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TCBW Calendar of Events

Traverse City Beer Week isn't a festival. This is something completely different.

Events throughout the week will take consumers to the places where craft beer appreciation is already in full swing: the breweries that make it, the brew pubs and restaurants that serve it, and the retail locations that love it.  

TCBW is fashioned for the sole purpose of craft beer appreciation, customer education, and experiential learning. All events that take place throughout the week will have programmed elements to them with the intention to offer education or insight into some aspect of the craft beer movement, a special product or style of beer, or some other element of the industry.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

(Events will be updated constantly leading up to TCBW and all events are subject to change, so make sure to check back often for additions and revisions!)

FRIDAY NOV. 8 2013

Craft Beer Cookbook Menu featured at Amical  5pm-10pm

Local brews are featured throughout the dinner menu and behind the bar for this weekend! The Chefs at Amical and the local beer geeks have joined forces to create a menu that combines brews from The Filling Station, Terra Firma, Short's and Petoskey Brewing with recipes from John Holl's American Craft Brew Cookbook. Along with these outstanding preparations, we will be pouring brews from Right Brain, Short's, Bell's, New Holland and Petoskey Brewing Company. Call 231-941-8888 for reservations or check out the menu!

 

Brewery Vivant at Inside Out Gallery  6pm-9pm

Try 6 beers from Brewery Vivant, along with specialty cans, including the release of the Plowhorse Imperial Stout! Meet brewery owner Jason Spaulding and raise a glass to the start of Beer Week!

 

TC Beer Week Kickoff Pub Crawl   7pm until close

This pub crawl features six TC locations, each hosting different beers from Short’s Brewing Company. You don't need a ticket - just pick up a passport to take part! Locations include The Little Fleet, Bubba's, U&I Lounge, Brew, 7 Monks, and Firefly.  No purchase necessary for a punch, so your designated driver can participate too! 

You can pick up your passports starting mid week leading up to the event at any of the participating locations or at the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center (101 W. Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI 49684) through Friday at 5pm.  Passports will also be available throughout the night of the event at all participating locations, so if you can't pick one up early - don't fret!  Completed passports can be turned in for a Traverse City Beer Week t-shirt at any of the participating locations - while supplies last!   

 

SATURDAY NOV. 9 2013

Hangover Breakfast at The Towne Plaza  9am-3pm

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.


Cask Ale Fest at Little Fleet, noon-close
 
Little Fleet be tapping 5 unique cask ales including a rare release from Shorts Brewing. Dress warm and hang by the fire pits!


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.

 

Cheese, Glorious Cheese!  at Brewery Ferment  3pm

Enjoy locally made, artisanal cheeses, along with Ferment’s beer!  All tasting selections will be available for purchase, and suggested beer pairings will be provided.  Meet the brewer, and hear about the making of these great cheeses.  No reservation is required, but remarks will be made shortly after 3pm, so do plan to join us at the top of the hour.


Craft Beer Cookbook Menu featured at Amical  5pm-10pm

Local brews are featured throughout the dinner menu and behind the bar for this weekend! The Chefs at Amical and the local beer geeks have joined forces to create a menu that combines brews from The Filling Station, Terra Firma, Short's and Petoskey Brewing with recipes from John Holl's American Craft Brew Cookbook. Along with these outstanding preparations, we will be pouring brews from Right Brain, Short's, Bell's, New Holland and Petoskey Brewing Company. Call 231-941-8888 for reservations or check out the menu!

 

Saugatuck Tap Night at Firefly  7pm-9pm

Experience tap night with the folks from Saugatuck brewing! Happy Hour pricing all night, plus meet and greet with Saugatuck staff. Raise a pint to beer week! No reservations required, pricing based on consumption.

 

Belgian Night with Brewery Vivant at 7 Monks  8pm-10pm (menu and beers available 3pm-12am)

Meet Jason, the brewer from Brewery Vivant and try their specialty Belgians! The event will also feature Cave Blend, a wild ale aged for one year in oak barrels.

 

SUNDAY NOV. 10 2013

Saugatuck Brewing at Red Mesa Grill noon-6pm

Taste selections from Saugatuck Brewing Company, including Singapore IPA, Neopolitan Milk Stout and Hop in Yer Rye (IPA), and enjoy happy hour pricing on appetizers all afternoon! Prices based on consumption, no reservation necessary.

