April 2016 Events

1-8: Annapolis Beer Week, various locations, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Beer Week 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Annapolis. The headline event of this eight-day celebration is the Maryland Chicken Wing and Beer Festival. There will be many other events, such as a Beer Run, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

1-2: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Timonium, MD

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

1-2: Big Texas Beer Fest, Dallas, TX

The fifth annual Big Texas Beer Fest will take place at the Fair Park Automobile Building on the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. This event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature more than 500 beers from over 120 breweries. The selection includes Texas-brewed beers, one-offs, and firkins. There will also be live entertainment, and food vendors and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the North Texas Food Bank.

1-2: Edmonton International Beer Fest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Liquor Depot presents the 2016 Edmonton International Beer Fest, which will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre. This two-evening event will feature more than 200 beers, and Edmonton's most popular beer-serving establishments will be at the festival. Ten live bands will perform. "Ale Pass" and “Beer God” tickets, with early admission, are available.

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

The 19th annual Food & Foam Fest will be held at Dickey Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock. This evening event, described by organizers as Arkansas’ oldest and largest craft beer festival, will feature more than 350 beers and wines, along with food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation.

1-2: Larbert Ale Fest, Larbert, Scotland

The Forth Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the eighth annual Larbert Ale Fest, which will take place at Dobbie Hall. This is a two-day event, sponsored by the Station Hotel. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 50 Real Ales, along with a selection of Real Ciders and perries, with local breweries represented; live entertainment on Saturday; and food for purchase.

1-2: Miss-i-sippin, Oxford, MS

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Mississippi Craft Brewers Guild present the eighth annual Miss-i-sippin, which will take place at a new venue, the Old Armory Pavilion in Oxford. This afternoon event will feature a variety of seasonal and other craft beers. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be on hand. The event is a fund-raiser for the Arts Council and the Guild.

1-30: North Carolina Beer Month, NC (state-wide)

The fourth annual North Carolina Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the state. Dozens of North Carolina breweries will participate in this month-long celebration. There will be numerous events such as festivals, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1-30: North Carolina Beer Month in Jackson County, Sylva, NC

The three craft breweries in Sylva, a small mountain village in western North Carolina, are offering a series of events throughout April, which is North Carolina Beer Month. Heinzelmännchen Brewery, which specializes in altbier, and Innovation Brewing, known for variations on traditional styles, are within walking distance of restaurants and live music venues. Sylva’s third brewery, Sneak E Squirrel, features a full kitchen, music, and mystery dinners.

1-3: Rockstone Ale & Craft Beer Festival, Southampton, England

The Rockstone, a restaurant and bar in Hampshire, will host the 2016 Rockstone Ale & Craft Beer Festival. This three-day event, presented in conjunction with Piddle Brewery, will feature cask beer from more than a dozen breweries, many of them from Hampshire. The Rockstone will launch its spring menu in during the festival.

1-30: Tennessee Craft Beer Month, TN

The second annual Tennessee Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. There will be more many events, such as festivals, competitions, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

1-9: Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, and Bristol, VA

The 2016 Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, and nearby communities. This nine-day celebration, to be held in one of the nation’s fastest-growing craft beer regions, will feature events such as beer dinners, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

1: Zoo Brew, Jackson, MS

The Jackson Zoo will host the ninth annual Zoo Brew. This evening event will feature more than 60 craft beers, along with complimentary wings and other food samples from local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment and a wing-eating contest. VIP tickets are available.

2: Anchorage on Tap, Anchorage, AK

America on Tap presents Anchorage on Tap, which will take place at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

2: Brew @ The Zoo 2016, West Palm Beach, FL

The Palm Beach Zoo, in West Palm Beach, will host Brew @ The Zoo 2016. This evening event will feature beer from 25 Florida craft breweries, many of them located within 50 miles of the Zoo. The selection will include timed releases from Palm Beach County breweries. There will be live music and food for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to explore the Zoo and see the animals. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

2: Brew Woo Craft Beer Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts

The 2016 Brew Woo Craft Beer Festival will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 90 breweries, many of them from New England. There will be live entertainment, an appearance by a brewer, and food and merchandise for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra drink tickets, are available.

2: Brewmaster's Invitational Beer Festival, Port Canaveral, FL

The second annual Brewmaster’s Invitational Beer Festival will be held at Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral. This daytime event will feature 200 beers from 50 domestic and foreign breweries. There will be live music, a Bacon Bar and food trucks, outdoor games, local artists, and prize raffles. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary appetizers and bacon, are available.

2: Brews at the Shoe, Hammond, IN

The Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, will host the third annual Brews @ the Shoe, which will take place at The Venue. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 30 vendors. There will also be a cash bar, and food will be available for purchase. Brew Master Package tickets, with admission to a luxury suite, a special selection of beers, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, are available.

2: Brews On The Bricks, Hays, KS

The inaugural Brews on the Bricks will take plays in downtown Hays. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 beers from 15 American craft breweries. There will also be an educational program, live music, food trucks, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers paired with food, are available.

2: Depot Park Beer Festival, Kennesaw GA

This Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority, Atlanta Shriners, and The Nest present the third annual Depot Park Beer Festival, which will take place at Depot Park in Kennesaw. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, many of them from Georgia. Kennesaw’s own Burnt Hickory Brewery will celebrate its fourth anniversary by providing over kegs of rare, collaboration, and one-off beers. Bands from the region will perform on two stages. There will be food for purchase, a “Ms. BHB” competition, and “extreme crafts”.

2: Gitchee Gumee Brewfest, Superior, WI

The 18th annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Wessman Arena. This late-afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Superior Jaycees, will feature more than 120 beers from over 25 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

2: Great Arizona Beer Festival, Mesa, AZ

AZCentral.com presents the 28th annual Great Arizona Beer Festival, which returns to Sloan Park in Mesa. This evening event will feature more than 200 craft beers from over 50 breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, contests, and give-aways. VIP tickets, with early admission and catered food, are available. All proceeds will benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona.

