April 2015 Events

1-30: North Carolina Beer Month, various locations, NC

North Carolina Beer Month 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the state. Last year, more than 70 North Carolina breweries participated. The month-long celebration includes numerous events such as festivals, a Beer Camp, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

2-5: Egham Beer Festival, Egham, England

The 20th Egham Beer Festival will be held at the Egham United Services Club. This four-day event will feature 50 to 60 Real Ales, with a focus on new and local breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

3-4: Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival, Seattle, WA

Bold Hat Productions presents the 2015 Hop Scotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival, which will take place at Fremont Studios in Seattle. This two-day event will feature more than 50 craft beers, including special releases, from Northwest breweries, along with Scotch and Northwest whiskey-tasting flights. There will also be an educational program, and food will be available for purchase.

3-4: Larbert Ale Fest, Larbert, Scotland

The Forth Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Larbert Ale Fest, which will take place at Dobbie Hall. This two-day event, which is sponsored by the Station Hotel, will feature more than 50 Real Ales, along with a selection of Real Ciders and perries. A number of local breweries will be represented. There will be live entertainment on Saturday, and food will be available for purchase.

3: Las Vegas Beer and Music Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Rock Star Beer presents the 2015 Las Vegas Beer and Music Festival, which will take place at the SLS Hotel. This evening, walk-around event will feature more than 50 craft beers. Two live bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. There will be an after-party at the hotel’s Foxtail Pool Club. Part of the proceeds will go to student organizations at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Hotel College.

3-4: Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival, Margate, England

The Thanet Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival, which will take place at Winter Gardens in Margate. This two-day event will feature than 200 Real Ales, ciders, and perries, including a Garden of England bar showcasing beers from Kent. There will be live music, and a giant pub quiz on Saturday; and food will be available for purchase.

3-4: Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest, Portland, OR

Rosewood Productions, Inc., presents the 21st annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest, which will take place at the Oregon Convention Center. This two-day event will feature beer from nearly 50 breweries, most of them from the Northwest, along with cider, wine, and spirits. There will also be gourmet food, including the Tour de Cheese and Chocolate; cooking demonstrations and an educational program; live music; merchandise vendors; and sports on the big-screen television.

3: Zoo Brew, Jackson, MS

The Jackson Zoo will host its sixth annual Zoo Brew. This evening event will feature more than 50 craft beers, along with complimentary food samples. Four live acts will perform, and there will be a Tyson wing-eating contest. VIP tickets are available.

4: Festival of Florida Beer, Pinellas Park, FL

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou, in Pinellas Park, will host the 2015 Festival of Florida Beers. This afternoon event, formerly known as Spring Fest, will feature an all-Florida lineup of more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries and homebrew clubs. Cajun and other food will be available for purchase, and there will be a prize raffle.

4-5: Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the second annual Okinawa edition of the 2015 Great Japan Beer Festival, which will take place at Helios Pub. This two-day event will feature more than 120 beers from Japanese craft breweries.

4: Iron Man Strong Ale Festival, Stevenson, WA

The fourth annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival will be held at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Stevenson. This afternoon/evening event, which honors the late Jim Caldwell, will feature strong ales (8% ABV or greater) from breweries across the Northwest and Columbia River Gorge. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will support a scholarship for iron medium artists in Jim Caldwell’s name.

4: LA Beer Festival, Los Angeles, CA

DrinkEatPlay presents the seventh annual LA Beer Festival, which will take place at LA Center Studios in Los Angeles. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 200 beers. Two live bands will perform, and 15 food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

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

Mount Snow, a ski resort in West Dover, will host its seventh annual Winter Brewers Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 35 beers from over 20 breweries. There will also be live music and dancing.

4: Split Thy Skull XX Barleywine Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Tattooed Mom, a bar in Philadelphia, will host the Split Thy Skull XX Barleywine Festival. This afternoon event, which is the city’s longest running celebration of the style, will feature a dozen or more barleywine-style ales.

