February 2016 Events

Jan. 29- 7: Volusia Beer Week, Volusia County, FL

The seventh annual Volusia Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in DeLand and Volusia County. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the DeLand Craft Beer Festival. There will be many other events, including “Brews and Botwies”, a “Drink Volusia Bus Tour”, a homebrew competition, educational and meet-the-brewer events, beer dinners and brunches, special tastings, and pint nights.

4-6: Bent N Bongs Beer Bash, Atherton, England

The Bent N Bongs Charitable Trust, in association with the Wigan Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, presents the 27th annual Bent and Bongs Beer Bash, which will take place at a new venue, the Atherton Roller Rink. This three-day event will feature around 80 Real Ales, including both new beers and old favorites. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, live entertainment, and merchandise vendors. Proceeds will be go to local charities.

4-6: Pendle Beer Festival, Colne, England

The East Lancashire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 12th annual Pendle Beer Festival, which will take place at the Muni Theatre in Colne. This three-day event, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, will feature more than 100 cask ales, ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

4-6: Stevenage Winter Beer Festival, Stevenage, England

The North Herts Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the inaugural Stevenage Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales and ciders, along with a selection of international beers. Food will be available for purchase.

4-6: Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival, Tewkesbury, England

The Tewkesbury Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival, which will take place at the George Watson Memorial Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Locally-sourced food will be available for purchase.

5-7: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Dublin, Ireland

The fourth annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin. This three-day event will feature a host of local and international craft beers, along with judged Dublin Craft Beer Cup and Cider Cup competitions. Food experts and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand, a variety of local musicians will perform, and rugby matches will be shown on large-screen TVs.

5-6: Dorchester Beerex, Dorchester, England

The West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 28th annual Dorchester Beerex, which will take place at the Corn Exchange. Recent editions of this two-day event have featured more than 80 Real Ales and ciders, food for purchase, and live entertainment. This year’s festival charity is the Cowden Care Farm.

5-6: Extreme Beer Fest, Boston, MA

Beer Advocate magazine presents the 13th annual Extreme Beer Fest, which will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This two-day, three-session event will feature an expanded selection of more than 250 "extreme" beers from over 70 breweries. Food will be available for purchase.

5: Fargo Bacon & Beer Festival, Fargo, ND

Bernie's Wines & Liquors and Forum Communications present the 2016 Fargo Bacon & Beer Festival, which will take place at Scheels Arena. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers. Fargo-area restaurants will compete for the festival's "Squealer Award," and there will be live entertainment. The price of admission includes bacon samples. VIP tickets, with early admission and unlimited bacon samples, are available.

5-6: Ilkley Beer Festival, Ilkley, England

Ilkley and District Round Table presents the ninth Ilkley Beer Festival, which will take place at Ilkley King's Hall. Recent editions of this two-day, three-session event featured beer from more than 50 U.K. breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries and food for purchase. All proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

5-6: Redditch Winter Ale Festival, Redditch, England

The ninth Redditch Winter Ale Festival will be held at Rocklands Social Club. This two-day event will feature 33 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings, and Six Nations rugby will be shown on the big-screen TV. The club’s bar will serve hot food and drinks other than beer.

5-13: Tampa Bay Beer Week, Tampa Bay Area, FL

The fifth annual Tampa Bay Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Tampa Bay area. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the Florida Brewers Guild Beer Festival. There will be more than 200 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.

5-6: White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, Dover, England

The Deal, Dover, Sandwich & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 23rd annual White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, which will take place at Maison Dieu (Town Hall) in Dover, the country's oldest festival venue. This two-day event will feature around 75 winter and strong ales, all with at least 5% ABV and from small and independent producers, along with a local cider. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a CAMRA stall, and a tombola.

5-6: Wurstfest, Mt. Angel, OR

The eighth annual Mt. Angel Wurstfest will be held in the Mount Angel Festhalle. This two-day, family-friendly celebration of German sausage will feature beers from Warsteiner and Oregon’s 7 Brides Brewery, along with a selection of wines. There will also be Oktoberfest-style music, dancing, and a variety of food for purchase. Weekend activities will include a German Mardi Gras, 5-K and 10-K races, appearances by dance groups and local schoolchildren, and family activities. Proceeds will benefit community improvement projects and activities.

5-6: Zoo Brrrew, Rochester, NY

The Seneca Park Zoo, in Rochester, will host Zoo Brrrew 2016. This event, to be held inside a heated pavilion, has been expanded to two evenings. It will feature a cash bar with seasonal beers, wines, coffee, and soda. There will also be live music and food. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo that evening and a free ticket to a Summer Zoo Brew. Part of the proceeds will go to the International Elephant Foundation.