2: Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 2016 Great Kiwi Beer Festival will take place at Hagley Park in Christchurch. This is an all-day outdoor event. Last year’s edition featured more than 300 local, national, and imported beers. There will also be live music, an educational program, beer and food pairings, and cooking demonstrations.

2: Hat City on Tap, Danbury, CT

America on Tap presents Danbury on Tap, which will take place at the Danbury Arena. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

2: Kingston Craft Beer Festival, Kingston, ON, Canada

The 2016 Kingston Craft Beer Festival will be held at The Brooklyn. This afternoon event will feature more than 75 beers from over 25 Ontario breweries, along with food for purchase.

2: Lupulin Carinval, St. Louis, MO

4 Hands Brewery, in St. Louis, will host the fifth annual Lupulin Carnival. This afternoon event celebrates the release of 4 Hands’ War Hammer Imperial IPA. Past festivals have featured beer from more than 40 breweries from Missouri and other states. There will also be carnival acts, a Ferris wheel, and live music; and food trucks will be on hand. All proceeds will go to Winter Outreach.

2: Mount Snow Winter Brewers Festival, West Dover, VT

Mount Snow, a ski resort in West Dover, will host its eighth annual Winter Brewers Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 30 breweries, many of them from Vermont and New England. There will also be live music and dancing.

2: Red River Craft Beer Festival, Lawton, OK

The third annual Red River Craft Beer Festival will be held in the Expo Building on the Comanche County Fairgrounds in Lawton. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 75 craft breweries, many of them from Oklahoma. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

2-10: San Antonio Beer Week, San Antonio, TX

The sixth annual San Antonio Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around San Antonio. The headline events of this nine-day celebration are the Kick Off Party in the city’s Main Plaza, and a closing ceremony in which the area’s craft breweries will be represented. Area brewers will offer a special collaboration beer. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars, and special releases.

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

Smugglers' Notch, a ski resort in Jeffersonville, will host Part 2 of its 21st annual Brewfest. This evening event, to be held in the Meeting House, will feature local and regional beers and ciders, with an emphasis on the season’s lighter flavors. There will also be DJ music, along with appetizers from the resort's Mountain Grille.

2: Spring Brews Festival, Concord, CA

The Brewing Network presents the seventh annual Spring Brews Festival, which will take place at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 55 breweries. Two live bands will perform. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Concord’s Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation.

2: Spring Craft Beer Festival, Elmont, NY

Starfish Junction Productions presents the tenth annual Spring Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Belmont Park in Elmont. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from over 50 craft breweries from around the country, including beer brewed on Long Island. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be beer-related demonstrations and presentations.

2: Sprung! Spring Beer Festival, Miami, FL

The 2016 Sprung! Spring Beer Festival will be held at MANA Wynwood, an arts venue in Miami. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 300 craft and homebrewed beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and bar games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

2: World Beer Festival-Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the 11th annual Raleigh edition of the World Beer Festival, which will take place at a new location, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 250 domestic and imported beers. The selection will include “beers made by walking,” North Carolina-brewed beers, and a cider garden. The Art of Beer Experience will feature beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, and a mini-commercial brewery. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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

Zapp's Potato Chips presents the 2016 Zapp's International Brewfest, which will take place at LSU’s Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers, including a selection of homebrewed beers. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will benefit the museum.

4-10: Athens Beer Week, Athens, GA

The sixth annual Athens Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Athens. Major events during this seven-day celebration are the Classic City Brew Fest and Terrapin Brewing’s 14th Anniversary Carnival. There will also be other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

4, 11, 18, and 25: IPA Month at the Squirrel, Sylva, NC

The Sneak E Squirrel, a brewery in Sylva, will host IPA Month. Each Monday in April, the brewery will celebrate North Carolina Craft Beer Month by releasing a new India pale ale. Sneak E Squirrel will also host food and beer pairings throughout the month.

6-9: New England Real Ale Exhibition, South Boston, MA

The Cask-Conditioned Ale Support Campaign presents the 20th annual New England Real Ale Exhibition (NERAX), which will take place at a new venue, the South Boston Lithuanian Club. This four-day event, which is America’s oldest Real Ale festival, will feature more than 100 firkins of Real Ale and Cider, including over 50 beers from England, Scotland, and Wales, along with and over 50 American beers, mostly from New England.

7-9: Bierfestival Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

The sixth annual Beerfestival Groningen will take place at the Martinkerk. This two-day, three-session event will feature a wide variety of domestic and imported beers, both on draft and in bottles. There will also be an educational program, professional and amateur brewing competitions, and a beer and food competition.

7-9: Isle of Man Beer Fest, Douglas, Isle of Man

The fifth annual Isle of Man Beer & Cider Fest will be held at a new and larger venue, the Villa Marina Complex on the Harris Promenade in Douglas. This three-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and fruit wines. There will be live music Friday and Saturday, and food will be available for purchase.

8-9: Atlantic City Beer Festival, Atlantic City, NJ

Good Time Tricycle Productions presents the 11th annual Atlantic City Beer Festival, which will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This a two-day, three-session event will feature more than 1,000 beers, including special releases, from over 150 breweries; and brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, an educational program; food and merchandise vendors, and unusual games.

8: From the Barrel, Santa Margarita, CA

Firestone Walker Brewing Company and the historic Santa Margarita Ranch present the sixth annual From the Barrel, which will take place at the ranch. This 1920s-themed evening event will feature barrel-aged beers, bourbons, and ports, along with live music and small bites from Central Coast restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Woods Humane Society.

8: Gypsy Circus Caravan Tour, Johnson City, TN

The Gypsy Circus Cider Company, East Tennessee’s first cidery, will kick off its Caravan Tour at Founder’s Park in Johnson City. This evening event, which is part of Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, will feature hard and soft versions of Gypsy Circus’s cider. There will also be circus acts and live and DJ music. Admission is free.

8-9: Okanagan Fest-of-Ale, Penticton, BC, Canada

The 21st annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale will be held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. This two-day event, called the Consumer Tasting, will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, many of them from British Columbia; and festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" winning beers. There will also be live entertainment, along with food from Penticon-area restaurants. Net proceeds will go to local charities.

