July 2015 Events

2-4: Chorlton Beer Festival, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, England

The Trafford & Hulne Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 11th annual Chorlton Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of St Clement's Church in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. The festival will feature around 90 Real Ales. One bar will focus on beers from new Greater Manchester breweries. There will also be 50 ciders and perries, bottled beers from around the world, live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and street food for purchase.The festival is a fund-raiser for the church.

3-4: Ancient Mariner Inn Beer Festival, Old Hunstanton, England

The Ancient Mariner Inn, a traditional village pub in Old Hunstanton, will host a Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature eight Adnams ales, along with the pub’s regular selection of ales. Food, including a Saturday barbecue, will be available; and there will hopefully be some live music.

3-5: Bierbörse, Haltern am See, Germany

The second annual Haltern am See edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the Cardinal von Galen Park. Hundreds of 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.

3-5: Bierbörse, Viersen-Duelken, Germany

The ninth annual Viersen-Dulken edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place downtown. More than 250 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.

4: Devizes Beer Festival, Devizes, England

The Devizes Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th Devizes Beer Festival, which will take place under tents at the Devizes Wharf. This all-day, family-oriented event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

4: Haddenham Summer Real Ale Festival, Woodways, England

The 2015 Haddenham Summer Real Ale Festival will be held on the grounds of the Haddenham Community Junior School. Recent editions of this day-long festival have featured more than 80 barrels of Real Ale, 15 barrels of Real Lager, and 40 ciders, a world beer tent, and a Pimms and wine bar; continuous musical entertainment; a wide variety of food; and a bouncy castle for the kids. Proceeds will go to local charities.

4-5: Ribfest: International & Craft Beer Tasting, Naperville, IL

The Exchange Club of Naperville presents the inaugural Ribfest: International & Craft Beer Tasting, which will take place at Knoch Park. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 35 beers, and several brewers will be in attendance. There will also be an educational program led by Cicerones; live music, with appearances by Sammy Hagar, Kellie Pickler, and Kristian Bush; a Ribfest and other food for purchase; prizes and giveaways; and fireworks Saturday night.

4: Yes, We Can! Canned Craft Beer Festival, Bellingham, WA

The 2015 Yes, We Can! Canned Craft Beer Festival will take place in front of Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. This evening street party will feature canned beer from more than 40 Northwest breweries, along with meads and ciders. There will also be live music, circus performers, food trucks, and family activities. The venue provides a good view of the 4th of July fireworks. The festival is a benefit for RE Sources.

7-11: Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival, Chelmsford, England

The Chelmsford & Mid-Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 2015 Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Admiral's Park in Chelmsford. This five-day event will feature more than 300 Real Ales, along with 80 ciders and perries, and an assortment of international beers and local wines. There will be live music every evening; Saturday will be Family Fun Day; and food will be available for purchase.

8-11: Ealing Beer Festival, Ealing, England

The West Middlesex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 26th annual Ealing Beer Festival, which will take place in Walpole Park. This four-day event will feature more than 300 Real Ales, including many from local breweries, along with bottled beers from smaller European breweries. There will also be a selection of ciders, English meads, and fruit wines. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be pub games and a CAMRA stall. The festival charity is St John Ambulance.

8-12: Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival, Derby, England

The Derby Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 38th annual Derby Summer Charter Beer Festival, which will take place under a marquee in the city center. This year's event honors Sir Joseph Paxton. Recent editions of this festival have featured 150 Real Ales, including rare and locally-brewed beers, along with a selection of ciders and continental drinks. There will be a variety of live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be given to charity.

9-12: CAMRA Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish branches of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 13th annual CAMRA Scottish Real Ale Festival. This four-day event will take place at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange. It will feature more than 190 beers from over 50 Scottish breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries from Scotland, England, and Wales. There will be live entertainment at some sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

10-11: Because Beer Craft Brew Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Sonic Unyon presents the 2015 Because Beer Craft Brew Festival, which will take place at a bayfront venue, Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. This two-day event will feature beer from 30 Ontario craft breweries, including a selection of cask-conditioned ales. Brewery representatives and guest speakers will be on hand. There will also be a BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition, a music stage, and food vendors.