6: Beer Dabbler Showcase at the Winter Carnival, St. Paul, MN

The seventh annual Beer Dabbler Showcase at the Winter Carnival will take place on the midway of the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. This late-afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than 120 local, regional, and national breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food trucks will be at the festival site. “Very Important Dabbler” tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a catered meal, are available.

6: Big Brew NY Beer Festival, White Plains, NY

The third annual Big Brew NY Beer Festival will be held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers from domestic and foreign breweries, including many from New York State; and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and prizes.

6: Bock Fest, Los Angeles, CA

Barcelona Enterprises presents the 2016 Bock Fest, which will take place at a new venue, the Olympic Collection in Los Angeles. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers (there have been around 70 in recent years), with an emphasis on bock beers, winter warmers, and other seasonals. Celebrity judges will choose their favorite beers, and festival-goers are invited to compete in a beer pong tournament. VIP tickets, with early admission and unlimited pours, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Chill Foundation and the LA Police Foundation.

6: Bock Fest, New Ulm, MN

The August Schell Brewing Company, in New Ulm, will host Bock Fest 2016. This daytime celebration will feature a variety of Schell's beers, along with live music, bratwurst, and a bonfire. There will also be a beer scavenger hunt in Flandrau State Park and an after-party in downtown New Ulm.

6: Boots and Beer Festival, Rapid City, SD

Black Hills Stock Show presents the second annual Boots and Beer Festival, which will take place at the James Kjerstad Events Center in Rapid City. This evening event will feature a selection of South Dakota-brewed beer, along with live music.

6-7: Bruges Beer Festival, Bruges, Belgium

The Bruges Autonomous Beertasters, in cooperation with the municipality of Bruges, present the ninth annual Bruges Beer Festival, which will take place in Beursplain. This two-day featured more than 300 beers from over 70 Belgian breweries, and brewers will be in attendance. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase.

6: DeLand Craft Beer Festival, DeLand, FL

The seventh annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival will be held downtown on Georgia Avenue. This afternoon event will feature more than 350 beers; and one hundred breweries—including 50 from Florida—and three homebrew clubs will be represented. The selection will include rare and vintage beers, cask-conditioned selections, and ciders. There will also be a homebrew demonstration.

6: Fond du Lac Brewfest, Fond du Lac, WI

The seventh annual Fond du Lac Brewfest will take place at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center. This evening event will feature more than 200 domestic and foreign beers, including many from Wisconsin breweries and local homebrew clubs, along with a selection of Wisconsin wines. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

6: Great Australian Beer Festival, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The 2016 Great Australian Beer Festival will be held at Geelong Racecourse. This daytime event will feature more than 200 Australian and international beers, served at pop-up bars and in terraced gardens. There will also be educational presentations about beer and brewing; live music on two stages; entertainment, including comedy, cabaret, and roving performers; and food for purchase, with an emphasis on barbecue and slow-cooked dishes.

6: Great Beer Expo at the Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ

Starfish Junction Productions presents the sixth annual International Great Beer Expo at the Meadowlands, which will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. There will be two tasting sessions, each with more than 150 beers from more than 80 breweries. There will also be an educational program, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is Kids Need More.

6: Queen City Brewers Festival, Charlotte, NC

The fifth annual Queen City Brewers Festival will be held at The Fillmore at NC Music Factory in Charlotte. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 30 breweries from the region. There will also be live music, food samples, and works from local artists. Proceeds will benefit ACEing Autism.

6: Sioux Empire on Tap, Sioux Falls, SD

America on Tap presents Sioux Empire on Tap, which will take place at the Sioux Falls Arena. 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.

6: Springfield on Tap, West Springfield, MA

America on Tap presents Springfield on Tap, which will take place at the Eastern States Exhibition in West Springfield. This afternoon/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.

6: Super Brew Saturday, Ansonia, CT

The inaugural Super Brew Saturday will be held inside the pavilion at Warsaw Park in Ansonia. This evening tailgate-style event will feature regional and national craft beers, along with local homebrewed beer; and festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite. Food and arts and crafts items will be available for purchase.

7: Calm Before the Storm, Escondido, CA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will host the 2016 edition of Calm Before the Storm. This midday event, which kicks off Super Sunday, will feature the rarest beers from Stone’s cellar. Festival-goers will be given a choice of eight beers chosen by Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak, along with six food courses prepared by Executive Chef Tashua Lopez.

11-20: Arizona Beer Week, various locations, AZ

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild presents the sixth annual Arizona Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. The kickoff event of this ten-day celebration is the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. There will be more than 150 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

11-21: Ashley's Belgian Beer Festival, Westland, MI

Ashley's, a beer bar in Westland, will host its sixth annual Belgian Beer Festival. Ashley's describes this 11-day event as "the country's largest pure Belgian beer festival." It will feature a rotating selection of more than 70 draft and 200 bottled Belgian and Belgian-style beers, including big bottles and new releases. Eighty Belgian breweries will be represented at the festival. This year’s featured brewery is Browerij De Brabandare. Special events include a Brabandare beer dinner, a Valentine's Day prix-fixe dinner, a Belgian brunch, a SourFest, and happy-hour specials.

11-13: Fleetwood CAMRA Beer Festival, Fleetwood, England

The Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 34th Fleetwood CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at Marine Hall. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured more than 120 Real Ales, world beers, and ciders; live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings; and food for purchase.

12-13: Cincy Winter Beerfest, Cincinnati, OH

Festivals Unlimited LLC presents the ninth annual Cincy Winter Beerfest, which will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This two-evening event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Connoisseur Reception tickets, with appetizers from local restaurants paired with hard-to-find beer, are available. The festival charity is the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.

12-14: Hucknall Beer Festival, Hucknall, England

The 2016 Hucknall Beer Festival will be held at the John Godber Centre. This three-day event, produced with the assistance of the Nottingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature beer from more than 30 small breweries, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be a farmers' market Saturday afternoon, and live music Saturday evening.

12-13: KLCC Microbrew Festival, Eugene, OR

The 15th annual KLCC Microbrew Festival will be held at the Lane Events Center Exhibit Hall in Eugene. This two-day event will feature 190 beers from 80 breweries, including a special collaboration beer. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music, snacks, and a music sale with thousands of records and CDs. All proceeds will go to KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene's National Public Radio station.

12: Wine & Beer Tasting, Canton, MI

Holiday Market and the Canton Chamber of Commerce present the 2016 Wine & Beer Tasting, which will take place at Waltonwood at Cherry Hill in Canton. This evening event will feature a selection of beers and wines, along with hors d’oeuvres provided by Holiday Market. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Live Like Max Foundation.

13: Arizona Brewers Guild Strong Beer Festival, Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Brewers Guild presents the 16th annual Strong Beer Festival, which will take place at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. This afternoon event, which is the kickoff event of Arizona Beer Week, will feature more than 400 beers, with an emphasis on high-gravity beers. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

13: Bach & Beer, Winter Park, FL

The Bach Festival Society and the Cask & Larder brewpub present Bach & Beer, which will take place at the brewpub in Winter Park. The highlight of this afternoon event is the release of a limited-edition beer, 2016 Brandenburger Bock, which commemorates the 81st Annual Bach Festival. There will also be a live performance by members of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra. In addition, the brewpub has invited six local breweries to showcase their German-style beer.

13: Baton Rouge on Tap, Baton Rouge, LA

America on Tap presents Baton Rouge on Tap, which will take place at the Baton Rouge River Center. This afternoon/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.

13: Brewbies Festival, Oceanside, CA

Spy Optics presents the seventh annual Brewbies Festival, which will take place at the Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside. This afternoon event will feature beer from 35 breweries, most of them from southern California. Some of the beers will be pink-colored festival specials. All proceeds will go to the Keep a Breast Foundation.

13: Corks, Brews & BBQ, Erie, PA

Performance & Event Management, LLC presents Corks, Brews & BBQ 2016, which will take place at Rainbow Gardens at Waldemeer Park in Erie. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a selection of craft beers and wines. There will also be live music, barbecue and other food, merchandise (including hand-crafted gifts) for purchase, games, and a prize drawing.

13: Pint with the Past, Hickory Corners, MI

The Gilmore Car Museum, in the Kalamazoo-area community of Hickory Corners, will host the fifth annual annual Pint with the Past beer tasting. This evening event will feature beer from a dozen breweries, along with a cash bar. There will also be live music and complimentary appetizers. Attendees are invited to view the museum's more than 150 automobiles and two special exhibits.

13: San Diego on Tap, San Diego, CA

America on Tap presents San Diego on Tap, which will take place at the Town and Country Convention Center. 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. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available for the afternoon session.

13: Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, Traverse City, MI

Porterhouse Productions presents the seventh annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, which will take place downtown at the Sara Hardy Parking Lot. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 30 Michigan breweries, along with a selection of ciders, meads, and wines. There will be live entertainment, an educational program, a homebrew competition, and food for purchase. Early bird tickets, with a special selection of beers, are available. Festival proceeds will go to several local nonprofit organizations.

