Monday, October 17, 2016

8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival to be held October 21st & 22nd at the Eastern Market

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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 Detroit Fall Beer Festival 2016

The 8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival is the fourth and final beer festival this year from the Michigan Brewers Guild following last month’s U.P. Fall Beer Festival located at Marquette’s Lower Harbor. The Detroit Fall Festival is held at the year-round Eastern Market with hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 21st and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday October 22nd. The festival will feature over 700 beers from 80 different breweries.
Many of the Detroit area’s favorite breweries will be featured including Atwater, Griffin Claw, Detroit Beer Co., and Royal Oak’s Roak Brewing Co. as well as newer breweries and favorites from all over Michigan. Several of the recent award-winning Michigan brews from Colorado’s Great American Beer Festival will be featured including Bangin the Mash Irish Dry Stout from Portage’s Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Küsterer Original Weissbier from Cedar Springs Brewing Co. and reDANKulous Imperial Red Ale from Grand Rapids’ Founders Brewing Co. which will also have on tap a barrel aged version.

Cider and mead will also be offered on tap including selections from B. Nektar, Vandermill, and Cellarmen’s. Food will be available from Detroit area restaurants and live music from local bands. Detroit Fall Beer Festival is a rain or shine event. Saturday tickets have sold out in advance but tickets are still available for Friday’s event which is also expected to sell out. Advance tickets are encouraged for $40 but may be purchased for $45 at the gate if available. Coming up for 2017, the Michigan Brewers Guild will be holding their Winter Festival on Friday February 24th and Saturday February 25th with ticket sale information to be announced soon.

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Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.