Ohio beer drinkers will have plenty of choices among festivals this coming weekend (Sept. 13-15), as there are four big events in Albany, Chardon, Cincinnati and Columbus. Here's a quick rundown (click on the festival name for more details such as hours and ticket prices):
• The annual Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square is Friday and Saturday. The event will feature about 200 beers, live music and food trucks.
• The 15th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lake Snowden in Albany. The event celebrates the native Ohio fruit and breweries create special beers using paw paw.
• The Columbus Microbrew Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Market in Columbus. The event will feature 20 Ohio breweries.
• The second annual Chardon Brewfest is Saturday in Chardon. The event will feature 22 breweries from Northeast Ohio and surrounding states.