May 2015 Events

April 25-2: Missoula Craft Beer Week, Missoula, MT

Craft Beer Promotions LLC presents the third annual Missoula Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Missoula. The headline event of this seven-day celebration is the Garden City Brewfest. There will be other events such as beer dinners, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1-10: Madison Craft Beer Week, Madison, WI

Madison Craft Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Madison. This ten-day, two-weekend celebration will promote Madison's craft beer culture and educate people about it. The headline event is a Cask Ale Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, beer walks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1-2: Calgary International Beerfest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Sobeys Liquors presents the 11th annual Calgary International Beerfest, which will be held in Halls C, D, and E of the BMO Centre, on the grounds of Stampede Park. This two-day event will feature more than 700 beers from over 80 domestic and international breweries. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" awards. There will also be an educational program, live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival charity is Autism, Aspergers Friendship Society.

1: Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, Queens, NY

The second annual Five Boro Craft Beer Fest returns to Studio Square NYC in Long Island City in Queens. This evening indoor/outdoor event will feature more than 100 craft beers from over 30 breweries, all from New York City, and including small-batch and festival special beers. There will also be two live bands, a homebrew competition, food from local restaurants, and appearances by members of the brewing community. All proceeds will benefit Grow NYC.

1-3: Gateshead Beer Festival, Gateshead, England

The Gateshead Rugby Football Club presents the sixth annual Gateshead Beer Festival, which will take place on the club’s grounds. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured more than 150 beers from all over the country, with an emphasis on locally-brewed beer, along with over 25 ciders and a cava bar; live music; food for purchase; and a heated marquee and clubhouse lounge and bar in case of bad weather.

1-2: St. Louis Microfest, St. Louis, MO

The 20th annual St. Louis Microfest will be held in the Upper Muny Lot in Forest Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from more than 80 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP Experience tickets, with catered food and a special selection of beers and wines, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Lift for Life Gym.

1-3: South Notts Real Ale Festival, Wilford, England

The fourth annual South Notts Real Ale Festival will be held in the clubhouse of the Nottingham Moderns Rugby Club in Wilford. This three-day event, which is supported by the Notingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature around 60 Real Ales and ciders from Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas. There will be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a charity rugby match on Saturday. Proceeds will go toward development of the Moderns Clubhouse and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

2: Beer City Springfest, Hudsonville, MI

American Legion Post 179 and Friends of Grand Rapids Home for Veterans present the second annual Beer City Springfest, which will take place at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of breweries, including many from west Michigan. There will be live music, along with food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Legion and the Friends.

2: Brewhibition, Knoxville, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the inaugural Brewhibition, Knoxville’s Spring Craft Beer Festival. It will be held at Old City Courtyard. This event, which celebrates the end of Prohibition and Tennessee’s craft breweries, will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, along with a variety of beer cocktails and mixed and infused drinks. There will also be live music and entertainment, including a 1920s costume contest.

2: Garden City Brewfest, Missoula, MT

The 23rd Annual Garden City Brewfest will be held at Caras Park in downtown Missoula. This afternoon/evening event will feature 68 beers on tap. The beers will compete for “Best of Montana” and “Best in Show” honors. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

2: Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark Beer Fest, Gastonia, NC

The seventh annual Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark Beer Fest will be held at Sims Legion Park. This evening event will feature more than 125 beers from throughout the Southeast, with over 25 breweries from the Carolinas represented. There will also be live music and a games tournament. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

2: Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, Boonville, CA

The Anderson Valley Brewing Company presents the 19th annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival. It will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in the brewery's hometown of Boonville. This is an open-air event, held in the scenic Anderson Valley, with more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from California and the West. There will also be live music and dancing, along with food and merchandise vendors. On-site camping is available. All proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations.

2: Rochester Craft Beer Expo, Rochester, MN

Chop Liver LLC presents the fourth annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo, which will take place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 60 breweries. There will be an educational program, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice award. In addition, there will be an educational program, and food will be available for purchase.

