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.

Festival season is beginning to wind down, but there are 17 events on the calendar for the coming weekend. The headline event, simply known as
The Festival, will take place in Louisville. Presented by Shelton Brothers, this two-day event will feature the products of some 80 hand-picked breweries, cideries, and meaderies.

Also on the calendar is
Austin Beer Week. It gets underway on Friday, and closes on November 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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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)