Traverse City Beer: Craft Brew Week Leads to TC Microbrew Fest Feb. 9

Traverse City Microbrews: A partnership between Porterhouse Productions and area restaurants, bars, breweries and businesses, Craft Brew Week is a week-long celebration of the craft brew culture in Traverse City. Kicking off on February 2 with a community Craft Brew Crawl and culminating on February 9 with the 2013 TC Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, Craft Brew Week will feature food-and-beer pairings, meet-and-greets with brewers, educational events and other special activities throughout the week across the city. Come check back all week long for the schedule of daily deals!

Wednesday, February 6

Brew

  • Brews ‘n Stews: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • $5 craft brew pint and bowl of soup (soup changes daily)

The Towne Plaza

  • Craft Brew Menu Specials: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Pork Terrine with Founders Breakfast Stout Whole Grain Mustard : pickled veg, cornichons, olives, and bread | $7
  • Smoked Cheddar Ale Soup with Apple Marmalade : house smoked cheddar, Short’s Bellaire Brown, chicken stock, toasted pretzel roll | $6/$8
  • Mussels Steamed in Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA with Beer Braised Chicken and House Smoked Sausage : finished with cream, fresh herbs and served with a root vegetable basmati rice pilaf | $17
  • 8 oz. Signature Sirloin Poached in Bell’s Expedition Stout : served on white cheddar whipped potatoes with charred brussel sprouts and a New Belgium 1554-infused demi-glaze | $22
  • Irish Car Bomb Cake : chocolate stout cake, Bailey’s Irish Créme frosting, whiskey and Great Lakes Christmas Ale simple syrup | $7

Sorellina

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles)
  • Bring in your TCMMF ticket (or stub) or proof of purchase from any of the TCMMF events and you will receive 10% off of your bill!

Pangea’s Pizza Pub

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew special | Short’s Huma Lupa Licious

Harrington’s By The Bay

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles), food specials TBD

Minerva’s?

  • Specials: ?11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • $3.75 pints of Park Ale brewed by Right Brain Brewery

Red Mesa Grill

  • Specials: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $1.00 off your favorite craft beer
  • $2.99 your choice of appetizers of happy hour menu

Red Ginger?

  • Specials?: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • $2.00 off craft brew drafts (4-5 on tap, ask server)

Brewery Ferment

  • Ladies Night, Membership Special: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Happy hour all night for ladies!
  • $25 off Fermentation Nation Citizenship. That’s only $75 for lifetime membership!

Mackinaw Brewing Company

  • Specials: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $2 craft brew pint specials

Dillinger’s Pub and Bootleggers Food & Spirits

  • Craft Brew Special: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • All craft beers : $3.25

Bistro FouFou

  • Entrée / Craft Brew Pairing: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Stout braised pork belly. Entrée paired with beer. Craft Stout TBD.

WKLT at The Filling Station Microbrewery

  • Ticket Giveaway: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • KLT will be giving away a pair of Microbrew & Music Festival tickets! Don’t miss your chance!

The Filling Station Microbrewery

  • Specials: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew pint specials

Right Brain Brewery ?RBB Pint Night?

  • 8:00 p.m. – close | FREE | 21+ only?What better way to celebrate TCCBW than with beer?! Six gourmet quality craft beers for the light beer price of just $3.50 a pint!

Thursday, February 7

Brew

  • Brews ‘n Stews: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • $5 craft brew pint and bowl of soup (soup changes daily)

The Towne Plaza

  • Craft Brew Menu Specials: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Pork Terrine with Founders Breakfast Stout Whole Grain Mustard : pickled veg, cornichons, olives, and bread | $7
  • Smoked Cheddar Ale Soup with Apple Marmalade : house smoked cheddar, Short’s Bellaire Brown, chicken stock, toasted pretzel roll | $6/$8
  • Mussels Steamed in Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA with Beer Braised Chicken and House Smoked Sausage : finished with cream, fresh herbs and served with a root vegetable basmati rice pilaf | $17
  • 8 oz. Signature Sirloin Poached in Bell’s Expedition Stout : served on white cheddar whipped potatoes with charred brussel sprouts and a New Belgium 1554-infused demi-glaze | $22
  • Irish Car Bomb Cake : chocolate stout cake, Bailey’s Irish Créme frosting, whiskey and Great Lakes Christmas Ale simple syrup | $7

Sorellina

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles)
  • Bring in your TCMMF ticket (or stub) or proof of purchase from any of the TCMMF events and you will receive 10% off of your bill!

Pangea’s Pizza Pub

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew special | Bell’s Seasonal

Harrington’s By The Bay

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles), food specials TBD

Minerva’s?

  • Specials: ?11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • $3.75 pints of Park Ale brewed by Right Brain Brewery

Red Mesa Grill

  • Specials: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $1.00 off your favorite craft beer
  • $2.99 your choice of appetizers of happy hour menu

Red Ginger?

