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.

The Christmas countdown is now underway, and the 2016 festival season is winding down. We're on track to end the year with a record 1,502 events on the calendar. Thanks to everyone who submitted events to us, and special thanks to everyone who visited our site this year.

The 2017 Calendar Preview has been delayed a bit because Ludwig is excessively celebrating the Detroit Lions' good fortune (who'd have thunk it?). He promises to get cracking this week, and that you'll soon see the preview. 

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

2016 Festival Count:



The Brazilians could take over the world in beer if they use their unique ingredients….[They] have fruits we’ve never heard of in the U.S.”

Kristen England, a judge at the 2016 Copa Cervezas de America contest, which took place in Chile.