menu, a Valentine's Day prix-fixe dinner, a waffle brunch, and happy-hour specials.

5-7: Fleetwood CAMRA Beer Festival, Fleetwood, England

The Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 33rd Fleetwood CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at Marine Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales, world beers, and ciders. There will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings, and food will be available for purchase.

5-7: Pendle Beer Festival, Colne, England

The East Lancashire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 11th annual Pendle Beer Festival, which will take place at the Muni Theatre in Colne. This three-day event, which celebrates the branch’s 40th anniversary, will feature more than 100 cask ales, ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

5-7: Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival, Tewkesbury, England

The Tewkesbury Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival, which will take place at the George Watson Memorial Hall. This three-day event will feature around 80 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

5: Wines and Beers of the World, Milwaukee, WI

Wines and Beers of the World 2014 will be held at the Milwaukee Zoological Center. This Thursday evening event will feature dozens of beers and wines, along with a selection of pizza, cheeses, and desserts. The Primates of the World and Stearns Family Apes of Africa buildings will be open to attendees. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animals at the zoo.

5-8: Winter Ale Festival, Kingsdown, England

Dawkins Ales presents a Winter Ale Festival, which will take place at The Green Man, a Dawkins public house in Kingsdown. This four-day event will feature seven beers from Dawkins Ales, including a barleywine-style ale, along with eight guest ales. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

6-7: Burlington Beer Festival, Burlington, ON, Canada

The Burlington Beer Festival will be held at the Waterfront Hotel. On Friday evening, there will be a tutored beer and food pairing event, emceed by Bill White of Niagara College and featuring seven dishes. On Saturday, there will be an all-day tasting with beer from almost a dozen breweries, live entertainment, and winter comfort foods.

6-7: Dorchester Beerex, Dorchester, England

The West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 27th annual Dorchester Beerex, which will take place at the Corn Exchange. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 80 Real Ales and ciders. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live entertainment Saturday evening.

6-8 and 13-15: Mardi Gras! Galveston 2015, Galveston, TX

Galveston Island’s 104th Mardi Gras celebration will take place at various locations on the island. This two-weekend event will feature beer and other beverages; live entertainment, including music, DJs, and a laser show; Mardi Gras-style parades; activities, including balcony parties, the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade, a golf-cart parade; and vendors.

6-7: Ilkley Beer Festival, Ilkley, England

Ilkley and District Round Table presents the eighth Ilkley Beer Festival, which will take place at Ilkley King's Hall. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from more than 50 U.K. breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be served. All proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

6-7: KLCC Microbrew Festival, Eugene, OR

The 14th annual KLCC Microbrew Festival will be held at the Lane Events Center Exhibit Hall in Eugene. This two-day event will feature more than 175 beer from 75 breweries, including a special collaboration beer. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music, snacks, and a music sale with thousands of records and CDs. All proceeds will go to KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene's National Public Radio station.

6-15: San Francisco Beer Week, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

The San Francisco Brewers Guild presents San Francisco Beer Week 2015, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the Bay Area. This ten-day celebration gets underway with the Opening Gala. There will be more than 400 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.

6: San Francisco Beer Week Opening Gala, San Francisco, CA

The 2015 San Francisco Beer Week Opening Gala will be held in Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. This evening event, which kicks off san Francisco Beer Week, will feature more than 80 breweries from northern California, including new and classic beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

6-7: White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, Dover, England

The Deal, Dover, Sandwich & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 22nd annual White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, which will take place at Maison Dieu (Town Hall) in Dover, the country's oldest festival venue. This two-day event will feature around 75 winter and strong ales, all with at least 5% ABV and from small and independent producers, along with a local cider. There will also be live musical acts, food for purchase, a CAMRA stall, and a tombola.

6: Zoo Brrrew, Rochester, NY

The Seneca Park Zoo, in Rochester, will host Zoo Brrrew 2015. This evening event will feature an assortment of seasonal beers and New York State wines, served inside a heated pavilion. There will also be live music, food and dessert stations, and a fire pit and S’mores fixings. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo that evening and a free ticket to a Summer Zoo Brew.