4-11: Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, and Bristol, VA

The 2015 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 eight-day celebration, to be held in one of the nation’s fastest-growing craft beer regions, will feature events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

7: NY/NJ Craft Brewer Faceoff, Newark, NJ

The inaugural NY/NJ Craft Brewer Faceoff will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark. This Tuesday evening event, which will take place before the New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils hockey game, will feature beers from six New York and six New Jersey breweries, along with food to pair with the beer. The price of admission includes both the beer tasting and a ticket to the hockey game.

8-11: Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, Maldon, England

The Maldon and Dengie Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 13th Maldon Beer & Cider Festival, which returns to Plume School. This four-day event will feature more than 55 Real Ales, including a selection of beers from London, along with a dozen ciders and perries. There will be a Belgian beer bar Friday and Saturday evening. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music Saturday evening.

9-11: Bolton Beer Festival, Bolton, England

The Bolton Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Bolton Beer Festival, which will take place at the Bolton Ukrainian Club. This three-day event will feature more than 40 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and Ukrainian craft beers. Food will be available for purchase.

9-11: Doncaster Beer Festival, Doncaster, Englan

The Doncaster & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 25th annual Doncaster Beer Festival, which will take place at "The Hub" building at Doncaster College. This three-day event will feature around 110 beers, along with ciders, perries, bottled beers, and wines. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

9-11: Isle of Man Beer Fest, Douglas, Isle of Man

The fourth 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 125 Real Ales, along with over 30 Real Ciders and perries and a selection of fruit wines. There will be live music Friday and Saturday, and food will be available for purchase. This year’s festival charity is the Joey Dunlop Foundation.

9-11: Walsall Real Ale and Cider Festival, Walsall, England

The Walsall Banch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Walsall Real Ale and Cider Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. Recent editions of this festival have featured around 100 beers, along with 25 or more ciders, 40 bottled beers from 15 countries, and fruit wines; live entertainment at some sessions; food for purchase; a tombola; and a CAMRA shop.

10-11: Bath Beer Festival, Bath, England

The Bath and Borders Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 37th annual Bath Beer Festival, which will take place at the Premier Suite of the Bath Rugby Club. This two-day event will feature more than 35 Real Ales, along with at least six traditional ciders. Hot food will be available at all sessions, and there will be live music Friday evening.

10-11: Bierfestival Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

The fifth 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.

10: From the Barrel, Santa Margarita, CA

Firestone Walker Brewing Company and the historic Santa Margarita Ranch present 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 food from Central Coast restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Woods Humane Society.

10-11: Guisborough Charity Beer Festival, Guisborough, England

The Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the fourth annual Guisborough Beer Festival, which will take place at the Parish Hall. This two-day event will feature 36 cask-conditioned ales, mostly from West Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland. There will also be a selection of Real Ciders, perries, and fruit wines. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a tombola.

10-11: Okanagan Fest-of-Ale, Penticton, BC, Canada

The 20th annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale will be held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. This two-day event, called the Consumer Tasting, will feature beer from 30 breweries, most 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.

10-11: Rothwell Beer Festival, Rothwell, England

The sixth 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. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

11: Big Texas Beer Fest, Dallas, TX

The fourth annual Big Texas Beer Fest will take place at the Fair Park Automobile Building on the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. This afternoon event will feature more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries, including some from Texas. There will 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.

11: Blue Chip Brewfest, Michigan City, IN

The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, in Michigan City, will host the fifth annual Blue Chip Brewfest. This afternoon event will take place in the Stardust Event Center. It will feature beer from a wide variety of craft breweries, including breweries from Indiana and Michigan. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, and Brewmaster packages, with a VIP ticket and lunch with a brewmaster, are available.

11: Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, Bloomington, IN

The Brewers Guild of Indiana presents the fifth annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the historic Woolery Mill. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers from 50 breweries, most of them from Indiana. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Early Bird tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Guild’s Political Action Committee.

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

Blue Point Brewing Company, in Patchogue, will host its 11th annual Cask Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 cask-conditioned ales from over 30 breweries from around the country. 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.

11: Bootheel Beer Fest, Poplar Bluff, MO

Bootheel United Zymurgist presents the inaugural Bootheel Beer Fest, which will take place at the Ad Grotto in Poplar Bluff. This afternoon event includes both tasting and a homebrew competition. It will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, along with live music and food to pair with the beer. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. This year’s charity is Cape Arrowhead.

11: Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, Breckenridge, CO

Radiate Live Events presents the ninth annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, which will take place on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries, most of them from Colorado. This year’s event, which honors sponsor KSMT radio’s 40th anniversary, is themed “The Friday Funk Show.” Three live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

11: Brew at the Zoo, West Palm Beach, FL

Dixie Grill & Bar presents the third annual Brew at the Zoo, which will take place at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. This evening event will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries, a majority of them from Florida. There will also be live music, up-close animal encounters, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will support animal care and education at the Zoo.

11: Colorado Springs on Tap, Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs on Tap, part of the America on Tap festival series, will be held at the Colorado Springs Event Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

11: East Nashville Beer Festival, Nashville, TN

3 Crow Bar presents the fifth annual East Nashville Beer Festival, which will take place in East Park in Nashville. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, including many from Tennessee and neighboring states. Live bands will perform, and food trucks will be on hand. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Ride for Reading. There will also be an official after-party at 3 Crow Bar.

11: Gitchee Gumee Brewfest, Superior, WI

The 17th 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 100 beers from over 35 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

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

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

11: Miss-i-sippin, Oxford, MS

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council presents the seventh annual Miss-i-sippin, which will take place at the Powerhouse Community Arts Council in Oxford. This evening event, held in conjunction with the Mississippi Brewers Guild, will feature a variety of seasonal and other craft beers. There will also be live music, along with food prepared by the University of Mississippi Hospitality Management Program. The event is a fund-raiser for the Arts Council.

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

The fourth 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 100 beers from over 35 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, and a homebrew competition. All proceeds will benefit the River Lake Stars Youth Hockey Association.

11: Sacramento Ball Sack and Beer Fest, Sacramento, CA

The second annual Sacramento Ball Sack and Beer Fest will be held at Wake Island Watersports in Pleasant Grove. This family-friendly afternoon event, with an “Old-Time Country Fair” theme, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, including beers not normally available in the Sacramento area. There will also be an educational program; live music; food for purchase; and a variety of carnival attractions, including a dunk tank and potato-sack races.

11: San Diego Beer and Music Festival, San Diego, CA

Rock Star Beer presents the 2015 San Diego Beer and Music Festival, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel. This evening, walk-around event will feature more than 50 craft beers. Two live bands will perform, and food vendors will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. There will be an after-party at the hotel.

11-12: Southwest Festival of Beers, Scottsdale, AZ

The 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 200 domestic and imported beers, including many from Arizona. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

11: Terrapin Beer Company Anniversary Carnival, Athens, GA

The Terrapin Beer Company, in Athens, will host its Anniversary Carnival. This afternoon/evening event, which celebrates the brewery’s 13th anniversary, will feature a variety of Terrapin beers, including infusions, rarities, and 13 special casks. There will also be live music, along with carnival games and activities, including the beer dunk tank. Part of the proceeds will benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia.

11: Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, Johnson City, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the fourth annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza, which will take place at a new venue, the Millennium Center Courtyard. 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, limbo dancers, and a 5-K color run. The festival charity is Trout Unlimited.

11: Wickham Charity Beer Festival, Wickham, England

The 12th 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 and ciders. In addition, 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 several local charities.

11: World Beer Festival-Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the tenth annual Raleigh edition of the World Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Moore Square. 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,” along with beers from Colorado Springs and North Carolina. 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.

12: Classic City Brew Fest, Athens, GA

The 20th annual Classic City Brew Fest will be held at the Graduate Athens Hotel, formerly the Foundry Park Inn, in downtown Athens. This afternoon event, which is part of Athens Craft Beer Week, will feature around 350 regional and international beers, plus a cask ale pavilion with over 20 one-off Real Ales. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the Athens Area Humane Society.

