For a city with a long legislative history of opposition to alcohol consumption, Richmond is fast becoming one of most beer-soaked cities in the nation. The latest celebration of fermented festivity is the second annual Capital Ale House National Beer Expo, happening Thursday-Saturday, July 16-18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. You can sample offerings from more than 200 craft breweries and take part in an abundance of beer-related tastings, tours, seminars and events. For pricing and information visit nationalbeerexpo.com. Also, Center of the Universe Brewing Co. holds its third annual Summer Moon Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19. It will feature an assortment of culinary offerings, Anderson Neck Oyster Co. hand shucking and selling fresh locally raised oysters, indigenous wine offerings from James River Cellars and performances from Buckville Hootenany, Blue Rooster, Cha Cha’s Cadillac, Manakins on Franklin and others. The family-friendly festivities commence each day at 1 p.m. Free admission. cotubrewing.com.