3: BrewFest Encinitas promises to be educational. First, the 4 p.m. event will be on Mira Costa College’s San Elijo campus. Next, VIP guests ($75) will meet Jeff Bagby, the county’s most award-winning brewer. General admission $40, includes 10 beer samples. Where: 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Tickets: Available from June 1 at brewfestencinitas.com.
16-17: Stone’s 17th Anniversary Festival. Southern California’s largest brewery showcases its work and that of 40-plus guest breweries during three sessions. Friday night brewers’ reception, 6 p.m., is $75; Saturday, $40 wins admission to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 3 to 6 p.m. session; $75 for all day. Where: California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Tickets: stonebrew.com.
30: History Happy Hour celebrates homebrewers. 5:30 p.m. $20 for members, $25 others. Where: San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, Balboa Park. Tickets: sandiegohistory.org.
31: Del Mar Beer Fest at the Races crosses the finish line with hoppy brews. 1 p.m. Admission included with entrance to the races. Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.
31: Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest awards top billing to pigs, but beer — 40 breweries will attend — runs a close second. $60 general admission, 2 to 5 p.m.; $100 VIP, 1 to 5 p.m. Where: 2600 Cushing Road, Liberty Station. Tickets: sdbaconfest.com.