Love beer? Check out these local beer fests

By: Aaron B. Cohen | September 28, 2022

October is a jam-packed month for beer festivals in Metro Detroit. The area’s rich brewing history ensures attendees will have a good time and leave with satisfied beer bellies. Every type of craft beer imaginable, coupled with various food trucks and vendors, makes a dream come true for any beer lover…

2022 Brew & Fall Fest

The 6th annual Brew and Fall Fest will take place at Jimmy John’s Field this year. Guests can enjoy live music from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., football being streamed in the TLC Clubhouse, face painting, meet and greets with the United Shore Professional Baseball League mascot, tasty fall treats like donuts and caramel apples, face paintings, hayrides, arts and crafts, games, and of course all the beer from the featured breweries. Arctic Circle Brewing, Atwater Brewery, B. Nektar Meadery, Barrel + Beam, Bell’s Brewery, Blake’s Hard Cider, Diageo Guinness, Drafting Table, Eastern Market Brewing Co, Grand River Brewery, GravCap Brewing, Midland Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, North Center Brewing Co, Odd Side Ales, Rustic Leaf Brewing Company, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Sherwood Brewing Company, and Unwined Winery are all expected to attend, boasting their finest beer and wine. The Brew & Fall Fest is scheduled for October 8, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $30 and include 10 3oz pours of beer, cider, and or wine.

Southeast Michigan Beer Festival

The Southeast Michigan Beer Festival is a fundraising event for the Huron Township Rotary, that offers a large selection of beer and wine, provided by local breweries and wineries, along with music by DJ Scott, food from Iron Mike’s, fun games, and raffles. The organization announced a few of the selected breweries and wineries, including Brew Detroit, Three Floyds, Austin Brothers, The Mitten Brewing, Blakes, Shorts, Atwater, Bells, Sam Adams, Founders, St. Ambrose (Meads), New Holland, Keweenaw, Angry Orchard, North Coast, Dogfish Head, Upper Hand, Eastern Market Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin, but all of them have not been disclosed. The festival is set to take place, rain or shine, on October 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lajko Park.

Taco Hop

The Taco Hop is a taco and beer festival and will have an array of street tacos from some of Metro Detroit’s finest food trucks and restaurants. Guests can also expect live music and the option to participate in the ‘most unique sombrero’ contest. This event will take place on October 8, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lot behind Whiskeys on Water in Wyandotte. Tickets are $25 and include a Taco hop pint glass with 10 tickets for beer, wine, or cocktail sampling.

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Growl-er Brewfest

Beer and man’s best friend is what one can expect to find at the Growl-er Brewfest. This dog-friendly event will consist of an array of craft beer and food trucks to try out, and activities catered to the dogs, such as puppy pools, obstacle courses, and photo ops. Aberrant Ales, Brewery Becker, Block Brewing Company, Eternity Brewing Company, North Center Brewing Company, LaGrow Organic Beer Company, Reed City Brewing Company, River’s Edge Brewing Company, Third Monk Brewing Company, and Ore Creek Craft Cider are all expected to be in attendance. The Growl-er Brewfest will take place on October 16, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at SELCRA Meijer Park.

Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Detroit Fall Beer Festival is one of the largest beer festivals in Michigan. There will be live performances by local musicians and food from several Detroit restaurants available for purchase, in addition to the fresh, locally-sourced beer from various breweries in Michigan. The Festival is scheduled for October 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., or from noon, for Enthusiast members, at the Eastern Market.

Bottoms up!