13: Zwickelmania, various locations, OR

The Oregon Brewers Guild presents the eighth annual Zwickelmania, a statewide brewery open house. More than 120 breweries in six regions of Oregon will invite the public to take tours, meet the brewers, and taste their favorite beers.

15-21: Saratoga Beer Week, Saratoga, NY

The 2016 edition of Saratoga Beer Week will take place at bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Saratoga Springs area. The headline event of this celebration is the Saratoga Beer Summit. There will be many other events, such as Cider Night, food and beer pairings, special tastings, and reduced-price pints.

16-19: The Brewmasters Present: A Theatre of Beer, Act II, London, England

Mark Justin, the host of Le Gothique, has organized The Brewmasters Present: A Theatre of Beer, Act II. It will take place at Britain’s second-oldest music hall theater, the Clapham Grand in London. This event, which has been expanded to four days, will feature 150 cask-conditioned beers, 100 craft beers from the “Wall of Beer”, and a craft cider bar. There will be live music Thursday and Friday evenings, and street food will be available for purchase.

17-20: Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, Chelmsford, England

The Chelmsford & Mid-Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 17th annual Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, which will take place at the King Edward VI Grammar School. This four-day event will feature more than 150 Real Ales, with an emphasis on winter beers; over 50 Real Ciders, perries, and pyders; a LocAle bar; and a selection of local wines. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

17-28: Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Grand Rapids, MI

Experience Grand Rapids presents Cool Brews. Hot Eats. It includes GR Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Grand Rapids. The headline event of Beer Week is the two-day Michigan Brewers Guild's Winter Beer Festival, along with pre- and post-festival parties. There will be many other events such as brewery tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks. In addition, dozens of restaurants will offer special menus during this 12-day celebration.

19: Craft Sippin' in New Britain, New Britain, CT

Hartford Distributers and the New Britain Museum of American Art present the third annual Craft Sippin' in New Britain, a Winter Blues Beer Fest. It will take place at the museum. This evening event will feature beer from around 15 local providers, along with other drinks at a cash bar. There will be live blues music and food for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to make coasters and play video games.

17-20: National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, England

The Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 National Winter Ales Festival, which will take place in Derby at the Roundhouse, the world's first and oldest surviving railway roundhouse. This four-day event will feature more than 300 selections, including ales from across the country, foreign beers, bottled beers, ciders, perries, and meads. The Champion Beer of Britain competition, in four style categories, will take place at the festival. There will also be live music and food for purchase.

18-20: Liverpool Beer Festival, Liverpool, England

The Liverpool & Districts Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Liverpool Beer Festival, which will take place at the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral Crypt in Liverpool. This three-day event will feature more than 200 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, fruit wines, and soft drinks. Food will be available, and there will be entertainment during evening sessions.

18-20: Luton Beer & Cider Festival, Luton, England

The South Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 33rd annual Luton Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre. This three-day event will feature 110 ales, including 30 from local breweries, along with 25 ciders and perries and a selection of bottled beers from Europe. There will be live music in one of the venue’s three halls, and food will be available for purchase.

18-20: Warwick University Real Ale Festival, Coventry, England

The Warwick University Real Ale Society presents the 37th annual Annual Warwick University Real Ale Festival, which will take place at The Copper Rooms on the University of Warwick Campus in Coventry. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales, along with 35 ciders and a selection of meads, fruit wines, and foreign bottled beers. Dr. Busker will perform Thursday evening, and there will be food for purchase.

19-20: Alton Winter Beer Festival, Alton, England

The 2016 Alton Winter Beer Festival will be held at Alton College. This two-day, three-session festival, which celebrates Alton's brewing tradition, will feature Real Ales from more than 25 breweries, along with food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

19-20: Boston Spa Beer Festival, Boston Spa, England

The Village Hall Management Committee and the Friends of St. Mary's School present the 2016 Boston Spa Beer Festival, which will take place at the Village Hall. At this two-day event, the Main Bar will serve around 30 Yorkshire beers, and the “Young Bucks” bar will serve eight new and unusual beers. Cider, wine, and prosecco will also be available. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games. Proceeds will fund projects at the Village Hall and the school.

19-20: Columbus Winter Beerfest, Columbus, OH

Samuel Adams presents the sixth annual Columbus Winter Beerfest, which will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This two-evening event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 craft breweries. There will be live music, along with food from come of the city’s beer-centric restaurants. Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and beer and food pairings, are available. All proceeds will benefit Animal Rescue Partners.

19-20: Gosport Winterfest XXIV, Gosport, England

The Plymouth and South East Hants branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents Gosport Winterfest XXIV, which will take place at Thorngate Halls in Gosport. Recent editions of this two-day event have featured more than 100 Real Ales, traditional ciders, and bottled beers. The focus of this year’s event is beer from the Bath and Bristol areas. There will also be live entertainment.

