Out of 59 entries in a wide range of categories, our eight judges chose nine beers for the final Best of Show judging. The Door County Beer Festival has added some big names in the Wisconsin food and beer world to this year’s event. Kyle Cherek, the host of Wisconsin Foodie, will return… May Saskatoon’s Wine, Spirits and Beer expo is back this May 24th, 25th and 26th at Prairieland Park . The Top of the Hops Grapes and Grains Festival will feature over 200 different liquor samples making this year’s event one of Saskatoon’s largest Beer, Wine and Spirit Expos. Also, don’t forget to check out the Top of the Hops Winemaker Dinner on May 26, 2012 featuring winemaker Johannes Selbach.

After taking four days away from any major responsibilities to drink beer, I found returning to life as usual pretty jarring, possibly due to the deletion of a year’s worth of brain cells in about 72 hours. So I’ve finally caught my breath long enough to start having daydreams about being back in that convention center, drinking world class beers one ounce at a time. So to fulfill my media obligations, I’ll avoid the simile-heavy narrative I had planned and give you an unsorted list of beer highlights from GABF 2015. Standing alone in a class of its own is the one and only Hyde Park Jazz Festival. This year’s fest features FREE admission, live music and dancing, tours of the magnificent Cathedral, authentic Greek food and pastries, beer, wine and much more. Get updates on products, breweries, craft beer events, private tastings, and more.

A list of what each brewery will be pouring can be found below. Please note that this list is subject to change and does not include every brewery at the festival. Every brewery was contacted to provide its pour list but not everyone responded.

Chicago Craft Beer Week debuted in 2010 with 25 breweries taking part in about 320 events. You don’t have to go to events to taste some of the best beers Chicago has to offer. Just head to any local bar and chances are they have some great local selections. Held once in the spring and once in the fall, the event allows the breweries to showcase their well-known regular beers, but also their seasonal varieties as well.

Beer, brats, Bavarian pretzels, beer, lederhosen, live pop/German music on two stages, and also beer. The ultimate in fancy-pants dining with 150+ top chefs and restos, plus wineries, spirit makers, and breweries. Wide variety of Polish food and beer, plus polka bands and an indoor casino/arcade.

Juried art made from recycled and found materials, plus live music, food, and educational workshops. The spring version of Oktoberfest features German Maypole dancing, beer, pretzels, lederhosen, and live music. He’s one of these brewing wunderkinds making sours the painstaking traditional way, and each beer he brought had the complexity of its Belgian ancestors with some room to grow still. He speaks like a professor of sour – but one of those cool professors you’d want to party with. Each day at GABF, the line for Black Project wrapped around and through the neighboring aisle, and each session the kegs kicked a little bit earlier.

It is the “eureka” moment that beer and spirits producers try to replicate at industry parties, in advertising and on massive billboards when promoting their brands. Ads often feature a group of friends holding the latest new drink or established brand. The hope is that in real life, they’ll spend time talking about it too.

Tickets for Door County’s biggest craft beer event of the year are now available! The Door County Beer Festival returns to Baileys Harbor Saturday, June 20 with… The Midwest’s largest lobster fest features fresh Boston lobster, surf and turf, live music, and games. The annual celebration of encased meats expands to THREE classic beer once brewed in detroit days this year, with live music and all sorts of crazy toppings. New South Side beach music festival features dance and indie bands including Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, and Phantogram. Craft cocktails from The Whistler, sangria from Lula Café, live bands, and food from local restos including Parson’s Chicken & Fish.

Several lodging establishments in Baileys Harbor have partnered with the festival to add shuttle service to and from the festival this year. Check out the Lion Dance Procession, Chinese dance, martial arts demonstrations, food from local spots, and a “hot legs” contest… Previously known as Summer on Southport with mixed media, live music, and interactive games. Music from Empty Bottle, DJs, live art demonstrations, and a pet festival.

This new program will bring free concerts, performances and tours to Chicago’s north side neighborhood of Uptown on the second Saturday of each month through 2015. One part music, one part environment is the recipe behind the annual Green Music Fest. Free – This new program will bring free concerts, performances and tours to Chicago’s north side neighborhood of Uptown on the second Saturday of each month through 2015.