Sure hope you’re thirsty: Heartland Brewery’s third annual NY Brewfest is bigger than ever and offering more than 300 hand-crafted brews from all over the U.S., with special emphasis on beers from the Northeast and New York State. (And perhaps more importantly, this year they’re offering extra bathrooms.) Although you might be tempted to bring a supersized mug with you to guzzle down the good times, sadly, you can only sample four ounces at a time (a commemorative glass will be given to every ticket holder to use). In addition to the tasty sips, there’ll be more than 50 master brewers and reps to answer questions, some good ol’ grilled grub by Spanky’s BBQ, and lively tunes by musical guests Donna Jean & the Tricksters, Los Blancos, and the Bagpipe Dudes.

Fri., Sept. 12, 5 p.m., 2008