19-28: New York City Beer Week, New York, NY

The New York City Brewers Guild and the New York State Brewers Association present the eighth annual New York City Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the city. Headline events include the Beer Week Cask Fest and Awards Gala. There will be more than 400 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, historical tours, lectures, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

19-28: Omaha Beer Week, Omaha, NE

The fifth annual Omaha Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Omaha metropolitan area. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is Beertopia’s Extreme Beerfest. 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.

19-20: OLC Real Ale and Cider Festival, Orpington, England

The Orpington Liberal Club will host its 2016 Real Ale and Cider Festival. This two-day event will feature 24 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live music on Saturday; and food, including vegan selections, will be available for purchase.

19-20: San Diego Winter Brew Fest, San Diego CA

Right On Productions presents the fourth Annual San Diego Winter Brew Fest, which will take place at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. This two-evening event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, along with live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and cheeses, are available. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

19: Winter BrewFest, Missoula, MT

Downtown Missoula presents the 2016 Winter BrewFest, which will take place at Caras Park. This is an evening event. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 35 beers, many of them brewed in Montana. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

20: Dubuque On Ice Brewfest, Dubuque, IA

Mystique Casino presents the fifth annual Dubuque On Ice Brewfest, which will take place at the Mystique Community Ice Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, many of them from the area. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be live music; and food, including locally-made sausage and cheese, will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Firkin Fest, Portland, OR

The Green Dragon Pub & Bistro, a beer bar and restaurant in Portland, will host the ninth annual Firkin Fest. This afternoon event will feature firkin beers from 40 Oregon craft breweries. Food, including artisan cheeses, chocolates, meats, and snacks, will be served with the beer.

20: Food & Froth Fest, Milwaukee, WI

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Museum and Potawatomi Hotel and Casino present the 18th annual Food & Froth Fest, which will take place at the museum. This evening event will feature more than 300 beers from more than 100 providers, many of them from the Midwest. Eight bands will perform on three exhibit floors, and 17 food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will benefit the museum's exhibits and educational programs.

20: Freeze Your Pints Off, Reno, NV

Under the Rose Brewing Company, in Reno, presents the 2016 edition of Freeze Your Pints Off. This outdoor afternoon event, to take place in the back alley behind the brewery, will feature strong beers, winter warmers, and barrel-aged selections from more than 15 local breweries. There will also be DJ music. The price of admission includes a meal from a local food truck, along with non-alcoholic beverages. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Reno Instagrammys.

20: Frozen River Fest, Soldotna, AK

The second annual Frozen River Festival will be held at Soldotna Creek Park. This family-friendly afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than a dozen Alaskan breweries. There will also be live music; activities, including dog mushing, ice skating, and archery; a bonfire; food vendors; and a prize raffle.

20: Hillsdale Brewfest, Portland OR

McMenamin's Hillsdale Brewery and Public House will host the 23rd annual Hillsdale Brewfest. The festival features the "Battle for the Belt," with more than 20 ales from McMenamins' breweries competing for the championship belt and a berth in the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. The winner will be chosen by a vote of festival-goers. Food will be available for purchase, and admission is free.

20: Hops and Vines, Phoenix, AZ

The inaugural Hops & Vines Art Festival will be held at Desert Foothills Park in Phoenix. This all-day event will feature a selection of craft beers and wines. A variety of artist and artisans will demonstrate their skills, and their works will be on exhibit. There will also be live music and performance artists, food from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and flavor pairings. All proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy.

20: Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Beer Festival, Kissimmee, FL

Florida Beer Festivals, the City of Kissimmee, and Kissimmee Main Street present the the 20th annual Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Beer Festival. It will take place at Lakefront Park. This afternoon event will feature a variety of local, domestic, and imported beers, along with an International Chili Society-sanctioned cook-off, with red, verde, and salsa divisions. There will also be live music, chili sampling, and arts and crafts for sale.

20-27: Lehigh Valley Beer Week, Lehigh Valley, PA

The fourth annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas. More than 50 establishments will host events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours,

20-29: Portsmouth Beer Week, Portsmouth, NH

2BeerGuys presents the seventh annual Portsmouth Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Portsmouth. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. There will also be other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

20: Ratfest, Ypsilanti, MI

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, in Ypsilanti, will host Rat Fest, its annual homebrew club festival. This afternoon event will feature 32 beers from eight local homebrew clubs. The price of admission includes complimentary appetizers.

