For some, music festivals offer a great excuse to get loose and drink up. The music is fun and all, but it’s really all about the brews. The Hop ‘n’ Barley Festival skips the part about drinking being a perk and gets straight to the point with an out-and-out celebration of beer. Yes, there will be music, including performances by the Naked Bootleggers, Thrive, and the No Good Redwood Ramblers, but the focus of the day is the beer, with more than 100 different brews represented, tastings, and a home brew championship.
INFO: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28. Scotts Valley Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. $35. www.hopnbarley.org.
WANT TO GO? Enter our giveaway before 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20 to win a pair of tickets to the show.