All About Beer Magazine - Volume 37, Issue 2
April 1, 2016 By Staff


April 2

World Beer Festival—Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Over 250 beers to sample, a North Carolina beer garden, a cider garden and a Beers Made by Walking beer garden are just some of the features of this year’s festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The festival—which is produced by All About Beer Magazine—will also include educational seminars, beer pairings and more.

April 8

From the Barrel 2016

Santa Margarita, California

This annual event by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. celebrates the best of barrel-aged libations. Attendees at From the Barrel get unlimited tasting of all beers, ports and spirits (while they last). There will also be bites from local restaurants to sample. This year’s party is Prohibition-themed, so 1920s apparel is suggested.

April 11

American Breweriana Spring Show 2016

A buy-sell-trade show that features items ranging from beer cans to signs, trays, brewery memorabilia and more. Participants can bring in their beer items for free appraisals.

April 23-34

TAP New York

Hunter Mountain, New York

More than 120 breweries have been invited to this year’s beer and food festival, which will present over 300 beers. Cooking demonstrations and beer competitions, including those for the best beer in New York state and best beer in the Hudson Valley, are just a part of the largest beer festival in the Empire State.

April 30

Short’s Anni Party XII

Bellaire, Michigan

Short’s Brewing Co. plans to transform the streets of Bellaire into a mix of live music, local foods, Short’s brews and Starcut ciders for its 12th-anniversary party. Fifty percent of proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Village of Bellaire Downtown Development Authority to improve and beautify the village.

Beer Releases

Elysian Superfuzz
(Photo courtesy Elysian Brewing Co.)

Elysian Brewing Co.

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale

5.4 % / Pale Ale w/ Blood Orange

Citra hops, Amarillo hops and blood orange peel and purée punctuate the citrus flavor of this pale ale from Elysian. Superfuzz will be available in six-packs, on draft and in 22-ounce bottles.

Starr Hill Brewing Co.

Four Kings

7.5 % / Variety Pack

This limited-edition 12-pack, arriving April 1, features four variants of Starr Hill’s King of Hop double IPA: the original, grapefruit, habanero and lemon-lime.

Great Lakes Chillwave
(Photo courtesy Great Lakes Brewing Co.)

Great Lakes Brewing Co.


9.0 % / Double IPA

This hefty seasonal returns this April with new artwork. Mosaic hops take center stage in Chillwave, backed up and balanced by sweet honey malt. Available in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft.

Summit Brewing Co.

30th Anniversary Keller Pils

5.1 % / German-Style Pilsener

Summit’s Keller Pils is the second beer in a series of four 30th-anniversary brews. It will be available in six-packs and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans, as well as on draft. The remaining two 30th-anniversary beers will be released in August and November.

Ska MexicanLogger 6pk
(Photo courtesy Ska Brewing Co.)

Ska Brewing Co.

Mexican Logger

5.2 % / Mexican-Style Lager

Crafted to be enjoyed after a long day of work in the hot sun, this easy-drinking summer seasonal returns April 6.