  • Specials?: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • $2.00 off craft brew drafts (4-5 on tap, ask server)

Brewery Ferment

  • Flight Night: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $7 flagship or specialty flights

7 Monks Taproom

  • Brewery Vivant & Odd Side Ales Collaborative Tap Night!
  • 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | FREE
  • We’re thrilled to have our friends from each brewery join us for a joint tapping event of rare Michigan Craft Beer! Each brewery will have 6 draft options.
  • Brewery Vivant Draft List: Arctic Sunrise, Triomphe – Belgian IPA, North French Ale – Traditional Biere de Garde, Plow Horse – Belgian Imperial Stout, Baukis – Cognac barrel-aged Belgian strong dark ale, Bourbon barrel-aged Ancho Rauchbier
  • Odd Side Ales Draft List: Bean Flicker Blonde, Smokin Hama Mama, Derilict Pineapple IPA, Fat Bottom IPA, Citra Pale (Soured), Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout

Mackinaw Brewing Company

  • Specials: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $2 craft brew pint specials

Dillinger’s Pub and Bootleggers Food & Spirits

  • Craft Brew Special: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • All craft beers : $3.25

Bistro FouFou

  • Entrée / Craft Brew Pairing: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Stout braised pork belly. Entrée paired with beer. Craft Stout TBD.

WKLT at U & I Lounge

  • Ticket Giveaway, Right Brain Brewers
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Right Brain brewers will be on hand to answer your craft brew questions, KLT will be giving away a pair of Microbrew & Music Festival tickets! Don’t miss your chance! Enjoy craft brews from Right Brain, Bell’s, New Belgium, Arbor Brewing, Blue Point, New Holland, Cheyboygan, Keweenaw, Sierra Nevada, and Short’s.

Right Brain Brewery

  • The Beer B.I.T.C.H. Coalition
  • ?7:00 p.m. | FREE
  • Hosted by Resident Beer BITCH, Jessi Laffin. A ladies-only beer education group. Learn to brew, talk about beers, and develop your tasting palate. Manda Geiger (one of the brewers at The Hideout Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids) will be our key note speaker for the event. She’s one of the only female brewers in the state and is making the trek up to share her experience and knowledge with the group.

The Filling Station Microbrewery

  • Specials: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew pint specials

Friday, February 8

Brew

  • Brews ‘n Stews: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • $5 craft brew pint and bowl of soup (soup changes daily)

The Towne Plaza

  • Craft Brew Menu Specials: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Pork Terrine with Founders Breakfast Stout Whole Grain Mustard : pickled veg, cornichons, olives, and bread | $7
  • Smoked Cheddar Ale Soup with Apple Marmalade : house smoked cheddar, Short’s Bellaire Brown, chicken stock, toasted pretzel roll | $6/$8
  • Mussels Steamed in Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA with Beer Braised Chicken and House Smoked Sausage : finished with cream, fresh herbs and served with a root vegetable basmati rice pilaf | $17
  • 8 oz. Signature Sirloin Poached in Bell’s Expedition Stout : served on white cheddar whipped potatoes with charred brussel sprouts and a New Belgium 1554-infused demi-glaze | $22
  • Irish Car Bomb Cake : chocolate stout cake, Bailey’s Irish Créme frosting, whiskey and Great Lakes Christmas Ale simple syrup | $7

Sorellina

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles)
  • Bring in your TCMMF ticket (or stub) or proof of purchase from any of the TCMMF events and you will receive 10% off of your bill!

Pangea’s Pizza Pub

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew special | New Holland Seasonal

Harrington’s By The Bay

  • Specials: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $4 craft brew specials (drafts and bottles), food specials TBD

Minerva’s?

  • Specials: ?11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • $3.75 pints of Park Ale brewed by Right Brain Brewery

Red Mesa Grill

  • Specials: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $1.00 off your favorite craft beer
  • $2.99 your choice of appetizers of happy hour menu

Red Ginger?

  • Specials?: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • $2.00 off craft brew drafts (4-5 on tap, ask server)

Brewery Ferment

  • Live Music
  • 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Featuring The Stone Sparrow

Mackinaw Brewing Company

  • Specials: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $2 craft brew pint specials

Dillinger’s Pub and Bootleggers Food & Spirits

  • Craft Brew Special: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • All craft beers : $3.25

Bistro FouFou

  • Entrée / Craft Brew Pairing: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Stout braised pork belly. Entrée paired with beer. Craft Stout TBD.

Right Brain Brewery

  • Imperial Release Party
  • 6:00 p.m. – close | FREE | 21+ only after 9:00 p.m. unless accompanied by parent
  • Celebrate the release of our Limited Edition 4-Pack of Imperial Ales with the Wulf Pak Experience. Live DJ’s and dancing, balloon bouncing battles, a Pink Floyd laser light show, and a special guest performance from LEIF(kolt).

City Opera House

The Filling Station Microbrewery

  • Specials: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • $3.00 craft brew pint specials
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