When: Sat., July 25 2015
Ale Fest has grown into a league of its own over the years. It's Scene's hallmark summertime event, anchoring that crazy July heat with a badass selection of microbrews from Northeast Ohio and across the U.S. The whole thing goes down in Tremont's Lincoln Park, where breweries set up shop and pour all your favorite IPAs, porters, hefeweizens and ciders, and plenty of beverages that will be new to you. You'll even have the first opportunity to sample Southern Tier's tasty Pumking. We've noticed the past few years that impromptu volleyball games become gravitational centers as the day goes on, so bring your best spike. Add in some food and music, and you're looking at an ideal way to spend a Cleveland afternoon. Yes, we're biased, but this is a can't-miss frenzy of foamy fun. Locals Jabtune, Cities + Coasts and Lauren Lanzaretta are set to perform. DJ Terry Urban, a former Clevelander, will spin from 5 to 7 p.m. The event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. (Eric Sandy) scenealefestival.com.