14-17: Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, Denver, CO

The Brewers Association presents the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, which will take place in Portland. This event is North America's number-one educational event for professional brewers, with four different learning tracks. Other activities include trade shows, a wholesalers' conference, an educational program, a keynote speaker and seminars, and brewery tours.

15-18: Newcastle Beer Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

The Tyneside & Northumberland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Newcastle Beer Festival, which will take place at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle upon Tyne. This four-day event will feature 138 Real Ales, with an emphasis on beers from The North East, along with 40 ciders 15 perries, and a “pyder.” Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music on Saturday.

15-18: Stourbridge Beer Festival, Stourbridge, England

The Stourbridge & Halesowen Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Stourbridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

16: Amber Waves, Portland, OR

The third annual Amber Waves will be held at Castaway Portland. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from more than 20 American craft breweries. Each brewery will contribute an amber-colored beer, along with a custom art piece commissioned for a silent auction to take place during the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

16-18: Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot, England

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), South West Branch, presents the 23rd annual Maltings Beer Festival. It will take place under all-weather marquees at Tuckers Maltings in Newton Abbot. This three-day event will feature more than 250 beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise for sale.

17-18: Boston Beer Summit, Boston, MA

BeerSummit presents the 17th annual Boston Beer Summit, which will take place at the Park Plaza Castle. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers, including seasonal beers, from over 60 breweries. There will also be live entertainment.

17-18: Hook Beer Festival, Surbiton, England

The sixth 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 around 50 beers, along with a dozen ciders and perries. Food will be available. Proceeds will go to the Royal Star & Garter and other charities.

17-18: Leavenworth Ale-Fest, Leavenworth, WA

The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum presents the ninth annual Leavenworth Ale-Fest, which will take place at the Festhalle in the German-themed town of Leavenworth. This event, which has been expanded to two days, 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.

17-18: Peoria Jaycees International Beer Festival, Peoria, IL

The Peoria Jaycees present the 23rd annual International Beer Festival, which will take place at the Peoria Exposition Gardens. This two-day event will feature more than 200 beers at Friday evening's session, and around 450 at Saturday's all-day session. There will also be 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. Much of the proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

18: America on Tap, Robbinsville, NJ

The Mercer County stop on the America on Tap festival series will be held at the Robbinsville Fieldhouse. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

18-25: Annapolis Beer Week, various locations, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Annapolis. Headline events of this eight-day celebration of craft beer include Drafts and Laughs and 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.

18: Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez, CA

Main Street Martinez presents the sixth 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.

18: CityBeat Festival of Beers, San Diego, CA

CityBeat magazine presents the seventh 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 45 breweries, most of them from southern California. Three 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.

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

The eighth annual Dairy State Beer and Cheese Festival will be held at The Brat Stop 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 are available. The festival is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

18: East Orlando Beer Festival, Orlando, FL

Florida Beer Festivals presents the seventh annual East Orlando Beer Festival, which will take place at Waterford Lakes Town Center in Orlando. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 50 domestic and imported beers, some of them locally-brewed. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a full catered meal and a cigar, are available.

18: Electric City Craft Brew Fest, Scranton, PA

SH Promotions presents the spring 2015 Electric City Craft Brew Fest, which will take place at Montage Mountain in Scranton. This afternoon event will feature nearly 100 craft beers, many of them locally brewed. There will also be an educational program, a homebrewing demonstration, live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beer, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available.

18: Erie Micro Brew Festival, Erie, PA

The Brewerie at Union Station and WQLN-FM present the ninth 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 commercial breweries and 20 homebrewers. 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 children's programming on WQLN-TV.

18: Great Arizona Beer Festival, Mesa, AZ

AZCentral.com presents the 27th annual Great Arizona Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Sloan Park in Mesa. This evening event will feature more than 200 craft beers from over 50 breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. There will also be games, contests, and give-aways. VIP tickets, with early admission and catered food, are available. All proceeds will benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona.

18: Great Southwest Cajun Fest, Phoenix, AZ

Abita Beer presents the 2015 Great Southwest Cajun Fest, which will take place at Margret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. This daytime event will feature seven Louisiana-themed zones, with adult beverages and Cajun and other food for purchase. Festival-goers are encouraged to dress in festive parade-style attire. There will also be jazz, blues, and contemporary swing music, and a dog parade. VIP tickets, with catered food, are available.

