May 2014 Events

April 25-4: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance presents the third annual Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Pittsburgh. Beer week events typically include beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

April 26-4: Colorado Springs Craft Beer Week, Colorado Springs, CO

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Colorado Springs. Beer Week events include beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

April 27-3: Missoula Craft Beer Week, Missoula, MT

Craft Beer Promotions LLC presents the second 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 will be the Garden City Brewfest. There will be other events such as beer dinners, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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

The second 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 a selection of French and Belgian beers. There will also be live music and other entertainment, tours of the local brewery, gourmet food, and beer for sale.

1-3: Bierbörse, Hückeswagen, Germany

The fourth 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.

1-3: Kingdom of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival, Glenrothes, Scotland

The 16th annual Kingdom of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival will be held at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. This three-day event, sponsored by the St Andrews Brewing Company, 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. 

1-4: Reading CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival, Reading, England

The Reading Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th 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, along with 200 ciders and perries and a large selection of foreign beers and English wines. A LocAle bar will showcase beer from breweries from within 30 miles of the festival. The National Cider and Perry Awards will be presented at the festival. There will be live music on Friday and Saturday, food will be available for purchase, and Sunday will be a family day with children's entertainment.

2-4: Ale in The Dale Beer Festival, Corfton, England

Diddlebury Village Hall Committee and the Sun Inn present the third annual Ale in The Dale Beer Festival. It will take place under a marquee at the Sun Inn, a public house that is also the home of the Corvedale Brewery. There will be more than 35 Real Ales, along with live entertainment all three days and food at the pub's restaurant. Admission is free, and families are welcome. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Village Hall Renewal project.

2-4: Blackburn Beer Festival, Blackburn, England

The 2014 Blackburn Beer Festival will be held at the Blackburn Rugby Club. This three-day event will feature 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of lagers and ciders. There will also be live music and free on-site parking. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Blackburn Youth Zone.

2-3: Calgary International Beerfest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Sobeys Liquors presents the tenth annual Calgary International Beerfest, which will be held in Halls D and E of the BMO Centre, on the grounds of Stampede Park. This two-day event will feature more than 400 beers, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the "People's Choice" awards. There will also be an educational program, live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is Autism, Aspergers Friendship Society.

2-3: Cinco de Micro Brewfest, Salem, OR

Oz Cap, LLC, presents the third annual Cinco de Micro Brewfest, which will take place at the Salem Convention Center. This two-day event will feature beer from around 45 breweries, most of them from Oregon and the Northwest. There will also be musical entertainment and food from local restaurants.

2-4: Gateshead Beer Festival, Gateshead, England

The fifth annual Gateshead Beer Festival will be held on the grounds of the Gateshead Rugby Football Club. Organizers expect to have more than 150 beers from all over the country, with an emphasis on locally-brewed beer, along with over 25 ciders and a cava bar. There will also be live music each day, a food menu, and a heated marquee and clubhouse lounge and bar in case of bad weather.

2-5: Long Itchington Beer Festival, Long Itchington, England

Long Itchington, a village in Warwickshire, will host its 2013 Beer Festival. This Bank Holiday weekend event will be celebrated at the village's six public houses. Participating establishments will offer a range of beers, along with food, live music, and other entertainment. Special festival glasses will be sold in all pubs, and can be taken between them.

2-11: Madison Craft Beer Week, Madison, WI

Madison Craft Beer Week 2014 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Madison. This ten-day, two-weekend celebration will promote Madison’s craft beer culture and educate people about it. Events will include s beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, beer walks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

2-5: Norton Beer Festival, Cold Norton, England

The fifth annual Norton Beer Festival will be held at the Norton Free House, a community pub in Cold Norton. This four-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales and Real Ciders, served in a beer garden. The lineup will include locally-brewed ales. There will also be live music, Morris dancers, and other entertainment. Food, including pub food and barbecue, will be available.

2-3: St. Louis Microfest, St. Louis, MO

The 19th annual St. Louis Microfest will be held in the Upper Muny Lot in Forest Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from around a variety of domestic and international breweries (there were around 75 at recent festivals). There will also be live music, cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP Experience tickets, with catered food and a special selection of beers and wines, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Lift for Life Gym.

2-4: South Notts Real Ale Festival, Wilford, England

The third annual South Notts Real Ale Festival will be held in the clubhouse of the Nottingham Moderns Rugby Club in Wilford. Organizers expect to have more than 50 Real Ales and ciders from Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas. There will be live music both days, and family games and a charity rugby match on Saturday. Proceeds will be donated to the development of the Moderns Clubhouse and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

2-4: Towcester Beer Festival, Towcester, England

The 2014 Towcester Beer Festival will be held on the grounds of the Towcestrians Rugby Football Club. Organizers expect to have 60 Real Ales and 30 Real Ciders. There will also be live music; food, including barbecue, hog roast, and Ghurka curry; and children's entertainment. Admission is free during the daytime.

2: Waterford BrewFest, Waterford, WI

Patriot Financial presents the fourth annual Waterford BrewFest, which will take pace at the Cotton Exchange. This evening event will feature more than 80 beers. Food will be available for purchase, and door prizes will be awarded. The festival is a benefit for Lions Club charities.

3: Art of the Brew Beer Tasting Festival, Hamburg, PA

The inaugural Art of the Brew Beer Tasting Festival will be held at the Hamburg Field House. This afternoon event will feature beer from 15 breweries, most of them from Pennsylvania. There will be live music, and the price of admission includes a complimentary burger or chicken sandwich.

3: Ashley's Cask Ale Festival, Westland, MI

Ashley's Bar & Grill, a beer bar in Westland, will host the 2014 Cask Ale Festival. This afternoon event will feature more than 30 casks of Real Ale from breweries throughout the country, including many from Michigan breweries. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. Singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

3: Beer City Springfest, Hudsonville, MI

American Legion Post 179 presents the inaugural Beer City Springfest, which will take place at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 West Michigan breweries, including several special festival beers. There will be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

3: Big Solano Brew-Haha, Fairfield, CA

The Big Solano Brew-Haha will be held at the Specialty Events Center in Fairfield. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of local and regional breweries.
There will also be live entertainment, including music and comedy; an appearance by homebrewing experts; and food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Solano Library Foundation's literacy programs.

3: Buellton Brew Fest, Buellton, CA

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Buellton Brew Fest, which will take place at River View Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from an expanded selection of breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music and food.

3: Chicago Beer Rally, Romeoville, IL

The 2014 Chicago Beer Rally will be held at the new Romeoville Event Center. This evening event will feature a selection of beers from local craft breweries and homebrew clubs. Sarah Huska will lead a tasting of cask ales, classic cars will be on display, and there will also be food from local vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

3-5: Crown Hotel Beer, Sausage and Cider Festival, Darwen, England

The Crown Hotel, a pub and restaurant near Darwen city center, will host its inaugural Beer, Sausage and Cider Festival. This bank holiday weekend event, which coincides with the landlords' one-year anniversary, will feature more than 50 beers. There will be live entertainment during the evening.

