Welcome to the Beer Festival Calendar, your online source for beer tasting events from around the world! Ludwig, the beer-drinking lion, and his staff, Maryanne Nasiatka and Paul Ruschmann, are glad you're here and hope you return often.

It's the last weekend of July, and there are 30 festivals on the calendar. Ludwig, who's had enough (enogh, already!) of this hot and sticky weather, is here with his top three picks: the
Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest in Manchester, New Hampshire; the Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Indianapolis; and the Maidenhead (England) Beer Festival.

There's also a Beer Week coming up:
STL Beer Week, which takes place in around St. Louis. It gets underway Friday, and closes August 6.

Maryanne and Paul are also the authors of
Michigan Breweries, which hit the bookstores in September 2006. To put it mildly, much has changed in the past decade. Our book profiled 66 breweries. Today, there are more than 230 in the Great Lake State, with dozens more planning to open in the year to come. 

In addition, Maryanne and Paul have written articles for All About Beer magazine and other publications. You can find some of their favorite "oldies" on the site.

Finally, did you know that this site has a blog? Called "
Ludwig Roars," it's a light-hearted look at craft beer and the brewing industry. Regular features include The Friday Mash, a roundup on unusual stories; and Beer By the Numbers, with oddball statistics that may surprise you.

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again!


Maryanne, Paul, and Ludwig

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“Running and drinking beer both carry with them inherent dangers, so when you combine the two, it comes as no surprise that the likelihood of an untoward result increases significantly”.

—Personal injury attorney William Krais on the risk of competing in
"The Beer Mile".