10-12: Beer on the Wye XI, Hereford, England

The Herefordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents Beer on the Wye XI, the Herefordshire Beer Festival. It will take place at the Hereford Rowing Club, under a big-top style marquee pitched on a riverside meadow. This three-day event will feature more than 120 cask-conditioned ales from throughout the UK, over 110 ciders and perries, and around 40 foreign bottled beers. There will also be live music, food and merchandise for purchase, and family and children's activities on Sunday.

10-12: Bierbörse, Mainz, Germany

The 17th annual Mainz edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in Kurfürstlichen Castle. Hundreds of 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.

10-12: Biergarten Festival, Morrison, CO

The 19th annual Biergarten Festival will be held at TEV Edelweiss Pavilion in Morrison. This three-day family-friendly event will feature traditional German beer and food; entertainment, including live music and Schuhplattler dance groups; games and contests; children's activities; and an all-you-can-eat brunch on Sunday.

10: Hops 'n' Clocks, Columbia, PA

The National Watch and Clock Museum, in Columbia, will host the seventh annual Hops 'n' Clocks beer-tasting event. This evening event will feature beer from more than ten local breweries along with live music, food for purchase, and a prize drawing. The price of admission includes access to the museum’s collections.

10-12: Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Louisville, KY

Bisic Impact Group Festivals presents the Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, which will take place at Water Tower Park. This three-day, family-friendly event will feature a selection of beers, along with live music and a variety of barbecue styles from area smokehouses.

10-11: Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, England

The 24th annual Newt Beer Festival will be held at a new location, the A38 between Taunton and Bridgewater on the outskirts of North Newton. This two-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with local ciders, bottled beers, and wines. Live bands will perform, and there will be food for purchase. Camping is available at the festival site.

10-18: Ohio Brew Week Festival, Athens, OH

The tenth annual Ohio Beer Week will be celebrated at breweries, bars, restaurants, and other venues in and around Athens. More than 50 Ohio craft breweries, pouring over 200 beers, will be represented at this nine-day celebration, and brewers will be in attendance. This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Conway, founder of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. There will be dozens of daily events such as beer dinners and brunches, educational programs, tap takeovers, releases and special tastings.

10-11: Plymouth Beer Festival, Plymouth, England

The Plymouth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 22nd annual Plymouth Beer Festival, which will take place at the Plymouth Pavilions. This two-day event will feature more than 140 Real Ales, along with over 50 ciders and perries and a foreign bottled beer bar. There will be live music Saturday evening, hot food for purchase, and bar games and a tombola.

10-12: Seattle International Beer Festival, Seattle, WA

The 2015 Seattle International Beer Festival will be held at Fisher Pavilion & Lawn at Seattle Center. This three-day event will feature more than 200 beers from 16 countries, including rare, hard-to-find, and locally-brewed beers. Live bands are scheduled to perform all weekend. There will also be a Grande Beer Garden; food for purchase; a huge lawn for picnickers; and games, including darts, backgammon, checkers, chess, and cards. The festival is a benefit for PetCross.

10-12: Seven Sisters Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The third annual Seven Sisters Fest, a grassroots celebration of the region's homegrown culture, will take place at El Chorro Regional Park and Campground, between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Events include the Friday Night Vendor Dinner & Cask Beer Tasting; Saturday’s all-day-long Craft Beer & Music Fest, with more than 40 craft breweries, cideries, and wineries represented; and El Chorro Sunday, with a Brew Pub Happy Hour and live music. Festival charities include the Infinite Music Foundation and the Woods Humane Society.

10-12: SIBA South East Beer Festival, Tonbridge, England

The Society of Independent Brewers and the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club present the ninth annual SIBA South East Beer Festival, which will take place on the club’s grounds. This three-day event, which begins with the SIBA competition on Friday, will feature more than 150 Real Ales and ciders from over 50 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase.

10-11: Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival, Uffculme, England

The 2015 Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival will be held at Magelake Meadow, near Uffculme. This two-day beer and music event will feature around 25 local Real Ales and ciders. The musical lineup will be headlined by The Voice UK star Adam Isaac, and there will be a food van and a regular bar.

10-11: Weird Beer On The River Beer Festival, Washougal, WA

The 2015 Weird Beer On The River Beer Festival will be held at Marina Park in Washougal. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 50 unusual beers from over 25 Northwest breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is CDM Caregiving Services, which supports the elderly and people with disabilities who need long-term care.