3: Fayetteville Foam Fest, Fayetteville, AR

The 2014 Fayetteville Foam Fest will be held at a new venue, the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot. This evening event will feature beer from around 70 domestic and foreign breweries, including some from Arkansas and surrounding states. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase.

3: Garden City Brewfest, Missoula, MT

The 22nd Annual Garden City Brewfest will be held at Caras Park in downtown Missoula. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 60 beers on tap, along with a wine bar. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

3: Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark Beer Fest, Gastonia, NC

The sixth annual Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark Beer Fest will be held at Sims Legion Park. This evening event will feature more than 125 beers from throughout the Southeast, with over 25 breweries from the Carolinas represented. There will also be live music and a cornhole tournament. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

3: Harrah's Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival, Vista, CA

The San Diego Brewers Guild Presents the third annual Harrah's Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in historic Vista Village in downtown Vista. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries. Winners of the homebrewing contest, sponsored by Mother Earth Brewing Company, will be announced. Nine music acts are scheduled to appear on three stages, and there will be food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life.

3: Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, Boonville, CA

The Anderson Valley Brewing Company presents the 18th annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival. It will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in the brewery's hometown of Boonville. This is an open-air event, held in the scenic Anderson Valley, with more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from California and the West. There will also be live music and dancing, along with food and merchandise vendors. On-site camping is available. All proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations.

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

The second annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will be held in the outdoor courtyards of the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 beers from 15 craft breweries, many of them from Virginia. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also live music, and food will be available for purchase. A festival ticket includes admission to the museum for the day.

3: Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, Miami, FL

Miami New Times magazine and Zoo Miami present the fifth annual Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, which will take place at the zoo. This evening event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment, headlined by national touring acts; an opportunity to see the animals; food for purchase; and interactive games. VIP tickets, with early admission, unlimited beer and spirits samples, and catered food, are available.

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

Project DC Events presents the 2014 Neon Drink-On Summer Beer Fest, which will be held at The Yards Park in Washington. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 100 beers from 50 breweries, with an emphasis on summer seasonals. There will also be live music, a Disco Tent with Washington DJs, food for purchase, a game zone, and an interactive neon photo booth.

3: Rochester Craft Beer Expo, Rochester, MN

Chop Liver LLC presents the third annual Rochester Craft Beer Expo, which will take place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 60 breweries. There will be an educational program, and festival-goers are invited to vote for the People's Choice award. In addition, there will be live entertainment, an educational program, and food for purchase.

3-4: South Denver Beer Fest, Littleton, CO

The second annual South Denver Beer Festival will be held at Clement Park in Littleton, a venue with a view of the Rocky Mountains. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers from around 60 national and local breweries. There will also be a special VIP section devoted to local distillers, chocolate and cheese producers. This year's festival will also include beard and mustache best costume competitions.

3-10: South Shore, Cape & Islands Beer Week, eastern MA

GreatBrewers.com presents the fourth annual South Shore, Cape & Islands Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in eastern Massachusetts. There will be a number of events, including a Brews Cruise, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, meet-the-brewer events, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, tap takeovers, and special tastings. 

3: Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration, Walhalla, SC

Opus Trust presents the inaugural Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration, which will take place at Calyx Farms in Walhalla. This afternoon event will feature a selection of craft beers, most of them from South Carolina and the Southeast. Four live acts are scheduled to perform bluegrass, blues and Americana music. Proceeds will go toward repairing the roof of the historic Walhalla Civic Auditorium.

3: Washington Crossing Brewfest, Washington Crossing, PA

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park present the fourth annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, which will take place at the Upper Park, behind the Thompson-Neely House. This afternoon event, to be held on the shore of the Delaware River, will feature beer from more 60 breweries, many of them from the region. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Friends.

3: Witney Beer Festival, Witney, England

The Witney Round Table presents the third annual Witney Beer Festival, which will take place at St Mary's Church, a structure that dates back to the 13th century. Past festivals have featured around 30 Real Ales and ciders, many of them brewed locally, along with a hog roast.

4: FredFest, Portland, OR

The ninth annual FredFest will be held at Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland. This event, which began as a small surprise 80th birthday party for renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt, will consist of afternoon and evening tasting sessions,. Each session will feature a rare assortment of hand-selected beers; light fare, cooked in and with beer; cheeses, coffee, candy, and even cereal so festival-goers can experience Fred's famous beer-and-food pairings; and birthday cake and a round of "Happy Birthday" for Fred.

4: Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, Boonville, CA

The Anderson Valley Brewing Company presents the 18th annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, which will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in the brewery's hometown of Boonville. Recent editions of this open-air afternoon event have featured more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, most of them from California and the West; music and dancing; and food and merchandise vendors. On-site camping is available, and all proceeds go to local non-profit organizations.

4-5: Upwey Beer Festival, Upwey Weymouth, England

The 2014 Upwey Beer Festival will be held at The Royal Standard Inn in Upwey Weymouth. This weekend event will feature more than 30 Real Ales and ciders, many of them from local breweries. There will be live music both evenings.

8-10: Banbury Beer Festival, Banbury, England

The North Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 14th annual Banbury Beer Festival, which will take place at the TA Centre. This three-day festival will feature 90 Real Ales from around the country, along with around 20 ciders and perries. This year's event will emphasize beers from the southeast of England. There will also be live entertainment, a local beer and cheese tasting event on Friday, and a tombola run by the British Legion.

8-10: Beer Festival With Bangers, Burton on Trent, England

The Burton Bridge Inn, a public house in Burton on Trent, will host its tenth Beer Festival With Bangers. This three-day event will feature 24 Real Ales, including favorites from the Burton Bridge Brewery. A selection of locally-sourced sausages will be available. Admission is free.

8-11: Eurovision Beer Contest, Clifton Village, England

The Portcullis, a public house in Bristol, will host the third annual Eurovision Beer Contest. This three-day event will feature 20 Real Ales from the UK “and slightly further afield.” There will be Eurovision bingo on Thursday, plus other fun and games throughout the weekend. Food will be available throughout, and the Portcullis has a 1 am late license.

8-18: Seattle Beer Week, Seattle, WA

The sixth annual Seattle Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Seattle. The 11-day celebration of craft beer kicks off with Cask-O-Rama. Two events, Beer and Brats in the Outfield and the Bacon and Beer Classic, be held at Safeco Field. Other events will include a celebration of Northwest women in beer, appearances by beer celebrities, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

9-11: Bierbörse, Frechen, Germany

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

9: Craft Beer Expo, Royal Oak, MI

Powers Distributing presents its second Craft Beer Expo, which will take place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This evening event will feature beer from more than 30 craft breweries, with an emphasis on Michigan-brewed beers. WRIF’s Anne Carlini will be on hand, food trucks will be at the festival site, and there will be a prize raffle. Proceeds will benefit Lions Club charities.

