Hops and barley will be the guests of honor this weekend at Meridians Julius M. Kleiner Park. The Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show aka the Treasure Valleys largest annual brew festival will take over the grassy gathering place. Two important words here: Pace yourself. Its an all-you-can-drink affair after you pay $35 for a wristband, and some of these beers are no joke when it comes to alcohol potency. In addition to around a trillion flavors and styles of craft brew, festivalgoers will enjoy live music, home brewing demonstrations, delectable food and, of course, chatty company.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24-25, Julius M. Kleiner Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. $35 per day or $60 for two-day pass, at the gate. 888-7668, barleybros.net.