July 2014 Events

5: Yellowstone Beer Fest, Cody, WY

The 2014 Yellowstone Beer Fest will be held on the lawn of the Park Country Complex in Cody. This afternoon event will feature a selection of beers brewed in Wyoming and a number of Western states. There will be live music, and food vendors will be on hand. The festival charity is Operation Finally Home, which serves wounded veterans.

11-12: Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, England

The 23rd annual Newt Beer Festival will be held at Mill Cottage in North Newton. The festival, which organizers describe as "the largest of its kind in Somerset," will feature more than 100 Real Ales. There will also be live bands performing on two stages; food, including cooked breakfast for campers and hot dogs and burgers for festival-goers; and the Yard of Ale competition.

12-13: Seven Sisters Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The second 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 30 craft breweries, along with a selection of artisan wines. There will also be eclectic music and dancing; outdoor activities; and food, retail, and art vendors. Two events, the Beermakers Bluegrass Ball and a barbecue and concert, will take place the evening before the tasting itself.

18-19: Vermont Brewers Festival, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Association presents the 22nd 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 over 40 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.

18-20: Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, Kitchener, ON, Canada

The 10th anniversary Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show will be held at Victoria Park. This three-day event will feature more than 50 Ontario-brewed beers. 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.

18-20: Poppy Line Beer Festival, Sheringham, England

The North Norfolk Railway presents the 2014 Poppy Line Beer Festival, which will take place at the Sheringham steam railway station. Recent editions of this rain-or-shine event have featured a selection of beers from East Anglia and the rest of the U.K., live entertainment, and hot and cold food at all sessions. There will be frequent service on the Bittern Line from Norwich via North Walsham and Cromer to Sheringham.

18-19: Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival, Uffculme, England

The 2014 Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival will be held at Magelake Meadow, near Uffculme. This two-day beer and music event will feature local Real Ales and ciders. LIve bands from the area are scheduled to perform, and there will be a food van and a regular bar.

19: Beer Camp Across America, Northwest Edition, Chico, CA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Northwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the first stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place on Sierra Nevada's Hop Field in Chico. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

19: Hastings County Craft Beer Festival, Stirling, ON, Canada

Alliance Events presents the inaugural Hastings County Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Farmtown Park in Stirling. This day-long outdoor community festival will feature more than 40 craft beers. Brewmasters will be in attendance, and some beers will be from new Ontario breweries. There will also be wines and ciders, and local artisanal cuisine will be available for purchase.

19: 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, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop. 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.

20: Beer Camp Across America, Southwest Edition, San Diego, CA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Southwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the second stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place at Embarcadero North Marina in San Diego. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

23-27: Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The Oregon Brewers Guild and the Oregon Brew Crew present the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, which will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. By tradition, this event features beer from more than 80 breweries, all of them invited by festival organizers. There will also be food for purchase; industry exhibits by hop growers, homebrewers, breweriana collectors, and national beer writers; live music throughout the weekend; and merchandise vendors. In addition to the festival itself, there will be a Brewers Dinner and the Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade that officially kicks off the festival.

25-August 4: Annafest, Forchheim, Germany

Annafest, the Festival of Saint Anne, was first held in Forchheim in 1446. This ten-day festival 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.

25: Beer Camp Across America, Rocky Mountain Edition, Denver, CO

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Rocky Mountain Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This evening event, the third stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place in Denver (location TBA). It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

25-26: Guildford Beer Festival, Guildford, England

The Guildford Cricket Club will host the fifth Guildford Beer Festival, which will take place under argues on the club's grounds. This two-day event will feature more than 70 cask ales from independent breweries in Surrey and surrounding counties, along with ciders, wines, and soft drinks. A variety of local headline acts are scheduled to perform. Parking is free.

25-26: Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the 17th 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 80 Michigan-based breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and hard-to-find beers. There will also be include hourly releases of special festival beers; live entertainment, including live bands and the "Drink Michigan Beer" Fight Song; and food and merchandise vendors.

25-27: Toronto's Festival of Beer, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto's Festival of Beer 2014, which organizers describe as "Canada's leading beer festival," will be held on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 200 beers, Southern-style barbecue, live entertainment, and appearances by television personalities. During festival week, a number of satellite events will take place throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

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

The fifth annual GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival will be held at the eXplore Brown County/Valley Branch Paintball Retreat in Nashville. This all-day outdoor event will feature commercially-brewed and home-brewed beer from Indiana, along with local wines. Indiana musicians and artists will also be in attendance, and there will be games and activities. Hiking, fishing, and primitive tent camping are available at the festival site.

26: Lac du Flambeau Lions Club Brewfest, Lake Minocqua, WI

The Lac du Flambeau Lions Club presents the tenth annual Brewfest, which will take place in the pavilion at Torpy Park on the shores of Lake Minocqua. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Wisconsin. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice Award. There will also be live music; food for purchase, including bratwurst and hamburgers; and prize raffles. All proceeds will go to state and local charities.

26: Milwaukee Brewfest, Milwaukee, WI

The fifth annual Milwaukee Brewfest will take place at the Old Coast Guard Pavilion. This afternoon/evening event, to be held at a venue with a view of Lake Michigan, will feature more than 300 craft beers from 85 breweries from. Back by popular demand, there will be a German Row, a Cider Row, and a Mead Row. There will also be homebrewing demonstrations, live music, food from local restaurants and vendors, food samples, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: Beer Camp Across America, Midwest Edition, Chicago, IL

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Midwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the fourth stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place at Navy Pier in Chicago. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

TBA: Empire Brewfest, Syracuse, NY

The 2014 Empire Brewfest will be held in Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse. Recent editions of this evening event, which is sanctioned by the New York State Brewers Association, have featured around 300 beers, brewery representatives in attendance; and there will be tents dedicated to Belgian-style and cask-conditioned beer. In addition, there will will be live bands performing on two stages, brewing-related merchandise, and food from local restaurants.

TBA: Indiana Microbrewers Festival, Indianapolis, IN

The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents the 18th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, which will take place at Opti-Park in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. Recent editions of the festival have featured more than 200 beers from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Indiana and many with brewers in attendance. The beer lineup will also include 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.