9: Florida International Beer Festival, Orlando, FL

Florida Beer Festivals presents the 21st annual Florida International Beer Festival, which will take place at Heritage Square at the History Center in downtown Orlando. This evening event will feature a large selection of craft and imported beers, along with live entertainment and food from area restaurants.

9-10: Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival, Macclesfield, England

Macclesfield and District 332 Round Table presents the 20th Macclesfield Charity Beer Festival. It will take place under a marquee on the grounds of the Rugby Club. Recent editions of this festival have featured 250 Real Ales, recommended by the Campaign for Real Ale, along with Real Ciders and perries, entertainment, and food for purchase. This year's festival charities are The Rossendale Trust and Crossroads Care.

9: Old School BeerFest, Delray Beach, FL

The Delray Center for the Arts, in Delray Beach, will host Old School BeerFest 2014. It will take place in the center's Outdoor Pavilion. This evening event will feature more than 50 craft and imported beers, along with ciders and wines. Two live bands will perform, food will be available for purchase, and there will be games and a photo booth. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary snacks, are available.

9-10: Rocket City Brewfest, Huntsville, AL

The Huntsville Chapter of Free the Hops! presents the sixth Annual Rocket City Brewfest, which will take place at the historic Huntsville Depot and Roundhouse. This two-day event, which is a fund-raiser for the chapter, will feature around 200 beers, including beer from the five Huntsville-area breweries. There will also be live music and local food vendors.

9-10: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Washington, DC

The Brewers Association presents the 2014 edition of SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, which this year returns to the National Building Museum in Washington. This evening event will feature more than 120 craft beers from 65 independent breweries, with brewery owners and brewmasters on hand. There will also be a reception-style presentation of sweet and savory foods, along with directed tasted salons with leading names in beer and food.

9: Slue Foot Sue's Shindig, Denver, CO

Slue Foot Sue's Shindig will take place at The McNichols Building in Denver. This Western-themed evening event, which highlights “The New West” art exhibit, will feature a variety of craft beers. There will also be live country music, barbecue, and western fashions.

9: Springfest at the Beach, New London, CT

The New London Rotary Foundation presents the 35th annual Springfest & Chili Cook-Off, which will take place in The Pavilion at Ocean Beach Park in New London. This evening event will feature more than 150 imported and domestic beers, along with a selection of wines. There will be live music; and food, including chili and unlimited bratwurst, will be available. This event is a fund-raiser for Rotary charities.

9-10: UnTapped Blues Festival, Kennewick, WA

The 18th annual UnTapped Blues Festival will be held at two locations in Kennewick. Recent editions of this festival have been two-day celebrations centered around craft beer and blues, bluegrass, and other musicians from around the country. The Clover Island Inn will host Friday's kick-off party, with "blues under the bridge"; and Saturday's main session, at the Benton County Fairgrounds, will feature more than 30 breweries and over 100 beers, along with food and wine.

9-11: Wroclaw Festival of Good Beer, Wroclaw, Poland

Castle Cultural Center presents the fifth annual Wroclaw Festival of Good Beer, which will take place at a new venue, the Municipal Stadium esplanade. This three-day event will feature hundreds of beers from small breweries in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Belgium. There will also be live music and other entertainment, an educational program, traditional Central European food, and special attractions for children.

9: ZooBrew: Spring Hops, Pittsburgh, PA

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

10: American Beer Classic, Chicago, IL

Red Frog Events presents the second annual American Beer Classic, which will take place on the playing field of Soldier Field in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with hundreds of beers. Festival-goers are invited to vote in the Most Valuable Beer competition. There will also be educational sessions, live music on the stage in the South Courtyard, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. This year's festival charity is St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals.

10: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Charlotte, NC

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Charlotte stop on the 2014 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. This afternoon event will feature 60 beers and 40 bourbons to sample. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; an expanded selection of food, including barbecue, Southern specialties, and other foods; an educational program led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters; games and contests; and merchandise for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

10: Belle City Brew Fest, Racine, WI

The 2014 Belle City Brew Fest will be held at the Racine Civic Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be a homebrewing competition, a beer educational program, live music by Bella Cain, and food for purchase.

10: BrewFest at Mount Hope, Manheim, PA

The sixth annual BrewFest at Mount Hope will be held at the Mount Hope Estate in Manheim. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each beer from more than 40 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania, along with complimentary food. There will also be live music, merchandise vendors, and a charity raffle.

10: Central Valley Brewfest, Turlock, CA

The second annual Central Valley Brewfest will be held at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds in Turlock. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from from over 35 breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music, and artwork by the Peer Recovery Art Project will be available for purchase.

10: Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival, Chattanooga, TN

Rhizome Productions presents the 2014 Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival, which will be held in the First Tennessee Pavilion. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from Tennessee. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, which include admission to beer and food pairings, are available. Part of the proceeds will be given to local charities. There will be a pre-party on Friday and an after-party on Saturday at Terminal Brewhouse.

10: Furniture City Beer Festival, High Point, NC

The 2014 Furniture City Beer Festival will take place at Festival Park at Oak Hollow in High Point. This afternoon event, which is part of the Great American Craft Beer Tour, will feature around 150 beers from 50 breweries, many of them local. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

10: Garden State Brew Fest, Berkeley Heights, NJ

The 2014 Garden State Brew Fest will be held at Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds in Berkeley Heights. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 local craft breweries, along with a "strange Brews" tent with rare and unusual beer. Live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special beer and food pairing, are available. This year's event will support Hurricane Sandy relief.

10: Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, Petaluma, CA

The Cinnabar Theater Young Repertory Company presents the 17th annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting, which will take place at Herzog Hall in Behren's Park on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature beer from 14 Bay Area and West Coast microbreweries. Fifty-five teams will prepare chilis and salsas and take part in a judged competition. There will also be live entertainment. The festival is a fund-raiser for the theater's children's programs.

10: Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival, Philadelphia, PA

The fourth annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival will be held at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein. This afternoon outdoor event will feature more than 60 beers, with brewers in attendance. Festival-goers are invited to vote for best beer of the festival. There will also be live bands, and food and merchandise vendors.

10-11: Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow, England

The 2014 Ludlow Spring Food Festival will be held on the grounds of historic Ludlow Castle. This event, produced with the cooperation of the Society of Independent Brewers, will feature more than 150 Real Ales from over 50 small breweries from the West and Wales, along with a selection of other drinks. Dozens of producers will sell food, including local sausages and bread, with hands-on food-making demonstration. There will also be live music inside the castle. The beer festival coincides with the Marches Transport Festival, and 180 classic cars will be on display.

10: Microbrew Festival on the Pecos, Carlsbad, NM

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Microbrew Festival on the Pecos, which will take place at the Pecos River Village Conference Center. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from six New Mexico breweries. There will also be live music, specialty food vendors and other food for purchase, and the Backyard Burger Challenge.

