March 2015 Events

February 21-5: 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.

February 26-8: 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.

February 27-1: 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.

February 28-1: 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

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

The Wigan Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 28th annual CAMRA Wigan Beer Festival, which will take place at the Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 60 Real Ales; a selection of ciders, perries, and foreign beers; food for purchase; and games and a tombola.

5-7: Loughborough Beer Festival, Loughborough, England

The Loughborough and North Leicester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Loughborough Beer Festival, which will take place at The Polish Club. This three-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and wines. There will also be live music Friday and Saturday evenings, and locally-sourced food will be available for purchase.

6-8: Bockfest, Cincinnati, OH

The 23rd annual Bockfest, the nation’s oldest and largest, will be held in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine and central business districts. This weekend event, which celebrates the city's brewing heritage and the coming of spring, starts on Frida evening with a goat-led parade from historic Arnold's Bar & Grill to Bockfest Hall where the ceremonial first keg is blessed. The Hall, which will be open throughout the weekend, will feature live entertainment, food, historic walking tours, breweriana, and other activities, along with bock beer from around a dozen breweries.

6-8: Braukunst Live!, Munich, Germany

Finest Spirits presents the fourth annual Braukunst Live!, which will take place at in the MVG-Museum in Munich. This three-day event will feature beer from 100 breweries from Germany, Europe, and the U.S., along with a selection of whiskeys. There will also be a Braukunst Live! Academy educational program with open-stage discussions and special tasting sessions (extra admission charge).

6-7: Bromley CAMRA Cider Festival, Bromley, England

The Bromley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the second annual Bromley CAMRA Cider Festival, which will take place at the HG Wells Centre. This two-day event will feature 40 ciders and perries, as well as a Real Ale bar. There will also be live music and food for purchase.

6: Craft New York Brewers Festival, Albany, NY

The New York State Brewers Association presents the second annual Craft New York Brewers Festival, which will take place at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. This evening event will feature more than 80 beers from over 35 breweries from every region of the state. Brewers will be in attendance. Taste NY will provide complimentary food samples from local restaurants and vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. The festival support the NYS Brewers Association.

6-7: Edmonton International Beer Fest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

The 2015 Edmonton International Beer Fest will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre. This two-day event will feature more than 200 beers, with Edmonton's most popular beer-serving establishments represented. Ten live bands are scheduled to perform. "Ale Pass" tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: Food & Foam Fest, North Little Rock, AR

The 18th annual Food & Foam Fest will be held at Dickey Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock. This evening event, which is Arkansas’ oldest and largest craft beer festival, will feature more than 320 beers and wines. There will also be live entertainment, along with unlimited food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation.

6: Glass City Beer Fest, Toledo, OH

The ninth annual Glass City Brew Fest will be held in Hall 2 at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Toledo. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. Food will be available, and there will be live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will go to The Arc of Lucas County and the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation.

6-8: Hawkshead Brewery Spring Beer Festival, Staveley, England

The Hawkshead Brewery, in Staveley, will host the 2014 Spring Beer Festival. It will take place in the brewery's Beer Hall. This three-day dog- and family-friendly event will feature more than 50 beers from independent breweries, served at three bars. Cider, wine, and spirits will also be available. There will be live music, and food from the brewery's kitchen will be available for purchase.

6-7: Horsforth Beer Festival, Horsforth, England

The seventh annual Horsforth Beer Festival will be held at St Margaret's Church in Horsforth. This two-day event will feature more than 65 beers and 25 ciders from throughout the UK. There will be live entertainment, and hot and cold food will be available for purchase.T

7: Best Coast Beer Festival, San Diego, CA

The 2015 Best Coast Beer Festival will be held at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego. This all-day event, which is “Will Ferrell’s beer fest of choice,” will feature beer from more than 70 craft breweries, many of them from southern California. There will also be live music, and more than a dozen food trucks will be at the festival venue. “The Classiest of Classy” VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, food, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. The festival charity is Ferrell’s favorite, Cancer For College.

7: Bigfork Brewfest, Bigfork, MT

The sixth annual Bigfork Brewfest will be held in front of Brookies Cookies in downtown Bigfork. This afternoon event will feature beer from ten or more Montana breweries. Two live bands will perform, a variety of pork products will be available for purchase, and there will be a Spam-carving competition. Proceeds will support local non-profits.

