All About Beer Magazine - Volume 37, Issue 2
April 30, 2016 By


May 7

Chicago Beer Classic


Set on Soldier Field, this beer festival features 75-plus breweries, including Goose Island, Atlas Brewing Co., Half Acre, Revolution Brewing and more. Ticket holders will receive 48 two-ounce tastings, a pretzel necklace and access to games and educational events.

May 12-14

Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Kelowna, Canada

This brewery festival takes place on the picturesque Okanagan Lake in British Columbia and comes complete with live music, brewing seminars and more.

May 13-14

Copenhagen Beer Celebration

Copenhagen, Denmark

Hosted by Mikkeler, this international festival brings breweries to Denmark for a celebration of inventive, cutting-edge brews. Attending breweries include South Carolina’s Westbrook Brewing Co. and London’s The Kernel Brewery.

May 14

Maui Brewers Festival

Maui, Hawaii

The festival includes beer tastings from 40 breweries and complimentary island-style pupu, or Hawaiian-style appetizers, served by local chefs and caterers. It also features live music, door prizes and a homebrewing competition.


May 14

Port Brewing 10th Anniversary

Carlsbad, California

This party is set to contain many vintage beers from the company that not only includes the brews from Port Brewing, but also beers from The Lost Abbey. A plan is also on the books to release a 10th-anniversary sour blend from the latter.


May 15-16

Leuven Innovation Beer Festival

Leuven, Belgium

This international beer festival hosted by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal brings together breweries from around the world to highlight innovative brewing, production, sustainability, recipe writing and packaging techniques.

Fort Collins Kettle-Soured Dark Cherry Imperial Red AleBeer Releases

Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Cellar Reserve 2016 Gose

6.5 % / Gose

This heftier take on the light, tart gose style is brewed with Yellowstone salt and coriander. It arrives May 15.

Fort Collins Brewery

Savor Series: Kettle-Soured Dark Cherry Imperial Red Ale

8.3 % / Imperial Red Ale w/ Tart Cherries

Tart cherries and Lactobacillus make this second beer in Fort Collins’ back reserve series come to life. Hopped with Magnum, Tettnanger and Cascade hops, the beer is meant to be enjoyed in one sitting. Available on draft and in 500mL bottles.

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Ninkasi Maiden the Shade IPAMaiden The Shade

6.8 % / India Pale Ale

Bold, yet drinkable, this IPA features a hop bouquet of eight select varieties and is complemented by the use of flaked barley. The beer’s cultlike following encouraged Ninkasi to elevate the beer from a special release to a seasonal one. It will be available in 12- and 22-ounce bottles.