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

Colorado Beer Trail presents New Brew Fest--Boulder County, which will take place at Whistle Stop Park in Niwot. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 craft beers and ciders from over 25 breweries, all of which have been in existence less than five years. Four live bands are scheduled to perform. VIP tickets, with early admission and cheese and chocolate sampling, are available. There will be an after-party at Bootstrap Brewing Company in Niwot.

10: North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, Huntersville, NC

Rural Hill, a historic site in Huntersville, will host the fourth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival. This all-day event will include a three-hour tasting session, with beer from more than 25 breweries, mostly from North Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be a beer education program, music from six bands, food and merchandise vendors, and children's activities. Camping is available at the festival site. Proceeds will go toward the preservation and advancement of Rural Hill.

10: North Texas Beer Festival, Irving, TX

Archer Productions presents the fourth annual North Texas Beer Festival, which returns to the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of domestic and imported beers from dozens of breweries, served in an open-air beer garden. There will also be homebrewing classes, keynote speakers, live music, culinary demonstrations, and food for purchase.

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

Belle Grove Plantation, in Middletown, will host the 19th annual Of Ale and History Beer Festival. This afternoon event will feature an assortment of domestic and imported beers. Two live bands are scheduled to perform, and food an merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

10: Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival, Orcas Island, WA

The 2014 Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival will be held on the Eastsound Village Green. This afternoon event will feature meads and ciders from more than 15 Northwest producers. There will be live music, along with food from Island restaurants. Net proceeds will benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program which, together the Northwest Cider Association, produces the event.

10: Pints for Pets Brewfest, Altoona, PA

The seventh annual Pints for Pets Brewfest will be held on the mezzanine level of the Blair County Ballpark in Altoona. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 80 domestic and overseas breweries. Several local bands will perform, and the ballpark's concession stands will be open. All proceeds will go to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

10-18: San Antonio Beer Week, San Antonio, TX

The fourth annual San Antonio Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around San Antonio. Events will include a special night at each of the San Antonio-area breweries, beer dinners and tastings, walking and bus pub crawls, a pro-am brewing competition, a lineup of speakers, and numerous special beers.

10: Virginia Hops and Barley Festival, Midlothian, VA

The Powhatan Rotary Club presents the fourth annual Virginia Hops and Barley Festival, which will take place at Historic Malvern in Midlothian. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 30 Virginia-brewed beers, including several small-batch selections, along with Virginia wines. Local bands will perform, and food vendors will be on-site. VIP tickets, with a special tented area and complimentary food, are available.

10: Wicken Beer Festival, Wicken, England

The 2014 Wicken Beer Festival will be held at the Wicken Recreation Ground. This evening event will feature a variety of Real Ales (there were 20 at recent editions of this festival), along with Real Lagers, ciders, and wine. There will be live music under two marquees; and barbecue, sausages, and burgers will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. The festival is a fund-raiser to improve the Recreation Ground.

10: Wild West Brewfest, Katy, TX

The Katy Rotary Club presents the third annual Wild West Brewfest, which will take place at the Villagio Town Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from 25 craft breweries. Two live bands are scheduled to perform, and there will be a homebrewing competition, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for a number of local charities.

10: Yardley Beer Fest, Yardley, PA

The seventh annual Yardley Beer Fest will be held near the Delaware River. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 60 breweries, including many beers brewed in Pennsylvania. There will also be live music, a "homebrew corner," and food for purchase. Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

11-18: Oklahoma City Beer Week, Oklahoma City, OK

The inaugural Oklahoma City Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Oklahoma City. The headline event of this eight-day celebration is the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. There will be a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

12-18: American Craft Beer Week, nationwide

The Brewers Association presents American Craft Beer Week 2014, which will take place at establishments across the country. American Craft Beer Week, which kicks off the summer craft beer season, will be celebrated by hundreds of craft brewers and beer retailers, thousands of beer fans, and a congressional resolution honoring the nation's craft brewing industry.

13-14: Fremont Toyota Lander Brew Festival, Lander, WY

Fremont Toyota presents the 2014 Lander Brew Festival, which will take place at soccer fields next to Lander Valley High School. The two-day event will feature an assortment of microbrewed beer (recent festivals have featured around 50 beers from more than 15 breweries). There will also be live music; a rugby tournament; a bicycle race; and food, including burgers, brats, and pizza.

15-17: Barrow Hill Rail Ale and Cider Festival, Barrow Hill, England

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Britain's only surviving operation of its kind, will host the 13th annual Rail Ale and Cider Festival. Organizers expect to have more than 200 ales (including gluten-free selections), along with ciders and continental bottled beers. There will also be rides on steam trains, live entertainment afternoons and evenings, and hot food and sandwiches for purchase.

15: Beer Under Glass, Chicago, IL

Beer Under Glass returns to the Conservatory in Chicago's Garfield Park. This Thursday evening event, presented in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, will feature a variety of beers from Chicago's craft breweries. Small plates from popular local restaurants will be served. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

15-17: Bexley Beer Festival, Bexley, England

The Bexley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the ninth annual Bexley Beer Festival, which will take place 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.

15-17: Chester Charity Beer Festival, Chester, England

Chester Grosvenor Round Table presents the 26th annual Chester Charity Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of the Chester Rugby Union Football Club. This three-evening event will feature more than 130 Real Ales, most of them from independent breweries, along with ciders, and perries, and wines. There will also be live entertainment and pub games, and hot and cold food will be available. Proceeds from the festival will go to local charities.

15-25: Chicago Craft Beer Week, Chicago, IL

The fifth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week will be celebrated at more than 300 breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chicago. This event's theme is "Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods," with venues divided into multiple neighborhoods plus the suburbs. Chicago Beer Week kicks off with Beer Under Glass, and will wrap up with a closing party. Other events will include beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

15-31: Czech Beer Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

The seventh annual Czech Beer Festival will be held at Letna in Prague. This 17-day celebration will feature more than 70 Czech beers, served in glass pitchers by costumed servers. There will also be a wide range of food from local chefs, pork and beef butchers, delicatessens, bakers, and confectioners. LIve bands will perform inside three tents, and this year's entertainment will include a "Rock'n'Beer Fest" battle of the bands.

15-17: Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, Kingston, England

The Kingston & Leatherhead Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Kingston Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute. This year's festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Kingston-built Sopwith Tabloid seaplane winning the Schneider Trophy. It will feature more than 50 Real Ales, many of them local, along with 12 ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

16-18: Bierbörse, Borken, Germany

The inaugural Frechen edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in city's Marktplatz. 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.

16: Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes, Dayton, OH

The fifth annual Big Brews and Blues for Diabetes will be held at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for Diabetes Dayton, will feature 60 craft beers, including many from breweries in the Miami Valley. Three live blues acts are scheduled to perform, and local food will be available for tasting.