7: Brewer's Ball, Washington, DC

The 11th annual Brewer's Ball will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. This evening event, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature beer from more than 30 microbreweries from the region; food from 20 of Washington's top restaurants; live entertainment; and a silent auction for travel, one-of-a-kind experiences, and other items.

7: Cape Fear Beer Fest, Wilmington, NC

The Downtown Business Alliance presents the fifth annual Annual Cape Fear Beer Fest, which will take place at the Convention Center in Wilmington. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 American beers and ciders, along with a selection of wines. There will also be food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Cape Fear Casks, a tasting of rare cask-only beers, will take place the evening before the festival itself at Ironclad Brewery.

7: Cider Summit, Chicago, IL

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective present the third annual Cider Summit, which will take place in a larger venue, the Grand Ballroom at the Navy Pier in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 120 domestic and imported ciders. There will also be food pairings, cider associations’ display booths, and an event store. The festival will benefit The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance.

7: Cleveland Winter Warmer Festival, Cleveland, OH

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association presents the ninth Cleveland Winter Warmer Festival, which will take place at the Windows on the River in Cleveland. This afternoon event will feature winter, limited-edition, and other popular beers from more than 40 Ohio breweries. Blues artist Austin Walkin' Cane will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival venue. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Association.

7: Fargo Bacon & Beer Festival, Fargo, ND

Bernie's Wines & Liquors and Forum Communications present the 2015 Fargo Bacon & Beer Festival, which will take place at Scheels Arena. This event has been expanded to include afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each of which will feature more than 100 beers. Fargo-area restaurants will compete for the festival's "Squealer Award," and there will be live entertainment. The price of admission includes six bacon samples. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of bacon, are available.

7: Florida Brewers Guild Beerfest, Tampa, FL

The Florida Brewers Guild presents the 19th annual Beerfest, which returns to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in Tampa. This afternoon rain-or-shine event, which is a fund-raiser for the Guild, will feature beer from more than 60 Florida craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

7: Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The third annual Fredericton Craft Beer Festival returns to the Fredericton Convention Centre. This evening event will feature more than 130 craft beers, ciders, and meads. There will also be food samples, including cheeses. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to charity.

7: Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Festival, Halethorpe, MD

Clipper City Brewery, the home of Heavy Seas beer, will host the seventh annual Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Festival. This afternoon event will feature 16 or more tap beers and ten cask-conditioned ales, all from Heavy Seas. There will also be barbecue from Kloby's smokehouse, food from six other restaurants, live music, and a behind-the-scenes brewery experience.

7: Hops & Props, Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture Museum, in Oshkosh, will host Hops & Props 2015. This evening event will feature more than 250 beers from around the world. Several live bands will perform, and food will be provided. Festival-goers are invited to view the museum's exhibits. Proceeds will support the museum's community programs.

7: Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition, Lawrence, KS

The Kansas Craft Brewers Guild and Downtown Lawrence present the fourth annual Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition, which will take place at Abe & Jake's Landing at the Riverfront. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beers from over 30 breweries from Kansas and neighboring states. There will also be live music, informational and educational displays, and food for purchase.

7: Marchtoberfest, Springfield, MA

Max's Tavern, located inside the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, will host the third annual Marchtoberfest. This afternoon event will feature dozens of craft beers, most of them from New England. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be live music, food prepared by the tavern, and prize giveaways. Part of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

7: Naples Craft Beer Fest, Naples, FL

The 2015 Naples Beer Fest will be held on the Bayfront in Naples. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Naples North Rotary Club, will feature a wide variety of American beers, along with live entertainment. Local restaurants will provide complimentary food samples. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the best beer and food pairing, and brewery representatives will choose the best beer of the festival.

7: Philly Craft Beer Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Productions presents the eighth annual Philly Craft Beer Festival, which will take place under heated tents on the former Naval Airstrip. This afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than 75 domestic and foreign breweries. Food trucks will be on hand, and there will be a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to the Committee to Benefit the Children.

7: Pouring At The Coast Festival, Seaside, OR

The Seaside Chamber of Commerce and the Seaside Brewing Company present the sixth annual Pouring At The Coast Festival. It will be held at the Seaside Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 60 beers from over 30 Oregon breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be a homebrewers’ competition, live music, and food for purchase. A five-course Brewers' Dinner will take place the evening before the festival itself.