9: Battle of the Brews, Santa Rosa, CA

The Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 presents the Battle of the Brews 2016. It will take place at Grace Pavilion on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The 20th annual People's Choice Main Event, to be held in the late afternoon and evening, will feature beer from dozens of breweries. The day’s events will also include The Craft Cup, a judged specialty craft beer competition; and The 'Wich Hunt, with sandwiches prepared by local chefs. Proceeds will go to Sonoma County charities aiding children.

9: Beer and Bacon Festival, Cary, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the the third annual Beer and Bacon Festival, which will take place at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. This afternoon event will feature more than 75 domestic and imported beers and wines, live music on the main stage, a “Whole Hog Butchering” class, bacon, and food from 15 area restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary bacon tastings, are available.

9: Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, Breckenridge, CO

Radiate Live Events presents the tenth annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, which will take place on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge. This afternoon, 1980-themed event will feature beer from more than 40 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from Colorado. Three live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

9: Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, which will take place in downtown Las Vegas. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as Nevada’s largest beer festival, will feature more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries. There will also be an educational program; immersive entertainment, including a silent disco and a human arcade; beer-infused dishes in the Gastropub; and merchandise for sale.

6-9: Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, Maldon, England

The Maldon and Dengie Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 14th Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Plume School. This four-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales from the northeastern UK, along with 16 ciders and perries. There will be a Belgian beer bar Friday and Saturday evenings, and food will be available for purchase.

6-9: Newcastle Beer Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

The Tyneside & Northumberland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 40th annual Newcastle Beer Festival, which will take place at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle upon Tyne. This four-day event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music on Saturday.

7-9: Warsaw Beer Festival, Warsaw, Poland

The third annual Warsaw Beer Festival will be held at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warsaw. This three-day event will feature more than 200 draft beers from 30 breweries, including Poland-brewed beers. Food trucks will be at the festival site.

8-9: Guisborough Charity Beer Festival, Guisborough, England

The Guisborough Rotary and the Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the fifth annual Guisborough Charity Beer Festival, which will take place at the Parish Hall. This two-day event will feature 36 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and fruit wines.

8-10: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The Rotary Club of Roundhay presents the fifth annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the North Leeds Cricket Club. This three-day event will have a “Yorkshire vs. Wales” theme, with 18 beers from Yorkshire and 18 from Wales, along with a selection of ciders. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

8-9: Rothwell Beer Festival, Rothwell, England

The seventh annual Rothwell Beer Festival will be held at Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall in Rothwell. Organizers expect to have 44 Real Ales, along with bottled beers, ciders, and perries. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

8: Wickham Charity Beer Festival, Wickham, England

The 13th annual Wickham Spring Beer Festival will be held at the Wickham Centre. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 40 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will be live music in the evening; and food, including a barbecue staffed by the Meon Valley Lions Club, will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

9: Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, Bloomington, IN

The Brewers Guild of Indiana presents the sixth annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the historic Woolery Mill. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers from more than 50 Indiana breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Early Bird tickets are available. Part of the proceeds will go to The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.

9: Bootheel Beer Fest, Poplar Bluff, MO

Bootheel United Zymurgist presents the second annual Bootheel Beer Fest, which will take place at the Ad Grotto in Poplar Bluff. This afternoon event will feature beer from 40 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and food pairings, are available. This year’s charity is Cape Arrowhead.

9: Country & Craft Beer Festival, Bakersfield, CA

Lengthwise Brewing Company presents the second annual Country & Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Central Park at Mill Creek in Bakersfield. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries, with brewery representatives in attendance. There will be live country music by nationally-touring bands, food from over 20 local restaurants and caterers, and lawn games. All proceeds will go to local children’s charities.

9: East Nashville Beer Festival, Nashville, TN

3 Crow Bar presents the sixth annual East Nashville Beer Festival, which will be held in East Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, including many from Tennessee and the South. A selection of traditional Belgian and German beers will be poured at the Woodland Wine Merchant Test. Live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to Ride for Reading. An official after-party will take place at 3 Crow Bar.

9: Erie Micro Brew Festival, Erie, PA

The Brewerie at Union Station and WQLN-FM present the tenth annual Erie Micro Brew Fest, which will take place at Union Station. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 30 breweries. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. The One Man Band will perform; and there will be a photo booth, a Koehler museum, and wooden train whistles. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds also benefit programming on WQLN-TV.

9: Gettysburg Firkin Fest, Gettysburg, PA

BrewFest Partners presents the second annual Gettysburg Firkin Fest, which will take place at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, a venue overlooking the Gettysburg battlefield. This evening event will feature 18 firkin beers from craft breweries and cideries, along with numerous other draft and bottled beers. The price of admission includes catered food and admission to the Gettysburg Seminary Museum.

9-10: Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the third annual Okinawa edition of the Great Japan Beer Festival, which will take place at a new location, Seamen’s Club Naha. This is a two-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 120 beers from Japanese craft breweries.

9: Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, which will take place in the city's Fremont East Entertainment District. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 400 beers from 100 breweries, including beers from Nevada. There will also be educational sessions, live music and a silent disco, and a Gastropub serving beer-friendly food. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beverages, are available.

9: River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo, Richmond, MN

The fifth annual River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo will be held at River Lakes Civic Arena in Richmond. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 60 craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. Brewery and distributor representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, food for purchase, commercial brewery and homebrew competitions, games and contests, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the River Lake Stars Youth Hockey Association.

9: Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival, Vista, CA

The San Diego Brewers Guild Presents the fifth annual Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in historic Vista Village in downtown Vista. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 60 breweries. Winners of the homebrewing contest will be announced at the festival. Seven live bands will perform on two stages, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Brewers Guild and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

9: Sylva Brew Hop, Sylva, NC

Innovation Brewing, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, City Lights Cafe, and Evolution Wine Kitchen will host the Sylva Brew Hop. The price of admission includes two six-ounce pours at each establishment, entry into a prize drawing, and a Positive Mental Attitude show at Bridge Park for the after party.

9: Taming of the Brew, Bloomsburg, PA

The 15th annual Taming of the Brew will be held at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, will feature beer from more than 25 breweries and distributors. Many of the beers are brewed in Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, complimentary food from local restaurants, and a silent auction for items donated by local businesses and craftspeople.

9: Tennessee Championship of Beers, Johnson City, TN

The 2016 Tennessee Championship of Beers will be held at Founders Park in Johnson City. This judged competition, which is part of the Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza and Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, is Tennessee’s first and largest commercial brewery medal event.

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

The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce presents the sixth annual Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival, which will take place at the Convention Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature around 200 beverages, including the products of more than 50 breweries and wineries. There will also be live entertainment, gourmet food for purchase, and local artisans. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

9: Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, Johnson City, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the fifth annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, which will take place at a new venue, Founders Park in Johnson City. This event, which closes Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, will feature more than 150 beers, along with infused beverages, mixed drinks, and shandies. The festival also hosts the Tennessee Championship of Beers. There will be entertainment, including a DJ and limbo dancers, and “Run For the Booty” run. The festival charity is Trout Unlimited.

9: Toledo on Tap, Toledo, OH

America on Tap presents Toledo on Tap, which will take place at the SeaGate Convention Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

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

DPAC, Sam's Quik Shop, and Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom present the fourth annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience, which will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from 35 craft and import breweries, along with food from 35 Durham restaurants. Brewery and restaurant representatives will be in attendance, and there will be live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beverages and food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.

10: Classic City Brew Fest, Athens, GA

The 21st annual Classic City Brew Fest will be held at the Graduate Athens Hotel Complex in downtown Athens. This afternoon event, which is part of Athens Craft Beer Week, will feature more than 400 “rare, regional and world” craft beers, plus a cask ale pavilion with over 30 one-off Real Ales. There will be live music, appearances by beer celebrities, and food for purchase. Proceeds will go to the Athens Area Humane Society.

14-16: Bolton Beer Festival, Bolton, England

The Bolton Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Bolton Beer Festival, which will take place at the Bolton Ukrainian Club. This three-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, a selection of Real Ciders and perries, and bottled European beers. Food will be available for purchase.

14-15: Coventry Beer Festival, Coventry, England

The Coventry & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Coventry Beer Festival, which will take place in the Butts Park Arena on the grounds of the Coventry Rugby Football Club. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 80 beers, including locally-brewed beers; and there will also be ciders, perries, and country wines. Food will be available for purchase.

14-16: Darlington Beer Festival, Darlington, England

The Darlington Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Darlington Beer Festival, which will take place at the Forum Music Centre. This three-day event will feature more than 30 ales from independent breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings.

14-16: Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival, Hull, England

The Hull & East Yorkshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival, which will take place at Holy Trinity Church. This three-day event will feature 130 Real Ales, along with 30 ciders and a selection of foreign bottled beers. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a tombola.

15-16: Electric City Craft Brew Fest, Scranton, PA

SH Promotions presents the spring 2016 Electric City Craft Brew Fest, which will take place at Montage Mountain in Scranton. Friday evening’s VIP session will feature more than 100 craft beers, including a selection of festival specials. On Saturday, there will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 90 craft beers. Last year’s festival also included an educational program, a homebrewing demonstration, live entertainment, and food for purchase.

15-16: Hook Beer Festival, Surbiton, England

The seventh annual Hook Beer Festival will be held at the Hook Scout Hall in Surbiton, a venue with indoor and an outdoor tasting areas. The two-day event, which is supported by the Kingston & Leatherhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature more than 55 beers, along with over 15 ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase. This year’s festival charity is the Shooting Star Chase.

15-16: Peoria Jaycees International Beer Festival, Peoria, IL

The Peoria Jaycees present the 24th annual International Beer Festival, which will take place at the Peoria Exposition Gardens. This is a two-day event. Recent festivals have featured more than 200 beers at Friday evening's session, and around 450 at Saturday's all-day session; live music, including live bands and bagpipers; food from local restaurants; and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary snacks, are available. A substantial portion of the proceeds will go to local charities.

15-24: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Beer Week 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Pittsburgh. This ten-day celebration begins with a Kickoff Party at Rock Bottom. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, collaboration beers, release parties, and specially-priced drinks.

15-16: River & Brews, Guntersville, AL

QSC Promotions, LLC, presents River & Brews 2016, which will take place at Civitan Park on Lake Guntersville. This two-evening event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, including some from Alabama. There will be live music, and food trucks and merchandise vendors will be at the park. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and catered food, are available.

16: Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez, CA

Main Street Martinez presents the seventh annual Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Waterfront Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, all from west of the Mississippi. Two live bands will perform, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. A free shuttle will run between the festival venue and the North Concord BART station and Best Western John Muir Inn. Part of the proceeds will go to Main Street Martinez and local charities.

16: Blue Point Brewing Company Cask Festival, Patchogue, NY

Blue Point Brewing Company, in Patchogue, will host the 12th annual Cask Festival. This afternoon event will feature cask-conditioned ales from over 40 craft breweries, many from New York State. There will also be live music, along with food for purchase from Bobbique. Festival-goers are asked to bring a non-perishable donation to the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank.

16: Denver Bacon and Beer Classic, Denver, CO

The Denver edition of the 2016 Bacon and Beer Classic take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from the area’s craft breweries. There will also be more than 50 bacon-infused dishes from local restaurants, a giant Jenga, a bungee run, and a bacon-eating contest. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and exclusive access to the playing field, are available.

16: Des Moines on Tap, Des Moines, IA

America on Tap presents Des Moines on Tap, which will take place at the Iowa Events Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

16: Fort Myers Beach Craft Beer Fest, Fort Myers Beach, FL

The 2016 Fort Myers Beach Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, including beers from more than half a dozen southwest Florida breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Beach community.

16: Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, Greencastle, PA

M&T Bank presents the third annual Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the parking lot of Antrim Way Honda. This afternoon event will feature around 40 craft beers, along with wine from ten local wineries. There will be live music, and food from the John Allison Public House will be available for purchase.

