The day has finally arrived.


If your state hasn’t been a miserable frozen tundra all winter, you may not even realize it. However, for us, this is a big deal: Spring is here.


To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and cheaper heating bills, we’ve created a short list of some of the best spring beer festivals that are worth checking out. If you haven’t figured out where to go for spring break yet, we just planned it for you.


The Great International Beer Festival, Providence, Rhode Island

April 12, 2014


The Great International Beer Festival has two sessions to choose from: 1PM-4:30PM and 6:30PM-10PM. Each session has unlimited sampling of more than 250 beers, live music, food, and much more. It’s also entirely indoors at the Rhode Island Convention Center, so you don’t have to worry about those April showers ruining your big drinking plans.


Spring Beer and Wine Fest, Portland, Oregon

April 18 and 19, 2014

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We’re cheating a little because this event includes beer and wine, but seriously, we just consider the wine an added bonus. There’s a huge assortment of beers, wines, and spirits from the Northwest’s finest, delicious gourmet food, live music, seminars – and even some big screen TVs so you won’t miss the Blazers and Timbers games. New this year: growler filling stations. They’re fill their growler for you for only $16.


Savor Craft Beer and Food Experience, Washington, D.C.

May 9 and 10, 2014


This is not the type of beer festival where you’re going to show up in a t-shirt and jeans and rock out to live music all day. This is a beer festival for the classy folk. The Washington Post called Savor “the prom of the beer world” and noted that people travel from across the U.S. to attend. There is a wide selection of craft beers available, delicious food pairings, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk with many innovators in the craft beer world.


Where are you drinking your brews this spring? Tell us your favorite beer festival to attend.