Winter Warmer Fest
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association will present the 12th annual Winter Warmer Fest at Windows on the River in Cleveland on Saturday, March 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. Expect more than 50 breweries to showcase seasonal and limited-edition beers.
L.A. IPA Fest
Los Angeles, California
More than 60 breweries have been invited to pour select India pale ales at this fifth annual gathering, including some brewed for just the festival itself.
Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan
This is less a festival than it is a rollout of Founders Brewing Co.’s KBS, a chocolate coffee stout aged in bourbon barrels. Various locations in Grand Rapids and Detroit will be pouring the annual release, and packs of it will be available via tickets throughout the week.
Cigar City Brewing’s ninth annual release for its Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in lots 5 and 7 at Raymond Jones Stadium in Tampa. There are a variety of ticket options for those looking to take home bottles, all of which include a glass, tapas-sized food portions from food trucks and unlimited two-ounce samples of beer during the festival.
Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest
St. Paul, Minnesota
This annual festival showcases rare, vintage and specialty beers from 30 breweries nationwide, including 10 from Minnesota. It runs from 7-10 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center. A portion of sales will go toward the charity Pints for Prostates.
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Throwback Brewery is throwing this third annual celebration of maple-infused beers and other Granite State foodstuffs derived at least in part from maple. There will be—surprise—maple syrup to sample and buy along with the beers. It is scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m.
Day of the Juice Festival
Southern Swells Brewing Co. and other organizers are billing this as the inaugural Modern Hops Day of the Juice Beer Festival. It is slated to bring together more than 25 breweries to Atlanta’s Monday Night Garage, many of which have never poured in Georgia before, according to the organizers. All proceeds are going to the Georgia Transplant Foundation and the Polycystic Kidney Foundation.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Cloud Cutter Ale
5.1% | Wheat ale
An homage to the old Cleveland Air Races, this lightly filtered wheat beer has lemon and orange peel as well as Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Jarrylo hops. It’s available on draft and in six and 12 packs of bottles.
5.8% | Wheat Ale
This is one of the most popular seasonals—in this case, summer—out of the Midwest’s oldest small-batch brewery. A light, peppery wheat with no spices, it’s fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast. It’s available on draft as well as in six and 12-packs of both bottles and cans.
Upslope Brewing Co.
Upslope Experimental India Pale Ale
7% | IPA
The annual release features Denali, Azacca, Galaxy and Vic Secret hops. This combination, according to the brewery, imparts “ripe passionfruit, pineapple and orange zest notes.” Available in cans.