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.

April 30-1: Arden Beer Festival, Haybes-Sur-Meuse, France

The third annual Arden Beer Festival will be held in Haybes-Sur-Meuse, a town in Champagne-Ardenne near the Belgian border. This two-day event will feature beer from 20 international craft breweries. There will also be live music and other entertainment, beer-and-boat tasting cruises on the Meuse, tours of the local brewery, gourmet food for purchase, and beer for sale. The festival website is entirely in French.

April 30-3: Bierbörse, Hückeswagen, Germany

The fifth annual Hückeswagen edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place on Bahnhofsstraße and at the Bahnhofsplatz. Hundreds of beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

April 30-2: Kingdom of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival, Glenrothes, Scotland

The 17th annual Kingdom of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival will be held at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. This three-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, ciders, and perries, along with a selection of wines. The Champion Beer of Fife will be judged at the festival, and there will be live entertainment Saturday evening and Sunday.

April 30-3: Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival, Reading, England

The Reading Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 21st annual Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at King's Meadow. This four-day event will feature more than 500 Real Ales, 150 ciders and perries, and a large selection of foreign beers, and English wines. There will be live music on Friday and Saturday, food for purchase, and games. Sunday will be a family day with children's entertainment.

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.

1-3: Blackburn Beer Festival, Blackburn, England

The 2015 Blackburn Beer Festival will be held on the grounds of the Blackburn Rugby Club. This three-day event will feature 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of lagers and ciders. There will also be live music each evening, and rugby matches on Saturday and Sunday. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Blackburn Youth Zone.

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.

1-2: 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.

1-9: Columbus Craft Beer Week, Columbus, OH

Columbus Craft Beer Week 2015 will take place at more than 35 breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Columbus. There will be numerous events, such as educational sessions, beer dinners and 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: 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.

1-4: Long Itchington Beer Festival, Long Itchington, England

Long Itchington, a village in Warwickshire, will host its 2015 Beer Festival. This Bank Holiday weekend event will be celebrated at the village's six public houses. Participating establishments will offer a range of beers, along with food, live music, and other entertainment.

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.

1-2: Southern California Homebrew Festival, Temecula, CA

The California Homebrewers Association presents the 2015 Southern California Homebrew Festival, which will take place at Vail Lake in Temecula. More than 35 homebrew clubs and their beer will be represented at this two-day event. There will also be an educational program, including speakers; live music; and a prize raffle. On Friday, there will be a members-only private event at Refuge Brewing in Temecula, with beer, food, and an opportunity to meet the brewer.

1-4: Upwey Beer Festival, Upwey Weymouth, England

The 2015 Upwey Beer Festival will be held at The Royal Standard Inn in Upwey Weymouth. This four-day event will feature more than 35 Real Ales and ciders, many of them from local breweries. There will be live music Friday through Sunday.

1-3: Wroclaw Festival of Good Beer, Wroclaw, Poland

The sixth annual Wroclaw Festival of Good Beer will be held at the Municipal Stadium esplanade. This three-day event will feature hundreds of beers from small breweries in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Belgium. There will also be live music and other entertainment, an educational program, traditional Central European food, and special attractions for children.

2: Albino Rhino Beer Fest, Ridgeway, ON, Canada

The 2015 Albino Rhino Beer Fest will take place at The Sanctuary Centre For The Arts in Ridgeway. This afternoon event, to be held at the home of the Brimstone Brewing Company, will feature a selection of local beers and food. Proceeds will be donated to children’s charities.

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: Ballpark Brew Fest, Schaumburg, IL

Bigby’s Pour House presents the Ballpark Brew Fest, which will take place at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, many of them from Illinois. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, private tappings, and a food voucher, are available.

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: Capital City Beerfest, Lincoln, NE

The second annual Capital City Beerfest will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported craft beers, along with a “Beer Academy” educational program. There will also be live local music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

2: Dutch Craft Beer Festival, Enschede, The Netherlands

The inaugural Dutch Craft Beer Festival will be held at Atak, a concert venue in Enschede. This all-day event will feature beer from 15 Dutch breweries, with brewers in attendance. Six bands will perform on two stages, and food will be available for purchase. The festival website is mostly in Dutch.

