It’s Detroit Fall Beer Weekend

Eastern Market event to offer samples from nearly 120 Michigan breweries


Photograph courtesy of the Michigan Brewers Guild

The Detroit Fall Beer Festival returns to Eastern Market this weekend for its ninth year. Hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild, this year’s festival promises to be “bigger and better than ever before.”

This year, nearly 120 breweries from all over Michigan are participating in the festival and will have over 900 beers available to sample.

“It’s certainly a way to get some beers that you probably haven’t had before” says Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. Some brewers bring special brews, and you can also try a beer from a brewery that maybe geographically you can’t get to. “You just don’t have the opportunity to try so many different Michigan beers all on one place,” he adds.

The guild, founded in 1998, prides itself on hostng the oldest, largest, and most original craft beer festivals by the brewers, about the brewers, and for the brewers.

Even so, this year’s festival should appease just about any consumer, as well. “There are so many different flavors and styles that you can try that I’m sure there’s something for everyone,” says Graham.

Although the festival’s main focus is beer, there will also be live music and local food vendors.

Tickets for Friday are available for $40 in advance, and $45 at the gate, if still available. Saturday’s event is sold out. The ticket price includes 15 taster tokens, each good for a three-ounce beer sample. Additional tokens will be available for purchase at 50 cents each. Designated driver tickets are also available for $5.

The Detroit Fall Beer Festival is a strictly 21+ event.

The full list of beers and breweries is available on the Michigan Brewers Guild’s blog, The Mash.

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