The brewing scene in Traverse City and the surrounding area is exploding with new breweries, brew pubs and craft brew taprooms opening virtually every month. Draft magazine has named TC one of Americas’ three emerging beer towns and The Travel Channel listed us among the Top Seven Beer Destinations in North America.

The TC Ale Trail ties many of them together, and you can visit each of the breweries & brewpubs at the links below.

Beggars Brewery
Bravo Zulu Brewing
Brewery Ferment
Brewery Terra Firma
The Filling Station Microbrewery
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery
Mackinaw Brewing Co.
North Peak Brewing Company
Rare Bird Brewery
Right Brain Brewery
Short’s Brewing Company
Stormcloud Brewing Company
The Workshop Brewing Company

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2017 Shorts Brewing Anniversary Party

Saturday April 29, 2017 featuring Laith Al-Saadi, May Erlewine & Shorts beer & ciders.
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2016 Short's Anniversary Party

Short's annual party is on tap for Saturday April 30, 2016 from 4-10 PM.
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Short’s Space Rock now gluten free

Space Rock, the newest flagship beer from Short’s Brewing Company…
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Short's & Stormcloud bring home Great American Beer Festival hardware!

Last weekend, two northern Michigan breweries brought back…
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Empire Hops Festival this Saturday

This Saturday (October 4) the village of Empire goes straight to the heart of craft brewing with the first annual Empire Hops Festival featuring 7 Michigan breweries.
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Media Monday: Cherry Festival making headlines, WJR live from Workshop Brewing

Traverse City's ongoing debate over events & festivals makes the Detroit Free Press and once again it's coming off as Traverse City saying "NO" to tourism and tourist dollars. The matter is before the City Commission tonight. We also scan through some positive press for our food scene.
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Beggars Fest on Saturday at The Little Fleet

If you're in TC on Saturday, check out Beggars Fest at The Little Fleet! The event features a tap takeover by Traverse City based Beggars Brewery and great live music from near & far. No cover!
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Workshop Brewing Co Anniversary Pig Roast Feast

Workshop Brewing Co. will celebrate their 1st anniversary this Saturday, August 8th with a pig roast and music.

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