16: Hickory Hops, Hickory, NC

Olde Hickory Brewery and Downtown Hickory present the 14th annual Hickory Hops, which will take place downtown at Union Square. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 microbreweries, most of them from North Carolina. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

16: Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Gainesville, FL

The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville's homebrew club, presents the fifth annual Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Tioga Towncenter. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 110 breweries, including many Florida breweries and brewpubs. There will also be an educational program, homebrewing demonstrations, and food for purchase.

16: Memphis Brewfest, Memphis, TN

The seventh annual Memphis Brewfest will be held in the courtyard of AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis. This afternoon/evening event will feature a variety of domestic and imported craft beers. There will be live music, and food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Net proceeds will go to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

16-23: Milwaukee Beer Week, Milwaukee, WI

The fifth annual Milwaukee Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Milwaukee. There will be hundreds of events during this eight-day celebration, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

16: Mountain Ales Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand

The Taranaki Branch of the Society of Beer Advocates presents the second annual Mountain Ales Festival, which will take place at the New Plymouth Sportfishing & Underwater Club. This event will feature 25 beers and ciders from New Zealand's top craft breweries.

16: Quad Cities on Tap, Rock Island, IL

America on Tap presents Quad Cities on Tap, which will take place at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

16: Rails & Ales, Strasburg, PA

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, in Strasburg, will host the inaugural Rails & Ales. This evening event will take place in the Museum’s exhibit hall, which contains a historic collection of railroad equipment. It will feature a selection of craft beers, along with live music and food trucks. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and food samples, are available.

16-17: Southwest Festival of Beers, Scottsdale, AZ

Blue Moon presents the 2016 Southwest Festival of Beers, which will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. More than 200 beers, including many from Arizona and the Southwest, will be poured at this two-day event; and brewery and distributor representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is part of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts. The Culinary Festival, which takes place in 11 themed zones, features food and beverage tasting, an educational program, a teen cooking competition, and family and children’s activities. Net proceeds raised will support arts organizations in the Phoenix area.

16: Spring Beer Fest, Pinellas Park, FL

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou, in Pinellas Park, will host the 2016 Spring Beer Fest. This afternoon event will be held in the cafe’s beer garden on Cross Bayou. It will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers, including many Florida-brewed beers, along with a selection of ciders and meads. The price of admission includes complimentary food. There will also be raffles, prizes, and a Dunedin Doggie Rescue fund-raiser.

16-17: Southwest Festival of Beers, Scottsdale, AZ

The 2016 Blue Moon Southwest Festival of Beers will be held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This two-afternoon event is part of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. It will feature around 250 domestic and imported beers, including many from Arizona. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

18: Twin Cities Craft Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company presents the 2016 Spring Seasonals edition of the Twin Cities Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 150 craft beers from 75 breweries from across the country. The emphasis will be on seasonal and hard-to-find beers. In addition, there will be an educational program, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20-30: Montgomery County Beer Week, MD

The inaugural Montgomery County Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the county. This 11-day celebration begins with a kickoff party at Gilly’s. 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.

20-23: Paisley Real Ale Festival, Paisley, Scotland

The Renfrewshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 29th annual Paisley Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This is a four-day event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 160 Real Ales from all around Scotland, an English bar, a Foreign Beer bar, and bottled beers from Europe and beyond. Past festivals have also featured live music and food for purchase.

20-23: Stourbridge Beer Festival, Stourbridge, England

The Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual Stourbridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with over 25 ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

21-23: Beer Festival With Bangers, Burton on Trent, England

The Burton Bridge Inn, a public house in Burton on Trent, will host its 14th Beer Festival With Bangers. This three-day event will feature 24 Real Ales, including favorites from the Burton Bridge Brewery, served in a beer tent. Locally-sourced sausages will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

21-24: Charity Farnham Beerex, Farnham, England

The Surrey & Hants Border Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, in conjunction with Farnham Lions Club and Farnham Maltings Association, present the 40th annual Charity Farnham Beerex. This four-day event, to be held at Farnham Maltings, will feature more than 70 Real Ales and 40 ciders and perries. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

21: Heinzelmannchen Anniversary Celebration, Sylva, NC

The Heinzelmannchen Brewery, in Sylva, will host an Anniversary Celebration. The highlight will be the release of Kirsch Bock, a cherry-flavored spring ale. Food and soda will also be available for purchase.

21-23: Kingdom of Fife Real Ale & Cider Fest, Glenrothes, Scotland

The Kingdom of Fife Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th Kingdom of Fife Real Ale & Cider Fest, which will take place at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. This three-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live music Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

22-23: Brewgaloo, Raleigh, NC

Shop Local Raleigh presents the 2016 edition of Brewgaloo, which will take place downtown at City Plaza. This two-day event features shopping, eating, and buying locally as well as beer tasting. Friday evening’s session will be a “sampler” event. Saturday’s all-day session will feature beer from 75 North Carolina breweries. Local bands will perform, and food trucks will be on hand. Admission is free.

22: Busch's Charity Wine & Beer Tasting, Plymouth, MI

Busch's Fresh Food Market presents the 2016 Charity Wine & Beer Tasting, which will take place at the Fox Hills Banquet Center in Plymouth. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Education Excellence Foundation, will feature an assortment of wines and Michigan-brewed beers, along with a “strolling dinner”.

22-23: Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival, Chippenham, England

The North West Wilshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 25th Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place in the sports hall at the Olympiad Leisure Centre. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 100 Real Ales “from near and far”, along with 30 ciders and perries. There will be live music at both Saturday sessions, and a selection of artisan cheeses will be available for purchase.

22-25: East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival, Bury St Edmunds, England

The 25th annual East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival will be held at Apex 1 Charter Square in Bury St Edmunds. This four-day event will feature more than 95 Real Ales and ciders, all from independent breweries and cideries in East Anglia. Food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for two charities, Riding For The Disabled and Citizen Advice.

