The summer solstice is upon us, which means your passion for Bell's Oberon Summer Ale will finally be seasonably acceptable. It also means that the annual Detroit Summer Beer Fest has arrived. The Motor City beer moment might have also arrived, too.
This is only the second annual iteration of the event, and the first to take root in Campus Martius. Promoters promise to deliver a celebration of craft beer and expose the discerning beer connoisseur to a new brew from around the corner or around the world.
With 122 designated craft breweries, the Great Lakes State ranks fifth out of the fifty states for the most mead makers. And Detroit's own Atwater Brewing Co. is the 13th-fastest growing brewery in the country. Indeed, Atwater is one the biggest brewers at this weekend's beer fest, joining its fellow Michigan counterparts Bell's, Rochester Mills, Leelanau, Motor City Brewing Works, Sagatuck Brewing Company, Cheyboygan Brewing Co. and B. Nektar Meadery.
Tickets are $45 for a single day pass or $70 for both go-rounds.
· Detroit Summer Beer Fest [Official]
· Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer [The New Yorker]
· Campus Martius Park [Official]
[Detroit Summer Beer Fest]