20: Roc City Brewfest, Henrietta, NY

The sixth annual Roc City Brewfest will be held at a new venue, the Dome Arena in Henrietta. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 25 breweries. There will also be live music, food and merchandise vendors, games, and competitions. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The Rochester "Wine About Winter" Festival (separate admission charge) will be taking place at the same venue, and attendees can go back and forth between the beer and wine festivals.

20: Rock River Bierfest, Mayville, WI

The Mayville Rotary Club presents the 2016 edition of the Rock River Bierfest, which will take place at Mayville Park Pavilion. This afternoon event will feature beer from Wisconsin and Midwest craft breweries. There will also be live music; Wisconsin Badgers basketball on the big-screen TV; food from area restaurants, artisan cheese makers, chocolatiers, and butchers; and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Saratoga Beer Summit, Saratoga Springs, NY

America on Tap presents the fifth annual Saratoga Beer Summit, which will take place at the Saratoga City Center. This event is part of Saratoga Beer Week. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 150 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

20: Seacoast Winter Brew Fest, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Gaslight Company and 2Beerguys.com present the fifth annual Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest, which will be held inside the Gaslight Company. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from over 25 breweries. Food will be available for purchase. Afternoon session VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

20: Shelf Ice Brewfest, Michigan City, IN

Michigan City Main Street Association presents the second annual Shelf Ice Brewfest, which will take place between 6th and 7th Streets on Franklin Street in the city’s Uptown Arts District. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Association, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, most of them from Indiana, along with a selection of wines. There will also be food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary stocking cap, are available.

20: Sun City on Tap, El Paso, TX

America on Tap presents Sun City on Tap, which will take place at the Southwest University Event Center. 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.

20: Tailspin Ale Fest, Louisville, KY

The third annual Tailspin Ale Fest will be held inside a revived World War II-era airplane hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation. This afternoon event will feature 200 beers from more than 55 breweries, including a “Kentucky Heritage” section with locally-brewed beers. There will be live entertainment, aircraft on display, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a food voucher, and a one-year subscription to Draft magazine, are available. This year’s festival charity is the Dare to Care Food Bank.

20: WingFest, Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary presents the 2016 WingFest, which will take place at Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach. This family-friendly afternoon event will feature more than 150 craft beers. Four bands will perform on two stages. Local restaurants and groups will compete for “Best Vero Beach Wings” honors, and wings and other food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club’s charitable projects.

20: Wintercraft Beer Festival, Boulder, CO

The second annual Wintercraft Festival will be held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Colorado and the West. Festival-goers are invited to vote for “Best in Show” honors. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

21: Hibrewnation Festival of Beer, York, PA

CrocodileDog Marketing presents the York edition of the 2016 Hibrewnation Festival of Beer, which will take place at the York Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 90 craft beers, including a selection of hard-to-find beers. There will also be an educational program, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

25-27: Bradford Beer Festival, Saltaire, England

The Bradford Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Bradford Beer Festival, which will take place at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. This three-day event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, fruit wines, and foreign beers. There will also be tutored tastings, live entertainment, and food for purchase.

25: Mac n Brew's & Comfort Food, Royal Oak, MI

The Social Connection and Ultimate Fun Productions present the 2016 edition of Mac n Brew's & Comfort Food, which will take place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This Thursday evening event will feature more than 60 beers along with mac-and-cheese and other comfort food favorites from over 20 local restaurants. DJ Escalade will entertain. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “Best of the Best” awards. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra samples, are available.

25-27: Stockton Ale & Arty Beer Festival, Stockton-on-Tees, England

The Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Stockton Ale & Arty Beer Festival, which will take place at ARC in Stockton-on-Tees. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales, ciders, and perries. There will be live entertainment, including live music and comedy; a tombola; and food for purchase.

26-28: Braukunst Live!, Munich, Germany

Finest Spirits presents the fifth annual Braukunst Live!, which will take place at in the MVG-Museum in Munich. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured beer from 100 breweries from Germany, Europe, and the U.S.; a selection of whiskeys; and an educational program, with open-stage discussions and special tasting sessions (extra admission charge). The festival website is entirely in German.

26-27: Chappel Winter Beer Festival, Colchester, England

The Essex Branches of the Campaign for Real Ale present the seventh annual Chappel Winter Beer Festival, which will take place in the Goods Shed of East Anglian Railway Museum in Colchester. This two-day event, which is a smaller version of the annual Chappel Beer Festival, will feature more than 60 beers, along with a selection of Real Ciders and wines. Food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

26-27: Clarens Craft Beer Festival, Clarens, South Africa

The sixth annual Clarens Craft Beer Festival will be held at Clarens Village Square, a picturesque venue surrounded by the Maluti Mountains. This two-day event will feature more than 110 beers from over 20 South African breweries. Local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

26-27: Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the 11th annual Winter Beer Festival, which will take place in the parking lot of Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. This outdoor festival, which takes place "snow, rain, or shine,” will feature more than 1,000 beers from over 100 Michigan breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and barrel-aged beers. Some of the beers are rare or vintage. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music.