16-17: Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest, Newport, OR

Rogue Ales presents the eighth annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest, which will take place inside the brewery in Newport. The dog-friendly event, which honors brewmaster John Maier's faithful companion Brewer who passed away in 2006, will feature more than 50 craft beers. There will also be live music and canine activities, including Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing, and Celebrity Dog Look-Alikes. The festival will benefit the Central Coast Humane Society and Oregon Coast Therapy Animals.

16-17: Clitheroe Beer Festival, Clitheroe, England

The East Lancashire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the ninth annual Clitheroe Beer Festival, which will take place at St Mary's Centre. This two-day event will feature around 60 Real Ales, along with selection of ciders and perries. Live bands will perform at both evening sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

16-18: Craft Bier Fest, Vienna, Austria

Biorama presents the Craft Bier Fest, which will take place at Adria, a venue on the Danube Canal in the center of Vienna. This three-day event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, many of them in Austria. Other beverages will be available as well. Brewery personnel, bloggers, and beer personalities will be in attendance. There will be live music and DJs, and a variety of food and snacks will be available for purchase. Pub crawls will take place during the festival. The festival website is entirely in German.

16: Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival, Jacksonville, FL

The sixth annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The evening event will feature more than 350 beers from over 45 breweries. Around 25 local restaurants and businesses will offer free food samples. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

16-17: Mayfest, the Halifax Beer Festival, Halifax, England

The Halifax & Calderdale Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents Mayfest 2014, the Halifax Beer Festival. It will take place at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax. This two-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, along with ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase.

16-17: Totton and Eling Beer and Cider Festival, Totton, England

The third annual Totton and Eling Beer and Cider Festival will be held at the Empire Hall in Totton. This two-day weekend event will feature 18 ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will be live entertainment both evenings.

16-17: World Expo of Beer, Frankenmuth, MI

The Frankenmuth Jaycees present the 2014 World Expo of Beer, which will take place at Heritage Park. This two-day community fund-raiser will feature more than 300 beers from around the world, including many brewed in Michigan. There will be a beer education program and a food and beer pairing event (extra charge), and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

16-18: Yapton Beerex, Yapton, England

The Western Sussex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 25th annual Yapton Beerex, which will take place in the Yapton Village Hall. There will be more than 65 beers from small, independent breweries, many from the north of England. Real Ciders and perries will also be available. Food will be served, and there will be live music Saturday evening.

17-18: Ale and Steam Weekend, Winchcombe, England

The North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, present the sixth annual Ale and Steam Weekend. It will take place at Winchcombe Station. Twenty-four beers will be available, along with hot and cold food and soft drinks. A ticket for travel or a platform ticket on the day is required for entry to the festival.

17: Aloha Brewfest, Bothell, WA

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

17: Ameri"Can" Canned Craft Beer Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

SanTan Brewing presents the fourth annual Ameri"Can" Canned Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Scottsdale Civic Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 local and national craft beers. There will also be an interactive nano garden, live entertainment, food for purchase, and beer games and contests. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

17-18: Beer. Bacon. Music, Frederick, MD

Beer. Bacon. Music 2014 will be held at the Frederick Fairgrounds. This two-day event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, including many beers not available in the area. There will also be a homebrewing competition, a two-ton all-you-can-eat bacon bar, and music by ten live bands.

17: Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival, Media, PA

Iron Hill Brewery, in Media, will host the 2014 Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival. This afternoon event will feature beer from 25 local breweries. There will also be live music, and food prepared by the brewery will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Media Youth Center.

17: Brewers Bazaar, Stillwater, MN

The Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club presents the eighth annual Brewers Bazaar, which will take place aboard the Avalon Riverboat docked on the St. Croix River. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 local microbreweries, including the local homebrew club. There will also be live music, bratwurst and cheeses for purchase, and a prize raffle. The festival is a fund-raiser for Rotary Club charities.

17: Charleston Beer Garden, Charleston, SC

The Gusto Group presents the third annual Charleston Beer Garden, which will take place downtown at Brittlebank Park. This afternoon/evening, to be held in a pop-up beer garden, will feature more than 30 beers, some from local breweries. There will also be a Homebrewers' Village, the Earth Fare Beer School, live music and entertainment, beer games, and food for purchase.

17: Connecticut Craft Brew Fest, Naugatuck, CT

Mountview Wines and Liquors and Jesse Camille's Restaurant present the 20th annual Connecticut Craft Brew Fest, which will take place under the Biergarten tents at Jesse Camille's in Naugatuck. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 200 beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Net proceeds will benefit the Camille B. Perugini Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund.

17: Crown Beer Fest, Crown Point, IN

Crown Brewing Company presents the fifth annual Crown Beer Fest, which will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries from Indiana, Illinois, and nearby states, including beers that are hard to find in the area. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit The Arc of Northwest Indiana.

17: Crystal Palace Beer Festival, London, England

The Crystal Palace Football Club presents the fourth annual Crystal Palace Beer Festival, which will take place in the Holmesdale Road Stand at Selhurst Park in London. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 ales and ciders, most of them from independent breweries. There will also be live bands, appearances by the Crystal Girls and other special guests, and prize raffles.

17: East Atlanta Beer Fest, Atlanta, GA

EABF presents the 11th annual East Atlanta Beer Festival, which will take place in East Atlanta Village's Brownwood Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 175 craft beers. There will also be live bands and DJs, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Festival-goers are invited to visit the village's shops and restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the East Atlanta Foundation's community projects.

17: Festival of Beers, Southern Pines, NC

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce presents the fifth annual Festival of Beers, which will take place at the Southern Pines Elks Lodge. This late-afternoon event, to be held outdoors this year, will feature more than 40 beers from around 20 North Carolina breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

17: Handcrafted at Perkins Center, Collingswood, NJ

Schnader Attorneys at Law present the fourth annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center, which will take place at Perkins Center For The Arts in Collingswood. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Center, will feature a variety of craft beers, along with a selection of spirits. There will also be live music, food pairings, and a silent auction.

17: Houston Press BrewFest, Houston, TX

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

17: Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival, West Hollywood, CA

The fifth annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival will take place at 8950 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries, most of them from California. Five bands are scheduled to perform, and 30 vegan food vendors will be at the festival. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to K-9 Connection.

17: Maui Brewers Festival, Kahului, HI

The sixth annual Maui Brewers Festival will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahulu. This late-afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of craft breweries, including several in Hawai'I, along with food from Maui restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Arts & Cultural Center.

17: Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, Indianapolis, IN

Upland Brewing Company presents the third annual annual Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, which will take place at a new venue, the Indianapolis City Market. This afternoon event will feature lambic-, Flanders-, farmhouse-, and saison-style ales from more than 20 Midwest breweries. There will be complimentary light snacks, and City Market vendors will be selling food. VIP tickets, with early admission, an educational program, and a special selection of beers, are available.

