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.

Shed 5, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit;


Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Review: Testa Barra Wows with Contemporary Dishes
    The Macomb Township restaurant serves Italian fare that is on par with the surging Detroit food...
  2. Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend
    Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink
  3. Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen
    Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products
  4. A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit
    From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress
  5. Every Day is Throwback Thursday at This Roseville Steakhouse
    Mr. Paul's Chophouse has remained consistently delicious for more than 50 years
  6. 3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet
    These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization
  7. A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame
    Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up
  8. Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts
    Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found
  9. This Vegan Catering Company Celebrates the ‘Natural Beauty of Food’
    Plus, tips on how to create your own photo-worthy grazing board
  10. Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit
    These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet