ith the heat wave we’ve had this summer, there’s nothing quite like drinking beer with your buddies to cool down while still getting out and enjoying the sunshine. This weekend, we’re lucky enough to have not one, but two whole beer festivals to choose from, for those looking for some summer libations. On July 20, enjoy 719 Brewfest
(pictured), an annual event usually held on the 19th, which boasts 17 beer, cider and spirit vendors. It will also feature music from Stray Suns, Whiskey Kate and Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show. Bonus: 20 percent of ticket sales will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund
, which supports 20 Springs-based nonprofits. On the 21st, Springs Beer Fest
is back for the 12th year running, with unlimited samples of beer from more than 50 breweries, plus live music and food vendors. And, hey, if you want to attend both? There’s no judgment here.