All About Beer Magazine - Volume , Issue
May 1, 2018 By Tom Acitelli


(Photo courtesy Stone Brewing Co.)

May 5-20
Punk in Drublic Festival
Austin, Ft. Worth, Richmond, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Brockton

Stone Brewing Co. and Rockstar Energy Drink are behind this rolling music-slash-craft-beer festival as it visits five different cities from May 5 to 20, starting with Austin and ending with Pittsburgh.

May 6
Fish Brewing SLURP
Olympia, Washington

The 20th annual festival combines all-you-can-drink beer from Fish Brewing with shellfish dishes from local restaurants and what the organizers are calling a “Grand Oyster Bar” (and wine from Washington State wineries)—all at the brewery itself. There will be live music and a live auction. All of the proceeds go toward a shellfish habitat restoration and education project. Advance tickets are $65; tickets at the door are $80.

May 12
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
Chico, California

One of the granddaddies of American craft beer presents its latest beer camp—basically, a festival with several moving parts, including an obstacle course, keg bowling, a zipline and a silent disco. There will, of course, be plenty of Sierra Nevada beer. The camp also features special collaboration beers brewed solely for the conclave itself. General admission tickets are $25. Note that Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina, will host its own Beer Camp on June 16.

(Photo courtesy Harpoon Brewery)

May 18-19

This is an annual beer, food and music festival celebrating Massachusetts’ oldest production brewery. The day after it ends, May 20, Harpoon and Reebok will host a 5-mile run for ALS research starting at the brewery in South Boston. The race is expected to draw 5,000 runners and 250 volunteers to facilitate.


Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Mixed Media

7.5% | Saison w/ Grapes

The extreme beer pioneer says this new saison-like ale is made with 50.1% of its fermentable material coming from grain and 49.9% coming from grapes—“quite literally the closest to wine a beer can legally be.” Delaware-based Dogfish Head is using viognier grapes from Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington state and a Belgian yeast strain. Mixed Media will be available on draft and in six-packs.

(Photo courtesy Cape May Brewing Co.)

Cape May Brewing Co.
Follow the Gull

5.5% | India Pale Ale

The New Jersey brewery promises “a ridiculous amount of Citra, El Dorado, Azacca and Amarillo hops” in this “ultra-drinkable hop-bomb.” The IPA will be available on draft and in 16-ounce cans.

Ska Brewing Co.
Tart Mexican Logger

5.2% | Sour Mexican-Stye Lager

The Colorado brewery is souring its popular Mexican-style lager with lime and lemon juice, and sea salt.

Great Divide Brewing Co.
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti

9.5% | Imperial Stout

This sweet, roasty stout is part of the Colorado brewery’s popular Yeti series. It is scheduled to be available from May through August.

Samuel Smith’s Brewery
Nut Brown Ale

5% | Brown Ale

The Yorkshire, England, outfit’s signature Nut Brown Ale will this spring be available on draft in the U.S. for the first time in the brewery’s 260-year history, according to its domestic distributor, Merchant du Vin. Availability will be nationwide, but limited.