The fifth annual Frederick Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Frederick. This nine-day celebration kicks off with the Frederick Beer Week Tap Takeover, and closes with Beerfest at the Farm. 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.
May 29-7: Philly Beer Week, Philadelphia, PA
The eighth annual Philly Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Philadelphia. This ten-day celebration kicks off with the Opening Tap. Other headline events will include the Hammer of Glory Relay and the International Great Beer Expo. There will be hundreds of other events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.
5-6: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Washington, DC
The Brewers Association presents the eighth annual SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, which will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington. This elegant evening event will feature beer from more than 70 independent breweries, many of which have not poured at this event before. Brewery personnel will be in attendance. There will also be a reception-style presentation of sweet and savory foods, along with tasted salons directed by leading names in beer and food.
6: Blue Hop BrewHaHa, Johnson City, TN*
Superfly Fabulous Events presents the second annual Blue Hop BrewHaHa, which will take place in downtown Johnson City. This afternoon event will feature beer form more than 20 breweries, many of them from the Johnson City area and east Tennessee. There will also be live music, street food, and craft vendors.
10-14: Mondial de la Biere, Montreal, QC, Canada
The 22nd annual Mondial de la Biere will be held indoors at the Palais des Congrès and outdoors on Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle in downtown Montreal. This five-day event will feature 500 beers from around the world, including hard-to-find beers and beers specially brewed for the festival. There will also be Quebec cider and other food specialties from the province, and the Mbeer series of conferences and seminars. Admission to the festival is free.
13: New Hope Beer Festival, New Hope, PA
The second annual New Hope Beer Festival will be held at the Eagle Fire House Banquet Hall, located within walking distance from downtown. This afternoon event will feature beer from Philadelphia-area craft breweries. There will also be live music, entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors.
19-21: Oregon Garden Brewfest, Silverton, OR
Growl Movement presents the 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest, which will be held in the Grand Hall at the Oregon Garden Resort. This three-day event will feature more than 135 beers, ciders, and meads from over 65 breweries, with an emphasis on Oregon-made products. There will be a beer education program, live bands performing on two stages, and food from local vendors. Festival-goers are invited to explore the venue’s botanical gardens. A Brewer's Tasting Dinner will take place at Seven Brides Brewing on Thursday evening before the festival itself.
19-21: Washington Brewers Festival, Redmond, WA
The Washington Beer Commission presents the 2015 Washington Brewers Festival, which will take place at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond. Friday evening's 21-and-over session will feature beer from around 70 Washington breweries, including a special Friday-only beer selection, along with food and live music. Saturday and Sunday's sessions, which are open to all ages, will feature more than 300 draft beers, along with ciders and wines, from around 90 breweries. There will also be live music, a brewers' keg toss contest, food for purchase, a craft market, and a kids' playground and root beer garden.
26-28: Portland International Beer Festival, Portland, OR
The 2015 Portland International Beer Festival returns to Holladay Park at Lloyd 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 will 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 charity is PetCross.