Harbor Springs, Michigan
A mixture of fun found on the slopes and in a glass of suds, this event combines 80 breweries pouring over 300 beers with live music, burgers and brats, and—of course—skiing at Boyne Highlands resort. Some of the brewers that will be present for this festival: Atwater Brewery, Dark Horse Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing Co. and Vander Mill Cider.
Barcelona Beer Festival
Guided beer tastings, dancing, seminars and events that highlight the local culture and cuisine are integral to this occasion, which drew 30,000 people last year. It is billed as the premier beer festival in southern Europe. A roughly 50-50 mix of Spanish beers and internationally recognized brews composes the 300-plus-beer lineup of this event.
March 31-April 2
Squaw Valley, California
Bluegrass and acoustic roots music meets beer, wine, spirits and food at this incarnation of Winter Wondergrass, which is set in the lush background of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Brewers from North Coast Brewing Co., Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing Co. and more will join musical groups such as Yonder Mountain String Band, Mandolin Orange and Dustbowl Revival for this celebration.
Am I Right or Amarillo
6.0% | American IPA
Released to accompany Bell’s expanded distribution to Texas (and named after a song that celebrates the Texas town of Amarillo), this IPA brewed with all Amarillo hops boasts big citrus and tropical fruit aromas and a strong malt backbone. Am I Right or Amarillo will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on limited draft.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
3.5% | Berliner-Style Weisse w/ Raspberries
Three thousand pounds of fresh raspberries goes into each batch of this beer, whose name was crowdsourced via a Twitter poll. Raspberry AF will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans.
6.5% | Belgian-Style Golden Ale
Made with Michigan hops and Michigan honey, this golden ale has subtle notes of apricots and nectarines that mingle with floral hop aromas. It will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans.