jane beerfest article

With temps in the upper 80s and humidity to match, Lansing’s REO Town attracted a record number of thirsty people to its Second Annual Lansing Beer Fest. While the official event ran 1 to 6 p.m., a line of 45 VIP ticketholders were grateful for the noon jumpstart on more than 30 vendors in attendance. Throughout the day, the audience would swell to 1,000, making me grateful my husband and I had worn matching garish Hawaiian shirts to be able to locate each other as we tried different sides of the five-block area. The shirts also turned strangers into friends.
Published in Summer Events

 The First Annual Lansing Fall Fest will feature Beer, Cider and Mead

The first annual Lansing Fall Fest will take place Saturday, November 9th, 2013. This fall celebration will feature Michigan craft beer, cider and mead. The goal of Lansing Fall Fest is to raise awareness of the Michigan craft beer, cider and mead industry while raising money for our selected charity Child and Family Charities. (www.childandfamily.org/)
Published in Fall Events

The Inaugural Lansing Beer Festival is Coming This Weekend

It's finally here! After months of planning, the second annual Lansing Beer Week will reach its crescendo at the First Annual Lansing Beer Festival this Saturday, June 29th, from 1-6 PM. The event, which will be the first of its kind to be held in Lansing, will take place in the REO Town district of Lansing on South Washington Avenue. Over 30 beers from 12 different Michigan breweries will be on tap, and Lansing's own Fork in the Road Artiasn Diner and Sir Pizza will be serving food throughout the day. A live DJ will also be playing music during the entirety of the festival.
Published in Beer Week Events

Uncle John’s Russet Cider Earns 3rd Place in World’s Largest Cider Competition

Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery & Cider Mill, located on US27 North in St. Johns, has earned a 3rd Place in The Royal Bath & West Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. This is the second consecutive year that Uncle John’s has been recognized at this event – noted as the world’s largest cider competition.
Published in Cideries News

2nd Annual Lansing Beer Week is from June 21st to June 29th

The second annual Lansing Beer Week will take place from June 21 to June 29, 2013. This weeklong celebration will feature Michigan craft beer themed events throughout the greater Lansing area. The goal of Lansing Beer Week is to raise awareness of the Michigan craft beer industry while promoting patronage to local establishments and stimulating the greater Lansing area’s retail economy and Michigan made products.
Published in Beer Week Events

The People's Cider Company Batch #1 debuts at Hopcat and Georgio's in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Peoples Cider Co. very recently has started previewing their European-style dry cider at local Grand Rapids bars and restaurants, and I took advantage of the opportunity to meet up with owner Jason Lummen at the near-downtown cider making facility and talk about the new and exciting venture. For those looking for something a little different from the many sweeter tasting hard ciders that seem most abundant in the American market, Jason has been working on and developing his own brand of dry cider since his very first batch back in 2002. Recently obtaining a small winemaker’s license has allowed him the luxury and freedom to begin distributing at a much earlier stage than what it would take a small brewery to reach the same levels.
Published in Cider Events
Friday, March 01, 2013

Art and Craft Beer Fest Recap

The 2013 Art and Craft BeerFest

Lansing's first ever Art and Craft Beer Fest at the Art Alley building in REO Town was a huge success, and we want to thank everyone involved. From everyone who purchased tickets to Roxaanne, Craig, and Jack from the REO Town Pub, from the volunteers to the bands and artists, and all the breweries and their representatives--this was truly a great night and could not have been pulled off without everyone's support.
Published in Winter Events

Art & Craft BeerFest - REO Town Lansing

The Art & Craft BeerFest is a collaboration between I'm a Beer HoundREO Town PubMi ArtShare. We will be hosting what is sure to be a great gathering on Saturday, February 2nd from 5-10 PM at  Art Alley which is at 1133 S. Washington in Lansing.
Published in Winter Events