A flight of beer

Hop Häus Meet the Brewer | July 13, Plantsville

Thursday nights at Hop Häus are meet-the-brewer nights. From 6 to 9 p.m. guests get to chat with various breweries while sampling their beer. Or as the bar and restaurant describes it: “Breweries come in and give you samples of beers, and hand out cool swag. It’s a great time.​” On July 13, attendees will have the chance to meet members of the team from Stony Creek Brewery in Branford. 860-276-9326,hophauscraftbeer.com

Bethel Beer Fest | July 14 

The fifth annual Bethel Beer Fest will take place at 1 School St. in Bethel from 6 to 9 p.m. Last year the celebration of craft beer featured Connecticut breweries such as Black Hog Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing, and Bethel’s soon-to-be-opening brewpub Broken Symmetry, among others. Advance tickets are $25. beerfests.com

Hopkins Vineyard Triathlon at Lake Waramaug | July 15

Pleasure and pain come together at this annual event. The grueling race/endurance test with a swimming portion in Lake Waramaug begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at noon with a wine and cheese festival. Hopkins Vineyard overlooks the lake. It is not necessary to participate in the triathlon to enjoy the view and refreshments. 860-868-7954, hopkinsvineyard.com

Connecticut Wine Festival | July 22-23, Goshen

Many of Connecticut’s wineries come together at this annual event at the Goshen Fairgrounds. In addition to sampling some of the best wines produced in the state, attendees can enjoy locally produced specialty foods. The event will also feature live music and arts and crafts. Wineries that have poured at the festival in the past include Bishop’s Orchards Winery, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Miranda Vineyard, Hopkins Vineyard, Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, Sunset Meadow Vineyards and DiGrazia Vineyards. ctwine.com/events/wine-festival

Barbecue in the Vineyard at White Silo Farm & Winery | July 29, Sherman

Beer might be the go-to pairing when it comes to barbecue, but wine goes surprisingly well with red meat and a variety of barbecue sauces. At this event, White Silo wines will be served alongside barbecue dishes. It will all take place on the picturesque farm and winery. 860-355-0271, whitesilowinery.com

Erik Ofgang is the author of Buzzed: Beers, Booze, & Coffee Brews Where to Enjoy the Best Craft Beverages in New England. Have a craft beverage event coming up next month? Email him at eofgang@connecticutmag.com.