7: San Francisco Craft Beer Festival, San Francisco, CA

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2015 Spring Seasonals edition of the San Francisco Craft Beer Festival, which will take place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 150 craft beers from 75 breweries from across 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.

7: Suds and Snow, Traverse City, MI

The ninth annual Suds & Snow will be held at on the trails at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort in Traverse City. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than a dozen west Michigan breweries, along with cider and wine. There will also be a live music, local food vendors, snowshoes for rent, and games and contests.

7: Taste of Brews Twilight Tasting, Santa Ana, CA

Taste of Brews presents the 2015 Taste of Brews Twilight Tasting, which will take place at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana. This evening event will feature a selection of spring seasonal and limited-edition craft beers, along with wines. There will also be musical entertainment, a charity auction, and food for purchase. The price of admission includes access to the museum’s World War II planes and other exhibits. “Early Bird” tickets are available. Proceeds will go to several local charities.

7-15: Tampa Bay Beer Week, Tampa Bay Area, FL

The fourth annual Tampa Bay Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Tampa Bay area. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the Florida Brewers Guild Beer Festival. There will be more than 150 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.

7-15: Victoria Beer Week, Victoria, BC, Canada

The Victoria Beer Week Society presents the 2015 Victoria Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Victoria. This nine-day celebration will kick off with a Cask Night at the Victoria Public Market. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, an educational program, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

7: Windy City Brewhaha, Chicago, IL

The 2015 Windy City Brewhaha returns to the Lacuna Artist Lofts in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 30 breweries and distilleries, many of them from the Chicago area. Food will be available for purchase.

8: Bull City Food & Beer Experience, Durham, NC

DPAC, Sam's Quik Shop, and Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom present the third annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience, which will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from 30 craft and import breweries, along with food from 30 Durham restaurants. Brewery and restaurant representatives will be in attendance, and there will be live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beer and food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.

8: Capitol Beer Fest, Sacramento, CA

The fifth annual Capitol Beer Fest will be held in expanded quarters at the Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 craft beers, including a selection of specialty beers. Daze on the Green will play classic rock, and food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will go to the Runnin' for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.

11-14: Brazilian Beer Festival, Blumenau, Brazil

The 2015 Brazilian Beer Festival will be held at Parque Vila Germanica in Blumenau. Recent editions of this four-day event have featured more than 500 beers, including more than 200 from Brazil; an educational program; rock, blues, Celtic, and samba music; and dozens of food choices. The festival website is entirely in Portuguese.

11-13: London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, London, England

The North London Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 31st London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at the Camden Centre, opposite St Pancras Station in London. This three-day event will feature more than 150 beers, ciders, perries, and imported beers, including a selection of American bottled beers. Food will be available for purchase; and there will be a CAMRA stand, a tombola, and a pub quiz.

12-14: Booze on the Ouse, St Neots, England

The Huntingdon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual "Booze on the Ouse," the St Neots Beer Festival, which will take place at the Priory Centre in St Neots. This three-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with Real Ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be food for purchase, CAMRA and breweriana stands, and an "Everyone's a Winner" tombola.

12-14: Bristol Beer Festival, Bristol, England

The Bristol & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th annual Bristol Beer Festival, which will take place at Brunel's Old Station in Bristol. This three-day event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

12-14: Seascale Beer & Cider Festival, Seascale, England

The West Cumbria Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Seascale Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Windscale Club. This three-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales, ciders, and perries. Six Nations Rugby and the Cheltenham Gold Cup will be shown on the big screen, and food will be available for purchase.

13-15: Barcelona Beer Festival, Barcelona, Spain

The fourth annual Barcelona Beer Festival will be held in Sala Marques Comillas at the Museu Maritim. This thee-day event will feature a rotating selection of more than 300 craft beers. There will also be live music, meet-the-brewer sessions, art-, music-, and gastronomy-related displays, and food for purchase.

13-14: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Timonium, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Timonium stop on the 2015 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Cow Palace on the Timonium Fairgrounds. Friday evening's "Whole Hog Pig Pickin" will feature a barbecue dinner, unlimited bourbon and beer tasting, and four pit masters on hand. On Saturday afternoon, the regular session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live rock and blues music; barbecue and other foods; and seminars 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.

