There's a reason Michigan is known as "The Great Beer State"—we take our beer seriously here. That's why we have five days (Sept. 5-9) dedicated to sampling and celebrating some of the best beers and breweries Michigan has to offer, all paired with festivities and flavors all over town. Check out the full schedule below or at www.mqtcraftbeerweek.com Cheers.

 

Beards Brewery

Tap Takeover at Third Base Date: Friday, September 8 Event Time: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Location: Third Base Bar Event Description: The night before UP Beer Fest, come join Beards At Third Base Bar for some happy hour Beards beers on tap and late night cheers!  

 

Bell’s Brewery

Bell’s In Store Tasting Date: Tuesday, September 5 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: White’s Party Store Event Description: Join us at White’s Party Store for a sampling of some Bell’s favorites!! Octoberfest, Two Hearted, and Best Brown Bell’s and Upper Hand Tappening Date: Friday, September 8 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Location: The Landmark Inn Event Description: Bell’s and Upper Hand will be joining forces and taking over the taps at the Landmark Inn. We’ll be offering some of our flagship beers as well as some rare pub only exclusive beers. Come on out and join us!! Bell’s Beer Fest Brunch Date: Saturday, September 9 Event Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: DIGS Gastropub Event Description: Come fuel up before a long day of drinking with some great pairings from the staff at Digs Gastropub!! We’ll have some of our flagship beers as well as a couple of specialties that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.  

 

Brewery Vivant

Beer Dinner at The Marq Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: The Marq Event Description: Five-course food pairing with beers from Brewery Vivant. Featuring Farm Hand, Undertaker, Zaison, Escoffier, and Love Shadow. Tap Feature at The Delft Date: Friday, September 8 Event Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: The Delft Bistro Event Description: Brewery Vivant will bring rare and exclusive beers from Grand Rapids! Escoffier, Devastation, Habanango, Big Red Coq, Farm Hand, and Pumpkin Tart will all be featured on draft.  

 

Cognition Brewing Company

BASSfest featuring Cognition Brewing Co. Date: Friday, September 8 Event Time: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Location: The Warehouse Showroom Event Description: Electronic Music and craft beer from Ishpeming come together in the Warehouse Showroom for a loud, bright night of celebration – UP Style! Local DJs and producers will showcase their talents and the bartenders will be pouring Cognition beers all night long. When’s the last time you had a chance to go to a warehouse party in Downtown Ishpeming, or anywhere else in Marquette County? Don’t miss this one – it’s going to be awesome!  

 

Dragonmead Brewery

Dragonmead Tap Feature at Stucko’s Pub & Grill Date: Wednesday, September 6 Event Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: Stucko’s Pub & Grill Event Description: Meet reps from Dragonmead Brewery out of Warren and drink their delicious brews! Free Beer Tasting at White’s Party Store Date: Wednesday, September 6 Event Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: White’s Party Store Event Description: Sample Dragonmead beer from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Representative on site. Free Beer Tasting Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Times: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Econo Foods Event Description: Sample Dragonmead beer from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Representative on-site. Beer and Food Pairing Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: Steinhaus Event Description: Dragonmead beer paired with German Oktoberfest cuisine! Free Beer Tasting at Super One Date: Friday, September 8 Event Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Location: Super One Foods Event Description: Get free samples of Dragonmead beer from 1-3pm! 4-pks available for purchase  

 

Founders Brewing Company

Founders Friday at Steinhaus Date: Friday, September 8 Event Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: Steinhaus Event Description: Founders Brewing Company comes to Steinhaus to feature some of the latest and exclusive offerings for Marquette Craft Beer Week. On Tap: 10k IPA (limited brewpub release) and Green Zebra, a Gose brewed w/ Watermelon and Sea Salt. Bottle features will include DKML, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Malt Liquor and ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA.  

 

Right Brain Brewery

DIGS Gastropub Tap Takeover Date: Wednesday, September 6 Event Times: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: DIGS Gastropub Event Description: Plenty of Right Brain on tap, eh. Breakers Roadhouse Tap Takeover Date: Tuesday, September 7 Event Times: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Location: Breakers Roadhouse Event Description: Check it! Right Brain beers on draft starting at 5 PM: Cherry Pie Whole Amber Ale, Thai Peanut Brown Ale, Chubby Squirrel Spiced Amber Ale, CEO Stout, Northern Hawk Owl Amber Ale, Cake Walk Cream Ale Beer Tasting Date: Friday, September 8 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: White’s Party Store Event Description: Sample a selection of Right Brain beers and Keep Beer Curious.  

Shorts Brewing Company

Rare Beer Happy Hour at The Steinhaus Date: Wednesday, September 6 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Location: Steinhaus Event Description: This will be a tasting designed around sampling very hard to find and extremely limited beers from Short’s Brewing Company. A range of unique draft options, as well as libraried bottled products will be on hand. Customers will be able to purchase 5 oz pours of the super hard to find beers and full pours of the draft options. Quantities will be very limited, so first come first serve! Guided Beer Tasting Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: White’s Party Store Event Description: Please join us from 4:00-6:00 PM as we sample some seasonally appropriate options from Short’s Brewing Company. Attendees will be able to taste up to 3 1-2 oz pours of different varieties on hand, including a super special treat for Beer Week! Short’s Tap Feature at Stucko’s Pub and Grill Date: Thursday, September 7 Location: Stucko’s Pub and Grill Event Description: A Short’s tap feature with 6-8 Short’s beers on draft. Featuring some of our best known flagship brews, rare and hard to find specialty releases, as well as some pub exclusive offerings. Guided Beer Tasting Date: Friday, September 8 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Econo Foods Event Description: Join us for a free beer sampling of some seasonally appropriate Short’s beer options. Attendees will have the chance to taste up to 3 1-2 oz pours from the variety that will be on hand for the event.  

 

Upper Hand Brewery

Upper Hand Tappening – 3rd Base Date: Wednesday, September 6 Event Times: 6 p.m. Location: Third Base Bar Event Description: 906 day at the Base. Pouring 906 ale, Schoolcraft Lager and UPA! Upper Hand Sampling – Blue Link Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Times: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Blue Link Event Description: Sampling the whole lineup of Upper Hand! Fall Beer Fest Pre-Party Date: Thursday, September 7 Event Times: 5 p.m. Location: Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill Event Description: Fall Beer Fest Pre-Party! Pouring Laughing Fish, 906 ale, Schoolcraft Lager, UPA, and Escanaba Black! Upper Hand Sampling – Econo Foods Date: Friday, September 8 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Econo Foods Event Description: Sampling all Upper Hand brands! Bell’s and Upper Hand Tappening Date: Friday, September 8 Event Times: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Location: The Landmark Inn Event Description: Bell’s and Upper Hand will be joining forces and taking over the taps at the Landmark Inn. We’ll be offering some of our flagship beers as well as some rare pub only exclusive beers. Come on out and join us!   After testing the waters (or beer in this case) at the various events throughout Craft Beer Week, come on out to Lower Harbor Saturday, Sept. 9 for the 9th annual UP Fall Beer Fest as all of our favorite breweries come together to form an epic union. Seriously, it doesn't get much better than a Saturday filled with craft beer, food trucks, and live music. Purchase Tickets