17: Natural Bridge Beer Festival, Natural Bridge, VA

The 2014 Natural Bridge Beer Festival will take place at Stonebridge Center in Natural Bridge. This afternoon event, which is part of the Great American Craft Beer Tour, will feature around 150 beers from 50 breweries, many of them local. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

17: NorCal Session Beer Festival, Oakland, CA

Drake’s Brewing Company and Bike East Bay present the second annual NorCal Session Beer Festival, which will take place at Jack London Square in Oakland. This event will feature session beers from around 30 craft breweries, most of them from the Bay Area. There will also be live music and food for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Bike East Bay’s advocacy efforts.

17: Oklahoma Beer Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

Tapwerks Ale House & Cafe presents the fourth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which will take place between Tapwerks and America's Pub in Oklahoma City's Bricktown district. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with hundreds of craft beers, with every Oklahoma brewery represented. There will also be live music and food for purchase.

17: Racks By the Tracks, Kingsport, TN

The seventh annual Racks by the Tracks will be held at the Farmers Market in downtown Kingsport. The beer-tasting portion of this all-day event will run from 2 to 7 pm, and will feature more than 40 craft beers, many of them not normally available in east Tennessee. Other festival events include a free blues and roots concert, a rib cook-off, and a Kid's Station. Proceeds will go to local charities.

17: Red, White and Craft Brews Fest, Largo, FL

The Armed Forces History Museum, in Largo, will host the third annual Red, White and Craft Brews Fest. This evening event will feature more than 70 craft beers. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, a beer and cheese pairing, and a photo booth. The price of admission also includes entry into the museum.

17: Unreasonably Sized Beer Garden, York, PA

The Unreasonably Sized Beer Garden will be held at the York Fairgrounds. This Saturday evening event will feature more than 60 Pennsylvania-brewed beers, an educational program, and live music. The beer tasting is affiliated with the Sons of the American Legion's Taste of Pennsylvania Wine of Music Festival, a two-afternoon event that includes wine, live music, local food, and merchandise vendors.

17-18: Virginia Beer Festival, Norfolk, VA

The 13th annual Virginia Beer Festival will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. This two-day event, produced in partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature more than 125 domestic and imported beers, including locally-brewed beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

17: West Coast Brewers Festival, Sacramento, CA

The 15th annual West Coast Brewers Festival will be held at Miller Park in Sacramento. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers (there have been more than 120, from over 60 breweries, at recent editions of this festival). Most of the beers will be from California, Oregon, and Washington. There will also be live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a lunch voucher, are available. The festival is a fundraiser for the Robla Education Foundation.

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

The Rotary Club of Bonsall presents the 19th annual Wine, Brews & Blues Festival, which will take place at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. This evening event will feature beer from many of San Diego's craft breweries, along with wine from over 80 wineries. Three blues acts are scheduled to perform, more than 20 local restaurants will provide food samples, artwork will be on sale, and there will be a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit local charities

18: Crystal Palace FC Beer Festival, London, England

Crystal Palace Football Club will host the fourth annual Crystal Palace FC Beer Festival, which will take place at Selhurst Park Stadium. This afternoon event, to be held on Cup Final Day, will feature around 180 beers and ciders from around the the UK, along with a selection of foreign bottled beers. There will be live entertainment, including live bands and an appearance by Neil Morrisey; food will be available for purchase; and special guests will be on hand.

18: Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, Chilton, WI

Rowland's Calumet Brewing Company presents the 23rd annual Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest, which will take place at the Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature beer from around 30 Wisconsin breweries. The Jerry Schneider band and Copper Box will entertain, food will be available for purchase, and brewery memorabilia vendors will be on hand. Designated drivers will be admitted free.

18: WORT’s 17th Annual Block Party, Madison WI

WORT-FM, Madison’s community radio station, will host its 17th Annual Block Party. It will take place in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard. This afternoon event will feature a variety of Wisconsin-brewed beers, served in the “No Crap on Tap” beer garden. There will also be live music, food for purchase, arts and crafts vendors, and a prize raffle. Admission is free.

19-24: Cambridge Beer Festival, Cambridge, England

The Cambridge & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 41st annual Cambridge Beer Festival, which will take place at Jesus Green. This festival is the UK's longest-running and second-largest. It will feature more than 200 beers from local and national breweries, along with ciders, perries, mead, and wine. There will also be a CAMRA cheese counter and locally-produced bread, pork pies, and ham.

19-31: Nevada Beer Weeks, Las Vegas, Reno, and other locations in NV

The fourth annual Nevada Beer Weeks will take place at hundreds of breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Las Vegas and Reno, as well as at other locations in Nevada. The headline event of this 13-day celebration is Springs Preserve's Brews & Blues Festival. Other events will include beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, trivia contests, beer releases, and special tastings.

20-22: Summer Brew Fest, London, England

The inaugural Summer Brew Fest will be held in London Fields in East London. This three-day event will feature more than 30 beers from around a dozen UK start-up and small breweries. There will also be “Beer Geek” and “Beer Lover” educational sessions, and a variety of street food will be available for purchase.

22-31: Albuquerque Beer Week, various locations, Albuquerque, NM

The fourth annual Albuquerque Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Albuquerque. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is Albuquerque Brews and Blues. There will be more than 60 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.

22-24: Copenhagen Beer Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Beer Enthusiasts presents the 14th annual Copenhagen Beer Festival, which will take place at Tap 1 at the former Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen. Organizers expect to have around 700 beers from 70 exhibitors. There will be beers from Denmark (Copenhagen has a number of microbreweries), other European countries, and overseas, and will include beers not normally available in Denmark. Food will be available for purchase.

22-24: Kidderminster Beer Festival, Kidderminster, England

The Kidderminster Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Kidderminster Beer Festival, which will return to Town Hall. Recent editions of this three-day event have featured more than 40 beers, ciders, perries, and wines. This year, the emphasis will be on locally-brewed and coastal ales. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

22-24: Lincoln Beer Festival, Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the Lincoln Beer Festival, which will take place at the Lincoln Drill Hall. The three-day event, which dates back to the 1970s, will feature more than 100 Real Ales from all over the UK. There will also be ciders, perries, and bottled beers from around the world. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. CAMRA members will be admitted free.

22-June 1: Norwich City of Ale, Norwich, England

Norwich City of Ale 2014 will be held at more than 40 public houses in the "Fine City" of Norwich. This ten-day celebration kicks off with a Launch Party at St Gregory’s Church. Other events will include beer walks, a Brewers' Market, beer and food pairings, pub quizzes, special tastings, and meet-the-brewer events.

29-31: Skipton Beer Festival, Skipton, England

The Keighley and Craven Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the eighth annual Skipton Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 65 Real Ales, including a range of mild ales, along with traditional ciders and perries, foreign bottled beers, and British wines. Hot and cold food will be served, and souvenir merchandise and CAMRA memberships will be available.

22-24: Top of the Hops, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

The P.O.W. City Kinsmen present the 2014 Top of the Hops Grapes and Grains Festival, which will take place in Halls A and C of Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. This three-evening event will feature more than 200 beers, wines, and spirits; and food will be available for purchase. There will also be a winemaker’s dinner the evening before the festival itself.