18: Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, Greencastle, PA

M&T Bank presents the second annual Greencastle Craft Beer Festival, which will take place in the parking lot of the John Allison Public House. This afternoon event will feature around 50 craft beers. There will also be small games of chance, and a cigar retailer will be at the site.

18: Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Gainesville, FL

The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville's homebrew club, presents the fourth annual Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. This afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of breweries, including many Florida breweries and brewpubs. There will also be an educational program, homebrewing demonstrations, and food samples (included in the price of admission).

18-25: Houston Beer Week, Houston, TX

Houston Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Houston. This eight-day celebration will feature around 100 events, such as beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars, and special releases.

18: Memphis Brewfest, Memphis, TN

The sixth 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 and the Memphis Redbirds Foundation.

18-25: Milwaukee Beer Week, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Beer Week 2015 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.

18: Missouri Beer Festival, Columbia, MO

Bradley Marketing, Inc., presents the fifth annual Missouri Beer Festival, which returns to 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 live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Central Missouri Honor Flight.

18: Quad Cities on Tap, Rock Island, IL

Quad Cities on Tap, part of the America on Tap festival series, will be held at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

18: Reading Craft Beer Festival, Reading, PA

The inaugural Reading Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Santander Arena. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission, skybox access, and a special selection of beers, are available.

18-25: Reno Beer Week, Reno, NV

Reno Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Reno. The headline event of this eight-day celebration is the Strange Brew Fest. 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.

18: Spring Hops, St. Petersburg, FL

Creative Loafing presents the 2015 edition of Spring Hops, which will take place at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. This 1950s rock-and-roll-themed afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 local breweries. There will also be a homebrewing demonstration and an educational session. Two live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the site. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

18: Suds-N-Spuds V, Fargo, ND

The El Zagal Shrine, in Fargo, will host the fifth annual Suds N Spuds. This evening event will feature 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 with their favorite potato dish. The price of admission includes free food from the baked potato bar.

18: Taming of the Brew, Bloomsburg, PA

The 14th 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 two dozen breweries and distributors, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will be live blues music, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction for items donated by local businesses and craftspeople.

18: Taste of Brews—Inland Empire, Corona/Eastvale, CA

Taste of Brews presents the 2015 Taste of Brews—Inland Empire, which will take place at Crossroads Riverview Park, in Corona/Eastvale. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

19: Strange Brew Fest, Reno, NV

Brewer’s Cabinet, a brewery in Reno, will host the second annual Strange Brew Festival, which will take place in the back parking lot. This afternoon event will feature “once-only strange beers,” brewed with ingredients such as bacon, coffee, chipotle peppers, and pineapple, from 18 local and regional breweries. There will be live local music, and food trucks will be at the festival site.

19: Yards Real Ale Invitational, Philadelphia, PA

Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia, will host the eighth annual Real Ale Invitational. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 firkins of Real Ale from American and British breweries, including Yards' own ESA. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

22-25: Paisley Real Ale Festival, Paisley, Scotland

The Renfrewshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 28th annual Paisley Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 160 Real Ales from all around Scotland. There will be an English bar, with beers from Yorkshire; and a Foreign Beer bar with draft and bottled beers from Europe and beyond. Past festivals have also featured live music and food for purchase.

23-25: Bexley Beer Festival, Bexley, England

The Bexley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Bexley Beer Festival, which will take place under a marquee at the Old Dartfordians Sports Club. This three-day event will feature more than 75 beers and ciders. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

23-27: St George's Day Beer Festival, Clifton, England

The Victoria, a public house in Clifton, will host the ninth annual St George's Day Festival. This five-day celebration of England’s patron saint will feature around 20 ales and ciders from across England, including the Victoria’s own St George’s Ale.

