Sun Food & Wine Fest, Jan. 27-29 This year’s festivities will feature 20 celebrity chefs and winemakers, as well as 1,000 wines, craft beers, select spirits and signature dishes from some of New England’s best restaurants. The grand-tasting main event will be Jan. 28, but there are a variety of food and beverage tastings before and after. Admission varies depending on the event. 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. 888-226-7711, mohegansun.com
Connecticut Real Ale Festival, Jan. 29 Brewport will host this serious-beer-drinker’s festival, which will feature cask-conditioned (naturally carbonated) beers from dozens of local breweries. Many of the beers served will have been prepared specifically for the event. Tickets include a 5-ounce glass, two slices of pizza and two 5-ounce samples. Additional samples are $1 each. 1-5 p.m. 225 S. Frontage Road, Bridgeport. beerfests.com
Still Hill Brewery One-year Anniversary Party, Feb. 4 The brewery will celebrate one year of producing delicious beer with an anniversary party featuring live entertainment and food trucks. Guests will receive a special commemorative glass and have the chance to enjoy a new release of Momma’s Imperial Little Helper double IPA. Noon-6 p.m. Price TBD. Shunpike Business Center, 1275 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill, Building C, Unit 8/9. 860-436-6368, stillhillbrewery.com
SoNo Bowl 2, Feb. 5 This Super Bowl pregame game show is presented by sports and craft beer bar The Blind Rhino and the Welcome to Connecticut podcast. The event is hosted by Ken Tuccio, host of The Local Drinking Show on WTNH News Channel 8, and in addition to interactive games in which participants can win cash and other prizes, there will be a special beer list. 4 p.m.-kickoff (around 6:30 p.m.). $25-$40. 15 N. Main St., Norwalk. sonobowl.com
Sip and Savor Dinner Series, Feb. 23 The Breakwater in Stonington will host a Chilean wine dinner. The cuisine will be “all about fish” and each of the four courses will be designed to pair with a different wine. The menu had not been announced as of this writing, but if past events are any indication, it will be a decadent evening of food and drink. 6 p.m. $45 or $25 (food only). 66 Water St., Stonington. 860-415-8123, breakwaterstonington.com
Two Roads Beer Dinner at Harp and Hound Irish Pub, Feb. 23 Two Roads Brewing Co. and the Harp and Hound Irish Pub in Mystic will team up for this multi-course beer dinner. The event will feature some rare Two Roads beers that are still to be determined. 4 Pearl St., Mystic. 860-572-7778, harpandhound.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 email@example.com.