Tap Takeovers to Pub Crawls: July is Michigan Craft Beer Month

By: Amber Ogden | July 23, 2015

While the month of July is nearing a close, it’s Michigan Craft Beer Month, and if you haven’t been celebrating in style, now is the time to start! You have just over a week left to enjoy beer from all over the Mitten state with a good excuse.

Here are a few end of the month events worth checking out in honor of Michigan Craft Beer Month:

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue and Craft Beer, 207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, is hosting three Michigan breweries today in the form of a Bell’s, Dark Horse and New Holland Tap Takeover. Head to Red Rock for your favorites, along with a few pub only staples and one time only brews. Representatives from all three breweries will be on hand to answer your questions.

Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, is celebrating more than just Michigan Craft Beer Month with its 20th Anniversary Street Party on Friday, July 31.

The party begins at 5 p.m. and will include musical performances by Ping Ping, Rockasaurus and Third Coast Kings.

Two bars will feature ABC favorites, like Bavarian Bliss and Strawberry Blonde, along with a special 20th Anniversary Barley Wine, which will be tapped exclusively for the party. Street food will be available from several food carts. Best of all, no cover!

The 19th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl is taking place on Friday, July 31 and will allow you to sample Michigan craft beer all throughout downtown! The pub crawl begins at Twist Night Club, 22901 Woodward Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

Participating venues include M-Brew, Como’s, One Eyed Betty’s, Rosie O’Grady’s, Bosco and more. The $12 entry fee (which is tax deductible!) benefits four different charities and admits you to all venues on the pub crawl, while getting you complimentary snacks and entertainment.

If you’re looking for additional ways to celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month, check out Ale Mary’s Craft Beer Hall’s 1st Anniversary BeerStravanga Tapping today or Sips, Bites & Flicks at the Maple Theatre, 4135 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, tonight.

Cheers to Michigan craft beer, this month and always!