26-27: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Winterfest, St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild presents the 15th annual Winterfest, which will take place at the Union Depot in St. Paul. This two-evening event will feature craft beer from more than than 80 Minnesota breweries and brewpubs. There will also be a beer education program, live music, and catered food. “Best of Fest” winners will be awarded the Great Snowshoe Award.

26-27: Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest, Pittsburgh, PA

Fatheads Brewery presents the third Annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest, which will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This two-evening event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 craft breweries. There will be live music, along with food from some of Pittsburgh’s best beer-centric restaurants. Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue Partners.

26-27: St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival, St. Louis, MO

The eighth annual St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival will be held at Moulin Events & Meetings. This two-day, three-session event will feature 200 domestic and foreign beers from 80 breweries, including beers from 25 St. Louis-area breweries. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers served inside the Malt House Cellar, are available for both Saturday sessions. A Yoga + Beer Festival Preview will be held Wednesday evening; and a brewmaster's dinner, featuring Civil Life Brewing Company, will be held on Thursday evening.

27: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Tampa, FL

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Tampa stop on the 2016 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival. It will take place at Curtis Hixon Park. The afternoon regular session will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live rock and bluegrass music; barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. There will also be a VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session, with early admission and a selection of gourmet bacons.

27: Bonita Brew Fest, Bonita Springs, FL

BrewFest Partners presents the second annual Bonita Brew Fest, which will take place at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. This late-afternoon event, which is a benefit for the Kiwanis Club of North Naples, will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders, many of them from Florida. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

27: Charleston Brewvival, North Charleston, SC

Coast Brewing Company and The Charleston Beer Exchange present the 2015 Charleston Brewvival, which will take place on the fields opposite the brewery. This afternoon event will feature a selection of South Carolina and domestic beers (breweries TBA at the festival itself). There will also be speakers, live music, and food for purchase.

27: Cider Summit, Chicago, IL

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective present the third annual Cider Summit, which will take place in a new and larger venue, the Grand Ballroom at the Navy Pier in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 150 domestic and imported ciders. There will also be food pairings, cider associations’ display booths, and an event store. The festival will benefit The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance.

27: Extreme Beerfest, Ralston, NE

Beertopia, a beer bar in Omaha, presents the tenth annual Extreme Beerfest, which will take place at the Ralston Arena. This afternoon event will feature more than 300 rare and strong beers, most of them above 7% ABV. There will also be an educational program. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. On Friday evening before the festival, there will be a Brewers Reception, with beer tasting, brewery representatives on hand, and food pairings.

27: FARE, Warminster, PA

Fermented Productions and the Doylestown Fire Department No. 1 present the 2016 edition of FARE. This afternoon event will take place at The Fuge, the site of a former NASA centrifuge, in Warminster. It will feature the products of more than 50 craft breweries, small-batch spirits makers, local wineries, and Philadelphia-area restaurants, and brewery and distillery representatives will be attendance. VIP tickets, with early admission, an opportunity to meet brewers and chefs, and food and drink samples, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Fire Department.

27: FriendFest Benefit Beer and Wine Festival, Kutztown, PA

The Optimist Club of Kutztown presents the eighth annual FriendFest Benefit Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place in Beltzner Hall on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer and wine from Pennsylvania and the East Coast along with a selection of wine. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Proceeds will go to the Optimist Club’s children's programs.

27: Foundry’s Peche Mortel Day, Northampton, MA

The Foundry, a craft beer bar and restaurant in Northampton, will host Peche Mortel Day. This establishment is one of only seven in the U.S. that will offer six varieties of Dieu Du Ciel’s Peche Mortel (“Mortal Sin”) coffee imperial stout. Two different-sized pourings will be available.

