May 2015 Events

April 24-2: Harrisburg Beer Week, Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Harrisburg. There will be dozens of events, including beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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.

1-4: Altrincham FC Beer Festival, Altrincham, England

The Altrincham Football Club will host a Beer Festival, which will be held at the new Sports Hall on the club's grounds. This four-day event will feature 18 Real Ales and four ciders. Many live bands will perform, and both live and televised football matches will take place throughout the weekend. Monday will be Family Fun Day, with a bouncy castle, cake stalls, and a tombola.

1-2: Cinco de Micro Brewfest, Salem, OR

Oz Cap, LLC, presents the fourth annual Cinco de Micro Brewfest, which will take place at the Salem Convention Center. This two-day event will feature beer from around 45 breweries, most of them from Oregon and the Northwest. There will also be live music and food from local restaurants.

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: Oldham Beer Festival, Oldham, England

The Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale and the Mayor of Oldham's Charity Appeal Committee present the 27th annual Oldham Beer Festival, which will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Recent editions of this two-day event have featured more than 60 Real Ales; a selection of ciders, perries, fruit wines, and foreign bottled beers; and live entertainment Friday evening. Proceeds will go to the Mayor's Charity.

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: Art of the Brew Beer Fest, Hamburg, PA

The second Art of the Brew Beer Fest will be held at the Hamburg Field House. This afternoon event will feature beer from numerous breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. Two live bands will perform. The price of admission includes a complimentary meal.

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.

3: Thread City Hop Fest, Willimantic, CT

Willamantic Brewing Company presents the second annual Thread City Hop Fest, which will take place at Jillson Square in Willimantic. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, most of them from Connecticut. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the No Freeze Project, an emergency shelter.

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: Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival, Macclesfield, England

Macclesfield and District 332 Round Table presents the 21st Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival. It will take place under a marquee on the grounds of the Rugby Club. Recent editions of this festival have featured 250 Real Ales, recommended by the Campaign for Real Ale, along with Real Ciders and perries, entertainment, and food for purchase. This year's festival charity is the East Cheshire Hospice.

8-9: North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, Huntersville, NC

Rural Hill, a historic working farm in Huntersville, will host the fifth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, mostly from North Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be live bands, food and merchandise vendors, and children's activities. Camping is available at the festival site. Proceeds will go toward the preservation and advancement of Rural Hill.

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.

8-9: Rocket City Brewfest, Huntsville, AL

The Huntsville Chapter of Free the Hops! presents the seventh Annual Rocket City Brewfest, which will take place at the historic Huntsville Depot and Roundhouse. Recent editions of this two-day event, which is a fund-raiser for the chapter, have featured around 200 beers, including beer from Huntsville-area and Alabama breweries, along with live music and food for purchase.

8-9: UnTapped Blues Festival, Kennewick, WA

The 19th annual UnTapped Blues Festival will be held at two locations in Kennewick. This two-day celebration is centered around craft beer and blues. The Taj Mahal Trio will headline this year’s lineup of performers. Clover Island Inn will host Friday's kick-off party, with "blues under the bridge." Saturday's main session will take place at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Recent editions of this session have featured more than 30 breweries and over 100 beers, along with wine and food for purchase.

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: Belle City Brew Fest, Racine, WI

The 2015 Belle City Brew Fest will be held at the Racine Civic Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be a homebrew competition, an educational program, live music, and food for purchase.

9: Boone's Beerfest, Birdsboro, PA

The second annual Boone's Beerfest will be held at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro. This afternoon event, which is a signature fund-raiser for the Homestead, will feature beer from around 15 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, historic brewing demonstrations, and food for purchase. Complimentary tours of the homestead will be offered to festival-goers.

9: BrewFest at Mount Hope, Manheim, PA

The seventh annual BrewFest at Mount Hope will be held at historic Mount Hope Estate, on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival in Manheim. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 50 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania and nearby states. In addition, there will be a homebrew competition, live entertainment, complimentary food, and merchandise vendors.

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: Central Valley Brewfest, Turlock, CA

The third annual Central Valley Brewfest will be held at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds in Turlock. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from from over 35 breweries, many of them from California. Live musicians will perform, food trucks will be at the festival venue, and artwork from Art Expressions of San Joaquin will be available for purchase.

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: Gambrinus Libation Emporium International Beer Fest, Owensboro, KY

Gambrinus Libation Emporium, a bar and restaurant in Owensboro, will host its fifth Annual International Beer Fest. This afternoon event will feature beer from a number of local breweries, along with beers from this year’s headline brewery, Founders Brewing Company. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

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: Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, Miami, FL

Miami New Times magazine and Zoo Miami present the sixth annual Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, which will take place at the zoo. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment, headlined by national touring acts; an opportunity to see the animals; and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, beer and spirits samples, and complimentary food, are available. Festival ticket holders will receive one free admission to the zoo between May 10 and 15.

9: Mid MO Beer Festival, Mexico, MO

The Mexico Knights of Columbus present the second Mid MO Beer Festival, which will take place at Knights of Columbus Park, one mile north of town. This afternoon event, to be held under tents, will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, along with live music from MeZmer and The Flood Brothers.

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.

9: Scottsdale Beer and Music Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

Rock Star Beer presents the 2015 Scottsdale Beer and Music Festival, which will take place inside Maya Day + Night Club in the city’s Entertainment District. This evening, walk-around event will feature more than 60 craft beers. Two live bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. There will be an after-party at the club. Part of the proceeds will go to charity.

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.

