Beer Festivals


This year’s International Wine, Beer & Food Festival was held Thursday, November 19th through Saturday, November 21st and was located at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. This year featured over 1,500 varieties of beers and wines, as well as ciders, meads, and spirits. Over the past couple years, beer has played a more prominent role in the festival and with this year’s fest, the new “Beer City Station” shared main stage with the wine on the main floor which was expanded to double the size of prior year events to accommodate more options.

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This year’s Michigan Brewer’s Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival took place on Friday October 23rd from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. and Saturday October 24th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event featured over 675 beers from 80 different breweries from all over Michigan. Also featured were local bands and food from Detroit area restaurants. The weather cooperated for a beautiful fall weekend this year in Detroit and the festival was well attended with Saturday’s event selling out in advance. DJ Dante provided music for both days with Friday featuring Orbitsuns and Saturday’s live music lineup featuring the Strapping Owls, Taken Aces and Octopus. This year’s food vendors included Slows Bar BQ, Grand Trunk Pub, Detroit Beer Co and Mudgie's Deli.


Chances are you have a craft beer lover (or two) on your holiday shopping list. This year, give the gift of Michigan beer, while also supporting locally-owned businesses and the state’s overall agricultural industry.

 grand rapids beer festival beerlist

Grand Rapids International Wine and Beer Festival is excited to annouce some special taps and limited releases happening  at the Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

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We are excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Grand Ledge Fall Fest this Saturday, November 14th from 4pm to 10pm. The festival is hosted inside at The Anderson Center at, 3543 Jefferson Hwy, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. The Anderson Center's wide open space and is the perfect location for an intimate craft beer festival.


Walsh College alumni and students had a special treat during this years Oktoberfest, hosted by the Walsh Student Life Group. Motor City Brew Tours owners Stephen and Laura Johnson hosted a VIP German beer tasting event.


​This collaborative holiday brewery tour will give guests the opportunity to samples one of the world’s most acclaimed stouts, visit a trio of new West Michigan breweries and later explore downtown St. Joseph, Mich.


It’s time for the grand conclusion of the 2015 Michigan Brewer’s Guild festival schedule, culminating at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan this Friday and Saturday. As of today, Thursday the 22nd, there are still FRIDAY tickets available for purchase. Head over to to snag your tickets as soon as you can!


Upon the release of the beer list for the Michigan Brewer’s Guild Fall Beer Festival in Detroit’s Eastern Market this weekend, I try to zero in on 20 beers I’d like to try.


This year’s ArtPrize is taking place from September 23rd until October 11th on downtown Grand Rapids and B.O.B.’s Brewery has collaborated with Detroit’s own Atwater Brewery for a special release of the Michigunder Dortmunder Lager. A tapping event was held at Containment outside the B.O.B. which featured a brewer meet & greet, art unveiling, and DJ. The label design for the beer was designed by Ypsilanti artist Morgaine Fambrough and $1 from every pint sold as well all as 100% of merchandise sales benefit the organization ACT - Artists Creating Together.
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