Of course the cooler weather, colored leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything means fall is here. As many Michiganders know, fall just isn’t fall without its seasonal (and locally made!) craft beers, wines and ciders.
Luckily, metro Detroit has many upcoming events where you can get your fill…literally…
LaSalle Craft Beer Festival
Located at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex in Windsor, the LaSalle Craft Beer Festival will be occurring (rain or shine) in October. If you like to celebrate locally-brewed craft beer as well as live music, games and food trucks, then this fall event is definitely for you. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the gate.
Boatober Beer Fest
Just because summer is technically over does not mean boating season has ended, especially when the boating includes more than 30 fall seasonal beers and hard ciders to sample! For $62.50, you’ll receive a commemorative Motor City Brew Tours cup, 15 sample tickets (at 4 oz pours per sample) and, of course, a beautiful boat cruise on the Detroit River. Visit eventbrite.com to book your tickets for Boatober Beer Fest.
2018 PolkatoberFest at the Corner
If you’re a fan of Founder’s Brewing Company, Polish beer and/or polka, you’ll have to stop by The Corner Ballpark in Detroit for a delicious day of great Polish and German food, polka music and classic rock hits performed live and more. If purchased in advance, adult tickets are $10 and children 10 and under are free. For more information about 2018 PolkatoberFest at the Corner, contact Tyler Payne at 586-722-8997 or email@example.com.
October Beer Tasting: Bavarian Harvest Fest
Head on over to McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar in The D on Oct. 13 for live entertainment, an Oktoberfest tasting menu and, most importantly, BEER! Admission is $25-30 per person. Sound amazing? Contact Chef Lewis Ulinder at 313-961-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Windsor Craft Beer Festival
For those 19 and up, the Windsor Craft Beer Festival will include entertainment, craft beer, local eats and so much more to celebrate the “burgeoning craft beer movement happening across Ontario.” For further details, call 519-982-5212 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Sip Savor Stomp: Fall Edition
The Royal Oak Farmers Market hosts a festive fall event where visitors are encouraged to “sample their way across the state, country and globe” as they will have the opportunity to taste almost 300 delicious wines. In addition to the wines, there will also be artisan cheese, chocolates, coffee and much more available. Call 248-224-5104 for more information on Sip Savor Stomp: Fall Edition.
Want to toast the fall season at home? Here are some locally made and highly recommended adult beverages to drink during the fall months
Beer: Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders Harvest Ale, New Holland The Carhartt Woodsman, Arbor Brewing Co. Violin Monster and Griffin Claw Screamin’ Pumpkin Ale
Wine: Bowers Harbor Red
Cider: Blake’s Apple Lantern
Freelance writer Danielle Alexander absolutely adores fall, and, as a result, never fails to indulge in craft beers, wines and ciders throughout the season.