2: Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting, Providence, RI

Providence Monthly presents the Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting, which will take place at the Providence Biltmore. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 locally-made beers, wines, and spirits, along with artisan food. There will be food and drink presentations by Rhode Island chefs and farmers. The price of admission includes food samples.

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: History, Heritage & Hops Brewfest, Dover, DE

The 2015 History, Heritage & Hops Brewfest will take place on Loockerman Street in downtown Dover. This afternoon/evening event, which is part of the city’s annual Dover Days celebration, will feature beer from a number of Delaware breweries, along with a selection of wines and spirits. Several live bands will perform, and downtown businesses will be open. Admission to the festival is free.

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: Little Big Beer Fest, Harrisburg, PA

The Appalachian Brewing Company, in Harrisburg, will host the 2015 Little Big Beer Fest. This afternoon event will feature high-gravity beers from more than a dozen area breweries. Light food will be provided, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.

2: North Dakota Brewers Festival, Minot, ND

The North Dakota Brewers Guild presents the inaugural North Dakota Brewers Festival, which take place at the State Fair Center in Minot. This afternoon event will feature beer from all of the state’s breweries, along with beer from a number of guest breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

2-9: Quad Cities Craft Beer Week, IL and IA

The third annual Quad Cities Craft Beer will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. There will be numerous events, such as educational sessions, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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: Waterford BrewFest, Waterford, WI

Patriot Financial presents the fifth annual Waterford BrewFest, which will take pace at a new venue, Bruno’s Banquet Hall inside River City Lanes. Recent editions of this event have featured more than 80 beers, food for purchase, and door prizes. The festival is a benefit for Lions Club charities.

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: FredFest, Portland, OR

The tenth annual FredFest will be held at Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland. This afternoon event, which began as a small surprise 80th birthday party for renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt, will around two dozen hand-selected beers. There will also be light fare, cooked in and with beer; cheeses, coffee, candy, and even cereal so festival-goers can experience Fred's famous beer-and-food pairings; a birthday cake; and a round of "Happy Birthday" for Fred. Proceeds will go to local charities.

3: Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival, Newport News, VA

The third annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 beers, many of them brewed in Virginia. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also live music, and food trucks will be on hand. A festival ticket includes admission to the museum for the day.

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.

4-10: 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, various locations, MN

The Minnesota Brewers Guild presents 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. This seven-day celebration will include a number of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

4-11: Montreal Beer Week, Montreal, QC, Canada

The inaugural Montreal Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Montreal. There will be a number of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

7-9: 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: Bozeman Spring Brewers Festival, Bozeman, MT

The Montana Brewers Association presents the Bozeman Spring Brewers Festival, which will take place at the Haines Pavilion on the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. This Thursday evening event will feature more than 60 beers from over 20 Montana breweries. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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: Betty’s Beer Fest, Waitsfield, VT

Betty’s Beer Fest, a celebration of craft beer brewed by women, will be held at the Big Picture Cafe and Theater in Waitsfield. On Friday evening there will be a screening of The Love of Beer, a Q&A panel of women in the industry, and a networking event. On Saturday afternoon there will be a beer tasting featuring beer brewed by women or brewed by companies where women hold key positions.

8-9: Hinckley Spring Beer Festival, Hinckley, England

The Hinckley Rugby Club presents the third Hinckley Spring Beer Festival, which will be held on the club’s grounds. This two-day event will feature more than 40 beers and ciders from Leicestershire and surrounding counties, selected by local brewer Tracy Ellis and Hinckley CAMRA member Nick Robinson. Saturday’s session will include live music and sports as well as beer; and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase both days.

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.

8: ZooBrew: Spring Hops, Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will host Zoo Brew: Spring Hops. This evening event will feature an assortment of craft beers. There will also be live music, and food will be provided by Taste of the Wild Catering.