7: 305 Beer Fest, Miami, FL

305BeerFest.com presents the 305 Beer Fest, which will be held at the Miami Airport Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 30 domestic and foreign breweries, including some from south Florida. There will also be live entertainment, DJs, food vendors, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

7: Albany Winter Brewfest, Albany, NY

The 2015 Albany Winter Brewfest will be held at Washington Avenue Armory. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 40 breweries, many from New York State. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors.

7: Big Brew NY Beer Festival, White Plains, NY

The second annual Big Brew NY Beer Festival will be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. This evening event will feature more than 250 beers from local, domestic, and foreign breweries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and prizes. VIP tickets, with early admission, a gourmet buffet, and a special selection of beers, are available.

7: Beertopia, Fort Mill, SC

Grapevine, a retail store and wine bar in Fort Mill, presents the seventh annual Beertopia, which will take place in the parking lot. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from at least 50 breweries, along with live entertainment by U-Phonik and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

7: Bonita Brew Fest, Bonita Springs, FL

BrewFest Partners presents the inaugural Bonita Brew Fest, which will take place at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. This late-afternoon event, which is a benefit for the Kiwanis Club of North Naples, will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders, many of them from Florida. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

7-8: Bruges Beer Festival, Bruges, Belgium

The Bruges Autonomous Beertasters, in cooperation with the municipality of Bruges, present the eighth annual Bruges Beer Festival, which returns to Beursplain. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 300 beers from over 70 Belgian breweries, with brewers in attendance, along with food from local restaurants.

7: DeLand Craft Beer Festival, DeLand, FL

The sixth annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival will be held downtown on Georgia Avenue. This afternoon event will feature 300 beers from more than 80 breweries, including over 25 breweries from Florida. The lineup will include rare and vintage beers, cask-conditioned selections, and ciders. There will also be an educational program hosted by industry professionals.

7: Fond du Lac Brewfest, Fond du Lac, WI

The sixth annual Fond du Lac Brewfest will take place at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from around the world from an expanded lineup of breweries, along with local homebrewed beers and Wisconsin wines. There will be live music, and food from local restaurants will be available.

7: Frozen River Fest, Soldotna, AK

The inaugural Frozen River Festival will be held at Soldotna Creek Park. This afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than ten Alaskan breweries. There will also be live music, bonfires, food vendors, and games.

7: Hibrewnation Festival of Beer, York, PA

The third annual York edition of the Hibrewnation Festival of Beer will be held at Memorial Hall West on the York Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers and liquors. There will also be a beer education program, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

7: Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival, Garden City, NY

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, in Garden City, will host the 2015 Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival. This evening event, to be held on the amid the museum's aircraft exhibits, will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be music and other entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

7: Shelf Ice Brewfest, Michigan City, IN

Michigan City Main Street Association presents the inaugural Shelf Ice Brewfest, which will take place between 6th and 7th Streets on Franklin Street in the city’s Uptown Arts District. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Association, will feature beer from around 25 breweries, most of them from Indiana. There will also be food for purchase, and chainsaw-wielding ice-carvers will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

7: Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, Traverse City, MI

Porterhouse Productions presents the sixth annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, which will take place downtown at the Sara Hardy Parking Lot. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from over 50 breweries, along with a selection of ciders, meads, and wines. There will be live entertainment on four stages, an educational program, a homebrew competition, and food for purchase. Festival proceeds will go to several local nonprofit organizations.

8: Pike Chocofest, Seattle, WA

The Pike Brewery presents the seventh annual Pike Chocofest, which will take place at the brewery. This Sunday evening, pre-Valentine’s Day event will feature local and imported beers, including cask selections, along with cider, mead, wine, Champagne, and spirits. Three bands will perform; and there will be a selection of chocolates, along with food from Seattle's top restaurants and hotels. The festival is a benefit for the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

11-14: Leicester Beer Festival, Leicester, England

The Leicester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th annual Leicester Beer Festival, which will take place at the Charotar Patidar Samaj. This four-day event will feature more than 220 beers. The selection will include 85 beers from breweries within a 25-mile radius of Leicester City, along with fruit beers and festival specials. More than 35 traditional ciders and perries will be served as well. There will be live entertainment, and a variety of English food will be available for purchase.