24-25: Brewski Festival, Seven Springs, PA

Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host its 15th annual Brewski Festival. This two-evening event will feature around 100 beers from more than 35 breweries, with an emphasis on those from Pennsylvania and the Northeast. There will live entertainment, a buffet, and “grab-and-go” food stations. VIP tickets, with early admission and hors d’oeuvres, are available.

24-25: Chippenham Beer & Cider Festival, Chippenham, England

The North West Wilshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 24th 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 90 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will be live music at both Saturday sessions.

24-25: Cincinnati Craft Breweries' Starkbierfest, Cincinnati, OH

Listerman Brewing Company will host the third annual Cincinnati Craft Breweries' Starkbierfest. This two-day celebration is a family-friendly version of Munich's centuries-old spring celebration of strong beer. It has been moved to April for friendlier weather. Fifteen Cincinnati-area breweries will brew a special beer for this event. There will also be a ceremonial keg-tapping, live music, and food for purchase.

24-25: Gloucester Blackfriars Beer & Cider Festival, Gloucester, England

The Gloucester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the third 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, including “the Favourite Beers of Cheltenham,” along with 25 ciders and perries and foreign bottled beers. There will also be live music, a local artisan cheese bar, and a quiet room.

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

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

24-26: Warsaw Beer Festival, Warsaw, Poland

The second annual Warsaw Beer Festival will be held at the Municipal Stadium of Legia Warsaw. This three-day event will feature more than 150 draft beers from 60 breweries in Poland, Continental Europe, the British Isles, and North America, along with a large selection of bottled beers.

25: April Brews Day, Bellingham, WA

April Brews Day 2015 will take place at Depot Market Square in Bellingham. This evening marketplace-style event, which is a fund-raiser for the Max Higbee Center, will feature more than 80 beers from over 40 local and regional microbreweries. Food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. There will also be a Brew's Day Brunch on Sunday after the festival itself.

25: Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI

The second 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 50 Michigan breweries. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Old Newsboys charity.

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

The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the 13th 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, homebrewing and home wine-making competitions, and cheese and other gourmet foods. VIP tickets, which include pre-fest activities on Friday night, early admission to the festival, and food samples, are available.

25: Brewgaloo, Raleigh, NC

Shop Local Raleigh presents Brewgaloo, which will take place downtown at City Plaza. This is an all-day event that features shopping, eating, and buying locally as well as beer tasting. Around 50 North Carolina breweries will be represented. Local bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival site. Admission is free.

25: Brews @ the Beach, Santa Barbara, CA

Festivals 4 A Cause presents the third annual Brews @ the Beach, which will take place at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

25: Brufrou, Denver, CO

The 2015 edition of Brufrou will be held at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 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.

25: Dark Lord Day, Munster, IN

Three Floyds Brewing Company presents Dark Lord Day 2015, 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. Admission is limited to those holding tickets. Part of the proceeds from Dark Lord Day will go to local charities.

25: Downtown Do the Brew, Hastings, NE

The fifth annual Downtown Do The Brew will be held at the Hastings City Auditorium. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 140 beers from over 40 craft breweries, including many from Nebraska, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fundraiser for the Hastings Art Council.

25: Gnarly Hops, Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., presents the third 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.

25: Great International Beer Festival, Providence, RI

The 21st annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 250 beers, many of them from New England. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be given to several local charities.

25: 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 Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from around the world. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Lions’ guide dog program for sight-impaired individuals.

25: Hickory Hops, Hickory, NC

Olde Hickory Brewery and Downtown Hickory present the 13th annual Hickory Hops, which will take place 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 beer-related merchandise will be available for purchase.

25: Hodag Hops & Vines, Rhinelander, WI

Hodag Hops & Vines 2015 returns to the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. This afternoon/evening event will feature dozens of craft beers and wines along with live music, food from area restaurants, and a prize raffle.

25: Hops and Hopes Craft Beer Fest, Los Angeles, CA

All About Beer magazine and the Beer Autism Hope Cause present the Hops and Hopes Craft Beer Fest, will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This daytime charity event will feature hundreds of beers from American craft breweries. There will also be a “Beer Masters” series of speakers, a homebrew competition, live music, games, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, an opportunity to meet the brewers, and access to a special VIP area in the Coliseum’s press box, are available.

