On the Radar: the Pinellas Pepper Fest and Dunedin Brewery's Hoppy Endings IPA Festival

India Pale Ales (including those of the double and triple variety) that will highlight the importance of hops -- particularly during the opening blind tasting. Your 25 bucks gets you a raffle ticket and souvenir tasting glass; plus you can sample foods expressly prepared to complement the 20 to 25 beers that are expected on tap. Pinellas Pepper Fest, June 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park, $2 general admission, kids 12 and under free, pinellaspepperfest.com; Hoppy Endings IPA Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight, Sat., June 5, Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, $25, dunedinbrewery.com.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for. Whether your pleasure is measured in Scovilles or alcohol-by-volume, this is the weekend for tingling the taste buds. The flavor adventure starts Saturday afternoon with the fourth annual Pinellas Pepper Fest at the England Brothers Bandshell Park. Local vendors will bring the heat, letting you sample and purchase the spicy foods and sauces that hurt so good, while also offering BBQ and a variety of pepper plants for sale.

Cap off your day of capsaicin with a trip north for Dunedin Brewery’s second annual Hoppy Endings IPA Festival, a celebration of the flower clusters that brewmasters use to bitter their beer. The cheekily-named event features a variety of

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