13: Brew & Stew, Denver, CO

The second annual Brew & Stew will be held at a new venue, Mile High Station in Denver. This evening event will feature beer from a variety of craft breweries, most of them local. All-you-can-eat soup and stew will be available. There will also be live music, games, and a prize raffle. The festival is a benefit for Hope House of Colorado, which aids teenage mothers.

13-15: Cervefest, Mexico City, Mexico

Cervefest 2015 will be held at Club Deportivo Acalli in Mexico City. This three-day event will feature beer from more than 80 domestic and foreign breweries. This year’s guest country is the United Kingdom. There will also be live music from 24 bands, an educational program, a homebrewing demonstration, and food for purchase. The festival website is entirely in Spanish.

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.

13-14: Jersey Winter(ish) Beer Festival, St Helier, Isle of Jersey

The Jersey Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Jersey Winter(ish) Beer Festival, which will take place at Town House in St Helier. This two-day event will feature more than 35 beers, along with a selection of Real Ciders and perries.

13-14: NYC American Craft Beer Festival, New York, NY

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2015 “Spring Seasonals" edition of the NYC American Craft Beer Festival. It will take place at the Lexington Avenue Armory in Manhattan. This two-day, three-session event will feature around 150 craft beers from 75 American breweries, including some limited-release beers. There will also be an educational program, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP and Connoisseur tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is One Brick.

13-14: Prescot Cables FC Beer Festival, Prescot, England

The Prescot Cables Football Club will host its fifth annual Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature 24 Real Ales, along with at least five ciders. There will be a match between Prescot Cables FC and Bamber Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

14: Brew's Best, Henderson, NV

The spring 2015 edition of Brew's Best, Hand-Crafted Beer Festival, will be held at The Village in Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. This afternoon event will feature beer from a variety of breweries from Nevada and neighboring states. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is New Vista, which supports the intellectually challenged.

14-15: Brew-Ski Festival, Harbor Springs, MI

Boyne Highlands, a resort in Harbor Springs, will host the sixth annual Brew-Ski Festival. This afternoon event will take place under a tent at the base of the ski slopes. There will be more than 240 craft-brewed beers, many of them from Michigan breweries. A live band will perform, and food will be available for purchase. There will be after-parties with live music and a welcome reception and a New Holland tap takeover the evening before the festival itself.

14: Eat/Drink Birmingham, Homewood, AL

Eat Drink Birmingham 2015 will be held at SoHo Square in Homewood. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, including a statewide collaboration beer, along with unlimited samplings of dishes from Birmingham restaurants. Brewers and chefs will be on hand, and there will also be live music.

14: Fairfax Beer Festival, Fairfax, CA

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th annual Fairfax Brewfest, which will take place downtown at the Pavilion. This afternoon event will feature beer from around two dozen breweries, served in indoor and outdoor beer gardens. Festival-goers are invited to vote for Best Brew. There will also be live music; and pub food, including corned beef sandwiches and grilled sausages, will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Chamber.

14: Franklin Beer Fest, Franklin, TN

Downtown Franklin Association presents the 12th annual Main Street Brew Fest, which will take place in the city’s historic downtown. This evening event will feature 50 domestic and imported craft beers at more than 20 tasting sites. The lineup will include beers brewed in the Franklin area. There will also be Celtic performers and “plenty of Irish cheer.” Many downtown shops and restaurants will be open during the festival.

14: Gate City Brewfest, Pocatello, ID

The fifth annual Gate City Brewfest will take place at 15 locations in Old Town Pocatello. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 beers, along with live music and food for purchase. A free trolley service will operate around the area.

14-15: Hard Liver Barleywine Fest, Seattle, WA

Brouwer's Cafe, a beer bar in Seattle, will host the 13th annual Hard Liver Barleywine Fest. This two-day event will feature around 65 draft beers, most of them barleywine-style ales, along with 300 bottled beers and a selection of Scotches. Food will be available for purchase.

14: Kansas City Brew Festival, Kansas City, MO

The inaugural Kansas City Brew Festival will be held in the plaza at historic Union Station. This afternoon event will feature 100 beers from more than 40 breweries, many of them from Missouri and Kansas. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

14: Kona Brewers Festival, Kailua-Kona, HI

The 20th annual Kona Brewers Festival will be held on the beach and luau grounds at King Kamehameha's Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. This afternoon event will feature beer from 40 breweries from around the country, including Hawaiian breweries. There will also be live entertainment, island cuisine prepared by 40 Hawaii chefs. Other weekend events include a homebrew competition, a beer dinner, a golf tournament, a benefit cruise, and a Walk/Run for Hops race. The festival benefits Big Island cultural end environmental organizations.

14: Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Jackson, MI

Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson present the fifth annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at the American 1 Events Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games.

14: Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, Suwanee, GA

The fifth annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest will be held at Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 beers, including special festival beers, from over 100 breweries. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music from local artists, and food for purchase. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Kingdom Kids.

19-21: Sussex Beer Festival, Hove, England

The Sussex Branches of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 25th annual Sussex Beer Festival, which will take place at Hove Centre. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 220 Real Ales, more than 40 ciders and perries, and bottled beers from around the world; live entertainment; food and merchandise for purchase; and face-painting and temporary tattoos.

20-21: Atlantic City Beer Festival, Atlantic City, NJ

Good Time Tricycle Productions presents the tenth annual Atlantic City Beer Festival, which will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This a two-day, three-session event will feature more than 1,000 beers, including special releases, from over 150 breweries; and brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, including headline acts; an educational program; food from local restaurants; a viewing area for college basketball; interactive games; and merchandise vendors.

20-21: Beer Festival at SIBA BeerX, Sheffield, England

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) presents BeerX 2015, which will take place at IceSheffield. This two-day event will feature more than 250 award-winning beers, served at a 30-meter-long bar. There will also be a variety of live entertainment, Six Nations Rugby on a giant television screen, and a selection of street food for purchase.

20-28: Charlotte Craft Beer Week, Charlotte, NC

The fifth annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the Charlotte area. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the All Ale to the Queen Beer Carnival. There will be more than 100 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: Extreme Beer Fest, Boston, MA

Beer Advocate magazine presents the 12th annual Extreme Beer Fest, which will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This two-day, three-session event will feature an expanded selection of more than 250 "extreme" beers from over 70 breweries. Food will be available for purchase.

20-21: Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival, Winchester, England

The South Hants Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the fifth annual Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival, which will take place at the Winchester Guildhall. This two-day, four-session event will feature around 75 Real Ales, ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers. There will be a tutored tasting Friday afternoon, live entertainment Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions, and hot and cold food for purchase.

20-21: Winslow Beer Festival, Winslow, England

The Winslow Lions Club, in association with the Campaign for Real Ale, presents the tenth annual Winslow Beer Festival. It will take place at the Winslow Public Hall. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 40 beers, ciders, and perries. The first session will be opened by John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons. Six Nations rugby matches will be shown on television Saturday afternoon.

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 Michigan craft beers. There will also be live music by Slim Gypsy Baggage, food from southwest Michigan, and merchandise vendors.

21: Capitol City International BeerFest, Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Turn Verein Handball-Racquetball Section presents the fourth annual Capitol City International BeerFest, which will take place at Turn Verein Hall in Sacramento. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers, including some brewed locally. There will also be live music, and local food trucks and caterers will be at the festival. Proceeds will go to FirstAce, a youth player-development program.

21: Chicago Beer Festival, Chicago, IL

DrinkEatPlay presents the fourth annual Chicago Beer Festival, which will take place at Union Station. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 50 domestic and international breweries, including many in Chicago and the Midwest.

21: Collaboration Fest, Denver, CO

Imbibe and the Colorado Brewers Guild present the second annual Collaboration Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 20 limited-edition beer projects, representing the effort of dozens of collaborating breweries, some as far away as Sweden. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

21-29: Colorado Beer Week, various locations, CO

The Colorado Brewers Guild presents Colorado Beer Week 2015, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout Colorado. The headline event is Collaboration Fest in Denver. There will 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.

21: Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival, Delevan, WI

Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan will host the fourth annual Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 25 craft breweries throughout the country. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a silent auction to benefit the Lakeland Animal Shelter. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

21: DC Craft Beer Festival, Washington DC

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2015 Spring Seasonals edition of the DC Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 150 craft beers from 75 breweries from across the country. In addition, there will also be an educational program, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP and Connoisseur tickets, with early admission, are available.

