Rubber City Beer Fest, Sibling Revelry beer dinner, more - beer calendar

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Several Ales on Rails excursions are slated, plus Forest City is hosting an artisan tasting event and lots more in our weekly beer calendar. Deadline to submit events is Thursday; email mbona@cleveland.com: FEBRUARY February: All locations...

Rubber City Beer Fest, Sibling Revelry beer dinner, more - beer calendar

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Several Ales on Rails excursions are slated, plus Forest City is hosting an artisan tasting event and lots more in our weekly beer calendar. Deadline to submit events is Thursday; email mbona@cleveland.com:

FEBRUARY

February: All locations of The Rail will celebrate FeBREWary. The monthlong event will feature draft beers not available anywhere else in Ohio. Featured breweries include Wolf's Ridge Brewing in Columbus, Warped Wing Brewing in Dayton and Zaftig Brewing in Worthington. It's the second annual year the restaurant is holding FeBREWary. Rail locations: 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 400 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted; 4347 Belden Village Mall, Canton; and 17885 SouthPark Center, Strongsville.

MARCH

Friday, March 3: Rivals Sports Grille is releasing a Double India Pale Ale, a collaboration between Rivals Brewing Co. and Hop View Brewing for Rivals Sports Grille. Launch party is at 5 p.m. Rivals is at 6710 Smith Road, Middleburg Heights.

Sunday, March 5: Fat Head's will hold an introduction to Hop Art, beer-inspired art classes, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $40. Fat Head's is at 18741 Sheldon Road, Middleburg Heights. For tickets, click here. To check out the work, click here.

Friday, March 10: Akron Art Museum's 10th Akron Art & Ale is 6-9 p.m. The fest is held in the atrium of the museum, One South High St., downtown Akron. Tickets are $50 ($35 for museum members, $25 for designated drivers). Fest includes food and people's-choice voting. Here's more on the fest.

Friday, March 10: Heinen's will hold a spring beer tasting of 10 bottles and or cans and six drafts. It's 6:30-8 p.m. Sip seasonal brews will be complimented by corned-beef sandwiches, barbecue pig wings, artisan cheeses and crackers. Cost is $15. Registration is requested. Call 440-238-9491. It's at 18300 Royalton Road, Strongsville.

Tuesday, March 14: Sibling Revelry Brewing will hold a five-course beer dinner with Voodoo Tuna at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call 216-302-8862. Cost is $40. It's at Voodoo Tuna, 15326 Detroit Ave, Lakewood. Beers to be served: Lavender Wit, Cherry Wit, Rowan's Red, India Pale Ale, Strong Ale.

Friday, March 17: Heinen's will feature Irish Offerings 6-8 p.m. Five beers and cheeses from Ireland will be available. Cost is $10. It's at 900 Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland.

Saturday, March 18: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Sample five Irish ales and enjoy paired appetizers. Includes commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Saturday, March 25: The third annual Rubber City Beer Fest is 3-7 p.m. It's sponsored by the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ). The event has expanded inside Lock 3. Tickets are $33 (advance), $10 (designated driver), $40 (at the door, if available). Event includes bands, 30 2-ounce tasting tickets with offerings from more than 30 breweries. Concessions and two food trucks will be available. It's at 200 Main St., Lock 3 Akron.

Friday, March 31: Heinen's will hold an Ohio IPA Fest 6-8 p.m. with 10 India Pale Ales from Ohio breweries. Cost is $15. It's at 900 Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland.

APRIL

Monday, April 10: To celebrate the upcoming Indians home opener and season, Brick and Barrel will host a beer and baseball night at 6 p.m. Local historian and author Scott Longert, who has written several books on Cleveland Indians history, will speak, answer questions and sign books. Free admission. Event precedes trivia at 7:30 p.m. Brick and Barrel is at 1844 Columbus Road, Cleveland. Cleveland's home opener is Tuesday, April 11, vs. the Chicago White Sox.

Saturday, April 15: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It features Great Lakes Brewing Co. Includes commemorative glass and paired appetizers. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

MAY

Saturday, May 13: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will feature Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. and include paired appetizers. Includes commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Friday-Sunday, May 26-29: A Memorial Day weekend Grand Brewery Tour is scheduled. Cost is $750. The tour goes from Canton through Columbus and Cincinnati down to Asheville, North Carolina. It includes motor-coach travel, breakfasts, three nights at Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown, two lunches, t-shirt, two growlers, beer on the bus and guided tours. Booking-date deadline is Friday, March 31. Email tour@docks.beer.

JUNE

Sunday, June 4: The Lake Erie chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America will hold a summer show and barbecue at the German Central Foundation, 7863 York Road, Parma. It's 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The free show is for all things beer-related - cans, bottlecaps, signs, posters, trays and historical items. People can buy sell, swap and display items. Call to reserve a table, 440-334-7561.

Saturday, June 10: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will feature summer brews and include paired appetizers. Includes commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

JULY

Saturday, July 1: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will feature Hoppin' Frog Brewery and include paired appetizers. Includes commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Saturday, July 22: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will feature Fat Head's Brewery and include paired appetizers. Includes commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

AUGUST

Saturday, Aug. 12: Take a two-hour beer-tasting excursion aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will feature Great Lakes Brewing Co. and include paired appetizers. Include commemorative glass. Seating is assigned. Tickets start at $50. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station. Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Saturday, Aug. 26: The Brewery Collectibles Club of America will hold its annual 'can-vention' in Cleveland. Collectors buy, sell and show breweriana - cans, signs, bottle caps, trays, openers, photos - any and all things beer-related. The show will be at Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland. The multi-day event culminates with a public-invited show Saturday. For details, click here.

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