10-12: Windy City Smokeout, Chicago, IL

The 2015 Windy City Smokeout will be held at West Grand Boulevard and the Chicago River. This three-day festival will feature beer from more than a dozen breweries, most of them from Chicago. A country music lineup, headlined by Kacey Musgraves, will perform all weekend; and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase. Special events will include a craft beer release party, an amateur rib-cooking competition, “Whole Hog Dinners” hosted by Myron Mixom, and a Sunday brunch hosted by Adam Richman.

11: America on Tap—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

The Corpus Christi edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at the American Bank Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

11: Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest, Sun Prairie, WI

The second annual Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest will be held at Angell Park in Sun Prairie. This afternoon event will feature beer around 50 breweries, most of them from Wisconsin; and all-you-can-eat food, including ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. There will also be live music on two stages. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available.

11: Beer Garden at the Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest, Lutsen, MN

Caribou Highlands Resort, on Lake Superior's North Shore, will host the fourth annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest. The Saturday afternoon Beer Garden will feature beer from more than 15 breweries from the Upper Midwest, along with live entertainment and food for purchase. Package tickets are available. The Beer Garden is part of a three-day celebration that also includes a Brewers’ Reception Friday evening and a Brewers’ Bloody Mary Breakfast on Saturday morning.

11: Big Brew NY Craft Beer Festival, Tarrytown, NY

WFAS-AM 1230, The Oath, and Craftsman Ale House present the 2015 Big Brew NY Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the historic Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown. This afternoon event, to be held outdoors under tents, will feature more than 200 craft beers. There will also be live music, food trucks, and mechanical bull rides.

11: Cape May County's Barefoot Beer Fest, Diamond Beach, NJ

The 2015 Cape May County's Barefoot Beer Fest will take place at The Pavilion At Icona Resorts in Diamond Beach. This event, to be held on a private beach, will consist of afternoon and evening sessions, each with beer from more than 40 craft breweries. There will also be an educational program, live music, and complimentary gourmet food.

11: Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, Chetek, WI

The Chetek Community Club presents the 18th annual Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, which will take place at Phillips Park. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from more than 25 microbreweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be live entertainment, along with rib tasting from teams competing for "Best of the Fest" and "People's Choice" honors. Proceeds will go to local charities.

11-12: Festival of Ale at the Woodcote Rally, Woodcote, England

The South Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Festival of Ale at the Woodcote Rally. This two-day event will feature more than 30 ales, lagers, and ciders. The Festival of Ale is part of the Woodcote Rally, a celebration of steam, vintage, and veteran transport that also features include crafts, trade stands, children's entertainment, animals, live bands, and a traditional fun fair.

11: New York Super Craft Beer Festival, New York, NY

The 2015 New York Super Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Watermark Bar & Lounge on Pier 15 in Manhattan. This afternoon waterfront event will feature more than 75 beers from New York craft breweries. The selection will include rare beers, one-offs, and special firkins provided by festival partner Union Beer. There will also be music, food for purchase, and views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and the city skyline.

11: Omaha Brewers Barbeque, Omaha, NE

Crescent Moon Ale House, in Omaha, will host the 2015 Omaha Brewers Barbeque. This afternoon/evening event, to be held in a beer garden, will feature beer from seven Omaha-area breweries. A variety of barbecue items will be available for purchase. Two live bands will perform, and there will be a soda garden with locally-made beverages.

11: Seacoast Micro Brewfest, Dover, NH

Seacoast Local and 7th Settlement Brewery present the 2015 Seacoast Micro Brewfest, which will take place at Henry Law Park in Dover. This afternoon event will feature beer from ten New Hampshire Seacoast breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

11: Seven Sisters Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The third annual Seven Sisters Fest, a celebration of the region's homegrown culture, will be held at El Chorro Regional Park and Campground in San Luis Obispo. The Grand Beer Tasting, to be held Saturday afternoon, will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries and wineries. All weekend long, there will also be eclectic music and dancing; outdoor activities; and food, retail, and art vendors. The festival benefits Woods Humane Society and the Infinite Music Foundation.