2-3: South Denver Beer Fest, Littleton, CO

The third annual South Denver Beer Festival will be held at Clement Park in Littleton, a venue with a view of the Rocky Mountains. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers from over 80 breweries, most of them local. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the best beers. There will also be a special VIP section devoted to local distillers, chocolatiers, and cheesemakers. This year's festival will also include a beard and mustache competition.

2: Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration, Salem, SC

Opus Trust presents the second Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration, which will take place at a new venue, KeoweeTowne Market in Salem. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, most of them from South Carolina and the Southeast. Four live acts will perform bluegrass, blues and Americana music; and there will be a homebrew competition.

2: Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival, Tinley Park, IL

The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce presents the fifth annual Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival, which will take place at the Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries and wines from a dozen wineries. There will also be live entertainment, gourmet food for purchase, and local artisans.

2: Washington Crossing Brewfest, Washington Crossing, PA

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park present the fifth annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, which will take place at the Upper Park, behind the Thompson-Neely House. This afternoon event, to be held on the shore of the Delaware River, will feature beer from more 60 breweries, many of them from the region. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Friends.

2: Wild West Brewfest, Katy, TX

The Katy Rotary Club presents the fourth annual Wild West Brewfest, which will take place at the Villagio Town Center. Last year’s festival was an afternoon event with beer from 25 craft breweries, live music, a homebrewing competition, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. There will be a Launch Party the day before the festival itself. Proceeds will to go to local charities.

2: Witney Beer Festival, Witney, England

The Witney Round Table presents the fourth annual Witney Beer Festival, which will take place at St Mary's Church, a structure that dates back to the 13th century. This all-day event will feature around 40 Real Ales and ciders, many of them brewed locally, along with live entertainment and food for purchase.

2: Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival, Nun Monkton, England

Yorkshire Heart, a brewery and winery in Nun Monkton, will host the 2015 Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival. This all-day event, which celebrates Yorkshire products, will feature a wide variety of Real Ales, ciders, and lagers, as well as wines. There will be live music throughout the day; and locally-sourced food, including barbecue and other meat, will be available for purchase. Camping is available at the festival site.

7-9: Banbury Beer Festival, Banbury, England

The North Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th annual Banbury Beer Festival, which will take place at the TA Centre. This three-day festival will feature 80 Real Ales, along with around 20 ciders and perries. This year's Welsh-themed event will offer a selection of beers from Wales. There will also be live entertainment; food for purchase, including a hog roast; beer and cheese tasting sessions; and a tombola run by the British Legion.

7-9: Beer Festival With Bangers, Burton on Trent, England

The Burton Bridge Inn, a public house in Burton on Trent, will host its 12th Beer Festival With Bangers. This three-day event will feature 24 Real Ales, including favorites from the Burton Bridge Brewery. There will be live music, and locally-sourced sausages will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

7-23: Czech Beer Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

The eighth annual Czech Beer Festival will be held at Letna in Prague. This 17-day celebration will feature more than 100 Czech beers, served in glass pitchers by costumed servers. There will also be a wide range of food from local chefs, pork and beef butchers, delicatessens, bakers, and confectioners. The entertainment will include live bands performing inside three tents, a "Rock'n'Beer Fest" battle of the bands, and the appearance of the internationally-known character Švejk.

7-10: Middle Earth Beer Festival, Hurst Green, England

The seventh Middle Earth Beer Festival will be held at Hurst Green Memorial Hall. This four-day event honors JRR Tolkien, who was a frequent visitor to Stonyhurst College in Hurst Green. It will feature more than 40 Real Ales and ciders. There will also be live music, family entertainment, craft demonstrations, and craft stalls.

7-17: Seattle Beer Week, Seattle, WA

The seventh annual Seattle Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Seattle. The headline events are Cask-O-Rama, which kicks off this 11-day celebration; and Beer and Brats in the Outfield at Safeco Field. Other events will include a celebration of Northwest women in beer, appearances by beer celebrities, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

8-9: North Wales Beer Festival, Wrexham, Wales

The Chester & North Clywd Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 North Wales Beer Festival, which will take place at the Centenary Club, Racecourse Stadium, Glyndwr University. This two-day event will feature around 50 Real Ales from UK breweries, including locally-brewed ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will also be live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings, hot and cold food for purchase, pub games, a tomobla, and raffles.

