Celebrate Unofficial Brew Month at These Local Events

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Boatoberfest: Beer & Candy Tasting Boat Cruise

 An otherwise unlikely combination, organizers will pair scrumptious sweets with more than 40 beers, hard ciders, spiked seltzers, and more. Guests are invited to enjoy 12 drink samples of their choice as well as a bag full of beer-complementing candies while cruising the Detroit River aboard the Detroit Princess riverboat. Oct. 5. $65. Detroit Princess Riverboat, 1 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; motorcitybrewtours.com

Eastern Market Walking Brewery History Tour

Walk Detroit’s Eastern Market district, while learning about the vibrant histories of old brewery sites. Each ticket includes a pint of beer from Eastern Market Brewing Co., which will be offered at the tour’s conclusion. Oct. 12. $30+. Eastern Market Brewing Co., 2515 Riopelle St., Detroit; motorcitybrewtours.com

Art on Tap: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The Flint Institute of Arts is adding two delicious new elements to its 12th annual beer tasting event: bourbon and barbecue. Guests at the outdoor event can sample an array of craft beers, bourbons, and local fare while enjoying live musical performances, including one from a local blues band. Oct. 18. $50+. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; flintarts.org

Michigan Brewers Guild’s Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Now in its 11th year, this craft beer lover’s dream will feature nearly 1,000 Michigan beers. Each ticket includes 15 beer tasting tokens, each of which participants can exchange for a 3-oz. sample. Entertainment will be provided by local bands, and food from brewpubs and restaurants will be available for purchase. Oct. 25 and 26. $45+. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; mibeer.com