16-19: Festival des Bières du Monde de Saguenay, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

The seventh annual Festival des Bières du Monde de Saguenay will be held in Chicoutimi's Zone Portuaire (Port Area). This four-day celebration will feature nearly 300 beers and 60 exhibitors. There will also be a beer education program, live entertainment, and food for purchase. The festival website is entirely in French.

17-19: Bierbörse, Mönchengladbach, Germany

The inaugural Mönchengladbach edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at Geroplatz, near the city’s Old Town. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

17-19: Burlington Summer Beer Festival, Burlington, ON, Canada

The second annual Burlington Summer Beer Festival will be held at Spencer Smith Park. This three-day event will feature a wide selection of beers from throughout North America, with brewery representatives in attendance. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

17-18: Burning Can Beer Festival, Hendersonville, NC

Oskar Blues Brewery presents the 2015 North Carolina edition of the Burning Can Beer Festival, which will take place at Oscar Blues’ Reeb Ranch in Hendersonville. This two-day event will feature canned beer from more than 50 craft breweries from around the country. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a 5-K running-and-drinking endurance trail, and paddling and mountain biking. Proceeds will benefit Can’d Aid, Oskar Blues’ charity.

17-19: Cotswold Beer Festival, Winchcombe, England

The Gloucestershire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Cotswold Beer Festival, which will take place at Postlip Hall, near Winchcombe. This three-day event will feature a variety of Real Ales and local ciders (in recent years there were 90 ales, one-third of them from local breweries, along with 20 ciders); live music and morris dancers; and barbecue and other food for purchase.

17-18: Cuddington Beer Festival, Worcester Park, England

The 2015 Cuddington Beer Festival will be held at Rowe Hall in Worcester Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 30 ales and 12 ciders. Food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the 2nd Cuddington (Rowe) Scout Group.

17-18: Eccles Beer Festival, Eccles, England

The Eccles Rugby Football Club, the North Manchester CAMRA Club of the Year, will host the Eccles Beer Festival, to take place on the club’s grounds. This two-day event will feature 40 beers and ciders. There will also be live music and entertainment, rugby matches, and hot and cold food for purchase.

17-18: Dog & Grog-Montana Microbrew Festival, Virginia City, MT

The 12th annual Dog and Grog-Montana Microbrew Festival will be held under the big tent at the Bale of Hay Saloon in historic Virginia City. There will be a Wee Dog pint on Friday evening, with Montana-brewed beer and live music. On Saturday afternoon there will be beer from ten Montana breweries, along with live music and a complimentary Polish dog. After the festival itself, there will be live music inside the bar.

17-19: Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, Kitchener, ON, Canada

The 12th anniversary Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show will be held at Victoria Park. This three-day event will feature more than 50 beers from over 15 Ontario breweries. There will also be food for purchase, including barbecued ribs and chicken, along with live entertainment. Admission is free, but attendees are urged to make a donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

17: The Grove Craft Beer & Wine Festival, Glenview, IL

The Grove, a nature preserve and National Historic Landmark, will host a Craft Beer & Wine Festival. This evening event will feature 70 beers, ciders, and wines, with 35 craft breweries represented. Many of the beers will be from the Chicago area. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide food for purchase. Festival-goers are invited to tour The Grove’s historic buildings and wildlife center. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Grove Heritage Association.

17-19: Oxted and Limpsfield Beer Festival, Oxted, England

The Oxted and Limpsfield Cricket Club will host its third Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Master Park in Oxted. This event, which is the club's main fund-raising event, will feature more than 120 Real Ales, along with locally-produced lagers and ciders and a cocktail bar. There will also be live bands, DJs, and other entertainment; cricket matches each day; food for purchase; and children’s activities.

17-18: Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, Pittsburgh, PA

Animal Rescue Partners presents the third annual Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, which will take place at Stage AE, a concert venue near Heinz Field. This two-evening event will feature more than 250 craft beers from over 80 breweries. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will support animal rescue and adoption.

17-19: Poppy Line Beer Festival, Sheringham, England

The North Norfolk Railway presents the 2015 Poppy Line Beer Festival, which will take place at the Sheringham steam railway station. This three-day event will feature 50 beers from over 25 breweries, many of them from East Anglia. There will also be live entertainment, and hot and cold food will be available for purchase. The Bittern Line will offer frequent service from Norwich via North Walsham and Cromer to Sheringham.

17-18: Styal Beer Festival, Styal, England

"The Pride of Cheshire" Styal Football Club will host the seventh annual Styal Beer Festival. It will take place on the club's grounds. This two-day event will feature 60 Cheshire-brewed cask ales, along with a selection of lagers, ciders, perries, and wines. There will also be live bands; a sporting program, including pub tug-of-war; food, including a hog roast; and activities for children. This year's charities are Cancer Research, East Cheshire Hospice, and St Ann's Hospice.

17-18: Vermont Brewers Festival, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Association presents the 23rd annual Vermont Brewers Festival. It will take place at Burlington's Waterfront Park, on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. This two-day, three-session event will feature nearly 200 beers from around 50 invited breweries, most of them from Vermont, the Northeast, and Canada. There will also be live entertainment, educational and "meet the brewer" programs, and food and merchandise vendors.

18: 2nd Shift and Friends Beerfest, New Haven, MO

2nd Shift Brewery, in New Haven, will host its "1452th” 2nd Shift and Friends Beerfest. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 30 St. Louis-area breweries, including brett selections from 2nd Shift. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds to go to the ALS Association of St. Louis.

18: America on Tap—Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at John Ball Park. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries, including many beers from Michigan. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

18: BreastFest Beer Festival, San Francisco, CA

The 16th annual BreastFest Beer Festival will be held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 60 West Coast breweries. There will also be music by Bay Area musicians, local food purveyors, and a prize raffle. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, which offers alternative medical treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer.

18: Bremerton Summer Brewfest, Bremerton, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the fifth annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest, which will take place downtown. This all-day festival will feature more than 70 summer-style beers from over 30 Washington State breweries, many of them containing unusual ingredients and poured through “Randalls.” There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

18-19: Brew Hee Haw, Costa Mesa, CA

The second annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup will be held at the Orange Country Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. This two-day event, which coincides with the first weekend of the Orange County Fair, will feature more than 80 craft beers. There will also be an educational program. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The price of admission includes all-day entry to the fair.

18: Buckingham Beer and Music Festival, Maids Moreton, England

The Buckingham Rugby Club will host the fifth annual Buckingham Beer and Music Festival, which will take place on the club's grounds. This all-day event will feature more than 35 Real Ales, ciders and perries, along with a Pimms Bar, lagers, and wines. Local bands and musicians will perform; barbecue and other food will be available; and there will be pony rides, a bouncy castle, and ice cream for children.

18-19: Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the 13th annual Great Japan Beer Festival-Osaka, which will take place at MyDome. More than 120 microbrewed beers will be available. There will be a special session the evening before the festival itself.

18: Haymarket Park Beer Fest, Lincoln, NE

The fourth annual Haymarket Park Beer Fest will take place at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. This evening event will feature a wide variety of local, regional, and national beers. There will also be a baseball game between the Lincoln Saltdogs and the Kansas City T-Bones, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a meal on the Home Run Terrace, are available. The festival charity is Strike Out Stroke.

18: Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales, Chipping Norton, England

The Hook Norton Brewery presents the 22nd annual Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales. It will take place between Chipping Norton and Banbury. The festival runs from noon "until we run out of beer.” Recent editions have featured more than 120 beers, live music, a prize raffle, two pig roasts, and other food for purchase. Proceeds will be donated to Leukemia Research and Lymphoma Research and other charities.

18: Hops, Vines & Wines Festival, Selinsgrove, PA

The eighth annual Hops, Vines & Wines Festival will take place in historic downtown Selinsgrove. This afternoon event will feature beer from more 40 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania, along with a selection of local wines. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise for purchase.

18: Hudson Valley Cider Festival, Poughquag, NY

America on Tap presents the Hudson Valley Cider Festival, which will take place at Barton Orchards in Poughquag. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 American ciders, along with live entertainment and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of ciders, are available.

18.: Indiana Microbrewers Festival, Indianapolis, IN

The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents the 19th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, which will take place at Opti-Park in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. This afternoon event will feature around 300 beers from dozens of breweries, most of them from Indiana and many with brewers in attendance. The beer lineup also includes a cask-conditioned table, with up to 16 firkins served on gravity; and a “replicale,” with Indiana breweries using a mutual recipe. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, and door prizes.

18: Lake Wyola Association Beer & Wine Tasting, Shutesbury, MA

The Lake Wyola Association will host the 2015 Beer & Wine Tasting, which will take place at the Association Hall in Shutesbury. This rain-or-shine evening event, held under three large tents and inside the hall, will feature beer from more than 15 area breweries, along with a selection of wines. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. All proceeds will go toward the preservation of Lake Wyola.

18: Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Festival, Milwaukee, WI

East Town Association and BrewFest Partners present the sixth annual Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers, including over 40 cask-conditioned ales and a selection of home-brewed beers. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "Big Firkin" Award. There will also be historic Milwaukee brewing exhibits and tours, breweriana on display, and an appearance by beer historian Len Jurgensen. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

18: Naperville Ale Fest, Naperville, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the second annual Naperville Ale Fest, which will take place on the grounds of the Naper Settlement. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from craft breweries around the country. There will be live entertainment, and food from Naperville restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

18: Pensacola Beach Beer Festival, Pensacola Beach, FL

The second annual Pensacola Beach Beer Festival will be held on Casino Beach. This afternoon/evening event will feature a variety of craft beers. There will also be live entertainment, including cornhole and bikini tournaments.

18: Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival, Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild presents the second annual Real, Wild & Woody, which will take place in an expanded venue inside the Phoenix Convention Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 70 breweries, many of them from Arizona. The selection will include seasonal, high-gravity, and small-batch beers. The price of admission includes food pairings provided by local restaurants.

18: Roadhouse Brewfest Hillsboro, OR

The Cornelius Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall will host McMenamin's 14th annual Roadhouse Brewfest. This all-day event is a "non-competitive celebration of beer," with McMenamins' brewers on hand. In addition to McMenamins' ales, there will be live music, food from Imbrie Hall, and activities for children. Admission is free.

18: Stapleton Beerfest, Denver, CO

Stapleton MCA presents the 2015 Stapleton Beerfest, which will take place on The Green (29th and Roslyn Street) in Denver. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from a variety of craft breweries. There will also be live music, and local food trucks will be at the festival. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. There will be a free concert, open to the public, after the festival itself.

18-19: Summerfest: A Celebration of Farmhouse Ales, Somerville, MA

DrinkCraftBeer.com presents the 2014 Summerfest: A Celebration of Farmhouse Ales, which will take place at Space 57 in Somerville. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 90 farmhouse beers from 25 New England craft breweries. Many of the beers will be exclusive to the festival. There will also be food for purchase, and a selection of shandies will be available.

18: Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, NC

The 11th annual Summertime Brews Festival will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature hundreds of craft beers from around the world, including many from North Carolina. There will be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds from the festival will go to the Animal Rescue and Foster Program.

18: Yellowstone Beer Fest, Cody, WY

The 2015 Yellowstone Beer Fest will be held on the lawn of the Park County Complex in Cody, the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 30 breweries from Wyoming and the West. Three live acts will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

20: San Diego Brew Fest, San Diego, CA

Drink:Eat:Play presents the fifth annual San Diego Brew Fest, which will take place at Liberty Station. This afternoon event will feature dozens of domestic and imported beers, many of them brewed in southern California. There will also be live music, and San Diego food trucks will be at the festival site. Proceeds will benefit Noah's B-ark Pet Rescue.

22-26: Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The Oregon Brewers Guild and the Oregon Brew Crew present the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, which will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. This five-day event features beer from 90 breweries invited by festival organizers, with each brewery sending one beer to the event. There will also be a Specialty Tent with 100 beers, and an International Tent showcasing beer from New Zealand. There will also be food and merchandise for purchase; industry exhibits by hop growers, homebrewers, breweriana collectors, and national beer writers; and live music throughout the weekend. In addition to the festival itself, there will be a Brewers Dinner and the Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade that officially kicks off the festival.

23-25: Birmingham Beer Bash, Birmingham, England

The third annual Birmingham Beer Bash will be held at The Bond Company. This three-day event will feature more than 100 beers. There will also be a "fringe" with speakers, tastings, and food-pairing sessions; and food will be available for purchase.