11-14: National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, England

The Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, which returns to the Roundhouse in Derby, the world's first and oldest surviving railway roundhouse. This four-day event will feature more than 300 selections including ales from across the country, foreign beers, bottled beers, ciders, perries, and meads. The Champion Beer of Britain competition, in four style categories, will take place at this festival. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

12-21: Arizona Beer Week, various locations, AZ

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild presents the fifth annual Arizona Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. This year’s celebration has been expanded to ten days. The kickoff event is the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. There will be more than 250 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.

12-14: Warwick University Real Ale Festival, Coventry, England

The Warwick University Real Ale Society presents the 36th annual Annual Warwick University Real Ale Festival, which will take place at The Copper Rooms on the University of Warwick Campus in Coventry. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales, along with 35 ciders and a selection of meads, fruit wines, and foreign bottled beers. Dr. Busker will perform Thursday evening; and and there will be food for purchase, including a hog roast.

13-22: Cincinnati Beer Week, Cincinnati, OH

The fourth annual Cincinnati Beer Week will take place at more than 100 venues, including breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, in Cincinnati, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky. The headline events of this celebration, which has been expanded to ten days, are the Cincy Winter Brewfest, the Taproom Trolley preview tour, and a collaboration beer produced by 13 area breweries. Other events will include beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

13-14: Cincy Winter Beerfest, Cincinnati, OH

Festivals Unlimited LLC presents the seventh annual Cincy Winter Beerfest, which will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This two-day event will feature more than 350 beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, and connoisseur tickets with early admission, food, and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival charity is the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.

13: Friday the Firkenteenth, Philadelphia, PA

Friday the Firkenteenth, held at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, is a Friday the 13th tradition that dates back to 1998. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 25 firkins of cask-conditioned beer. This is the only known beer event in the world whose frequency and timing are entirely at the mercy of the calendar.

13-15: Hucknall Beer Festival, Hucknall, England

The 2015 Hucknall Beer Festival will be held at the John Godber Centre. This three-day event, produced with the assistance of the Nottingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature a variety of beers, ciders, and perries (there were more than 40 in recent years), mainly from smaller producers. There will be a farmers' market Saturday afternoon, and live music Saturday evening.

13-15: Max’s Taphouse Annual Belgian Beer Festival, Baltimore, MD

Max’s Taphouse, in Baltimore, will host its 11th annual Belgian Beer Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 140 draft and over 200 bottled Belgian beers. The food menu will include Belgian-inspired cuisine. Admission to the taphouse is free.

13-22: Omaha Beer Week, Omaha, NE

The fourth annual Omaha Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Omaha metropolitan area. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Extreme Beerfest. 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.

13-14: Wurstfest, Mt. Angel, OR

The seventh annual Mt. Angel Wurstfest will be held in the Mount Angel Festhalle. This two-day, family-friendly celebration of German sausage will feature beers from Warsteiner and Oregon’s 7 Brides Brewery, along with a selection of wines. There will also be Oktoberfest-style music, dancing, and regional food. Weekend activities will include a German Mardi Gras, 5-K and 10-K races, and appearances by dance groups and local schoolchildren.

14: Arizona Brewers Guild Strong Beer Festival, Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Brewers Guild presents the 15th annual Strong Beer Festival, which will take place at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. This afternoon event, which is the kickoff event of Arizona Beer Week, will feature an expanded selection of beers (there were more than 150 last year), with an emphasis on high-gravity beers. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a DJ. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

14: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Tampa, FL

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Tampa stop on the 2015 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival. It will take place at Curtis Hixon Park. The afternoon regular session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live rock and bluegrass music; barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. There will also be a VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session, with early admission and a selection of gourmet bacons.

14: Bock Fest, New Ulm, MN

The August Schell Brewing Company, in New Ulm, will host Bock Fest 2015. This daytime celebration will feature a variety of Schell's beers, along with live music, bratwurst, and a bonfire. There will also be a beer scavenger hunt in Flandrau State Park and an after-party in downtown New Ulm.