14-16: Barrow Hill Rail Ale and Cider Festival, Barrow Hill, England

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Britain's only surviving operation of its kind, will host the 14th annual Rail Ale and Cider Festival. Organizers expect to have more than 250 ales, along with ciders, perries, craft keg, and world beers. There will also be rides on steam trains, live entertainment, and food for purchase.

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.

14-16: Chester Charity Beer Festival, Chester, England

Chester Grosvenor Round Table presents the 27th annual Chester Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Chester Rugby Union Football Club. This three-evening event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, most of them from independent breweries, along with ciders, and perries, and wines. There will also be live entertainment and pub games, and hot and cold food will be available. Proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

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.

14-16: Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, Kingston, England

The Kingston & Leatherhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute. This year's festival celebrates the 140th anniversary of the city’s first horse bus route. It will feature more than 60 Real Ales, many of them local, along with 12 ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

15: Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes, Dayton, OH

The sixth annual Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes will be held at RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion in Dayton. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for Diabetes Dayton, will feature more 60 craft beers, including many from breweries in Dayton and the the Miami Valley. Live blues acts will perform, and local food will be available for purchase.

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: Brattleboro Brewers Festival, Brattleboro, VT

The 2015 Brattleboro Brewers Festival will be held at the VABEC Fields. This afternoon event, to be held against the backdrop of the Green Mountains, will feature beers and ciders from more than 25 breweries from Vermont and the Northeast. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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: Captain Lawrence Tap & Pour Celebration

Captain Lawrence Brewery, in Elsford, will host a Tap & Pour Celebration. This afternoon indoor/outdoor event will feature Captain Lawrence’s beers—past, present and future. Several live acts will perform inside the brewery, and a number of food vendors will on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

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: East Atlanta Beer Fest, Atlanta, GA

EABF presents the 12th annual East Atlanta Beer Festival, which will take place at Brownwood Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 225 craft beers. There will also be live bands and DJs, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Festival-goers are invited to visit East Atlanta Village's shops and restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the East Atlanta Foundation's community projects.

16: Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival, Pasadena, CA

QuarryGirl, Tony's Darts Away, and Nic Adler present the sixth annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival, will take place a new venue, the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 craft breweries, most of them from California. Live bands will perform, and 40 vendors will serve vegan food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

16: Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, Indianapolis, IN

Upland Brewing Company presents the fourth annual annual Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, which returns to the Indianapolis City Market. This afternoon event, which will be take place outdoors this year, will feature lambic-, Flanders-, farmhouse-, and saison-style ales from around 25 Midwest breweries. There will be complimentary light snacks, and City Market vendors will sell food. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

16: Oklahoma Beer Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

Tapwerks Ale House & Cafe presents the fifth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which will take place between Tapwerks and America's Pub in Oklahoma City's Bricktown district. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 250 craft beers, with most Oklahoma breweries represented. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

16: Racks By the Tracks, Kingsport, TN

The eighth annual Racks by the Tracks will be held at the Farmers Market in downtown Kingsport. The beer-tasting portion of this all-day event will run from 2 to 7 pm, and will feature more than 40 craft beers, many of them not normally available in east Tennessee. Other festival events will include a free blues and roots concert, a rib cook-off, and a Kid's Station. Proceeds will go to local charities.

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.

16: Wicken Beer Festival, Wicken, England

The 2015 Wicken Beer Festival will be held at the Wicken Recreation Ground. This afternoon/evening event will feature a variety of Real Ales (there have been around 20 at recent editions of this festival), along with Real Lagers, ciders, and wine. There will be live music and dancing under two marquees; and barbecue, sausages, and burgers will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. The festival is a fund-raiser to improve the Recreation Ground.

17: Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, Chilton, WI

Rowland's Calumet Brewing Company presents the 24th annual Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, which will take place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from more than 30 Wisconsin breweries. The Jerry Schneider band and Copper Box will entertain, food will be available for purchase, and brewery memorabilia vendors will be on hand. Designated drivers will be admitted free.

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: Norton Beer Festival, Cold Norton, England

The Norton Public House, a village pub in Cold Norton, will host its sixth annual Beer Festival. This four-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales and ciders, including a selection of ales from four local breweries. There will be entertainment, including live music at most sessions and morris dancers; and food, including barbecue, will be available for purchase.

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: America on Tap, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at Arcadia Festival Place. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

30: Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, Paso Robles, CA

The fourth annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest will be held at the Pasa Robles Event Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 45 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music, food from over 25 Central Coast restaurants, and a "Behind the Beer Sessions" educational program. The festival is a benefit for the Pioneer Day committee, which is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Paso Robles.

30: Front Range Rally, Loveland, CO

The 2015 Front Range Rally will be held at Loveland Food Share. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 130 beers from 50 craft breweries. Two live bands will perform, and a dozen food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All net proceeds will go to Food Bank for Larimer County.

30: Grayslake Craft Beer Festival, Grayslake, IL

The 2015 Grayslake Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Grayslake Festival Grounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, many of them from the Chicago area. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary appetizers, are available. All proceeds will go toward college scholarships.

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: PBS39 MicroBrew Festival, Allentown, PA

The fifth annual PBS39 MicroBrew Festival will be held at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. This afternoon event, which benefits WLVT-TV, the area's public broadcasting station, will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the station's educational services.

30: St. Michaels Brew Festival, St. Michaels, MD

The second annual St. Michaels Brew Festival will be held at three locations in downtown St. Michaels. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 beers from over 40 breweries, many of them from the area. The lineup will include one-off, seasonal, and cask ales. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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.