23: Brew at the Zoo, Washington, DC

The Friends of the National Zoo Young Professionals present Brew at the Zoo 2015, which will take place at Lion/Tiger Hill inside the zoo. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from more than 60 craft breweries. There will also be live music, food trucks, animal demonstrations, and lawn games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds benefit animal care and conservation at the Zoo.

23: Hops on the Hill, Green Bay, WI

Heritage Hill State Historical Park and Dean Distributing present the seventh annual Hops on the Hill, which will take place on the grounds of Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay. This Thursday evening event will feature more than 50 craft beers and a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment and an auction for a variety of items, including Packers memorabilia and spa and golf packages. The event benefits the park's educational programs.

23-25: Kent CAMRA Beer Festival, Canterbury, England

The Kent Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 41st annual Kent CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at Merton Farm, a working farm outside Canterbury. This event, which is the second-oldest CAMRA festival, will feature more than 120 Real Ales, including ales from most of Kent's 30-plus breweries, along with a cider bar and a foreign beer bar. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

23-25: Stortford Beer Festival, Bishops Stortford, England

The Bishops Stortford Royal British Legion and the Herts & Essex Borders Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the seventh annual Stortford Beer Festival, which will take place at the Legion Club. This three-day event will feature a selection of Real Ales and ciders, many of them from both small local breweries (there have been around 50 at recent festivals). There will also be barbecue and other food for purchase. Proceeds will support past and present members of the armed forces.

23-26: Yarnbury Beer Festival, Horsforth, England

The Yarnbury (Horsforth) Rugby Football Club presents the sixth annual Yarnbury Beer Festival, which will take place at the club's grounds in Horsforth. This four-day event coincides with Yorkshire Day. There will be more than 60 Real Ales and ciders from around Yorkshire, along with live entertainment throughout the weekend. The festival is a benefit for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity.

24-August 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.

24-26: Bierbörse, Bonn, Germany

The 20th annual Bonn edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at Freizeitpark Rheinaue in Bonn. More than 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.

24-25: Denver Summer Brew Fest, Denver, CO

RightOn Productions presents the seventh annual Summer Brew Fest, which will take place at Mile High Station, near Invesco Field. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 125 beers from over 45 breweries. There will be live music both evenings, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP Power Hour tickets, with early admission and a cheese sampling, are available. This event benefits the Swallow Hill Music Association.

24-26: Maidenhead Beer Festival, Maidenhead, England

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Maidenhead Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Desborough College. This three-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with “a host of ciders.” There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

24-26: Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival, Shackerstone, England

The Hinckley & Bosworth branch of the Campaign for Real Ale and the Battlefield Preserved Railway, present the 2015 Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival. It will take place at the Goods Shed at Market Bosworth Station and on the trains. This three-day event, which is part of the Steam Fair, will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and fruit wines. There will also be an expanded display of locomotives and other railway equipment, entertainment by Dr. Busker and other performers, Morris men, a magician, and games. Food will be available for purchase.

24-25: Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the 18th annual Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. This two-day event will feature more than 800 beers from over 90 Michigan-based breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and hard-to-find beers. There will also be hourly releases of special festival beers; live entertainment, including live bands and the "Drink Michigan Beer" Fight Song; and food and merchandise vendors.

24-26: Toronto's Festival of Beer, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto's Festival of Beer 2015, which organizers describe as "Canada's leading beer festival," will be held on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. This three-day event will feature more than 300 beers from over 60 domestic and foreign breweries, including a special “World of Beer” pavilion featuring Irish beers. There will also be live music and other entertainment, brewmaster sessions, and food for purchase. During festival week, a number of satellite events will take place throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

25: All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, Duluth, MN

The Minnesota Brewer's Guild presents the fourth annual All Points North Summer Brew Fest, which will take place at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from many Minnesota microbreweries and brewpubs, along with select regional and national craft brands. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be an educational program, live music and entertainment, beer-centered activities, and food vendors.

25: Beer on the Bay, Erie, PA

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership and Erie Brewing Company present the eighth annual Beer on the Bay. It will take place at Liberty Park on the Erie bayfront. There will be early- and late-afternoon tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 35 microbreweries. In addition, there will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the A.N.N.A. Shelter.