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: The Art of Beer, St. Petersburg, FL

The inaugural Art of Beer will be held at the Clay Center of St. Petersburg. This evening event will feature a selection of locally-brewed beers and a homebrew competition, and festival-goers are ivied to vote for their favorites. There will also be live music by Delta 88, a charity Art Gallery Walk, food and snacks, and door prizes. The festival is a fund-raiser for LARC, a charity that helps those with developmental disabilities.

9: Ashley’s Cask Ale Festival, Westland, MI

Ashley’s Bar & Grill, a beer bar in Westland, will host the eighth annual Ashley’s Cask Ale Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 25 casks of Real Ale from breweries throughout the country, including many from Michigan breweries, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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: Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival, Media, PA

Iron Hill Brewery, in Media, will host the 15th annual Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from a number of local breweries. There will also be live music, and food prepared by the brewery will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Media Youth Center.

9: Brew-La-La Festival, Canon City, CO

The Fremont Center for the Arts presents the 11th annual Brew-La-La Festival, which will take place at Veterans Park in Canon City. This late-afternoon event will feature a variety of local craft beers. There will also be live music and comedy, and food will be available for purchase.

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: Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival, Chattanooga, TN

Terminal Brewhouse presents the third annual Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the First Tennessee Pavilion. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from Tennessee. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beer and food, are available. The festival charity is the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

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.

9-17: Finger Lakes Beer Week, Finger Lakes region, NY

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail presents the 2015 Finger Lakes Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the region. There will be dozens of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, educational programs, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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: Indiana-Michigan Craft Beer Mayfest, Granger, IN

The inaugural Indiana-Michigan Craft Beer Mayfest will be held at Toscana Park in Granger. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 Indiana and Michigan craft breweries, along with food for purchase. Early Bird tickets, with early admission, are available. All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Hospice at Home.

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: Michigan Beer and Wine Fest, Brooklyn, MI

The 2015 Michigan Beer and Wine Fest will be held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 Michigan craft breweries, a selection of Michigan wines, and food and merchandise vendors. Camping is available at the Speedway.

9: Microbrew Festival on the Pecos, Carlsbad, NM

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Microbrew Festival on the Pecos, which will take place at the Pecos River Village Conference Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from a number of New Mexico breweries. There will also be live music. Two specialty food vendors will be on hand, and there will be other food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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: Myrtle Beach Beer Festival, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Beer & Wine Festivals present the seventh annual Myrtle Beach Beer & Wine Festival, which will take place at TicketReturn.com Stadium, the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a wide selection of beers, many of them brewed in the Southeast. There will also be an educational program.

9: New Brew Fest--Boulder County, Niwot, CO

Colorado Beer Trail presents New Brew Fest--Boulder County, which will be held at Whistlestop Park in Niwot. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders from over 30 new breweries from the area. There will also be live music, along with food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and cheese and chocolate sampling, are available. An after-party will take pace at Bootstrap Brewing Company in Niwot.

9-17: Oklahoma City Beer Week, Oklahoma City, OK

The second annual Oklahoma City Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Oklahoma City. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. There will be a number 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.

9: Of Ale & History Beer Festival, Middletown, VA

Belle Grove Plantation, in Middletown, will host the 20th annual Of Ale & History Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature an assortment of domestic and imported beers. There will be live music and food and merchandise vendors, and attendees are invited to tour the historic Manor House.

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: Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest, Livermore, CA

The inaugural Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Shrine Event Center in Livermore. This afternoon event will feature beer from 20 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and other perks, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund.

9-16: Roseburg Beer Week, Roseburg, OR

Roseburg Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Roseburg. The headline events of this eight-day celebration are the Roseburg Homebrew Rendezvous and Brew Ha Ha. There will a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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.

9: Six One Pour, Columbus, OH

Chipotle Mexican Grill presents Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest, which will take place inside the historic Brewmaster’s Gate in Columbus’ Brewery District. This evening event will feature beer from more than two dozen Ohio craft breweries, and the lineup will include all seven Columbus Beer Week collaborative beers. There will also be live music, along with a special festival menu created by Chipotle.