22-23: Gloucester Blackfriars Beer & Cider Festival, Gloucester, England

The Gloucester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the fourth Gloucester Blackfriars Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the 13th century Blackfriars Priory. This two-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales “from near and far”, along with 30 ciders and perries and foreign bottled beers. There will also be live music, a local artisan cheese bar, and a quiet room. The festival charity is the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

22-30: Harrisburg Beer Week, Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Beer Week 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Harrisburg. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is Little Big Beer Fest. There will be dozens of other events, such beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

22-23: Leavenworth Ale-Fest, Leavenworth, WA

The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum presents the tenth annual Leavenworth Ale-Fest, which will take place at the Festhalle in the German-themed town of Leavenworth. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, most of them from Washington State. There will be live music; and food, including cheese, sausages, and smoked salmon, will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

22-23: New York Bacon and Beer Classic, Queens, NY

The New York edition of the 2016 Bacon and Beer Classic take place at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 100 beers from the area’s craft breweries. There will also be more than 50 bacon-infused dishes from local restaurants, a giant Jenga, a bungee run, and a bacon-eating contest. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and exclusive access to the playing field, are available.

22-24: Reinheitsgebot 500th Anniversary Celebration, Ingolstadt, Germany

Ingolstadt, the town where the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) was adopted in 1516, will celebrate the law’s 500th anniversary. This three-day event, to be held in the Old Town, will feature beer at many inns and beer gardens; a reading of the Reinheitsgebot; entertainment, including music groups and jugglers; tours of the historic Barrel Hall; an appearance by the costumed City Guard; and children’s activities. The festival website is entirely in German.

22-23: Washington Beer Collaboration Festival, Seattle, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the inaugural Washington Beer Collaboration Festival, which will take place on the lawn of the South Lake Union Discovery Center in Seattle. This two-day event will feature 20 collaboration beers from 40 Washington State breweries. Food trucks and food vendors will be at the festival site.

22-23: Wild West Brewfest, Katy, TX

The Katy Rotary Club presents the fifth annual Wild West Brewfest, which will take place at Katy Mills Mall. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries. Beer will be served in separate areas, including the “High Octane”, the “Texas”, and the “Champion of Champions” tents. There will also be a homebrewing competition, live entertainment, and food for purchase. 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.

23: Aroostook on Tap, Presque Isle, ME

America on Tap presents Aroostook on Tap, which will take place at The Forum in Presque Isle. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

23: Between the Bluffs: Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival, La Crosse, WI

The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the 14th annual Between the Bluffs: Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival. It will take place at 1 Oktoberfest Strasse in La Crosse. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers and 45 wines. There will also be live music, a homebrewing competition, cheese and other gourmet foods, and games. VIP tickets, which include pre-fest activities on Friday night, early admission to the festival, and food samples, are available.

23: Brewbies in the Bay, Alameda, CA

The inaugural Brewbies in the Bay will be held at Faction Brewing in Alameda. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 West Coast craft beers, including specialty pink beers from area breweries. There will be live performances by Tommy Guerrero and guest DJ ORB. The festival is a benefit for the Keep A Breast Foundation.

23: CityBeat Festival of Beers, San Diego, CA

CityBeat magazine presents the eighth annual CityBeat Festival of Beers, which will take place in front of the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, most of them from southern California. Live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will benefit the San Diego Music Foundation.

23: Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival, Lake Geneva, WI

The fifth annual Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival will take place at a new venue, the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. There will also be live blues music, food for purchase, and a photo booth. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

23: Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival, Kenosha, WI

The ninth annual Dairy State Beer and Cheese Festival will be held at The Brat Stop at I-94 and Route 50 in Kenosha. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be a selection of cheeses from around the state, live music, and food and merchandise for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and cheeses, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

23: Downtown Do the Brew, Hastings, NE

The sixth annual Downtown Do The Brew will be held at a new venue, 1st and St. Joseph in downtown Hastings. This afternoon/evening outdoor event will feature more than 170 beers from over 60 domestic and foreign breweries, including many from Nebraska. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fundraiser for the Hastings Art Council.

23: Grove City Lions Club Craft Beer Fest, Columbus, OH

The Grove City Lions Club presents the 2015 Craft Beer Fest, which will take place at a new location, the Aladdin Shrine Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from around the world. There will also be a silent auction. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Lions’ guide dog program for sight-impaired individuals.

23: Honolulu Brewers Festival, Honolulu, HI

REAL, a gastropub, and The Victoria Foundation present the second annual Honolulu Brewers Festival, which will take place at Kakaako Makai Gateway Park in Honolulu. This afternoon event will feature more than 90 domestic and foreign craft beers, many of them brewed in Hawaii. There will be a variety of live entertainment, and food from 20 Oahu restaurants will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.

23: Laughs By Volume 3, Los Angeles, CA

PiNT magazine presents Laughs By Volume 3, which will take place at 212 West 12th Street in Los Angeles. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 40 domestic and imported craft beers, many of them from California. Six local comedians will perform, and there will be a foosball tournament. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Police Baseball Foundation.

23: Lebanon BrewHaHa, Lebanon, OH

The second annual Lebanon BrewHaHa will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds. This evening event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, most of them from Ohio. There will also be live musical and comedy acts, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra.

23-24: Lyon Biere Festival, Lyon, France

Rue89Lyon and Bieronomy present the inaugural Lyon Biere festival, which will take place at L’Embarcadere in the city center. This two-day event will feature beer from 25 artisan breweries, along with a winemaker. There will also be an educational program, book signings, beer and food pairings, and an organic food truck. The festival website is entirely in French.

23: Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Kalmbach Publishing present the 2016 Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 220 beers from over 80 breweries; the selection includes limited-release and taproom beers. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live entertainment, and the price of admission includes complimentary food samples from local restaurants. Part of the proceeds will go to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

23: Missouri Beer Festival, Columbia, MO

The sixth annual Missouri Beer Festival will be held at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. This afternoon event will feature more than 125 beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" beer. There will be a homebrewing demonstration, live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

23: PA Flavor, Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania Brewers Guild, the American Culinary Federation, and the Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred Program present PA Flavor 2016. It which will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. This afternoon sampling event is a Pennsylvania food and beer pairing with 40 breweries, 20 PA Preferred food producers, and 20 PA Preferred restaurants in attendance. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and hors d'oeuvres, are available.