14: Brewbies Fest, Oceanside, CA

The sixth annual Brewbies Fest will be held at the Bagby Brewing Company in Oceanside. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, most of them from California. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will benefit the Keep a Breast Foundation’s traveling education booth.

14: Pint with the Past, Hickory Corners, MI

The Gilmore Car Museum, in the Kalamazoo-area community of Hickory Corners, will host the fourth annual annual Pint with the Past beer tasting. This evening event will feature beer from Michigan and international breweries, along with a selection of domestic beers and wines. There will also be live music and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees are invited to view the museum's more than 150 automobiles.

14: Zwickelmania, various locations, OR

The Oregon Brewers Guild presents the seventh annual Zwickelmania, a state-wide brewery open house. More than 60 breweries will invite the public to take tours, meet the brewers, and taste their favorite beers. There will be free shuttle buses in Bend, Eugene, and Portland to take visitors to multiple breweries in those cities.

15: Celebrator Beer News’s 27th Anniversary Bash, Berkeley, CA

Celebrator Beer News presents its 27th Anniversary Bash, which will take place at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from Trumer and more than 35 other breweries. Celebrator writers, beer industry luminaries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. Catering and beer are included in the price of admission.

15-22: Lehigh Valley Beer Week, Lehigh Valley, PA

The third annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas. 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.

18-20: The Brewmasters Present: A Theatre of Beer, London, England

Mark Justin, the host of Le Gothique, has organized The Brewmasters Present: A Theatre of Beer, which will take place at the Clapham Grand in London. This three-day event, to be held in Britain’s second-oldest music hall theater, will feature 200 cask-conditioned beers from around Britain, along with a cider bar and a bottle bar with beers from 20 countries. There will be live music Thursday and Friday evenings.

18-21: Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, Chelmsford, England

The Chelmsford & Mid-Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 16th annual Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at the King Edward VI Grammar School. This four-day event will feature more than 200 Real Ales, with an emphasis on winter beers; over 50 Real Ciders, perries, and pyders; a wide selection of imported beers; and a selection of local wines. Roger Protz, the editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, will open the festival. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

19-21: "Ale & Arty," the Stockton Beer Festival, Stockton on Tees, England

The Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 edition of “Ale & Arty," the Stockton Beer Festival, which will take place at Arc in Stockton on Tees. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales, ciders, and perries. There will be entertainment in the evening, food for purchase, and a tombola.

19-21: Liverpool Beer Festival, Liverpool, England

The Liverpool & Districts Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Liverpool Beer Festival, which will take place at the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral Crypt in Liverpool. This three-day event will feature more than 200 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, fruit wines, and soft drinks. Food will be available, and there will be entertainment during evening sessions.

19-21: Luton Beer and Cider Festival, Luton, England

The South Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 32nd Luton Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at the Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre. This three-day event will feature 100 Real Ales, including around 30 from local breweries, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings, hot and cold food for purchase, a tombola, and a CAMRA stand.

20-21: Alton Winter Beer Festival, Alton, England

The 2015 Alton Winter Beer Festival will be held at Alton College. This two-day, three-session festival, which celebrates Alton's brewing tradition, will feature Real Ales from around two dozen breweries, along with food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

20-21: Boston Spa Beer Festival, Boston Spa, England 

The Village Hall Management Committee and the Friends of St. Mary's School present the 2015 Boston Spa Beer Festival, which will take place at the Village Hall. This two-day event will feature around 40 beers, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games. Proceeds will fund projects at the Village Hall and the school.

20: Craft Sippin' in New Britain, New Britain, CT

Hartford Distributers and the New Britain Museum of American Art present the second annual Craft Sippin' in New Britain, a Winter Blues Beer Fest. It will take place at the museum. This evening event will feature beer from 15 local providers. There will be live blues music, food will be available for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to make coasters and play video games.

20-21: Gosport Winterfest XXIII, Gosport, England

The Plymouth and South East Hants branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents Gosport Winterfest XXIII, which will take place at Thorngate Halls in Gosport. This two-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, traditional ciders, and bottled beers. There will be live entertainment, along with a Beer of the Festival competition.