25: Brew Fest, Evanston, WY

The Urban Renewal Agency presents the seventh annual Evanston Brew Fest, which will take place downtown in Depot Square. This afternoon fund-raising event will feature more than 50 beers from over 20 breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and Big Wheel competitions.

25: Brews for Books, Telford, PA

The 2015 Brews for Books Beer Festival will be held at the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford. This evening event, to be held under tents, will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, a homebrewing demonstration, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will go to the library.

25: Capital Region Craft Brewer's Festival, Troy, NY

The sixth annual Capital Region Craft Brewer's Festival will be held in Troy at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, the home of the Tri-City ValleyCats. This afternoon event will feature beer from Northeast breweries (around 40 were represented last year), and brewers will be in attendance. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation.

25: GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival, Nashville, IN

The sixth annual GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival will be held on Valley Branch Road in Nashville. This all-day outdoor event will feature commercially-brewed and home-brewed beer from Indiana, along with local wines. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. Indiana musicians will perform, local artists will exhibit their works, and there will be games and activities. Hiking, fishing, and primitive tent camping are available at the festival site.

25: Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest, Manchester, NH

The Granite State Brewers Association presents its second annual Summer Fest, which will take place at Arms Park in Manchester. This is an afternoon event. Last year’s event featured beer from around two dozen New Hampshire breweries, and this year’s lineup will include out-of-state guest breweries. There will also be a chicken wing competition, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to the Brewers Association, Brew NH, and New Horizons for New Hampshire.

25: Lac du Flambeau Lions Brewfest, Lake Minocqua, WI

The Lac du Flambeau Lions Club presents the 11th annual Brewfest, which will take place in the pavilion at Torpy Park on the shores of Lake Minocqua. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Wisconsin; live music; and food for purchase, including bratwurst and hamburgers; and prize raffles. All proceeds will go to state and local charities.

25: Long Ireland's Pintwood Derby, Riverhead, NY

Long Ireland Brewery, in Riverhead, will host the 2015 Long Ireland's Pintwood Derby. This afternoon/evening event will feature a selection of Long Ireland beers. There will also be a Pine Car Derby Tournament, with a trophy and cash prize for First Place and Outlaw Divisions. Food trucks will be at the brewery.

25: Milwaukee Brewfest, Milwaukee, WI

The sixth annual Milwaukee Brewfest will be held at the Old Coast Guard Pavilion in McKinley, a venue with a view of Lake Michigan. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from more than 100 American breweries, along with German, cider, and mead rows. There will be live music, food from local restaurants and vendors, a silent auction, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

25: Music City Brewer's Festival, Nashville, TN

Mafiaoza's 14th annual Music City Brewer's Festival will be held at Music City Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from over 40 breweries, including beers not normally available locally. There will also be live music, along with food from local restaurants. VIP tickets for a Friday evening event before the festival itself are available.

25: Newark Food & Brew Fest, Newark, DE

Out & About magazine and Downtown Newark Partnership present the 12th annual Newark Food & Brew Fest, which will be held in 17 of the city's restaurants. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 40 beers from two dozen breweries, along with food from participating restaurants. There will also be live music, sidewalk performers, and a root beer tent. A shuttle will run among establishments taking part.

25: Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest zoo, will host the seventh annual Summer Ale Festival. This evening event will feature more than 40 regional craft beers, served in the garden among great apes, big cats, and exotic animals. There will also be live music, food trucks, and conservation-themed games and activities. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The price of admission includes entry into the zoo and shuttle service to and from the 30th Street Station.

25-August 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.

26: Chicago Small Craft Beer Cruise, Chicago, IL

Brewfest Partners presents the 2015 Chicago Small Craft Beer Cruise, which will take place aboard the Mystic Blue. This afternoon cruise, which departs from Navy Pier, will feature beer from 12 Chicago-area breweries, along with views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.

26-27: Empire Brewfest, Syracuse, NY

The 2014 Empire Brewfest will be held at Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This event, which is New York State’s only two-day summer beer festival, will feature 75 breweries serving two beers each. The lineup will include special-release beers. There will also be a “meet the brewers” tent, special appearances by craft beer celebrities, live music, and food and merchandise for purchase.

31-August 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.

31-August 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.

31-August 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.