9: American Beer Classic, Chicago, IL

Red Frog Events presents the third annual American Beer Classic, which will take place on the playing field at Soldier Field in Chicago. There will be early- and late-afternoon tasting sessions, each with around 500 beers from 100 breweries. Festival-goers are invited to vote in the Most Valuable Beer competition. There will also be educational sessions, live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary stadium tour, are available. The festival charity is St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals.

9: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Charlotte, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Charlotte stop on the 2015 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. This afternoon event will feature 60 beers and 40 bourbons to sample. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; an expanded selection of food, including barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; an educational program led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters; games and contests; and merchandise for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

9: Buellton Brew Fest, Buellton, CA

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth annual Buellton Brew Fest, which will take place at River View Park. This afternoon event will feature the products of more than 50 breweries and wineries, many of them from California. There will also be live bands and DJ music, food trucks, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

9: Fayetteville Foam Fest, Fayetteville, AR

The 2015 Fayetteville Foam Fest returns to the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot. This evening event will feature beer from around 70 domestic and foreign breweries, including beer from Arkansas and surrounding states. There will be live music, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase.

9: Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, Petaluma, CA

The Cinnabar Theater Young Repertory Company presents the 18th annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, which will take place at Herzog Hall in Behren's Park on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature beer from 15 Bay Area and West Coast microbreweries. Fifty-five teams will prepare chilis and salsas and take part in a judged competition. There will also be live entertainment. The festival is a fund-raiser for the theater's children's programs.

9: Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival, Philadelphia, PA

The fifth annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival will be held at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein. This afternoon outdoor event will feature more than 75 beers from around the country, and brewers will be in attendance. Festival-goers are invited to vote for best beer of the festival. There will also be live bands, food and merchandise vendors, and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

9-10: Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow, England

The 2015 Ludlow Spring Food Festival will be held on the grounds of historic Ludlow Castle. This event, produced with the cooperation of the Society of Independent Brewers, will feature more than 200 Real Ales from small breweries, many of them from the West and Wales, along with a selection of other drinks. Dozens of producers will sell food, including local sausages and bread; and there will be hands-on food-making demonstrations. There will also be live music inside the castle. The beer festival coincides with the Marches Transport Festival, and around 200 classic cars will be on display.

9: Pints for Pets Brewfest, Altoona, PA

The eighth annual Pints for Pets Brewfest will be held on the mezzanine level of the Blair County Ballpark in Altoona. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 90 domestic and foreign breweries. Several local bands will perform, and the ballpark's concession stands will be open. All proceeds will go to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

9: San Francisco International Beer Festival, San Francisco, CA

The 32nd annual San Francisco International Beer Festival will be held in the Festival Pavilion at San Francisco's Fort Mason. This evening event will feature hundreds of beers from over 100 breweries from around the world, along with food from some of San Francisco's best restaurants. Brewmaster tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to the teaching and learning programs at the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School.

11-17: American Craft Beer Week, nationwide

The Brewers Association presents American Craft Beer Week 2015, which will take place at establishments across the country. American Craft Beer Week, which kicks off the summer craft beer season, will be celebrated by hundreds of craft brewers and beer retailers, thousands of beer fans, and a congressional resolution honoring the nation's craft brewing industry.

14-24: Chicago Craft Beer Week, Chicago, IL

The sixth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week will be celebrated at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chicago. This 11-day celebration kicks off with Beer Under Glass, and wraps up with the 47th Fest. There will be more than 500 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.

14: Beer Under Glass, Chicago, IL

Beer Under Glass returns to the Conservatory in Chicago's Garfield Park. This Thursday evening event, presented in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, will feature beer from nearly 60 craft breweries, most of them from Chicago and vicinity. Small plates from about a dozen local restaurants will be served. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will support the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

15-16: Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest, Newport, OR

Rogue Ales presents the ninth annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest, which will take place inside the brewery in Newport. The dog-friendly event, which honors brewmaster John Maier's faithful companion Brewer who passed away in 2006, will feature more than 50 craft beers. There will also be live music and canine activities, including Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing, and Celebrity Dog Look-Alikes. The festival will benefit the Central Coast Humane Society and Oregon Coast Therapy Animals.

