Connecticut beer festivals

Craft Brew Races, New Haven, Aug. 5 This 5k run followed by a beer festival returns to New Haven. The race starts at noon with the beer festival beginning a half-hour later at Edgewood Park. Participants can run the 5k then enjoy the festival, or skip the run and just have beer. Tickets to the 5k and beer festival are $60 in advance; festival tickets by themselves are $50 in advance. An additional $5 is charged for tickets purchased the day of the event. craftbrewraces.com/new-haven

Movie Night at White Silo Farm & Winery, Sherman, Aug. 5 This farm and winery will host a screening of Bottle Shock, a 2008 film starring Alan Rickman and Chris Pine about the early days of the California wine industry. The movie will be projected against the silo that gives the winery its name. Admission is free and there will also be free popcorn, as well as wine available for purchase. The film starts at 8 p.m. 860-355-0271, whitesilowinery.com

Shoreline Wine Festival, Guilford, Aug. 12-13 The 11th year of this festival promises to be a two-day, wine-drinking extravaganza. Hosted by Bishop’s Orchards Guilford Farm Market & Winery, the festival will feature Connecticut wineries such as Jones Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard, Sunset Meadows Vineyards and many others. There is also live music and food and craft vendors. shorelinewinefestival.com

Amy Helm at Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington, Aug. 13 Amy Helm, daughter of legendary drummer and singer for The Band, Levon Helm, has inherited great musical prowess from her father. You can see Helm and her band perform while enjoying Connecticut wine at this stunning vineyard. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. 860-535-0202, jedwardswinery.com

Shore to The Pour Beach Race, Stratford, Aug. 26 Two Roads Brewing Co. is hosting its fifth annual Shore to The Pour, a 3-mile beach race mostly on sand, that culminates with — you guessed it — a beer pouring and tasting. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Audubon Connecticut at Stratford Point. The race will kick off at 10:30 a.m. at Short Beach Park in Stratford. 203-335-2010, tworoadsbrewing.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.

The senior writer at Connecticut Magazine, Erik is the co-author of Penguin Random House’s “The Good Vices” and author of “Buzzed” and “Gillette Castle.” He is also an adjunct professor at WCSU’s MFA Program and Quinnipiac University