23-31: Asheville Beer Week, Asheville, NC

The third annual Asheville Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Asheville. This nine-day celebration culminates with the Beer City Festival. Other events will include beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, trivia contests, beer releases, and special tastings.

23-24: California Festival of Beers, San Luis Obispo, CA

The 28th annual California Festival of Beers will be held at Madonna Inn Meadows in San Luis Obispo. There will be a Connoisseur Tasting Friday evening and a Grand Tasting Saturday afternoon. Each session will feature more than 200 beers from over 70 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with catered food and a special selection of beers, are available. This event is a benefit for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

23-31: Central Oregon Beer Week, Bend area, OR

The third annual Central Oregon Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in central Oregon. With 24 breweries, the region ranks near the top in breweries per capita in America. Events during this nine-day celebration include the Bend Ale Trail, along with beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, trivia contests, beer releases, and special tastings.

23-25: Latviabeerfest, Riga, Latvia

The fourth annual Latviabeerfest will be held in Vermanes Garden in Riga. This international exposition and festival will feature more than 150 beers from throughout Europe, including 36 beers brewed in Latvia. There will also be a variety of live music; entertainment, including games and competitions; and children's activities.

23: Macy's Zoo Brew, Memphis, TN

The Memphis Zoo will host Macy's Zoo Brew 2014. This evening event will feature beers from around the world, along with wine and soft drinks. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase. VIP tickets are available. This event is a fund-raiser for the zoo.

23-25: Newark Beer Festival, Newark, England

The Newark Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual Newark Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverside Park on the banks of the River Trent. This three-day event will feature around 150 traditionally-crafted beers, along with a selection of Real Ciders, perries, and locally-made country wines. There will be live entertainment, including musical acts and pub quizzes; and food will be available for purchase.

23-24: Southwick Beer Festival, Southwick, England

The Southwick Community Centre will host the 11th annual Southwick Beer Festival. This two-day event will feature more than 60 ales and ciders, two food options, alternative refreshments, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Community Centre's charity.

24-25: Brew at the Zoo, Baltimore, MD

BBB&T presents Brew at the Zoo, which will take place at the Waterfowl Lake in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. This two-day event will feature more than 50 beers, many of them brewed in Maryland. There will also be three live bands each day, a KidZone, and food and artisan vendors. Festival ticket holders also receive all-day admission to the Zoo. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit animal care and conservation work at the Zoo.

24: Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival, Haines, AK

The 22nd annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival will be held in Dalton City on the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from breweries around the state and region. There will also be live music, food, and games. A five-course brewers' dinner will take place in Harriett Hall the evening before the tasting itself.

24-25: LS6 Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The fourth LS6 Beer Festival will be held at Left Bank Leeds, an arts and events venue. This two-day event will feature a selection of new, local, and different beers, along with ciders and perries. Entertainment will include live music, Morris dancers, and pub games; and street food will be available. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Mind, the mental health charity.

24: Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, Thompsonville, MI

Crystal Mountain Resort, in Thompsonville, will host the ninth annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. This afternoon/evening outdoor event, which will take place slopeside, will feature beer from more than 25 Michigan breweries, along with locally-made hard cider and mead. There will be also live music, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan suppliers. VIP tickets, with early admission and two special beers, are available.

24-25: North Carolina Hops and Roots Fest, Pittsboro, NC

The fourth annual North Carolina Hops and Roots Fest will be held at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro. This family-friendly event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature a selection of North Carolina beers, wines, and spirits. There will also be a judged homebrewing competition, blues and roots performers, and locally-sourced food prepared by chefs from the area. Proceeds will benefit NC Blues in the Schools.

24-26: Royal Oak Beer and Sausage Festival, Cheltenham, England

The Royal Oak, a CAMRA-recommended public house in Cheltenham, will host its 14th annual Beer and Sausage Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 20 micro and craft ales, along with a range of sausages.

24: San Francisco International Beer Festival, San Francisco, CA

The 31st annual San Francisco International Beer Festival will be held in the Festival Pavilion at San Francisco's Fort Mason. This evening event will feature hundreds of beers from over 100 breweries from around the world, along with food from some of San Francisco's best restaurants. Brewmaster tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to the teaching and learning programs at the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School.

24: ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, McGaheysville, VA

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce resents the 2014 ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, which will take place at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville. This all-afternoon event will feature a variety of beers and wines, much of them from the Shenandoah Valley. There will also be live music and dancing, food vendors, and craft items for sale.

24: Venice Brew Bash III, Venice, FL

Venice Brew Bash III will be held in downtown Venice. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 60 craft-brewed and imported beers, including gluten-free options. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival benefits Venice Main Street, Inc.

24-25: Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Buggenhout, Belgium

The Opstalse Bierpallieters, a branch of Zythos, the Belgian beer consumers' organization, presents the 23rd annual Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It will take place at Tapperij Beukenhof in Buggenhout. This is a unique event, with a lineup of 70 beers dominated by lambic-based beers, all from independent lambic brewers and blenders. Transportation is available between the festival venue and nearby railway stations, and admission to the event is free.

25: Albuquerque Blues & Brews, Albuquerque, NM

Feel Good Festivals presents Albuquerque Blues & Brews 2014, which will take place at a new venue, the Sandia Resort and Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of craft breweries. There will be live blues music; raffles, games, and homebrew demonstrations; and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

25: Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe, CO

Arapahoe Basin ski resort will host the 13th annual Festival of the Brewpubs. This afternoon beach party-themed event will feature beer from ten Colorado brewpubs. The price of admission includes five barbecue tickets. Live music will be presented by White Water Ramble.

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

Superfly Fabulous Events and Urban Orchard Cider Company present the inaugural Westside Fest-West Asheville Neighborhood Craft Beer & Cider Fest. It will take place at the Cider Company's courtyard. This afternoon event will feature beer, cider, and kombucha from a number of providers, most of them local. Non-alcoholic cider and kombucha will be available as well. There will be food for purchase, including ice cream and North Carolina-style pulled pork.

29-June 1: Bierbörse, Haltern am See, Germany

The inaugural Haltern am See edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the Cardinal von Galen Park.. 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.

29-June 1: Bierbörse, Pforzheim, Germany

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

29-31: Southampton Beer Festival, Southampton, England

The Southern Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th annual Southampton Beer Festival, which will take place at the Guildhall. This three-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries, a wide range of bottled beers, and wine by the glass. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a family room.

30-31: Alton Summer Beer Festival, Alton, England

The Triple fff Brewery presents the 2014 Alton Summer Beer Festival, which will take place at Alton College. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from around 25 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

30-31: American Craft Beer Fest, Boston, MA

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

30-June 7: Frederick Beer Week, Frederick, MD

The fourth annual Frederick Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Frederick. The headline event is the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, and Beer Week will close with Beerfest at the Farm. There will be many other events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

30-31: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The Rotary Club of Roundhay and Lord Mayor of Leeds present the third annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which will take place at the Community Hall of St Aidan’s Church in Leeds. The theme for this year's event is the Tour De France, which will begin in the area. Organizers will have 17 Yorkshire beers and 11 wood-aged beers from Leeds, along with a range of ciders and wines. There will be live music, and hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

30: Opening Tap 2014, Philadelphia, PA

The Inquirer presents Opening Tap 2014, which will take place at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia. This evening event, which kicks off Philadelphia Beer Week, will feature the ceremonial keg tapping by Mayor Michael Nutter. There will be beer from more than 30 local breweries, including a special collaboration beer, along with live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and a private tasting, are available.

30-June 8: Philly Beer Week, Philadelphia, PA

The seventh annual Philly Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Philadelphia. It traditionally kicks off with the Opening Tap. Other headline events will include the Hammer of Glory Relay and the International Great Beer Expo. There were hundreds of other events including beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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

The fifth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in metropolitan Vancouver. This nine-day celebration will consist of daily headline events, including the VCBW Beer Festival. There will be many other events, including beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, rock concerts, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

31: Atlantic Beer Festival, Moncton, NB, Canada

C-103, Moncton’s rock station, presents the 2014 Atlantic Beer Festival, which will take place at Moncton Coliseum. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 160 beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. A free shuttle service will be available after each session.

31: Beer for Birds, Indianapolis, IN

The Pheasants Forever region of Indiana presents Beer for Birds 2014, which will take place at eventzPLUS in Indianapolis. This evening event will feature more than 40 beers from over ten breweries. Two local musical acts will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival site. Proceeds will help preserve habitat for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife.

31: Beer City Beer Festival, Asheville, NC

The Asheville Brewers Alliance and Brewgrass present the fifth annual Beer City Festival, which will take place at Roger McGuire Green in Asheville. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 North Carolina breweries, along with music from four live bands. Part of the proceeds will go to local charities.

31: The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival, Boardman, OH

The fifth annual Big Tap In Real Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Shepherd Event Center in Boardman. This late-afternoon event, which organizers describe as "the biggest craft beer festival between Pittsburgh and Cleveland," will feature beer from more than 75 breweries, many of them local. There will also be entertainers, food vendors, and local artists. Proceeds will benefit Making Kids Count, Inc.

31: Burning Can Beer Festival, Lyons, CO

Oskar Blues Brewery presents the 2014 Burning Can Beer Festival, which will take place at Bohn Park in Lyons. This afternoon event, held in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild and Lyons Outdoor Games, will feature canned beer from more than 35 craft breweries. There will also be live music; food trucks, including Oskar Blues' Bonewagon will be at the festival site; and sports competitions. Proceeds will benefit the Town of Lyons Department of Parks and Recreation and the Colorado Brewers Guild.

31: City Pages Beer Festival, Minneapolis, MN

MGM presents the 22nd annual City Pages Beer Festival, which will take place at 10th and Hennepin, near the downtown theater district. This evening outdoor event will feature beer from a variety of domestic and foreign breweries (40 were represented in recent years). There will also be live music, food for purchase, and free mechanical bull rides. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food buffet, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to Finnegans.

31: Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, Paso Robles, CA

The third annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest will be held at the Pasa Robles Event Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from California. There will also be live music, food from more than 20 Central Coast restaurants; and a "Behind the Beer Sessions" educational program. The festival is a benefit for the Pioneer Day committee, which is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Paso Robles.

31: Front Range Rally, Loveland, CO

The 2014 Front Range Rally will be held at Loveland Food Share. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries. At least a dozen food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. All proceeds will go to Food Bank for Larimer County.

31: Grayslake Craft Beer Festival, Grayslake, IL

The 2014 Grayslake Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Grayslake Festival Grounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries, many of them from the Chicago area. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary appetizers, are available. All proceeds of the will go toward college scholarships.

31-June 1: Festival der Bierkulturen, Cologne, Germany

Cologne’s Braustelle presents the fifth annual Festival der Bierkulturen, which will take place at Braustelle/Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld in Cologne. This two-day event will feature beers from around 25 breweries, with both classic German beers and beers not brewed to Reinheitsgebot standards. The festival website is entirely in German.

31-June 1: Great Japan Beer Festival, Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the Great Japan Beer Festival 2014-Osaka, which will take place at Ebisu Garden Hall. More than 120 microbrewed beers will be available for sampling.

31: Hop Sauce Festival, Beach Haven, NJ

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

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

The Spa City Blues Society presents the 2014 Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown at Hill Wheatley Plaza. This evening event will feature craft beers from around 25 breweries, many of them from Arkansas and surrounding states, along with food prepared by local restaurants. Proceeds will go to local charities as well as the society's Blues Festival.

31: International Great Beer Expo @ the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Production presents the sixth annual International Great Beer Expo @ the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This afternoon event will be held under a heated tent on the Marine Parade Grounds. It will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries, along with a beer education program, and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

31-June 1: It's Only Rock & Roll & Beer Fest, Canadensis, PA

Daniels Resort, in Canadensis, will host the inaugural It's Only Rock & Roll & Beer Fest. This two-day event will feature a selection of local craft beers, along with a judged homebrew competition. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” award winner. There will also be live rock music both days.

31: Keg Liquors Fest of Ales, Clarksville, IN

The ninth annual Keg Liquors Fest of Ales will be held at St. Anthony’s of Padua in Clarksville. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from over 60 breweries and seven distributors, along with a selection of wines. There will also be a prize raffle, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

31: Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Frederick, MD

The Brewer's Association of Maryland presents the 2014 Maryland Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new downtown venue, Carroll Creek Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 25 Maryland craft breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and merchandise and craft vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

31: PBS39 MicroBrew Festival, Allentown, PA

The fourth annual PBS39 MicroBrew Festival will be held at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. This afternoon event, which benefits WLVT-TV, the area's public broadcasting station, will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be live music and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the station's educational programs.

31: St. Michaels Brew Festival, St. Michaels, MD

The inaugural St. Michaels, Maryland, Brew Festival will be held at three locations in downtown St. Michaels. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 beers, many of them brewed in Maryland and Delaware, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, and local food will be available.

31-June 1: Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival, Santee, SC

The 2014 Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival will be held at Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway. Saturday’s session will feature 40 beers from regional breweries, and Sunday’s session will feature ten beers from five Santee-area breweries. The beer tastings are part of the annual Street Fair, with 300 food and merchandise vendors, live performances on two stages, and carnival rides.

31: Sea Isle City Craft Beer and Rock Fest, Sea Isle City, NJ

The Sea Isle City Craft Beer and Rock Festival will be held on the lot next to Kix McNutley’s. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a cigar lounge. Jitney public transportation will be available throughout the event. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce.

31: Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Tour, Aurora, IL

The Aurora stop on the Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Tour will be held at River Edge Park. This late-afternoon event will feature a wide variety of Wisconsin beers, artisan cheeses, and sausages. There will also be live music, food-centric demonstrations and activities, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, snacks, and a special selection of beers, are available.