In only its second year in existence, the people over at Detroit Beer Week are making quite a buzz for, well, Detroit Beer Week. Established last year to hold events at local bars, restaurants, galleries during the week preceding the Eastern Market Fall beer Festival. This year, the organization has just recently released its events for the week of October 16-23. The events are listed below (thanks kalamabrew), and a link to their facebook page can be found here.
The Eastern Market Fall Beer Festival will take place on 10/23 from 1-6 pm (Michigan Brewers Guild Members can enter at noon). Over 40 breweries will be present with an expected 200+ beers to sample. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and can be purchased online, or at participating breweries throughout south east Michigan.
Time: 7 p.m.-midnight
Where: St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 East Congress St.
Details: Tasting stations from eight local restaurants with dishes created specifically to pair with Michigan-brewed beers, rare beer cellar tasting, Michigan Spirits Lounge. A portion of the nights proceeds will be donated to Pints for Prostates campaign.
Tickets: $35 (main event) and $55 (all-access).
Whiskey and beer
Time: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Ye Olde Tap Room, 14915 Charlevoix
More information: Take a look at the history of this Prohibition-era bar.
Slows-Bar-BQ happy hour
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Slows Bar-B-Que, 2138 Michigan Ave.
Cliff Bells beer dinner featuring Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. and Dragonmead Microbrewery
Time: 9-11:30 p.m.
Where: Cliff Bells, 2030 Park Ave.
Details: Four courses and beer pairings with brewers. Reservations are recommended.
More information: Call 313-961-2543.
BIKE-toberfest: Detroit brewing, past and present
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Details: Detroit cycling beer enthusiast, Bil Lusa, will take you on a tour of Detroit’s historical and current breweries. Explore Traffic Jam & Snug, Motor City Brewing, historic brewery buildings of Eastern Market, Atwater Block Brewery and more. Bike rental available. Depart from Detroit Beer Co.
More information: Email Lusa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer vs. wine cheese pairing
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Motor City Wines, 608 Woodward Ave
New Holland Brewing night
Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Grand Trunk Pub, 612 Woodward Ave.
Details: New Holland Brewing Co. takes over Grand Trunk.
Foxtown/Park Ave. pub crawl
Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Various locations – Park Bar, Cliff Bells, Rub BBQ Pub, Hard Luck Lounge, State Bar, Hockeytown Cafe, The Town Pump Tavern, Centaur
Details: $10 wristband will get you drink and food specials and waive cover at each location. A Detroit Beer Week representative will be selling wristbands at each location.
Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Official Detroit Fall Beer Festival after party
Time: 6 p.m. – midnight
Where: Atwater Block Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau St.
Sunday “Bloody Mary” Sunday
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Where: 3rd Street Bar, 701 West Forest Ave.
Details: Bloody Mary bar, breakfast items