 

7 Beer Pairing at Workshop Brewing Company  6pm-8pm

A paired dinner, guided by Matt (chef) and/or Pete (founder). Sample-sized versions of each of our seven One-Hander sandwiches served in succession, each paired with a 6oz serving of the corresponding Journeyman beer. Price is $40/person. This event is limited and WILL SELL OUT.  Call early for reservations, 231.421.8977.

 

Craft Beer Week Movie Night at The Little Fleet  7:30pm

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew. Free beer flavored popcorn! (no brewery representation will be present, this is simply a themed movie night)
 

MONDAY NOV. 11 2013

Beer Tasting at The Beverage Company with Short's Brewing Company  2pm-6pm

Taste selections from Short's Brewing Company at this complementary event and meet the people behind the brand!

 

Four Way IPA at Workshop Brewing Company  6pm-8pm

A tasting, guided by Corey (brewer) and/or Pete (founder). A flight of four 6oz servings of our Ten-Pound Sledge IPA: straight, through the hop rocket, from two different firkins. Then a final 12oz serving of your favorite. A single Ten-Pound Sledge One-Hander sandwich is included with the last beer. Price is $20 per person. This event is limited and WILL SELL OUT.  Call early for reservations, 231.421.8977.

 

Love MI Beer! at 7 Monks  7pm-9pm

Two of your favorite Michigan Breweries and a Michigan Cidery team up for TCBW on Monday night! Meet the people of Oddside and Greenbush Brewing Companies and also staff from Vander Mill Ciders, and taste selections from each. Experience more than one collaboration beer from these entities and be there for the release of Vander Mill's Cyser VanDoom! Prices are based on consumption, so order away!

 

Craft Beer Bingo Night at The Little Fleet  7:30pm

Weekly bingo night has turned into Craft Beer Bingo Night this week!  No jumping the gun! (no brewery representation will be present, this is simply a themed event night)

 

TUESDAY NOV. 12 2013

Beer and Charcuterie Pairing at Burrit's Fresh Meats  5pm-7pm

Taste selections from Finch’s Brewing paired with specialty meat and cheese selections from Burritt’s, $10/person.  No reservations are required, just stop by.

 

Homebrew Hefeweizen Release Night at The Filling Station  5:30pm-7:30pm

Join The Filling Station as they celebrate the release of the Judge's Choice for the best homebrew at the 2013 Traverse City Summer Beer and Music Festival Homebrew competition! As the winning home brewer, Dan Meeter had the opportunity to join The Filling Station's Brewmaster David Cannizzaro to brew his Hefeweizen recipe on their three barrel system. Come and enjoy a taste of this delicious beer with Dan and David as we celebrate the thriving home brew community in Traverse City!

 

Stormcloud Brewing Release Party at 7 Monks (menu and beers available 3pm-12am)

Stormcloud opened this summer in Frankfort and has been making great Belgian-style beer right out of the gates. 7 Monks will be pouring unique Belgian and Belgo-American beers including: Rainmaker Belgian Pale Ale, Whiled Away IPA, 228 Belgian Tripel, B. Sirius Belgian Dubbel and Fun Guvn'r Black IPA. Price based on consumption.


Short's Brewing Food Truck Dinner at Little Fleet - 7:30 PM

5 Food Trucks, 5 Unique Beers. $55 per person. Limited Availability. Check out The Little Fleet's website for info on how to buy tickets.
 

WEDNESDAY NOV. 13 2013

Tasting Event at Mahoney's  4pm-6pm

Taste selections from Brewery Vivant.  Complementary tasting, no reservations are required, just stop by.

 

Beer Dinner with Right Brain at Amical  5pm-10pm

A three course menu featuring menu preparations and beer pairings from Right Brain Brewery. Ryan Engemann will be on hand with his RBB crew to answer questions, tell stories, or just raise a glass! The Chefs at Amical have a knockout menu put together along with selected beer flights for $48. A portion of our regular menu will be available for the non-believers or those who may want to mix and match. Call us at 231-941-8888 to be sure you'll have a table during this craft beer celebration!

 

Beer and BBQ at Poppycock's  6pm-8:30pm

A pairing of everyone's favorite things: beer and BBQ with Oddside Ales and Atwater beers on tap! Pricing will be by the pairing, but purchases can be made a la carte. Try out some great BBQ flavors paired and prepared with beer!

