Hey it’s Friday, the weekend’s almost here, and you are ready for some serious fun. Well good, because that’s where we come in. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals to movies, music, and cutting-edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time. So welcome to this week’s edition of our awesome Weekend Picks.
Beer Nebraska – The great state of Nebraska is emerging as a craft beer powerhouse and they’re celebrating their arrival this weekend when the 5th annual Great Nebraska Beer Fest returns. It’s all taking place this Saturday (August 24th) at the Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion, Nebraska and some of the ACB crew are even going to be there. This year’s festival will feature more than 400 craft beers from over 80 of the region’s best breweries and promises to be spectacular. For more info on this weekend’s beerganza, check out:2013 Great Nebraska Beer Fest
New Movies Opening This Weekend – This weekend’s movies pretty much run the gamut from comedy to fantasy to horror, so we’ve got to think there’s something here that will pair well with popcorn. The World’s End is the comedy and it stars Simon Pegg as one of five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier and unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the fantasy and it’s Hollywood’s latest attempt to build another Harry Potter or Twilight-like franchise. You’re Next is the horror flick opening this weekend and there’s actually some buzz on this one. It tells the story of the Davison family who comes under attack by a gang of mysterious killers during their wedding anniversary getaway.
Sweet Virginia – Devils Backbone will be hosting the 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest on the brewery’s concert grounds in Roseland this Saturday, August 24, and 30 of Virginia’s best craft brewers will be offering their award-winning beers as well as some samples of what will be on tap for the fall. The Virginia Craft Brewers Cup will also be awarded in the late afternoon for the best 3 beers in 14 different categories. The top beer in each category will then be judged and the best beer in show will be awarded the 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup!
Music / Music / Music – Los Angeles will play home to one of music’s best festivals this weekend when FYF FEST blasts into town. This year’s two-day event (August 24th– 25th) will be bringing together the biggest names in EDM, Indie, and Rock music, including artists the likes of Beach House, The Breeders and MGMT. For the complete lineup, band times, and updates, check out: FYF Fest 2013
Big Brew Ha-Ha in Cincinnati – America’s largest beer & comedy festival returns to Cincinnati this weekend and you don’t want to miss it. The 7th Annual Cincy Brew Ha-Ha! is a two-day, (August 23rd-24th) one-of-a-kind event featuring more than 100 brands of beer and more than 50 comedians on 4 stages. Voted one of Ohio’s best festivals, the Cincy Brew Ha-Ha is the perfect recipe for a great time on the waterfront with friends, laughter, & plenty of beer. For more info on this “laugh-out-loud” craft beer event, check out: Cincy Brew Ha-Ha