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!

Ask Me Anything w/ Joe Short of Short’s Brewing!

Joe Short of Short’s Brewing Co. founder Joe Short did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit on Wednesday, November 13th on the Michigan Beer subReddit. We grabbed some of our favorite responses – many more at Reddit! Read more

Weekend Event Roundup: Here Comes TC Beer Week Edition

For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King.
~ William Shakespeare

Traverse City Beer Week starts on Friday and the weekend is packed with events celebrating beer & breweries. Read on from some great events and definitely check out our packed weekend calendar for more! Read more

Free Beer Tastings for Traverse City Beer Week

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Traverse City Beer Week starts tomorrow and runs through November 15th. In addition to a full calendar of events at TC brewpubs, bars & restaurants, The Beverage Company (1116 Carver St) and Mahoney’s Spirits & Edibles (542 W Front St) are offering free tastings from some of the hottest brands on the Michigan and national brewing scene.

Saturday (November 10th)

Beer Tasting at The Beverage Company   2pm-4pm
Taste Selections from Saugatuck Brewing Company at this complementary event!  Meet the people behind the Saugatuck brand, and share stories about your favorite beers.

Sunday (November 11th)

Beer Tasting at The Beverage Company with Short’s Brewing Company  2pm-6pm
Taste selections from Short’s Brewing Company and meet the people behind the brand!

Wednesday  (November 13th)

Tasting Event at Mahoney’s  4pm-6pm
Taste selections from Brewery Vivant.  Complementary tasting, no reservations are required, just stop by.

Thursday (November 14th)

Beer Tasting at Mahoney’s  4pm-6pm
Taste selections from Short’s Brewing Company.  Complementary tasting, no reservations are required, just stop by.

Beer Tasting at The Beverage Company  5pm-7pm
Taste Selections from Saugatuck Brewing Company at this complementary event!  Meet the people behind the Lagunitas and Epic brands, and share stories about your favorite beers.

Friday (November 15th)

Beer Tasting at Mahoney’s  4pm-6pm
Taste selections from Atwater Brewing Company.  Complementary tasting, no reservations are required, just stop by.

Photo courtesy Shorts Brewing

Beer and Food Pairing Dinners for Traverse City Beer Week

To celebrate Traverse City’s first annual Beer Week (November 9-15, 2013), several restaurants have created beer dinners. Beer and Food pairings to make your heart sing. These events will sell out fast, so get your reservations right away.

Saturday (Nov 9)

Hangover Breakfast at The Towne Plaza  9-3
This a la carte breakfast includes your meal and beer pairings, presented by the people of Greenbush Brewery.  For once, enjoy the headache of your hangover, as you have a little hair of the dog! Prices are a la carte, and based on consumption. Reservations are strongly recommended but not required. 231-929-0900 Read more