As I write this, the Liverpool Beer & Pubs Festival is taking place. It is run by Liverpool CAMRA in conjunction with many Liverpool pubs. Events run into October and include the Southport Swords and Argarmeles Clog dancing at the Roscoe Head Beer Festival, Roscoe Street, Liverpool 1, later today (Sunday the 19th) at around 2pm. They will then go up to Hope Street to dance, and finally back to the Roscoe Head. The Roscoe Head is one of only nine pubs nationwide to be in every edition of the Good Beer Guide.
Other events include a week-long beer festival in the Lion Tavern in Moorfields (home of my monthly singaround) from 22 September, and my favourite, a beer festival in an old crypt: St Anthony's Church in Scotland Road. You can drink surrounded by inscriptions on real tombs (14 to 16 October).