15: Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival, Jacksonville, FL

The seventh annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The evening event will feature more around 425 beers from over 40 breweries. Around 20 local restaurants and businesses will offer free food samples. Two bands will perform, and there will be food for purchase and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

15-16: World Expo of Beer, Frankenmuth, MI

The Frankenmuth Jaycees present the 2015 World Expo of Beer, which will take place at Heritage Park. This two-day community fund-raiser will feature more than 300 beers from around the world, including many beers brewed in Michigan. There will be a food and beer pairing and mixology events (extra charge), and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

16: Ameri"Can" Canned Craft Beer Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

SanTan Brewing presents the fifth annual Ameri"Can" Canned Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Scottsdale Civic Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 local and national craft beers. There will also be an interactive nano beer garden, live entertainment, food for purchase, and games and contests. Part of the proceeds will benefit the American Society of Cardiomyopathy and the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

16: Beer. Bacon. Music. Festival, Frederick, MD

The 2015 Beer. Bacon. Music. Festival will be held at the Frederick Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, including many beers not normally available in the area. There will also be a homebrewing competition; music from six live bands; a two-ton all-you-can-eat bacon bar, and other food for purchase; and merchandise vendors.

16: Brewers Bazaar, Stillwater, MN

The Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club presents the ninth annual Brewers Bazaar, which will take place aboard the Avalon Riverboat docked on the St. Croix River. This afternoon event will feature around 90 beers from more than 20 local microbreweries, along with beer from the local homebrew club. There will also be live music, bratwurst and cheeses for purchase, and a prize raffle. The festival is a fund-raiser for Rotary Club charities.

16: Charleston Beer Garden, Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Gusto Group presents the fourth annual Charleston Beer Garden, which will take place at a new venue, The Grove at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. This afternoon/evening event, known as “Charleston’s largest pop-up beer garden,” will feature “an epic lineup” of craft beers, some of them locally brewed. There will also be live music, a Homebrewers' Village, beer games, and food for purchase.

16: Crown Beer Fest, Crown Point, IN

Crown Brewing Company presents the sixth annual Crown Beer Fest, which will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries from Indiana, Illinois, and nearby states, including beers that are hard to find in the area. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

16: Schuylkill County Brew Fest, Frackville, PA

Puff's Promotions presents the inaugural Schuylkill County Brew Fest, which will take place at the Elks Lodge in Frackville. This outdoor afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 local, regional, and national breweries.

18-23: Cambridge Beer Festival, Cambridge, England

The Cambridge & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 42nd annual Cambridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Jesus Green. This six-day event is the UK's longest-running and second-largest. It will feature more than 200 beers from local and national breweries, along with ciders, perries, meads, and wines. There will also be a CAMRA cheese counter and locally-produced bread, pork pies, and ham.

18-30: Nevada Beer Weeks, Las Vegas, Reno, and other locations in NV

The fifth annual Nevada Beer Weeks will take place at hundreds of breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Las Vegas and Reno, as well as at other locations in Nevada. The headline event of this 13-day celebration is The Springs Preserve's Brews & Blues Festival in Las Vegas. Other events will include beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, trivia contests, beer releases, and special tastings.

21-23: Lincoln Beer Festival, Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the Lincoln Beer Festival, which will take place at the Lincoln Drill Hall. The three-day event, which dates back to the 1970s, will feature more than 100 Real Ales from all over the UK. There will also be ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. CAMRA members will be admitted free.

22-30: Asheville Beer Week, Asheville, NC

The fourth annual Asheville Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Asheville. This nine-day celebration, which is supported by the Asheville Brewers Alliance, culminates with the Beer City Festival. There will be man other events such as beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, beer releases, and special tastings.

