There's no denying it: Sonoma County is in the midst of a full-blown craft-beer revolution, from the ongoing dominance in nationwide beer polls of Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny the Younger to your friend's little brother experimenting with new flavors and hop percentages in his garage.
Nobody's watched this growth quite like the organizers of Beerfest, which every year brings together dozens of small brewers to benefit Face to Face, the Sonoma County AIDS network. For its 21st annual soiree, Beerfest boasts barbecue, cheese, pizza and more food booths to help absorb all that alcohol while Rovetti & the Meatballs supply the tunes on Saturday, June 2, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1–5pm. $45–$50. 707.544.1581.