Check Out These Events During Traverse City Beer Week November 8–15

Cheers to Traverse City Beer Week and all the frothy, beer-inspired events it entails. Beer dinners, beer parties, free beer tastings—it’s going to be a good time. The week-long celebration runs November 8–15, 2019. View the full event lineup below, and raise your pints to our Northern Michigan breweries.

6TH ANNUAL TC ALE TRAIL IPA CHALLENGE | NOVEMBER 7

A local competition between 11 Traverse City breweries. Each brewery will produce their best IPA, and 200 beer lovers will taste and vote for their favorite brew. All tastings will be blind. Ticket holders will know the description of the beer, ABV and other facts, but the brewery will remain confidential. Tickets are $30–$65 (VIP).

TRAVERSE CITY BEER WEEK PUB CRAWL | NOVEMBER 8

Kick off Traverse City Beer Week in Downtown Traverse City during the annual pub crawl hosted by Short’s Brewing Company. Sip your way through the city (while walking, of course) and find out why TC is a beer lovers’ destination. A pub crawl passport will be provided and an official crawl T-shirt will be available to participants who visit at least six of the locations.

MI LAGER RELEASE AT SILVER SPRUCE BREWING CO. | NOVEMBER 8

Silver Spruce Brewing Co. will be tapping an all-Michigan Pilsner with whole-cone Michigan tettnang hops from MI Local and Pilsner malt from Great Lakes Malting. This beer will combine Silver Spruce’s traditional German lager brewing with 100% locally sourced ingredients. It will be a great beer and a great showcase of Michigan malt and hops.

BEER WEEK PAIRINGS AT The COOKS’ HOUSE | NOVEMBER 8–15

The Cooks’ House is offering specialized beer pairings for the five- and seven-course tasting menus.

FLAPJACK & FLANNEL FESTIVAL | NOVEMBER 9

10+ breweries. 30+ beers. Pancake pairings. Live music. Heated tents. Good times at The Little Fleet. Tickets range from $10–$65 (VIP).

THE GREAT BEERD RUN 5K | NOVEMBER 9

Gather for the Sixth Annual Great Beerd Run 5k, a fun run designed to celebrate all things beer and beard. This is an untimed run with on-course beer tastings featuring Beards Brewery, Short’s Brewing Company and Right Brain Brewery at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

BINGO, TC BEER WEEK EDITION | NOVEMBER 12

Right Brain Brewery’s popular music bingo night goes all in with beer-themed rounds! Hosted by Nate “Smitty” Smith of The Bear 98.1/95.3 FM. Play for prizes.

JOLLY PUMPKIN BEER YOGA | NOVEMBER 13

A $10 admission includes one hour of yoga led by Jen Haase of Yen Yoga and your first beer or cider. Bring your own mat. After class, get $2 beers in the Peninsula Room or head to the restaurant for 25% off your bill. Reserve a spot by emailing jonny.tornga@nubco.net.

RIGHT BRAN TCBW BEER DINNER | NOVEMBER 13

Right Brain Brewery presents a delicious evening to celebrate Traverse City’s craft beer scene. Experience beer-paired courses and camaraderie in an eclectic setting. Enjoy edible delights by Chef CJ Koehler. Tickets are $35 per person and are available at tge Right Brain Brewery brewpub, or call 231.944.1239. Also, via email at beergurus@rightbrainbrewery.com. Limited seating.

NORTH VS. SOUTH BREWERY BATTLE | NOVEMBER 15

Head to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for an epic North vs. South Brewery Battle featuring Short’s Brewing Company and Greenbush Brewing Company. Enjoy six battle stations with beers from each brewery and food to pair. Brewery representatives will be present to talk about each hoppy contender. Guests will chose the winner by voting once at each station. Tickets are $25 each.

HIP HOP RELEASE AT ACOUSTIC TAP ROOM | NOVEMBER 15

Acoustic Mead is introducing a special batch mead made with Honey Hops and Rose Hips. Staying in tune with the taproom’s musical mantra, they’ve named this brew “Hip-Hop!”

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