21: Firkfest—Cask Ale Festival and Chili Cookoff, Anaheim, CA

Inspire Artistic Minds presents the 2015 edition of Firkfest—Cask Ale Festival and Chili Cookoff, which will take place at Farmers Park in Anaheim. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 cask-conditioned ales from 35 of southern California’s best breweries. In addition, ten local chefs will compete in a chili cook-off. Food will be available for purchase.

21: Great American BBQ & Beer Festival, Chandler, AZ

Bashas' presents the fifth annual Great American BBQ & Beer Festival, which will take place at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in downtown Chandler. This all-day event will feature 200 kegs of craft-brewed beer, along with barbecue vendors selling more than 20,000 pounds of ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken. Twelve bands will perform on two stages; and there will also exhibitors, a kids' zone, and games and contests. Part of the proceeds will benefit The Boot Campaign.

21-29: Howard County Beer Week, Howard County, MD

Howard County Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the county. Headline events of this celebration, which has been expanded to nine days, include the Tap Party, which kicks off Beer Week, and the Spring Beer Festival. There will 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: MarchFest, Nelson, New Zealand

Dead Good Beer Events presents MarchFest 2015, which will take place Nelson's Founders Heritage Park. (Nelson claims the title of New Zealand’s craft-brewing capital.) This event will feature beer from more than 15 New Zealand craft breweries, including special festival beers, along with a selection of ciders and wines. There will be "Brew Zone" talks and demonstrations, food and beer pairings, live music, food stalls, and a kids’ zone.

21: Spring Craft Beer Festival, Uniondale, NY

Starfish Junction Productions presents the ninth annual Spring Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a beer garden serving more than 100 beers from over 50 craft breweries from around the country, including beer brewed on Long Island. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be demonstrations and presentations.

21: Wings & Brew Fest, Welch, MN

Treasure Island Resort & Casino, in Welch, will host the 2015 Wings & Brew Fest. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from 40 craft breweries, many of the from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Local restaurants will serve wings, and beer-related merchandise will be on sale. There will be a “99 Bottles of Beer” raffle, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice award for both beer and wings.

21: Winter Beer Carnival, Atlanta, GA

The sixth annual Beer Carnival will take place at Atlantic Station in Atlanta. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers, including a selection of seasonals. There will also be midway games, with prizes awarded, and music spun by DJs. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

21: Zapp's International Brewfest, Baton Rouge, LA

Zapp's Potato Chips presents the 2015 Zapp's International Brewfest, which will take place at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. This is a late-afternoon event. Last year’s festival featured more than 200 domestic and imported beers, including a selection of homebrewed beers, along with jambalaya for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the museum.

25-28: New England Real Ale Exhibition (NERAX), Woburn, MA

The Cask-Conditioned Ale Support Campaign presents the 19th annual New England Real Ale Exhibition (NERAX), which will take place at a new venue, the Lord Hobo Brewery in Woburn. This four-day event, which is America’s oldest Real Ale festival, will feature more than 100 firkins of Real Ale and Cider, including over 50 beers from England, Scotland, and Wales; and over 50 American beers, mostly from New England. The beers will be served in a pub-like atmosphere. There will be tutored tastings Thursday and Friday evening.

26-28: Burton Beer Festival, Burton-on-Trent, England

The Burton & South Derbyshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 36th annual Burton Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall in Burton-on-Trent. This three-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of Real Ciders, perries, and country wines. There will be live entertainment in the evening, hot and cold food for purchase, and merchandise vendors.

28: All Ale to the Queen—Beer Carnival, Charlotte, NC

Superfly Fablous Events presents the second annual All Ale to the Queen—Beer Carnival, which will take place at a new venue, Amos’ Southend in Charlotte. This event, which closes Charlotte Craft Beer Week, consists of afternoon and evening tasting sessions. There will be dozens of beers, many of them from North Carolina, along with mixed drinks and infused beverages. The entertainment lineup includes a DJ, carnival acts, costumed performer, and a King and Queen Competition. This year’s charity is the North Carolina Wildlife Foundation.

28: Beers On The Boards, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents Beers on the Boards IV, which will take place at Martell’s Tiki Bar. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from New Jersey and neighboring states. The price of admission includes a beer-inspired buffet, with food cooked in beer; and there will also be a cooking demonstration.

