July 2014 Events

2-5: Ealing Beer Festival, Ealing, England

The West Middlesex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 25th annual Ealing Beer Festival, which will take place in Walpole Park. Organizers expect to have more than 300 Real Ales, along with a selection of draft and bottled foreign beers and English fruit wines. Hot and cold food will be available, and there will be pub games and a CAMRA stall.

5: Yellowstone Beer Fest, Cody, WY

The 2014 Yellowstone Beer Fest will be held on the lawn of the Park Country Complex in Cody. This afternoon event will feature a selection of beers brewed in Wyoming and a number of Western states. There will be live music, and food vendors will be on hand. The festival charity is Operation Finally Home, which serves wounded veterans.

11-12: Because Beer Craft Brew Festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The 2014 Because Beer Craft Brew Festival will be held at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 20 craft breweries, many of them from Ontario. There will also be a BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition, a music stage, guest speakers, and food trucks.

11-12: Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, England

The 23rd annual Newt Beer Festival will be held at Mill Cottage in North Newton. The festival, which organizers describe as "the largest of its kind in Somerset," will feature more than 100 Real Ales. There will also be live bands performing on two stages; food, including cooked breakfast for campers and hot dogs and burgers for festival-goers; and the Yard of Ale competition.

12: Bremerton Summer Brewfest, Bremerton, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the fourth annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest, which will take place in downtown Bremerton. This all-day festival will feature more than 70 summer-style beers from over 30 Washington State breweries, many of which will contain unusual ingredients and be poured through Randalls. Food and snacks will be available for purchase.

12: Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, Chetek, WI

The Chetek Community Club presents the 17th annual Chetek Brew & Rib Fest, which will take place at Phillips Park. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from more than 25 microbreweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be live entertainment, and a rib tasting from teams competing for "Best of the Fest" and "People's Choice" honors. Proceeds will go to local charities.

12-13: Seven Sisters Fest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The second annual Seven Sisters Fest, a celebration of the region's homegrown culture, will be held at El Chorro Regional Park and Campground in San Luis Obispo. The Grand Beer Tasting, to be held Saturday afternoon, will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries, along with a selection of artisan wines. There will also be eclectic music and dancing; outdoor activities; and food, retail, and art vendors. Two events, the Beermakers Bluegrass Ball and a barbecue and concert, will take place the evening before the tasting itself.

17: Brew at the Zoo, Washington, DC

The Friends of the National Zoo Young Professionals present Brew at the Zoo 2014, which will take place at Lion/Tiger Hill inside the zoo. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from more than 60 microbreweries. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, complimentary food, and animal demonstrations, are available. Proceeds will support animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at the zoo.

17-19: Kent CAMRA Beer Festival, Canterbury, England

The Kent Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 40th annual Kent CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at Merton Farm, a working farm outside Canterbury. This event, which the second-oldest CAMRA festival, will feature more than 120 Real Ales, including ales from most of Kent's 30 breweries, along with a cider bar and a foreign beer bar. There will also be live entertainment, including a 70s night on Friday; and food will be available for purchase.

18-20: Burlington Beer Festival, Burlington, ON, Canada

The inaugural Burlington Beer Festival will be held at Spencer Smith Park. This three-day event will feature a wide selection of beers from throughout North America, with brewery representatives in attendance. There will be live music throughout the weekend, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food buffet, are available.

18-19: Dog & Grog-Montana Microbrew Festival, Virginia City, MT

The 11th annual Dog and Grog-Montana Microbrew Festival will be held under the big tent at the Bale of Hay Saloon in Historic Virginia City. There will be a Wee Dog pint on Friday evening, with Montana-brewed beer and live music. On Saturday afternoon there will be beer from Montana breweries, live classic rock, and live music inside the bar after the festival itself.

18-20: Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, Kitchener, ON, Canada

The 10th anniversary Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show will be held at Victoria Park. This three-day event will feature more than 50 Ontario-brewed beers. There will also be food for purchase, including barbecued ribs and chicken, along with live entertainment. Admission is free, but attendees are urged to make a donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

18-20: Maidenhead Beer Festival, Maidenhead, England

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the second annual Maidenhead Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Maidenhead United Football Club. Organizers expect to have more than 70 Real Ales, along with at least 20 Real Ciders and perries. There will also be live music; and food, including a hog roast and curries, will be available for purchase.

18-20: Poppy Line Beer Festival, Sheringham, England

The North Norfolk Railway presents the 2014 Poppy Line Beer Festival, which will take place at the Sheringham steam railway station. Recent editions of this rain-or-shine event have featured a selection of beers from East Anglia and the rest of the U.K., live entertainment, and hot and cold food at all sessions. There will be frequent service on the Bittern Line from Norwich via North Walsham and Cromer to Sheringham.

18-19: Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival, Uffculme, England

The 2014 Uffculme Music And Real Ales/Ciders Festival will be held at Magelake Meadow, near Uffculme. This two-day beer and music event will feature local Real Ales and ciders. LIve bands from the area are scheduled to perform, and there will be a food van and a regular bar.

18-19: Vermont Brewers Festival, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Association presents the 22nd annual Vermont Brewers Festival. It will take place at Burlington's Waterfront Park, on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. This two-day, three-session event will feature nearly 200 beers from over 40 invited breweries, most of them from Vermont, the Northeast, and Canada. There will also be live entertainment, educational and "meet the brewer" programs, and food and merchandise vendors.

19: Beer Camp Across America, Northwest Edition, Chico, CA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Northwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the first stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place on Sierra Nevada's Hop Field in Chico. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

19: Brew Fest, Evanston, WY

Evanston Main Street and Roundhouse Restoration, Inc., present the sixth annual Evanston Brew Fest, which will take place downtown in Depot Square. This afternoon fund-raising event will feature more than 60 beers from over 20 breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and Big Wheel competitions. After-parties will continue into the evening.

19: Hastings County Craft Beer Festival, Stirling, ON, Canada

Alliance Events presents the inaugural Hastings County Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Farmtown Park in Stirling. This day-long outdoor community festival will feature more than 40 craft beers. Brewmasters will be in attendance, and some beers will be from new Ontario breweries. There will also be wines and ciders, and local artisanal cuisine will be available for purchase.

19: Hops, Vines & Wines Festival, Selinsgrove, PA

The seventh annual Hops, Vines & Wines Festival will take place in historic downtown Selinsgrove. This afternoon event will feature beer from more 40 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania, along with a selection of local wines. There will also be live music, food samples from local restaurants, and merchandise vendors.

19: Naperville Ale Fest, Naperville, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the second annual Naperville Ale Fest, which will take place on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from craft breweries around the country. There will be live entertainment, and food from Naperville restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

20: Beer Camp Across America, Southwest Edition, San Diego, CA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Southwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the second stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place at Embarcadero North Marina in San Diego. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

23-27: Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

The Oregon Brewers Guild and the Oregon Brew Crew present the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, which will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. By tradition, this event features beer from more than 80 breweries, all of them invited by festival organizers. There will also be food for purchase; industry exhibits by hop growers, homebrewers, breweriana collectors, and national beer writers; live music throughout the weekend; and merchandise vendors. In addition to the festival itself, there will be a Brewers Dinner and the Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade that officially kicks off the festival.

24-26: Birmingham Beer Bash, Birmingham, England

The second annual Birmingham Beer Bash will be held at The Bond Company. This three-day event will feature a selection of domestic and imported cask, keg, and bottled beers. There will also be a "fringe" with speakers, tastings, and food-matching sessions. Street food will be available for purchase. Ticket holders will also receive a one-year subscription to Beers of the World.

25-August 4: Annafest, Forchheim, Germany

Annafest, the Festival of Saint Anne, was first held in Forchheim in 1446. This ten-day festival takes place at the Kellerwald, which has a capacity of 30,000. There will be 23 beer gardens, live music on six stages, food from local restaurants, carnival rides, and family activities. The festival website is entirely in German.

25: Beer Camp Across America, Rocky Mountain Edition, Denver, CO

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Rocky Mountain Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This evening event, the third stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place in Denver (location TBA). It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

25-26: Guildford Beer Festival, Guildford, England

The Guildford Cricket Club will host the fifth Guildford Beer Festival, which will take place under argues on the club's grounds. This two-day event will feature more than 70 cask ales from independent breweries in Surrey and surrounding counties, along with ciders, wines, and soft drinks. A variety of local headline acts are scheduled to perform. Parking is free.

25-26: Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the 17th annual Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. This two-day event will feature more than 800 beers from over 80 Michigan-based breweries, with an emphasis on "big" and hard-to-find beers. There will also be include hourly releases of special festival beers; live entertainment, including live bands and the "Drink Michigan Beer" Fight Song; and food and merchandise vendors.

25-27: Toronto's Festival of Beer, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto's Festival of Beer 2014, which organizers describe as "Canada's leading beer festival," will be held on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 200 beers, Southern-style barbecue, live entertainment, and appearances by television personalities. During festival week, a number of satellite events will take place throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

26: Brews for Books, Telford, PA

The 2014 Brews for Books Beer Festival will be held at the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford. This evening event, to be held under tents, will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania. There will also be an appearance by Don Russell ("Joe Sixpack"), live music, a homebrewing demonstration, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will go to the library.

26: GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival, Nashville, IN

The fifth annual GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival will be held at the eXplore Brown County/Valley Branch Paintball Retreat in Nashville. This all-day outdoor event will feature commercially-brewed and home-brewed beer from Indiana, along with local wines. Indiana musicians and artists will also be in attendance, and there will be games and activities. Hiking, fishing, and primitive tent camping are available at the festival site.

26: Lac du Flambeau Lions Club Brewfest, Lake Minocqua, WI

The Lac du Flambeau Lions Club presents the tenth annual Brewfest, which will take place in the pavilion at Torpy Park on the shores of Lake Minocqua. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Wisconsin. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice Award. There will also be live music; food for purchase, including bratwurst and hamburgers; and prize raffles. All proceeds will go to state and local charities.

26: Milwaukee Brewfest, Milwaukee, WI

The fifth annual Milwaukee Brewfest will take place at the Old Coast Guard Pavilion. This afternoon/evening event, to be held at a venue with a view of Lake Michigan, will feature more than 300 craft beers from 85 breweries from. Back by popular demand, there will be a German Row, a Cider Row, and a Mead Row. There will also be homebrewing demonstrations, live music, food from local restaurants and vendors, food samples, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: Beer Camp Across America, Midwest Edition, Chicago, IL

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company presents the Midwest Edition of Beer Camp Across America. This afternoon event, the fourth stop in the brewery's seven-city traveling beer festival, will take place at Navy Pier in Chicago. It will feature beers from Sierra Nevada, the 11 other breweries with which it collaborated on a mixed 12-pack, and dozens of other breweries, most of them from the region. There will also be live music, circus acts, and other entertainment; and local food will be available for purchase. 

TBA: Empire Brewfest, Syracuse, NY

The 2014 Empire Brewfest will be held in Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse. Recent editions of this evening event, which is sanctioned by the New York State Brewers Association, have featured around 300 beers, brewery representatives in attendance; and there will be tents dedicated to Belgian-style and cask-conditioned beer. In addition, there will will be live bands performing on two stages, brewing-related merchandise, and food from local restaurants.

TBA: Indiana Microbrewers Festival, Indianapolis, IN

The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents the 18th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, which will take place at Opti-Park in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. Recent editions of the festival have featured more than 200 beers from more than 35 breweries, most of them from Indiana and many with brewers in attendance. The beer lineup will also include a cask-conditioned table, with up to 16 firkins served on gravity; and a replicale, with Indiana breweries using a mutual recipe. There will also be live music, food for purchase, games, and door prizes.