22-23: Brew at the Zoo, Baltimore, MD

BBB&T presents Brew at the Zoo, which will take place at the Waterfowl Lake in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. This two-day event will feature more than 80 beers, many of them brewed in Maryland. Three live bands will perform each day, and food and artwork vendors will be on hand. Festival ticket holders also receive all-day admission to the Zoo. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit animal care and conservation work at the Zoo.

22-23: California Festival of Beers, San Luis Obispo, CA

The 29th annual California Festival of Beers will be held at Madonna Inn Expo and Meadows in San Luis Obispo. There will be a Connoisseur Tasting Friday evening at the Expo, and a Grand Tasting Saturday afternoon at the Meadows. Each session will feature more than 200 beers from over 70 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with catered food and a special selection of beers, are available. This event is a benefit for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

22-25: Stockton Beer Festival, Stockton, England

The Stockton Beer Festival Committee presents the third annual Stockton Beer Festival, which will take place at various venues in town, including the Nelson Club, The Crown Inn, and The Barley Mow. Participating establishments will serve a variety of beers and ciders, and there will be entertainment throughout the weekend.

23: ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, McGaheysville, VA

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th annual ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers and wines, many of them from the Shenandoah Valley. There will also be live music and dancing, food vendors, and craft items for sale.

24: Albuquerque Blues & Brews, Albuquerque, NM

Feel Good Festivals presents Albuquerque Blues & Brews 2015, which returns to the Sandia Resort and Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries, many of them from New Mexico and the West, along with a selection of cocktails. There will also be live blues music, homebrewing demonstrations, food and merchandise vendors, prize raffles, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

24: Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival, Bracknell, England

The Bracknell Town Football Club presents the 2015 Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival, which will take place at the club’s grounds. This all-day, football-themed event will feature more than 20 Real Ales, along with a selection of local wines and ciders. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. CAMRA members will be admitted free.

24: Westside Fest, Asheville, NC

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the second annual Westside Fest, which will take place in the Urban Orchard Cider Company courtyard in West Asheville. This family-friendly afternoon event, which is part of Asheville Craft Beer Week, will feature beer from a variety of breweries from the region, along with apple cider and non-alcoholic Kombucha. There will also be food for purchase, including barbecue and craft beer ice cream.

27-29: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The Rotary Club of Roundhay and beer writer Sam Parker present the fourth annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the North Leeds Cricket Club. This three-day event will have a “North/South” theme, with 18 beers from Yorkshire and 18 from the London area, along with a selection of ciders. There will be live music, and hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

28-30: Copenhagen Beer Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Beer Enthusiasts presents the 15th annual Copenhagen Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Lokomotivv Ærkstedet in Copenhagen. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured around 700 beers from 70 exhibitors. The beers have come from Denmark (Copenhagen has a number of microbreweries), other European countries, and overseas; and the selection has included beers not normally available in Denmark. Food will be available for purchase.

28-31: Latviabeerfest, Riga, Latvia

The fifth annual Latviabeerfest will be held in Vermanes Garden in the heart of Riga. This international exposition and festival will feature more than 165 beers from throughout Europe, including dozens of beers brewed in Latvia. There will also be a variety of live music; entertainment, including games and competitions; and food and merchandise for purchase.

29-30: Alton Summer Beer Festival, Alton, England

The Triple fff Brewery presents the 2015 Alton Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Alton College. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from around 25 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

29-June 6: Frederick Beer Week, Frederick, MD

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.

29-June 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.

30: International Great Beer Expo @ the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Productions presents the seventh annual International Great Beer Expo @ the Philadelphia Navy Yard. It will take place under tents on the Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds. This afternoon event will be held under a heated tent on the Marine Parade Grounds. It will feature more than 200 beers from over 75 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be a beer education program, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

30-31: Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Buggenhout, Belgium

The Opstalse Bierpallieters, a branch of Zythos, the Belgian beer consumers' organization, presents the 24th annual Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It will take place at Tapperij Beukenhof in Buggenhout. This is a unique event, with a lineup of 70 beers dominated by lambic-based beers, all from independent lambic brewers and blenders. Transportation is available between the festival venue and nearby railway stations, and admission to the event is free.