Summer is officially over but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to have one last weekend adventure with your favorite drinking buddies. Fall has a lot to offer: seasonal brews, the return of football, and getting ready to talk a lot of smack about your fantasy team. If you’re looking to kick off fall with something out of the norm, gather up the wolfpack and check out one of these weekend events featuring food and, more importantly, booze.


Brewers Showcase Beer Festival

Over 150 California-only craft brewers from all over the state will be present. Entry gains you unlimited tastings (yup, all you can drink) and there are food trucks on site. Sample 400+ beers—including some that have never been poured outside the brewery before. Event is this weekend so get tickets before they’re gone!

New York

Sixth Annual Pig Island celebration

Head to Brooklyn this weekend for the Sixth Annual Pig Island pork and beer extravaganza! 20+ chefs will be serving up specialty dishes sourced from local Flying Pigs Farm. All tickets include all you can eat pork and all you can drink beer provided by Sixpoint, NY. There will also be wine, cider, and whiskey! Tickets are going fast this year so get yours while you can!


The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival

This combined music and beer fest has everything you want and more. This Saturday, enjoy live music, fresh oysters on the half shell, barbeque and other fine cuisine, and, of course, beer. Over 125 craft beers from national and regional breweries are available to taste while enjoying the start of fall in our nation’s capital.



If you need a little more time to plan, block out the weekend of September 25th for Chicago’s Oktoberfest. Beer, brats, and bands—what else could you want? Friday and Saturday are craft beer nights where you can enjoy tastings from local craft and European breweries. In addition to the good beer, your ticket gets you a glass and a pretzel necklace—always a bonus.

Got other suggestions of places or events in your area to drink with friends this weekend? Let us know!