20-1: New York City Beer Week, New York, NY

The New York City Brewers Guild and the New York State Brewers Association present the seventh annual New York City Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the city. This ten-day celebration will begin with the Opening Tap at more than 100 locations. This year the Ruppert Cup’s will be awarded to the best brewer, to be voted on by the public. 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.

20-21: Pittsburgh Beerfest, Pittsburgh, PA

The 2015 Pittsburgh Beerfest will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. This two-evening event, which organizers describe as the city’s largest, will feature more than 300 craft beers. Local bands will perform, and restaurants will have food for purchase. The festival charities are Animal Rescue Partners and Biggies Bullies.

20-21: San Diego Winter Brew Fest, San Diego, CA

Right On Productions presents the 2015 San Diego Winter Brew Fest, which returns to the the San Diego Hall Champions in Balboa Park. This event, which has been expanded to two evenings, will feature beer from around 40 craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special beer and cheese pairing, are available. The festival benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association.

20: SUDS for SIDS Brew Fest, Denver, CO

The third Annual SUDS for SIDS event will be held at Mile High Station in Denver. This evening event will feature beer from a variety of Colorado craft breweries. There will be live music, a silent auction, and other activities. Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The festival charity is Angel Eyes, which helps families cope with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

20-21: Tailspin Ale Fest, Louisville, KY

The second annual Tailspin Ale Fest will be held inside a revived World War II-era airplane hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation. This year’s festival has been expanded to two days. Friday’ evening’s Barrel Roll Experience, a VIP-style event, will feature a selection of barrel-aged beers, bourbons, and cocktails, along with live entertainment and food. Saturday’s Tailspin Ale Fest will feature more than 150 craft beers, along with live music, a biplane display, an education program, and a Kentucky Heritage Section. Local food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a food voucher, and a one-year subscription to Draft magazine, are available.

21: Art of Beer Festival, Benton Harbor, MI

The fifth annual Art of Beer Festival will be held at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 25 breweries, many of them from Michigan. There will also be live music and food from local restaurants.

21: Great Australian Beer Festival, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The 2015 Great Australian Beer Festival will be held at Geelong Racecourse. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 craft beers and ciders. There will be a cider garden and an international beer house; educational presentations about beer and brewing; live music on two stages; entertainment, including comedy, cabaret, and roving performers; gourmet food for purchase; and a “best dressed” competition for festival-goers.

21-22: Asbury Park BeerFest, Asbury Park, NJ

95.9 FM WRAT Radio and the Asbury Park Boardwalk present the fourth annual Asbury Park BeerFest, which will take place at Convention Hall. This event has been expanded to two days and three sessions. Each session will feature a selection of craft beers and ciders, including beer brewed in New Jersey, as well as iconic retro beers served at "Your Old Man's Bar." There will also be live entertainment, including WRAT on-air talent on hand (the event will be broadcast live); food for purchase; and beer sports. Part of the proceeds will go to non-profit organizations at the Jersey Shore.

21: Big Brew Beer Festival, Morristown, NJ

JMK Events presents the winter 2015 edition of the Big Brew Beer Festival, which will take place at the Morristown Armory. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 200 craft beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a buffet designed by Food Network "Chopped" champion Chef Eric LeVine, are available.

21: Cold Brews & Snowshoes, Morton Grove, IL

The Morton Grove Park District presents Cold Brews & Snowshoes, “a craft beer tasting with a wintry twist,” which will take place at the Morton Grove Civic Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from a number of breweries, including some from the Chicago area. VIP tickets, with early admission and snacks, are available. The price of admission includes snowshoe rental, and festival-goers are invited to snowshoe in the Linne Woods Forest Preserve before the tasting itself. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Morton Grove Foundation.

21: Dubuque On Ice Brewfest, Dubuque, IA

Mystique Casino presents the fourth annual Dubuque On Ice Brewfest, which will take place at the Mystique Community Ice Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from the area. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music; and food, including locally-made sausage and cheese, will be available for purchase.

