Santa Cruz has a truly impressive craft brewery scene. With dozens of well-established local breweries, and more popping up all the time, this is the place to be if you like small-batch, made-with-care beer. On June 25, the Hop N’ Barley Beer Festival rounds up some top breweries, local and otherwise, for a celebration of beer, food and music. Now in its seventh year, the festival features 60-plus craft breweries, 10 ciders, two stages of live music, and more.
INFO: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25. Scotts Valley Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. $5-$40. hopnbarley.org. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the festival.