9: Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival, New Braunfels, TX

The inaugural Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival will take place at Stelzenplatz in New Braunfels. This afternoon/evening event, to be held at the home of New Braunfels’ famous Wurstfest, will feature more than 80 craft beers from 40 breweries. There will also be a homebrew competition, four live bands, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

9: Yardley Beer Fest, Yardley, PA

The eighth annual Yardley Beer Fest will be held on South Delaware Avenue, near the Delaware River. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, including many beers brewed in Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, a "homebrew corner," and food for purchase. Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

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.

12-13: Fremont Toyota Lander Brew Festival, Lander, WY

Fremont Toyota presents the 12th annual Lander Brew Festival, which will take place at Lander City Park. The two-day event will feature beer from around 20 breweries. There will also be live music, golf with the brewers, a bicycle road tour, and food and merchandise for sale.

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.

14-17: Bierbörse, Pforzheim, Germany

The third annual Pforzheim edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city's pedestrian zone. Hundreds of beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

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.

14-17: Bierbörse, Borken, Germany

The second annual Borken edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in city's Marktplatz. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

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.

15-16: Clitheroe Beer Festival, Clitheroe, England

The East Lancashire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Clitheroe Beer Festival, which will take place at St Mary's Centre. This two-day event will feature around 70 Real Ales, along with selection of ciders and perries. Live bands will perform at both evening sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

15-16: Harpoon Fest, Boston, MA

The Harpoon Brewery, in Boston, will host the 23rd annual Harpoon Fest. This two-day event, which is the brewery’s summer festival, will feature a selection of Harpoon beers along with brewery tours, live local music, food for purchase, and keg bowling for charity.

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.

15-17: LS6 Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The fifth LS6 Beer Festival will be held at Left Bank Leeds, an arts and events venue. This event, which has been expanded to three days, will feature a selection of new, local, and different beers, along with ciders and perries. Entertainment will include live music, Morris dancers, and pub games; and street food will be available.

15-16: Sale Beer Festival, Sale, England

Fancy a Beer Mate presents the sixth annual Sale Beer Festival, which will take place at Sale Masonic Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 20 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and wines. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

15: Springfest at the Beach, New London, CT

The New London Rotary Foundation presents the 36th annual Springfest & Chili Cook-Off, which will take place in The Pavilion at Ocean Beach Park in New London. This evening event will feature more than 150 domestic and imported beers, along with a selection of wines. There will be live music; and food, including chili and bratwurst, will be available. This event is a fund-raiser for Rotary 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.

15-17: Yapton Beerex, Yapton, England

The Western Sussex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 26th annual Yapton Beerex, which will take place in the Yapton Village Hall. This three-day event will feature 65 beers from small, independent breweries, including beers from the north of England. There will also be ciders, perries, and bottled beers. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music Saturday evening.

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: Brew Ha Ha, Roseburg, OR

The Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity presents the third annual Brew Ha Ha, which will take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg. This afternoon/evening event will feature a selection of local craft beers, along with live music, food for purchase, and games. The festival is a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity.

16: Brew Kids on the Block, York, PA

Crocodiledog Marketing presents the inaugural Brew Kids on the Block, which will be held at the York Fairgrounds. This evening event, which takes place after the Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival, will feature beer from more than 15 new Pennsylvania breweries. 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: Festival of Beers, Southern Pines, NC

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce presents the sixth annual Festival of Beers, which will take place at the Southern Pines Elks Lodge. Recent editions of this late-afternoon event have featured more than 40 beers from 20 North Carolina breweries, live music, and food for purchase.

16: Fort Love Brewers Jamboree, Fort Collins, CO

The Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers presents the inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree, which will take place at Legacy Park. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 Fort Collins and Loveland breweries. Brewery representatives will be on hand, and will take part in educational programs; and small plates of food will be served. VIP tickets, with early admission, a catered meal, and a special educational project, are available. The festival charity is Save the Poudre.

16: Houston Press BrewFest, Houston, TX

The Houston Press and Lucky's Pub present the fourth Houston Press BrewFest, which will take place at the Silver Street Station. This afternoon/evening, indoor/outdoor event will feature more than 100 craft beers, including a selection of beers from Texas. There will also be musical entertainment, and local food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission to the VIP Tent, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

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: Macy's Free Annual Cider & Beer Exhibition, Waltham, MA

Macy's Liquors of Waltham will host its inaugural Annual Cider & Beer Exhibition. This late-afternoon event will feature samples from more than 20 breweries and ciders from across the country. 

16: Maui Brewers Festival, Kahului, HI

The seventh annual Maui Brewers Festival will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahulu. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 craft breweries, including several in Hawai’i. There will also be live local music, along with an island-style pupu with food from over two dozen Maui restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Arts & Cultural Center.

16: Neon Drink-On Summer Beer Fest, Washington, DC

Project DC Events presents the 2015 Neon Drink-On Summer Beer Fest, which will be held at The Fair Grounds, across the street from Nationals Park in Washington. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 80 beers from over 45 breweries. There will also be live music, a Disco Tent with Washington DJs, food for purchase, a game zone, and an interactive neon photo booth.

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.

16-17: Virginia Beer Festival, Norfolk, VA

The 14th annual Virginia Beer Festival will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. This two-afternoon event, produced in partnership with Festevents and the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature more than 125 beer from 65 breweries, including many beers from Virginia. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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.

16: Wine, Brews & Blues Festival, Escondido, CA

The Rotary Club of Bonsall presents the 20th annual Wine, Brews & Blues Festival, which will take place at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. This evening event will feature beer from many of San Diego's craft breweries, along with a large selection of wines. Three blues acts will perform; and there will also be hot rods on display, food from local restaurants, artwork for sale, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to charity.

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.

21-31: Albuquerque Beer Week, Albuquerque, NM

The fifth annual Albuquerque Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Albuquerque. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is Albuquerque Brews and Blues. There will be more than 80 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.

21-25: Eurovision Beer Contest at The Portcullis, Clifton Village, England

The Portcullis, a public house in Clifton Village, will host its annual Eurovision Beer Contest. This five-day event will feature 20 Real Ales, including Dawkins Ales, along with a selection of ciders. The Eurovision finals take place Saturday evening, and the pub has a 1 am late license. Pies and other food will be available for purchase.

21-25: Hope Valley Beer and Cider Festival, Hope, England

The May edition of the Hope Valley Beer & Cider Festival will be held at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope. This four-day event will feature 50 Real Ales and ciders; two live music sets each day; entertainment, including an Irish band, folk music, live blues, jam sesions, and morris dancing; and barbecue and a hog roast. 

21-23: Kidderminster Beer Festival, Kidderminster, England

The Kidderminster Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Kidderminster Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 60 beers, 15 ciders and perries, and a selection of wines. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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.

21-31: Norwich City of Ale, Norwich, England

Norwich City of Ale 2015 will be held at dozens of public houses in the "Fine City" of Norwich. This 11-day celebration kicks off with a Launch Party at St Gregory's Church. Other events will include beer walks, a Brewers' Market, beer and food pairings, pub quizzes, special tastings, and meet-the-brewer events.

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.

22-25: Bierbörse, Leipzig, Germany

The 17th annual Leipzig edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Battle Monument). More than 800 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment on two stages, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

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.

22-31: Central Oregon Beer Week, Bend area, OR

The fourth annual Central Oregon Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in central Oregon. With 26 breweries, the region ranks near the top in breweries per capita in America. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is SMaSH, a single-malt and single-hop beer festival. There will be many other events include the Bend Ale Trail, along with beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, trivia contests, beer releases, and special tastings.

22-23: Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival, Haines, AK

The 23rd annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival will be held in Dalton City on the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from breweries around the state and region. There will also be live music, food, and games. A five-course brewers' dinner will take place in Harriett Hall the evening before the tasting itself.