21: Extreme Beerfest, Omaha, NE

Beertopia, a beer bar in Omaha, presents the ninth annual Extreme Beerfest, which will take place at the Ramada Inn Plaza. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 rare and strong beers, most of them above 7% ABV, and brewery representatives will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. On Friday evening before the festival, there will be a beer dinner featuring the August Schell Brewing Company.

21: Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest, Vero Beach, FL

The Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club presents the fourth annual Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest, which will take place at Royal Palm Point on mainland Vero Beach. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature around 150 domestic and imported beers. Local restaurants will compete in the "Best Vero Beach Wings" contest; the wings, along with other food items, will be available for purchase. There will also be live music on two stages. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club charities.

21: Food & Froth Fest, Milwaukee, WI

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Museum and Potawatomi Hotel and Casino present the 17th annual Food & Froth Fest, which will take place at the museum. This evening event will feature hundreds beers, including seasonals, many of them from the Midwest. Local bands will perform on three levels, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will benefit the museum's exhibits and educational programs.

21: Freeze Your Pints Off, Reno, NV

Under the Rose Brewing Company, in Reno, presents Freeze Your Pints Off, which will take place in the back alley behind the brewery. This outdoor event will feature strong beers, winter warmers, and barrel-aged selections from more than a dozen local breweries. DJ MoJo JoJo will perform, and food trucks will be at the venue. The price of admission includes a complimentary meal. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.

21: Grand Minnesota Taste-Together, Hinckley, MN

The Grand Casino Hinckley will host the 2015 Grand Minnesota Taste-Together, which will take place at the casino’s Event Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 local, national, and imported beers. Two live bands will perform. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

21: Hillsdale Brewfest, Portland OR

McMenamin's Hillsdale Brewery and Public House will host the 22nd annual Hillsdale Brewfest. The festival features the "Battle for the Belt," with more than 20 ales from McMenamins' breweries competing for the championship belt and a berth in the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. The winner will be chosen by a vote of festival-goers. Food will be available, and admission is free.

21: Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Beer Festival, Kissimmee, FL

Florida Beer Festivals, the City of Kissimmee, and Kissimmee Main Street present the inaugural Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Beer Festival. It will take place at Lakefront Park. This afternoon event will feature a variety of local, domestic, and imported beers; an International Chili Society-sanctioned cook-off, with festival-goers invited to sample the chili; live music; and arts and crafts for sale.

21: Philly Bierfest, Philadelphia, PA

The German Society of Philadelphia presents Philly Bierfest 2015, which will take place at the Society’s 19th-century mansion in the city’s Northern Liberties district. This afternoon event will feature locally-brewed German-style beers, along with a selection of German imports. There will also be a brewers' discussion panel, traditional German cuisine, live music, Schuhplattler folk dancing, and an appearance by the Philly Roller Girls. VIP tickets, with early admission and an appearance by author Marnie Old, are available.

21-March 5: Portsmouth Beer Week, Portsmouth, NH

2BeerGuys presents the sixth annual Portsmouth Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Portsmouth. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. There will also be other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

21: Roc City Brewfest, Rochester, NY

The fifth annual Roc City Brewfest will be held at the Main Street Armory in Rochester. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a variety of craft beers served in an Irish pub setting. A selection of wines (separate admission charge) will also be available. There will be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

21: Seacoast Winter Brew Fest, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Gaslight Company and 2Beerguys.com present the fourth annual Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest, which will be held inside the Gaslight Company. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from over 25 breweries. Food will be available for purchase. Afternoon session VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

21: Space Coast Craft Beer Festival, Palm Bay, FL

The Broken Barrel Tavern, in Palm Bay, will host the fifth annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 60 breweries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music in the beer garden, and the Broken Barrel's kitchen will serve food. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. All proceeds will go to the Space Coast Early Intervention Center.

22-28: Grand Rapids Beer Week, Grand Rapids, MI

The fourth annual Grand Rapids Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Grand Rapids. The headline event of this celebration is the two-day Michigan Brewers Guild's Winter Beer Festival, along with pre- and post-festival parties. 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.

