The Highlands Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20 in the side parking lot of Mid City Mall. There will be three large tents covering most of the festival area. The largest tent will hold all the National Breweries many with specialty beers not normally available, a “Local’s Tent” including many new breweries to Kentucky, and a Sponsor’s Tent that includes Deschutes Brewery out of Oregon, Sweet Water Brewing Company in Georgia and West Sixth Brewing from Lexington. Entertainment is still being finalized, but the event brings thousands of people out to taste more than 60 breweries and well over 200 beers nonetheless. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Bluegrass Center for Autism. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at valumarket.com.