It's a crazy upcoming weekend for beer festivals in Ohio. There are six major events taking place throughout the state.

Here's a quick rundown of your options:



• The eighth annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival in Marietta kicks off Thursday and continues through Sunday. (Aug. 9-12) The event combines outdoor activities such as trail running and mountain biking, with beer. An outdoor beer festival runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday -- or 3 p.m. for VIPs. For more details, click here.

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• The seventh annual Science of Brewing takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology in Youngstown. For more details, click here.

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• The ninth annual Columbus Summer Beerfest takes place Saturday at the Express Live! complex in Columbus. There are two sessions. For more details, click here.

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• The fifth annual BrewFest Waterfront District runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Black River Landing in Lorain. The event features more than 50 craft breweries, live music and food. For more details, click here.

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• The seventh annual Chardon Brewfest takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Chardon Square in Chardon. The event features more than 25 breweries, live music and food. For more details, click here.

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• The 11th annual Great American Beer Festival runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Fifth Third Field in Dayton. The event will feature more than 100 beers. For more details, click here.