22-24: Kentucky Reggae Festival, Louisville, KY

The 2015 Kentucky Reggae Festival will be held at Louisville Water Tower Park. This three-day event will feature a beer garden and cocktails, live reggae music, food from the Jamaican Association of Louisville, and arts and crafts and other products from the Caribbean Market.

22-24: Newark Beer Festival, Newark, England

The Newark Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Newark Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park on the banks of the River Trent. This three-day event will feature around 150 traditionally-crafted beers, along with a selection of Real Ciders, perries, and locally-made country wines. There will be live entertainment, including musical acts and pub quizzes; and food will be available for purchase.

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: SMaSH, Bend, OR

SMaSH, which stands for “Single Malt and Single Hop”, will take place at McMenamins Old Saint Francis School in downtown Bend. This event will feature single-male tand single-hop beers from around 15 central Oregon breweries.

22-23: Southwick Beer Festival, Southwick, England

The Southwick Community Centre will host the 12th annual Southwick Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature more than 60 ales and ciders, two food options, alternative refreshments, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Community Centre's charity.

22-25: Sportsmans Rest Beer and Cider Festival, Peterston Super Ely, Wales

The Sportsmans Rest, a public house in Peterston Super Ely, will host its second annual Beer and Cider Festival. This four-day event will feature 16 cask-conditioned ales, along with a range of traditional ciders. The selection will include local products. There will also be live music; food, including barbecue; family entertainment; and children’s play areas.

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: Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, Thompsonville, MI

Crystal Mountain Resort, in Thompsonville, will host the tenth annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. This afternoon/evening outdoor event, which will take place slopeside, will feature more than 75 Michigan-brewed beers, along with locally-made hard cider and mead. There will be also live music, along with gourmet brats from northwest Michigan suppliers. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra drink tokens, are available.

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: Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe, CO

Arapahoe Basin ski resort will host the 14th annual Festival of the Brewpubs. This afternoon beach party-themed event will feature beer from 11 Colorado brewpubs, along with live music by Funky Johnson and food stations at the festival site. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and an opportunity to meet brewery representatives, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment and the Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Colorado.

24: Venice Brew Bash IV, Venice, FL

Venice Brew Bash IV will be held in downtown Venice. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 60 domestic and imported beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be a Mixology Tent, live music, and food for purchase. A BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition will take place the evening before the festival itself. This year’s festival charity is the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

24: West Asheville Neighborhood Craft Beer & Cider Fest, Asheville, NC

Superfly Fabulous Events and Urban Orchard Cider Company present the second annual Westside Fest-West Asheville Neighborhood Craft Beer & Cider Fest. The block party-style afternoon event will take place at the Cider Company's courtyard. It will feature beer, cider, and cider from the Asheville area, along with mobile infusers and cider cocktails. Non-alcoholic cider will be available as well. There will also be food for purchase, including ice cream and North Carolina-style pulled pork.

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.

28-30: Skipton Beer Festival, Skipton, England

The Keighley and Craven Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the ninth annual Skipton Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Ermysted's Grammar School. This three-day event will feature more than 70 British Real Ales, including a “Mild Trail,” along with ciders and perries, bottled foreign beers, and British wines. There will also be prize draws, and food and merchandise will be available 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.

29-30: American Craft Beer Fest, Boston, MA

Beer Advocate magazine and Harpoon Brewery present the eighth annual American Craft Beer Fest, which will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This two-day, three-session event, which organizers describe as the East Coast's largest celebration of American craft beer, will feature more than 640 beers from over 140 American breweries. Food will be available for purchase.

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: International Craft Beer Awards Gala, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Craft Beer Market presents the inaugural Vancouver Magazine International Craft Beer Awards Gala, which will take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. This evening event will feature beer from 20 British Columbia breweries, including award-winning beers and special guest beers.

29-30: Ossett Beercart Festival, Wakefield, England

The 2015 Ossett Beercart Festival will be held at Ossett Market in Wakefield. This two-day event will feature 40 beers, along with six ciders. There will be a beer cart procession from Ossett Brewery to the festival venue; 12 morris dancing groups, and live music Friday night. The festival charity is Wakefield Hospice.

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.

29-June 7: Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The sixth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in metropolitan Vancouver. This ten-day celebration kicks off with the International Craft Beer Awards Gala, and closes with the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival. There will be many other events, including beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, rock concerts, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

30: Aloha Brewfest, Bothell, WA

The third annual Aloha Brewfest will be held at the University of Washington Bothell-Cascadia Community College Campus in Bothell. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 breweries, most of them from Washington State. There will also be entertainment, including Hawaiian music and hula dancers, along with a Hawaiian lunch. Proceeds will go to the Nana I Ke Kumu Pono Foundation, which promotes Hawaiian history and culture.

30: Alpine Bierfest, Milwaukee, WI

G&A Enterprises present the 2015 Alpine Bierfest, which will take place at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. This afternoon event will feature nearly 400 beers from around 100 domestic and foreign breweries, with brewery representatives in attendance. Food, merchandise vendors, and beer-related businesses will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

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: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Richmond, GA

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Richmond stop on the 2015 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex. This afternoon event will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; barbecue and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. VIP tickets, with early admission and an expanded selection of beer and food, are available.

30: Beer City Beer Festival, Asheville, NC

The Asheville Brewers Alliance and Brewgrass present the sixth annual Beer City Festival, which will take place at Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 32 North Carolina breweries. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.

30: Benson Beer Festival, Omaha, NE

Jake’s Cigars & Spirits and Krug Park present the 2015 Benson Beer Festival, which will take place in Omaha at Krug Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 80 breweries and homebrew clubs, along with a selection of ciders.

30: Burning Can Beer Festival, Lyons, CO

Oskar Blues Brewery presents the fourth annual Burning Can Beer Festival, which will take place at Bohn Park in Lyons. This all-day event will feature canned beer from more than 50 craft breweries from around the country. There will also be live music and dancing, food for purchase, and a 5-K running-and-drinking endurance trail. Proceeds will benefit Can’d Aid, Oskar Blues’ charity.

30: City Pages Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

MGM presents the 23rd annual City Pages Beer Festival, which will take place at 10th and Hennepin, near the downtown theater district. This evening outdoor event will feature beer from a variety of domestic and foreign breweries (40 were represented in recent years). There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food buffet, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Finnegans.

30: Davis Beer and Cider Festival, Davis, CA

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewing Company, presents the 11th annual Davis Beer and Cider Festival. The afternoon event, formerly known as the Davis BeerFest, will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders. There will also be live music, brewery tours, food for purchase, and a prize raffle. Proceeds benefit Citizens Who Care’s program for the frail elderly and their families.

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: Hop Sauce Festival, Beach Haven, NJ

Spice It Up and Shore Point Distributing Company present Hop Sauce, a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. This afternoon event will take place on the ball field at Beach Haven's Taylor Avenue Waterfront. There will be around 20 domestic and imported craft beers, along with local food paired with hot sauces from across the Northeast. Live bands are scheduled to perform throughout the event. Part of the proceeds from Hop Sauce will benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation.

30: Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, Hot Springs, AR

The Spa City Blues Society presents the second annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the Hot Springs Convention Center. This evening event will feature craft beers from around 25 breweries, many of them from Arkansas and surrounding states, along with food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities as well as the society's Blues Festival.

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: Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Frederick, MD

The Brewer's Association of Maryland presents the 2015 Maryland Craft Beer Festival, which will return to Carroll Creek Park. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 25 Maryland craft breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise and craft vendors. 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.

30: Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Cruise, Chicago, IL

The Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Cruise will be held aboard the Mystic Blues, which will depart from at Navy Pier. This late-afternoon cruise on Lake Michigan will feature a variety of Wisconsin beers, artisan cheeses, and sausages. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.