22: Midwinter Brew Fest, Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Ale House will host the 18th Annual Midwinter Brewfest at its downtown location. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 30 Midwest breweries, along with pizza and sausage. All proceeds will go to the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) Fund.

26-28: Bradford Beer Festival, Saltaire, England

The Bradford Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Bradford Beer Festival, which will take place at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. The festival will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, fruit wines, and foreign beers. Hot and cold food will be sold at all sessions, there will be entertainment Thursday evening and at both Saturday sessions.

26: Mac n Brew's & Comfort Food, Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Farmers Market will host Mac n Brew's & Comfort Food. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, along with mac-and-cheese and other comfort food favorites from over 20 local restaurants. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “most unique” and “most flavorful” dish in both the comfort food and mac-and-cheese divisions. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra samples, are available.

26-March 8: Sacramento Beer Week, Sacramento, CA

The sixth annual Sacramento Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Sacramento Valley. The headline events are the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, which opens the celebration, and the Capital Beerfest, which closes it. There will also be hundreds 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.

26: Sacramento Brewers Showcase, Sacramento, CA

The 2015 Sacramento Brewers Showcase will be held at the California Automotive Museum. This Thursday evening event, which kicks off Sacramento Beer Week, will feature beer from more than 30 local breweries. The lineup will include hard-to-find and special festival beers. Food will be available for purchase, and the museum’s 150-plus cars will be on display. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, are available.

26-28: St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival, St. Louis, MO

The seventh annual St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival will be held at Moulin Events & Meetings. This two-day, three-session event will feature 200 domestic and foreign beers, including beers from 25 St. Louis-area breweries. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available for both Saturday sessions. A brewmaster's dinner, featuring 2nd Shift Brewing, will be held the Thursday evening before the festival.

27: Art of Beer, Niagara Falls, NY

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, in Niagara Falls, will host the ninth annual Art of Beer. This evening event, which is the center's premier fund-raising event, will feature craft beer from around ten local breweries. There will also be live music by the Lakeside Band and Friends, food samples, and displays of brewery art and breweriana. Parking is free.

27-28: Chappel Winter Beer Festival, Chappel, England

The Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the sixth annual Chappel Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at The Goods Shed in the East Anglian Railway Museum. This event, which is a scaled-down version of the Summer Beer Festival, will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

27-28: Clarens Craft Beer Festival, Clarens, South Africa

The fifth annual Clarens Craft Beer Festival will be held at Clarens Village Square, a picturesque venue surrounded by the Maluti Mountains. This two-day event will feature more than 70 beers from around 20 South African breweries, Local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

27: Clown Shoes Carnival, Jersey City, NJ

The Iron Monkey, a beer bar in Jersey City, will host the Clown Shoes Carnival. This evening event, which celebrates the first anniversary of Clown Shoes’ distribution in New Jersey, will feature more than ten beers, including Clown Shoes Garden State Rhapsody. There will be a fire-breathing clown; games with prizes; and carnival food such as cheese dogs and spicy popcorn.

27-28: Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the tenth annual Winter Beer Festival, which will take place in the parking lot of Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. This outdoor festival, which has been expanded to two afternoons, will take place "snow, rain, or shine.” It will feature more than 800 beers from over 90 Michigan breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and barrel-aged beers. Some of the beers will be rare or vintage. Hot food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music.

27-March 1: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Dublin, Ireland

The third annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin. This three-day event will feature a host of local and international craft beers, along with local culinary offerings. Food experts will be in attendance. There will also be a variety of musical entertainment.

27-28: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Winterfest, St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents the 14th annual Winterfest, which returns to the Union Depot in St. Paul. This event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature craft beer from more than than 40 Minnesota breweries and brewpubs, and attendees are invited to vote for their favorite. There will also be live music, a beer education program, and Minnesota-inspired food.

27: Winter BrewFest, Missoula, MT

Downtown Missoula presents the 2015 Winter BrewFest, which will take place at Caras Park. This is an evening event. Last year's festival featured more than 35 beers on tap, along with a wine bar, live music, and food for purchase.

