This article was originally shared from TimeOut US on 12/10/2015. Written by Bill DeBaun.
With the surge in national affection for craft beer has come a surge in festivals celebrating the stuff. There’s a craft beer festival for seemingly every type of fan these days: festivals devoted to craft breweries pushing boundaries; festivals devoted to pairing bacon with beer; and festivals devoted to putting good beer next to good music. Then there are America's mammoth citywide festivals, where the best brewers in New York, L.A., Chicago and beyond stand keg-by-key for weeklong festivities. We’ve rounded them all up in our 2016 U.S. beer festival calendar, so you can start planning your next road trip—with a designated driver. (And if you know of another festival you think is worth hitting up in 2016, let us know in the comments.)