27: Grand Minnesota Taste-Together, Hinckley, MN

The Grand Casino Hinckley will host the 2016 Grand Minnesota Taste-Together, which will take place at the casino’s Event Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 160 local, national, and imported beers, along with a selection of wines. Two live acts will perform after the festival itself. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

27: Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival, Garden City, NY

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, in Garden City, will host the 2016 Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival. This evening event, to be held on the amid the museum's aircraft exhibits, will feature more than 100 craft beers, including a selection of beers brewed on Long Island. There will also be entertainment, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: KC Brew Fest, Kansas City, MO

The 2016 KC Brew Fest will be held on the plaza at historic Union Station in Kansas City. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 breweries, including Kansas City-based breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: Kennett Winterfest, Kennett Square, PA

Kennett Brewfest, Historic Kennett Square, and MacElree Harvey present the fourth annual Kennett Winterfest, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event, to be held outdoors under a tent, will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries. The Shady Groove Trio will perform, and The Country Butcher will sell “warm food.” Def Conn 1.3 tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and gourmet food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Historic Kennett Square.

27: Mardi Gras Brew Fest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt Brewing Company, in Adamstown, will host the 2016 Mardi Gras Brew Fest. This evening event will feature beer from more than a dozen breweries; New Orleans-style jazz, performed by James Day and the Fish Fry; and a Cajun-style buffet prepared by Chef Josh. A shuttle will run from the brewery to several area hotels.

27: Naperville Winter Ale Fest, Naperville, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the third annual Naperville Winter Ale Fest, which will take place at Frontier Park. This afternoon outdoor event will feature more than 130 craft beers from around the country. There will also be live music, and Chicagoland food trucks will be at the park. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Naperville Parks Foundation.

27: New London Chamber Beer Tasting, New London, WI

The New London Chamber of Commerce presents its ninth annual Beer Tasting, which will take place at the Crystal Falls Banquet Facility. This evening event will feature more than 75 beverages, including regional and imported beers, wines, and specialty beverages. Festival-goers are invited to vote for Best Beer and Best Beverage. the price of admission includes hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants.

27: Oconomowoc Wine and Brewfest, Oconomowoc, WI

The Oconomowoc Rotary presents the tenth Oconomowoc Wine and Brewfest, which will take place at Olympia Resort. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers and wines. “The Taste of Oconomowoc,” with small-plate dishes and desserts from six local restaurants, returns by popular demand. Proceeds will go to the Rotary’s charitable foundation.

27: Philly Bierfest, Philadelphia, PA

The German Society of Philadelphia and Philly Roller Derby present the fifth annual Philly Bierfest, which will take place at the Society’s 19th-century mansion in the city’s Northern Liberties district. This afternoon event will feature German-style beers from 20 Pennsylvania breweries, along with 20 beers imported from German-speaking Europe. There will also be an educational program, traditional German cuisine, live music, Schuhplattler folk dancing, and an appearance by the Philly Roller Girls. VIP tickets, with early admission and an appearance by author Marnie Old, are available.

27: SLO Craft Beer Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Craft Beer Coalition presents the 2016 SLO Craft Beer Fest, which will return to the Alex Madonna Event Center in San Luis Obispo. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, food and beer pairings, and food for purchase. A “Blues and Brews” pre-party will take place before the festival itself.

27: Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic, Santa Clara, CA

The Santa Clara edition of the 2016 Bacon and Beer Classic take place at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50. 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 20 bacon dishes from local restaurants, a giant Jenga, a bungee run, and a bacon-eating contest. VIP ticks, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and exclusive access to the playing field, are available.

27: Space Coast Craft Beer Festival, Palm Bay, FL

The Broken Barrel Tavern, in Palm Bay, will host the sixth annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 70 Florida, domestic, and foreign breweries, with brewery representatives on hand. There will be live music in the beer garden, and food from the Broken Barrel's kitchen. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. All proceeds will go to the Space Coast Early Intervention Center.

27: Stogies & Stouts, Dunedin, FL

Dunedin Brewery will host the 15th annual Stogies & Stouts. This evening event will feature more than 30 stout beers, many of them brewed locally, and festival-goers will be given a complimentary cigar. There will also be live music, and Oaxacan street food will be available for purchase.

25-March 6: Sacramento Beer Week, Sacramento, CA

The seventh annual Sacramento Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Sacramento Valley. The headline events are the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, which opens this 11-day celebration, and the Capital Beerfest, which closes it. There are hundreds of other events such as beer and food pairings, beer trains, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

27-28: Hard Liver Barleywine Fest, Seattle, WA

Brouwer's Cafe, a beer bar in Seattle, will host the 14th annual Hard Liver Barleywine Fest. Recent editions of this two-day event featured around 65 draft beers, most of them barleywine-style ales; 300 bottled beers and a selection of Scotches; and food for purchase.

27: Meet the Brewers, Tampa, FL

Creative Loafing celebrates the release of its annual Drinking Issue at Meet the Brewers, which will take place at CL Space + Courtyard in Tampa. This afternoon event will feature beer from 20 Tampa Bay-area breweries, with brewers in attendance. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit Current Initiatives.