4 Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss in June

These brew-centric happenings are worth visiting this month


Welcome in the warm weather with a cold beer and good company at these metro Detroit events. From a race-day capped with a refreshing brew to a Father’s Day cruise featuring seasonal favorites, there’s plenty of beer happenings to enjoy this June.

Bark & Brew 5k

Burn some calories then sip some booze at this year’s Kona Running Company 5K family-fun run. Beginning at Rochester College, the race guides participants along the scenic Clinton River Trail to the finish line at Griffin Claw Brewing Company & Clubhouse. Then, runners are encouraged to grab a beer and interact with guide dogs from Rochester Hills-based visually impaired aid organization, Leader Dogs for the Blind. $8+. June 1. Griffin Claw Brewing Company & Clubhouse, 2265 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-345-6168;

Pints & Poses

Start your Saturday morning with a guided yoga session intended to “lift the energy and rejuvenate the mind and body,” according to the event’s website. No previous yoga experience is required, and attendees are invited to sip on one of the company’s 12 craft brews and nosh on brunch dishes. $15. June 15. North Center Brewing Co.; 410 North Center St., Northville; 248-444-7967; northcenterbrewing.com

Father’s Day Beer Cruise

There’s no better way to celebrate the father figure in your life than by boarding the Detroit Princess Riverboat to sample more than 40 seasonal ciders and brews while cruising down the Detroit River. Tickets for Motor City Brews’ 150-minute cruise includes 15 4-oz. drink vouchers, appetizers, and breathtaking views of Detroit. $65. June 16. Detroit Princess Riverboat, 1 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; 877-338-2628; motorcitybrewtours.com

Tapped in the ‘Ville

The annual Northville Craft Beer Festival invites over 20 local breweries to the event, with more than 60 local, state, and regional varieties of craft beer being offered to festival-goers. Food trucks vending ice cream and Spanish and Italian cuisine will be on site, along with a variety of games, including corn hole. $30. June 22. Millennium Park, 45769 W. Six Mile Rd., Northville; 248-349-7640; tappedintheville.com