23: San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival, San Clemente, CA

Left Coast Brewing Company, in San Clemente, will host the sixth annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 southern California craft breweries. Local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a tour of the brewery, are available.

23: Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser, Shoreline, WA

Rite Care of Washington, which offers speech and language programs for children, presents the fourth annual Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser. This fund-raiser will take place at the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline. It will feature beer from more than 15 breweries, most of them from the Northwest. There will also be a full bratwurst lunch, live music, raffles, and prizes.

23: Spring Fever Beer Fest, Royal Oak, MI

Ultimate Fun Productions, Metro Times, and the Royal Oak Beer Fest presents the Spring Fever Beer Fest, which will take place downtown at the Farmer's Market. This evening event will feature more than 125 beers from over 50 domestic and foreign breweries, with an emphasis on spring and summer seasonals. There will also be a farmer's market, food and merchandise vendors, games, and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

23: Suds-N-Spuds, Fargo, ND

The El Zagal Shrine, in Fargo, will host the sixth annual Suds N Spuds. This is a late-afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 100 domestic and imported beers, along with homebrewed beer from the Prairie Homebrewing Companions club. Local chefs will compete for the top prize for the best potato dish.

23-24: TAP New York, Hunter, NY

Hudson Valley Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival, Inc., and Hunter Mountain present TAP New York 2016, which will take place at Hunter Mountain. This two-day event will feature more than 300 beers from over 100 invited breweries, all from New York State. Three awards will be given: the Governors' Cup (state's best craft beer), the Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup (Hudson Valley's best brewery), and the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup (state's best brewery). There will also be daily cooking demonstrations, and food will be available for purchase.

23-24: Zythos Beer Festival, Leuven, Belgium

Zythos, the Flemish beer consumers' organization, presents the 2016 Zythos Beer Festival, which will take place at Brabanthal in Leuven. This two-day event will feature 500 beers from 100 breweries, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the Consumer Trophy Winner. There will also be a beer shop, food for purchase, and a tombola. Admission is free.

24: Battle of the Homebrew Clubs, Harrisburg, PA

Scotzin Brothers presents the second annual Battle of the Homebrew Clubs, which will take place at F.N.B. Field, the home of the Harrisburg Senators baseball team. Clubs from the area will take part in this afternoon event, which is the official homebrew competition of Harrisburg Beer Week. In addition to beer sampling, there will be live music, food trucks, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go to Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.

24: Sausage Fest, Scottsdale, AZ

Brat Haus, in Scottsdale, will host Sausage Fest 2016. This daytime event will feature a selection of beers, served an open-air beer garden. Brat Haus staff will try to make Arizona’s largest bratwurst and pretzel; portions will be sold to festival-goers, with part of the proceeds going to the ALS Association of Arizona. Other food, including smoked pig and exotic bratwurst, will be available for purchase. There will also be sausage-making demos, a sausage selfie zone, and games and contests.

25-May 2: Merchants Navy Beer Festival, Rugby, England

The Merchants Inn, a public house in Rugby, will host the 2016 Merchants Navy Beer Festival. This eight-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales and ciders. The entertainment lineup includes live music, live rugby matches, a tutored tasting, and a pub quiz. Food will be available from the pub’s kitchen.

28-May 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, including a collaborative festival beer. There will also be live music and other entertainment, beer-and-boat tasting cruises on the Meuse, tours of the local brewery, food for purchase, and beer for sale. The festival website is entirely in French.

29-May 2: Barnsley Beer Festival, Elsecar, England

The Barnsley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, in conjunction with the Elsecar Heritage Railway, presents the 2016 Barnsley Beer Festival. It will take place at the railway’s Elsecar Heritage Centre, a working steam railway. This four-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales and ciders, along with a selection of world beers. Historic steam trains will run during the festival; and there will be live music, food stalls, and and CAMRA tombola stands. Admission to the Heritage Center itself is free.

28-May 1: Upwey Beer Festival, Upwey Weymouth, England

The 2016 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 Dorset-area breweries. There will be live music Friday through Sunday.

29-May 1: Blackburn Beer Festival, Blackburn, England

The 2016 Blackburn Beer Festival will be held on the grounds of the Blackburn Rugby Club. This three-day event will feature 70 Real Ales from across the North West and beyond, along with a selection of lagers and ciders. There will be live music each evening, along with rugby matches on Saturday and Sunday. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Blackburn Youth Zone.

29-30: Brewski Festival, Seven Springs, PA

Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host its 16th annual Brewski Festival. This two-evening event will feature around 150 beers from more than 50 breweries, many from Pennsylvania and the Northeast. There will live acoustic entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and hors d’oeuvres, are available.

29-May 1: Gateshead Beer Festival, Gateshead, England

The Gateshead Rugby Football Club presents the seventh 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 across 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.

29: Gypsy Circus Caravan Tour, Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville stop on the Gypsy Circus Caravan Tour will be held at the Last Days of Autumn Brewery in Knoxville. This evening event, which is the kick-off party for Brewhibition, will feature hard and soft ciders by the Gypsy Circus Cider Company. There will also be circus acts and live music. Admission is free.

29-May 2: Long Itchington Beer Festival, Long Itchington, England

Long Itchington, a village in Warwickshire, will host the Long Itchington 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.

29-May 8: Madison Craft Beer Week, Madison, WI

Isthmus magazine presents the sixth annual Madison Craft Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Madison. There will be many events during this ten-day celebration promoting Madison's craft beer culture, 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.

29-May 8: Montreal Beer Week, Montreal, QC, Canada

Montreal Beer Week 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Montreal. This ten-day celebration begins with a kickoff party at Atwater Market. 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.

29-May 1: South Notts Real Ale Festival, Wilford, England

The fifth 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, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward development of the Moderns Clubhouse and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

29-30: Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival, Nun Monkton, England

The Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, in Nun Monkton, will host the second annual Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival. This celebration of Yorkshire products, which has been expanded to two days, will feature a selection of Real Ales, ciders, and lagers, along with Yorkshire Heart’s own wines. There will be continuous live music, barbecue and other hot food (included in the price of admission), and a bouncy castle and outdoor games. Camping is available at the winery.

29-May 1: Whittingham Beer & Sausage Festival, Whittingham, England

The Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club will host the fourth annual Whittingham Beer & Sausage Festival, which will take place on the grounds of Old Whittingham Hospital. This three-day event will feature more than 70 Real Ales and ciders, sourced from the north of England. There will be a cash bar and live entertainment, and the food menu will feature ten varieties of locally-produced gourmet sausage.

30: Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI

The third annual Beerfest at the Ballpark will be held at the Cooley Law School Stadium, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and meads from over 60 Michigan breweries. Three live bands will perform, and the stadium’s concession stands will be open. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Old Newsboys charity and the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.

30: Blue Chip Brewfest, Michigan City, IN

The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, in Michigan City, will host the sixth annual Blue Chip Brewfest. This afternoon event will take place in the Stardust Event Center. It will feature beer from a wide variety of American craft breweries, and two live bands will perform. VIP tickets, with early admission and admission to the World of Lagunitas Beer; and Brewmaster tickets, with early admission and lunch with fifth-general John Leinenkugel, are available.

30: Bootlegger’s Ball, New York, NY

The Ginger Man, a beer bar in Manhattan, will host the 2016 Bootlegger’s Ball. This evening event, described as “a night of tasting beer that is not (quite) legal in New York”, will feature beer from more than three dozen craft breweries, most of them from New York and the Northeast.

30: Brewhibition, Knoxville, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the second annual Brewhibition, which will take place at the Old City Courtyard in Knoxville. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 craft breweries, including hard-to-find beers. Six beer cocktails, combining the products of local breweries and distilleries, will be served; and mobile infusers will roam the festival site. There will also be entertainment, including the Beer City Hoopers and a 1920s costume contest.

30: Brufrou, Denver, CO

The third annual Brufrou will be held at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, a World War II-era hangar in Denver. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 50 beer and food pairings from 80 brewmasters and chefs. There will also be a “Tastytalks” educational program (separate admission) and a Brufaire culinary handmade market.

30: Carolina Brewsfest, High Point, NC

Endurance Sports presents the second annual Carolina Brewsfest, which will take place at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal in High Point. This afternoon event, to be held in conjunction with a half-marathon, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from North Carolina. There will also be live music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

30: Dark Lord Day, Munster, IN

Three Floyds Brewing Company presents Dark Lord Day 2016, which will take place outside the brewery. This day-long event, which celebrates the annual release of Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout, will feature beer from a number of breweries from around the world, along with live music and food for purchase. The $200 price of admission includes admission to the festival, a four-pack of Dark Lord plus a bottle of a Dark Lord variant, and $40 in food and drink vouchers. Part of the proceeds will go to local charities.

30: Gnarly Hops, Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., presents the fourth annual Gnarly Hops, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from Virginia. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and two premium pours, are available.

30: Houston Press BrewFest, Houston, TX

The Houston Press and Lucky's Pub present the fifth annual Houston Press BrewFest, which will take place at the Silver Street Station. This afternoon/evening indoor/outdoor event will feature more than 150 craft beers, including many beers brewed in Texas. There will also be live music, 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 appetizers, are available.

30: Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, Boonville, CA

The Anderson Valley Brewing Company presents the 20th 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. More than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from California and the West, will be poured. 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.

30: Little Big Beer Festival, Harrisburg, PA

The Appalachian Brewing Company, in Harrisburg, will host the 2016 Little Big Beer Festival. It will take place in the brewery’s Abbey Bar. This afternoon event, to be held on the final day of Harrisburg Beer Week, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, with an emphasis on higher-ABV beers. Festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite beers. The “Beer Busters” will be on hand and will record with participating breweries. There will also be light food, a prize raffle, merchandise for sale, and a photo booth. All proceeds will go to Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.

30: McCoole's Spring Beer Festival, Quakertown, PA

McCoole's Arts and Events, in Quakertown, will host its 2016 Spring Beer Festival. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 75 beers, along with a selection of spirits and wines. In addition, there will be live music on two stages, food for purchase, craft vendors, games, and beer trivia.

30-May 7: Missoula Beer Week, Missoula, MT

Craft Beer Promotions, LLC, presents the fifth 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 eight-day celebration is the Garden City Brewfest. There will 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 games and contests.

30: Northwest Beerfest, Chippewa Falls, WI

Gordy's Valley Spirits and the Chippewa Hockey Association present the eighth Annual Northwest Beerfest, which will take place at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 Wisconsin breweries. There will also be live music and complimentary pizza. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Chippewa Hockey Association.

30: Pottstown Firkin Fest, Pottstown, PA

Phoenix Festival Productions presents the Pottstown Firkin Fest, which will take place at Memorial Park. This event will feature more than 35 firkins of hard to find beers from American craft breweries, most of them from the Middle Atlantic states. There will also be live music and catered food, and festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite firkin.

30: Parkville Microbrew Festival, Parkville, MO

The Main Street Parkville Association presents the 13th annual Parkville Microbrew Fest, which will take place at English Landing Park. This afternoon event will be held under the cottonwoods in the heart of Old Towne Parkville. It will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, many of them from Missouri and surrounding states. There will also be live music and food for purchase.

30: Rochester Craft Beer Expo, Rochester, MN

Chop Liver, Inc., presents the fifth 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 40 breweries, many of them from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. There will be an educational program and food for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice award. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

30: Tucson on Tap, Tucson, AZ

America on Tap presents Tucson on Tap, which will take place at the Tucson Convention Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

30: Utica on Tap, Utica, NY

America on Tap presents Utica on Tap, which will take place at the Aud. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

30: Visalia Craft Brew Fest, Visalia, CA

The Craft Beer Coalition presents the 2016 Visalia Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Mooney Grove Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, with an emphasis on high-gravity, sour, and barrel-aged beers. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

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

The Rotary Club of Bonsall presents the 21st 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 selection of wines. Two blues acts will perform; and there will also be food from local restaurants, dancing, artwork for sale, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to charity.

30: Witney Beer Festival, Witney, England

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