25: Kansas City on Tap, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City on Tap, part of the America on Tap festival series, will be held at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

25: Lebanon BrewHaHa, Lebanon, OH

The inaugural Lebanon BrewHaHa will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds. This evening event will feature beer from more than a dozen 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, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra.

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

McCoole's Arts and Events, in Quakertown, will host its 2015 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.

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

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

25: Newport Beach Beerfest, Newport Beach, CA

Rock Star Beer presents the 2015 Newport Beach Beerfest, which will take place at Newport Dunes Waterfront. This evening outdoor event will feature more than 100 craft beers. Two live bands and DJs will perform, and food trucks will be at the venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and cocktails, are available. There will be an after-party at the hotel.

25: North Texas Firkin Fest, Arlington, TX

The Texas Brewers Guild presents the 2015 North Texas Firkin Fest, which will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This afternoon event will feature special-release cask-conditioned ales, including some experimental ales, from Texas craft breweries. Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub will provide food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

25: Northwest Beerfest, Chippewa Falls, WI

Gordy's Valley Spirits and the Chippewa Hockey Association present the seventh 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.

25: PA Flavor, Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania Brewers Guild, the American Culinary Federation, and the Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred Program present PA Flavor 2015. 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.

25: Parkville Microbrew Festival, Parkville, MO

The Main Street Parkville Association presents the 12th annual Parkville Microbrew Fest, which will take place at English Landing Park. This afternoon event, to be held under the cottonwoods in the heart of Old Towne Parkville, will feature beer from more than 55 breweries, many of them from Missouri and surrounding states. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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

The San Diego Brewers Guild Presents the fourth 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 be donated to the Guild and to Fight ALD.

25: Royal Oak Beer Fest, Royal Oak, MI

The Royal Oak Farmer's Market, in conjunction with Real Detroit Weekly, presents the 2015 Royal Oak Beer Fest, which will be held downtown at the Farmer's Market. This evening event will feature more than 150 beers from over 40 breweries, along with a selection of ciders and wines. There will also be live and DJ music, a farmer's market, food and merchandise vendors, games, and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

25: San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest, San Clemente, CA

The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and Left Coast Brewing Company present the 2015 San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest, which will take place at Left Coast. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers from southern California craft breweries. There will be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

25: Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser, Shoreline, WA

Rite Care of Washington, which offers speech and language programs for children, presents the third annual Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser, which will take place at the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline. This event 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.

25: Spokane Cork, Keg & Spirits Festival, Spokane Valley, WA

The Washington Restaurant Association, Spokane Chapter, presents Spokane Cork, Keg & Spirits Festival. It will take place at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. This evening event will feature hundreds of craft beers, wines, and spirits “from the Northwest and beyond.” There will also be live music, along with appetizers from the hotel.

25-26: TAP New York Hunter, NY

Hudson Valley Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival, Inc., and Hunter Mountain present TAP New York 2015, which will take place at Hunter Mountain. This two-day festival will feature more than 300 beers from over 100 invited breweries. 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.

25: Visalia Craft Brew Fest, Visalia, CA

The Craft Beer Coalition presents the 2015 Visalia Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Mooney Grove Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 40 breweries, with an emphasis on "extreme" beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

25-26: Zythos Beer Festival, Leuven, Belgium

Zythos, the Flemish beer consumers' organization, presents the 2015 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.

26: Sausage Fest, Scottsdale, AZ

Brat Haus, in Scottsdale, will host Sausage Fest 2015, which will take place in the open-air beer garden. This is a daytime event. A local artist will paint an event-themed mural. There will be live entertainment; food for purchase, including bratwurst and pretzels (the festival falls on World Pretzel Day); and games and contests.

26: Stone Oakquinox, Escondido, CA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will host the fifth annual Stone Oakquinox. This early-afternoon event will feature more than 100 barrel-aged and wood-infused beers, both on tap and in bottles, chosen by Stone's "Dr." Bill Sysak.

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

30-May 3: Bierbörse, Hückeswagen, Germany

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

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

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

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

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