Lansing Beer Week is swiftly approaching, so here’s a quick reminder on how you can enjoy all the great craft beer from breweries in Michigan all week long. Presented by I’m A Beer Hound and Motor City Brew Tours, Lansing Beer Week has plenty to offer for beer newbies and connoisseurs alike. Check it out!
The third annual Lansing Beer Week begins on Friday, June 20th and runs until the following Saturday, June 28th. Check out their calendar here for a full list of events, ranging from the Festivals of the Moon and Sun (which each have a $15 cost of admission) at the start of the week to all the various Michigan craft brewery tap takeovers taking place all week long.
Lansing Beer Week is all about raising awareness of the craft beer industry while advocating local businesses and Michigan-made goods. With all the great craft breweries in Michigan, it only makes sense to bring a few together in the spirit of raising awareness for all.
Take special note of Tuesday the 24th to enjoy Frankenmuth Brewery’s tap takeover at the Reo Town Pub at 6:30pm! Not only that, but we’ll be accompanied by Monticello’s Market Brats, so you’ll be able to enjoy some German-style cuisine along with your German-style Michigan craft beer. The Frankenmuth choices you’ll be able to enjoy include a special release of Rummelstiltskin Maple Porter, a robust porter with heavily roasted malts and a smooth yet somewhat sweet finish; Twisted Helles Summer Lager, our summery take on the German helles style; Old Detroit Amber Ale, recently successfully reintroduced; and Brown Hound Dunkel, our classic Munich-style dunkel beer.
Lansing Beer Week comes to an end on June 28th, and you won’t want to miss the concluding event, known as Lansing Beer Fest! This year marks the second annual occurrence of this outdoor beer festival, which will feature 33 Michigan breweries (including yours truly, the oldest brewery in Michigan) and a very large variety of craft beer and hard ciders. Not only that, but live music is provided by Mark Wayne Warner, Joe Wright and Lights & Caves. This event also has a bit of a charitable component attached, as some of the proceeds go to benefit the Reo Town Commercial Association. Advance tickets are available for purchase here, and run $30 (which is $5 less than what you’ll pay the day of the festival, if it doesn’t sell out).
For the third year in a row, Lansing Beer Week gets to put the spotlight on all the amazing craft beer being made right here in the state of Michigan. With events taking place all week long, there’s surely something for everyone. Don’t forget to swing by Reo Town Pub Tuesday evening to enjoy the fine Frankenmuth offerings! Thanks to Lansing Beer Week, you can support local businesses and drink great quality craft beer all in one fell swoop.