28: Border Beer Fest, Laredo, TX

Shocktop presents the fourth annual Border Beer Fest, which will take place at the Laredo Energy Arena. This evening event will feature a variety of beers from around the world (there were more than 100 in recent years), and attendees are invited to vote for their favorite. There will also be live music, food from local establishments, and an educational session on pairing beer and food.

28: Canberra Beer Festival, Canberra, NCT, Australia

The eighth annual Canberra Beer Festival will be held at the Mercure Canberra hotel. The festival, formerly known as the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, will feature more than 80 craft-brewed beers and ciders, with brewers in attendance. There will also be live entertainment, food from local gourmet stores, beer and food pairings, games and contests, and children's activities.

28: Glens Falls Brewfest, Glens Falls, NY

The sixth annual Glens Falls Brewfest will be held at the Queensbury Hotel. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from from more than 60 local and national breweries, along with food from area restaurants. Proceeds will go the Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.

28: Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 2015 Great Kiwi Beer Festival will take place at Hagley Park in Christchurch. This all-day outdoor event will feature more than 300 local, national, and imported beers. There will also be live music, an educational program, beer and food pairings, and cooking demonstrations.

28: Heidel House Brew Fest, Green Lake, WI

Heidel House Resort & Spa, in Green Lake, will host its 2015 Brew Fest. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 Wisconsin-brewed beers, with brewery representatives on hand. There will be live entertainment, and appetizers will be served.

28: Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, Longmont, CO

Left Hand Brewing Company presents the 2015 Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, which will take place at Roosevelt Park in Longmont. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries from across the country, served alongside a 40-foot-high ski ramp where a ramp and rail jam competition will be held. There will also be live music, snowboarding, and food and merchandise for purchase. Proceeds will go to SOS Outreach and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

28: Lupulin Carinval, St. Louis, MO

4 Hands Brewery, in St. Louis, will host the Lupulin Carnival. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries from Missouri and other states, and will include the release of 4 Hands’ “War Hammer” imperial IPA. There will also be carnival acts and live music, and food trucks will be on hand. The festival charity is HOPE for Young Adults with Cancer.

28: Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, St. Paul, MN

Chop Liver Craft Beer Festivals presents the 2015 Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, which will take place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. This evening event will feature beers from 30 breweries, including ten from Minnesota. The beers will be either hard to find, brewed before 2012, or made specially for the festival. There will also be live music, and with complimentary food by Bon Appetit. Part of the proceeds will go to Pints for Prostates.

28: Roar on the Shore, Luxemburg, WI

The Kewaunee and Dyckesville Lions Clubs present the ninth annual Roar on the Shore Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. This afternoon event will feature microbrewed beer from the region, along with a selection of local wines. This event will benefit the Lions Clubs' charitable and civic activities.

28: Roswell Beer Festival, Roswell, GA

The 2015 Roswell Beer Festival will be held in the historic Town Square. This afternoon event will feature an expanded selection of around 250 craft beers. Two live bands will perform, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase,. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Star House Foundation Charity.

28: Smugglers' Notch Brewfest, Part 2, Jeffersonville, VT

Smugglers' Notch, a ski resort in Jeffersonville, will host Part 2 of its 20th annual Brewfest. This evening event, to be held in the Meeting House, will feature local and regional beers and a selection of wines. A DJ will spin music, and appetizers from the resort's Mountain Grille will be available.

28: Spring Beer Festival, Columbia, MD

Oliver Breweries, in Columbia, will host its second annual Spring Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature a variety of local and national craft beers. There will also be live music, along with a special festival food menu.

28-29: Spring Equinox Beer & Cider Festival, Horsham, England

The North Sussex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the second annual Spring Equinox Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Drill Hall in Horsham's town center. This two-day event will feature more than 50 beers, with an emphasis on seasonals and local beers, along with a selection of local ciders and perries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

28: Twin Cities Craft Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2015 Spring Seasonals edition of the Twin Cities Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 150 craft beers from 75 breweries from across 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: Washington Brewers Guild Cask Festival, Seattle, WA

The Washington Brewers Guild presents the 2015 Cask Festival, which will take place at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with cask-conditioned beer from more than 40 Washington State breweries. All of the beers will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine. Food, including hot dogs, pretzels, and artisan cheese, will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Guild.