Here’s a look at what May has in store for us.
Food Loves Beer Editors
12 BEER-LOVING THINGS TO DO IN MAY
April showers may bring May flowers, but the month has something else to offer, too, and those beautiful blooms have nothing on all the great craft beer and food events going on around the country.
Here are 12 notable happenings. Bookmark them and keep them handy so that no matter where you are you'll always be ready to get your beer tasting on.
2ND ANNUAL FIVE BORO CRAFT BEER FEST
Sample over 100 craft beers from over 30 breweries and food from local restaurants on Friday, May 1 at Studio Square NYC in Long Island City, NY.
THE HOP SHOP OPENING
If you're in New York head to Brooklyn for the Friday May 1 grand opening of The Hop Shop, a new craft beer bar offering 14 taps and over 100 bottles and cans.
BACON AND BEER CLASSIC
Entertain your love for bacon and beer with craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired treats on Saturday, May 2 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
QUEENS BEER WEEK
Enjoy the great brews Queens has to offer from Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 17 at various bars and breweries throughout the borough of Queens, NY.
18TH ANNUAL GREAT PETALUMA CHILI COOK-OFF SALSA AND BEER TASTING
Sample chili and salsa and pair it with beer from 15 Bay Area and West Coast microbreweries on Saturday, May 9 at Herzog Hall in Behrens Park on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, CA.
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ FESTIVAL
Taste over 60 beers and 40 bourbons while munching on delicious barbecue specialties on Saturday, May 9 at Symphony Park at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, NC.
AMERICAN BEER CLASSIC
Enjoy samples from a lineup of over 200 unique brews, plus classic ballpark food for purchase on May 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK
Kick-off the summer craft beer season with a nationwide celebration of America's craft brewing industry from May 11 to May 17.
5TH ANNUAL AMER-CAN CANNED BEER FESTIVAL
Celebrate the canned craft beer revolution with over 250 local and national beers, plus food and live entertainment on May 16 at Scottsdale Civic Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
BEER BACON MUSIC
Can't have enough beer and bacon? Then this event is for you. Taste your share of more than 50 different beers from over 60 breweries, plus an all-you-can-eat bacon bar and other food for purchase on May 16 in Frederick, MD.
NYC CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL SUMMER SEASONAL
Want amazing views with your beer tasting? This festival offers fine beers, artisanal food and VIP events at one of New York City's scenic piers, South Street Seaport from Thursday, May 28 to Saturday May 30.
WISCONSIN BEER AND CHEESE CRUISE
Enjoy the sights of Chicago along with a variety of Wisconsin beers, artisan cheeses and sausages while cruising aboard the Mystic Blue on May 30, 2015.
Hopefully, these ideas are enough to get you started on a beer and food filled month of May! What food and beer-loving things are you planning to do this May?