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

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Atlanta stop on the 2015 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place "under the big tents" at Atlantic Station. This afternoon event will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; barbecue and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. VIP "Bacon and Whole Hog" tickets, with early admission and an expanded selection of bacon dishes, are available.

28: Charleston Brewvival, North Charleston, SC

Coast Brewing Company and The Charleston Beer Exchange present the 2015 Charleston Brewvival, which will take place on the fields opposite the brewery. This afternoon event will feature around 150 beers from 40 breweries, including hard-to-find and locally-brewed beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

28: Day of the Living Ales, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Beer Society presents the 11th annual Day of the Living Ales, which will take place at a new venue, the Bottom Lodge. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a selection of cask-conditioned ales from Chicagoland breweries, plus invited guest ales. There have been more than 40 beers at recent editions of this festival. Attendees are invited to vote for the Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland. There will also be food for purchase, including meats, cheeses, and other appetizers.

28: FARE, Warminster, PA

Fermented Productions and the Doylestown Fire Department No. 1 present FARE. This afternoon event will take place at The Fuge, the site of a former NASA centrifuge, in Warminster. It will feature the products of more than 50 craft breweries, small-batch spirits makers, local wineries, and Philadelphia-area restaurants, with brewery and distillery representatives in attendance. VIP tickets, with early admission, an opportunity to meet brewers and chefs, and food and drink samples, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Fire Department.

28: FriendFest Benefit Beer and Wine Festival, Kutztown, PA

Friend, Inc., Community Services presents the seventh annual FriendFest Benefit Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place in Beltzner Hall on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer and wine from Pennsylvania and the East Coast. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Proceeds will benefit needy families in northeastern Berks County.

28: Kennett Winterfest, Kennett Square, PA

Kennett Brewfest presents the third annual Kennett Winterfest, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event, to be held outdoors under a tent, will feature beer from 45 craft breweries, including rare and specially-brewed beers. There will be live music from the Shady Groove Trio, and The Country Butcher will sell “warm food.” The festival is a fund-raiser for Historic Kennett Square.

28: Naperville Winter Ale Fest, Naperville, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the second annual Naperville Winter Ale Fest, which will take place at Frontier Park. This outdoor afternoon event will feature more than 130 craft-brewed beers from around the country. There will be live music, and some of Chicagoland's favorite food trucks will be at the festival site. Part of the proceeds will go to the Naperville Parks Foundation.

28: New London Chamber Beer Tasting, New London, WI

The New London Chamber of Commerce presents its eighth annual Beer Tasting, which will take place at the Crystal Falls Banquet Facility. This evening event will feature more than 65 beverages, including regional and imported beers, wines, and specialty beverages. Local restaurants will serve hors d' oeuvres. There will be live music by Xplosion after the festival itself.

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

Empire Music Ventures presents the fourth annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience, which will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from “a huge selection” of breweries, along with a wide selection of wines. Five live bands will perform, local restaurants and food trucks will have food for purchase, and art will be on display. VIP tickets, with early admission, complimentary food, and an invitation to the Bottle Share and kick-off party the evening before the festival itself, are available.

28: San Jose Craft Beer Festival, San Jose, CA

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2015 Spring Seasonals edition of the San Jose Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Expo Hall on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 150 craft beers from 75 breweries from around the country. In addition, there will be an educational program, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP and Connoisseur tickets, with early admission, are available.

28: SLO Craft Beer Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Craft Beer Coalition presents the 2015 SLO Craft Beer Fest, which will take place at a new venue, the Alex Madonna Event Center in San Luis Obispo. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, food and beer pairings, and food for purchase.

28: Stoudt Winter Brewer Fest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt Brewing Company, in Adamstown, will host the 2015 Winter Brewer Fest. This evening event will feature winter warmers from area breweries, along with live music and a hot and cold food buffet. This year’s festival’s theme is winter solstice and folklore, and prizes will be awarded for best costumes and displays.

28-March 1: Split Thy Brooklyn Skull, Brooklyn, NY

Mugs Alehouse, a beer bar in Brooklyn, will host the 16th annual Split Thy Brooklyn Skull. This two-day event will feature more than 35 domestic and imported high-gravity bee