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.

This coming Friday is Canada Day, and next Monday is Independence Day. There are only three events on the calendar this coming weekend, which means that organizers have figured out that you'd rather host your own festivals and invite your family and friends. Have fun out there, and stay safe!

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!

Cheers!

Maryanne, Paul, and Ludwig


2016 Festival Count:

974


WORTS of WISDOM:


“The Brewers Association is at its best when it’s promoting beer.”

—Kurt Widmer, whose eponymous brewery was expelled from the Brewers Association after Anheuser-Busch acquired a minority stake.