2016 Traverse City Beer Week – November 11-17

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Traverse City Beer Week starts tonight, and the annual celebration of beer & breweries runs November 11-17 with over 40 events!

Highlights include tonight’s TCBW Pub Crawl from 6-10 PM. It’s sponsored by Short’s Brewing Company, and stops include Bubba’s, The Little Fleet, U & I Lounge, The Franklin, Brew Traverse City, 7 Monks Taproom, Union Tap and Grill, Union Street Station and Rare Bird Brewpub. You can pick up a Passport that you can redeem for a TC Beer Week shirt (while supplies last).

Other highlights from today & tonight include the Brewery Vivant Night at 7 Monks from 3-midnight, Michigan vs. West Coast Beers at State Street Grille, the Perrin Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Nolan’s Tobacco and Cigar Bar, and the Tapistry Tap Event at Pangea’s Pizza.

The fun continues tomorrow at 10 AM with the Great Beerd Run at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa sponsored by Short’s, Beards Brewery & Right Brain Brewery with post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest, race grub, music, and beer. Other highlights for Saturday include the Atwater Brewery & Bowers Harbor Vineyards Dinner at Boathouse Traverse City, a beer & pulled pork slider pairing at Brewery Terra Firma, Tapistry Brewing vs Saugatuck Brewing Company at Brew, and Reflect Bistro’s Short’s Brewing Company Beer Dinner!

Looking ahead to Sunday, the good folks of Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort will join Alliance Restaurant for a 5-course beer dinner featuring Stormcloud’s Barrel-Soured ales.

On Monday at 5 PM Terra Firma hosts a Cheese and Beer Pairing featuring John’s brews paired with cheeses from Manny’s Specialty Cheese. There’s also Founders Brewing Co. Bingo Night at Little Fleet and German Heritage Night with Cedar Springs Brewing at 7 Monks Taproom.

Tuesday you can get your Belgian on with the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery / Leelanau Brewing event at 7 Monks, the Lagunitas Brewing Co Willett BA Release Party at Little Fleet, and a Short’s tasting at Kap N Keg Party Store.

Wednesday’s theme is 3 tap takeovers with the Dark Horse & Founders Tap Jam at Rare Bird, a Brewery Vivant Sour Beer Tap Takeover at the Little Fleet, and a Greyline Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at 7 Monks Taproom. There’s also a TC Beer Week Sib & Dab at Blue Tractor that offers a chance to create an original work of art guided by a local artist.

Thursday features the Greenbush Beer Dinner at MI Grille, Sour Beer Night at Little Fleet, TC Beer History Night at 7 Monks Taproom, and also the North v South Brewery Battle at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa which pits Short’s Brewing Company vs Atwater Brewery at five “Battle” stations with brews from each brewery and food to pair.

Wrap it up Friday night with a Seafood Beer Dinner at The Little Fleet!

Get details on these and more TC Beer Week events at the Traverse City Tourism website!

Traverse City to Host Global Celebration of Riesling

city-of-riesling-squareOn July 26th, 27 & 28, 2014 Traverse City will host a global celebration of Riesling, City of Riesling. The weekend will feature winemakers and Rieslings from Traverse City and all over the world with noted wine-writer and Riesling expert Stuart Pigott.

On Sunday, Traverse City will celebrate the Summer of Riesling with a party showcasing Rieslings from Traverse City and around the world. The event will be geared to present Riesling in a fresh and fun manner that showcases the range and qualities of some of the finest local, national and international offerings at the “Bar of 100 Rieslings,” a pop-up wine bar staffed by Riesling professionals. There will be ample opportunities for the trade and public to interact with attending winemakers, live music, and a world-premier screening of Stuart’s short film, WATCH YOUR BACK – The Riesling Movie (Part 1).

The highlight will be “Salon Riesling” on Monday featuring the Midwest release of Stuart Pigott’s new book, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story. The release will take place at The Franklin, the new restaurant from Trattoria Stella owners Paul & Amanda Danielson and Myles Anton that features the only second floor open air dining space in the city and a beverage program well-seasoned with Riesling. It will include a curated tasting of Rieslings featured in the book along with paired foods and TEDx-style talks from winemakers.

The City of Riesling Events:

SATURDAY, JULY 26TH
Riesling Showcase at Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsula Wineries
Enjoying Grand Traverse Bay

SUNDAY, JULY 27TH
3:00pm-5:00pm Riesling Oyster Riot at Little Fleet Oysters & Riesling is presented by Michael Peterson of Siren Hall and The Little Fleet.

6:00pm Watch the world-premier screening of Stuart’s short film, WATCH YOUR BACK – The Riesling Movie at the Bijou By the Bay and talk with attending winemakers as you try some of the world’s finest Rieslings against the backdrop of Grand Traverse Bay.

7:30pm THE NIGHT OF 100 RIESLINGS
Traverse City will celebrate the Summer of Riesling with a party showcasing Rieslings from Traverse City and around the world. The event will present Riesling in a fresh and fun manner that showcases the range and qualities of some of the finest local, national and international offerings at “The Bar of 100 Rieslings” a pop-up wine bar staffed by Riesling professionals.

MONDAY, JULY 28TH
12:00pm-5:00pm SALON RIESLING: BOOK RELEASE, TASTING & TALKS
The highlight will be Monday’s Midwest release of Stuart’s new book, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story. The release will take place at The Franklin in downtown Traverse City. It will include a curated tasting of Rieslings featured in the book along with paired foods and TEDx style talks on Riesling.

 

Traverse City “Brew Bus” seeking funds

Troy Daily, the local entrepreneur who started the TC Cycle Pub and founded the TC Ale Trail, is readying another promising venture. The Traverse City Brew Bus will provide all-inclusive brewery tours with sampling, brewhouse tours, talking with brewers and brewery owners and even some Cicerone* led tours. It’s all designed to be educational, fun and more than what you’d get if you were to visit the brewery on your own. Read more

Wine Touring in Traverse City

Wine touring in Traverse City has become a very popular activity for visitors & locals alike. There’s nothing that can compare with tasting a wine with the person who made it, and with over 35 wineries in our area there’s a lot to discover.

We’ve spent years in the wine industry and have put together this simple guide to take the uncertainty out of wine touring and leave you to enjoy the fun!

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