 

Beer and Chocolate Pairing at Grand Traverse Resort  6pm-8pm

Beer and Chocolate? YES!  Beer is for dessert, too.  Check out just how amazing sweets can go with beer during this pairing/tasting event.  Reservations are recommended, call 800.236.1577.

 

Wild West Wednesday at 7 Monks  7pm-9pm (menu and beers available 3pm-12am)

Meet the people behind the Lagunitas and Epic Brands.  Learn about their beers from the people that know them best!  Taste something new from a faraway land, west of the Mississippi.  Prices based on consumption, and no reservations are required! 

 

Beer & Pizza Night at The Filling Station  7pm-10pm

A night of great beer, pizza and music at The Filling Station! The Younce Guitar Duo will be performing alongside some special surprise guests. $2 off all samplers ordered during their set!


New Holland, Beer, Cheese, and Booze at The Little Fleet  7:30 PM 

Come Meet Beervangelist Fred Bueltmann! 4 Local Cheeses from Boss Mouse and Idyll Farms paired with New Holland Beers and Spirits. $20 per person. Limited Availability. Check out The Little Fleet's website for info on how to buy tickets.
 

THURSDAY NOV. 14 2013

Beer Tasting at The Beverage Company  2pm-4pm

 Meet the people behind the Stone Brewing Company, and share stories about your favorite beer!

 

Beer Tasting at Folgarelli's  3:30pm-6:30pm

Taste selections from Atwater Brewing Company and meet the people behind the Atwater Brand! This event will feature 6 brews, as well as house made Welsh rarebit, Corridor Sausages, and assorted mustards.  $5 per person includes tasting and appetizers. No reservations required, so just stop by and raise a glass!

 

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

 Meet the people behind the Lagunitas and Epic brands, and share stories about your favorite beers.

 

North Peak Tap Night at Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery  6pm-9pm

Experience tap night with the folks from North Peak Brewing! $3 pints all day, live music and a meet the brewer event in the evening! No reservations required, prices based on consumption.

 

Sour Beers at The Little Fleet  7:30pm

Taste the deliciousness of sours at The Little Fleet, featuring Jolly Pumpkin. JP will be doing a special tapping of their limited release beer, #47. Pricing based on consumption, no reservations necessary.


Short's Brewing Beer Dinner at 7 Monks  7pm-9pm (menu and beers available 3pm-12am)

This is a unique beer dinner—not done with a set start time.  Bring your own group, and have a Short's beer dinner on your timeline.  There will be a fixed menu of pairings with 7 Monks food selections—maybe even some special things you’ve not seen before, and prices are based on consumption.  Join in the fun!

 

Steal the Pint! at Firefly  8pm-10pm

Buy a pint, get a pint glass.  That’s right! Lagunitas has some of the coolest glassware (think mason jar with a handle) and it can be all yours. Meet the people behind the Lagunitas brand, and raise a glass with the Firefly crew.  Prices based on consumption. 

 

FRIDAY NOV. 15 2013

Five for Five Friday! at The Filling Station  3pm-6pm

Enjoy a 4 oz. sampler glass of their five newest brews for only $5! Samplers include The Bremen Alt, Delilah Peak IPA, the new Hefeweizen as well as two new brews being released on Friday! And since it's the opening day of deer season, come celebrate the unveiling of their new Venison Pizza (the venison is from the Michigan Venison Company!)

 

Beer Tasting at Mahoney's  4pm-6pm

Taste selections from Atwater Brewing Company.  Complementary tasting, no reservations are required, just stop by.

 

Arrogant Beers with Stone Brewing Company at 7 Monks  6pm-8pm (menu and beers available 3pm-12am)

Taste the beers of Stone's Arrogant Series and meeting the people behind the Stone Brewing Company brand! Price based on consumption, no reservation is necessary.

 

Roaming Harvest Food Truck Dinner with Brewery Vivant at The Little Fleet  7:30pm

A collaboration between Brewery Vivant, Roaming Harvest and The Cook's House. 4 courses. 4 beers. $55 per person. Go to The Little Fleet's website for more info. on how to buy tickets.

 

Beer and Soup! at BREW  7pm-9pm

Is it soup made with beer? Or soup paired with beer? Maybe both.  Join in the fun at BREW with soup and Brewery Vivant.  Prices based on consumption, and the event is an original!