Cheers to Traverse City Beer Week! Awesome beer-inspired events will be held throughout the week-long celebration (November 10–17) including food pairings, special tastings, a pub crawl and more. Raise your pints to the Northern Michigan beer industry and the incredible brews produced in our region.
– Traverse City Beer Week Events –
4th Annual TC Ale Trail IPA Challenge | November 9
The IPA challenge is a local competition between 10 Traverse City breweries. Each brewery will produce their best IPA and submit it for the event. 200 beer lovers—you!—get to judge and choose your favorite brew. All tasting will be blind. Ticket holders will know the description of the beer, ABV and other facts, but the brewery will remain confidential. The winning brewery will take home a trophy and the privilege of saying their brewery has “The Best IPA in Traverse City!”
MyNorth Beer Week Tour | November 10–18
Experience Traverse City Beer Week a whole new way this year with the MyNorth Beer Week Tour. All week long, stop by each of the eight Suds Spots and enjoy three 4-ounce pours when you turn in a ticket. Plus live music, food specials and more fun along the way!
Beer vs. Wine Dinner | November 10
Five beers. Five wines. Five unique courses. Join the Boathouse Restaurant for this fun dining event where Atwater Brewery and Bowers Harbor Vineyard goes head-to-head in a wine vs. beer face off. There is limited seating—make your reservation.
TC Beer Week Kick Off Party | November 10
Beer, vinyl and a scavenger hunt with prizes at Monkey Fist Brewing Co.
In Store Tasting with Tapistry at Kap N Keg | November 10
Sample a selection of beers from Tapistry Brewing.
North Peak Brewing Company Tasting | November 10
Free! Join North Peak Brewing Company at Tilley’s Party Store and Disc Golf. Sample North Peak’s beer and chat with a brewery representative.
TCBW Pub Crawl | November 10
Beer week kicks off with a pub crawl! Stop by six of the eight participating restaurants to earn a passport stamp for a free T-shirt. Pick up your passports at the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center. Participating restaurants include The Little Fleet, U&I Lounge, The Franklin, Brew, 7 Monks, Harvest, Firefly and Rare Bird.
Flapjack & Flannel Festival | November 11
Wear your flannel and drink delicious brews paired with flapjacks! 10+ breweries. 30+ brews. Live music. Pancake pairings. Large heated tents. Games. Vendors. Much more!
In Store Tasting with Short’s at Geyers | November 11
Stop by Geyers to sample a selection of brews from Short’s Brewing Company.
In Store Tasting with Tapistry at Francisco’s | November 11
Make your own happy hour and stop by for a few samples of beer from Tapistry Brewing.
Sour Saturday | November 11
Try sour beer, wild ales and funky farmhouse ales at 7 Monks.
Tap Feature with Tapistry at Brew | November 11
Stop by Brew for a tap feature with six exclusive brews from Tapistry Brewing.
The Great Beerd Run | November 11
This 5k fun run at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa celebrates all things beer and beard. This is an untimed run with on-course beer tastings featuring Beards Brewery, Short’s Brewery and Right Brain Brewery. Enter the Best Beard competition (natural and assisted categories)!
Big Easy Brunch | November 12
7 Monks is serving up a New Orleans/Cajun-themed brunch with great beer from The Filling Station, Brewery Vivant, Short’s Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin.
Founders 2oth Birthday Party | November 14
The iconic Michigan brewery in Grand Rapids is turning 20! Celebrate with some of their beers at 7 Monks.
In Store Tasting with Lagunitas at Kap N Keg | November 15
Stop by Kap N Keg for samples of Lagunita’s brews.
Keg, Barrel & Still | November 15
Short’s Brewing, Cheboygan Brewing and Beards Brewery team up to create beer and spirit pairings along with beer cocktails at The Parlor.
Good Beer Wins with Greenbush Brewing Co. | November 16
Greenbush Brewing Co. takes over the taps at 7 Monks!
In Store Tasting with Lagunitas at Francisco’s | November 16
Drop by Francisco’s and try a selection of beer from Lagunitas.
In Store Tasting with Short’s at Kap N Keg | November 16
After work, head to Kap N Keg to try Short’s brews.
Sour Beer Education and Beer Sampling | November 16
A representative from North Peak Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales will be answering your questions about beer! Sample sour ales and traditional styles—$1.50 pints all night at Lucky’s Market Cafe.
Dank Night at Little Fleet | November 17
Super hoppy beers from Short’s and Lagunitas, a Mario Cart competition on the big screen and lots of giveaways!
Tour De Taco | November 18
An all-inclusive traveling lunch. Enjoy tacos and drinks at three locations—Earthen Ales, Monkey Fist Brewing and The Workshop Brewing Company.