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 calendar says that summer doesn't arrive for another three weeks, but the thermometer says otherwise. Speaking of the calendar, there are 46 festivals this coming weekend. Ludwig, who just trudged back from the swimming pool, is here with his top three picks: the
Edmonton (Canada) Craft Beer Festival; the Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest in Indianapolis; and the Stockport (England) Beer & Cider Festival.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has brought back its "
Beer Camp Across America" series of festivals. This six-city event kicks off Saturday evening in Tampa.

There's only one Beer Week on the calendar, but it's a biggie.
Philly Beer Week, the nation's largest, begins with the Opening Tap on Friday and runs through the 12th.

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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"We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old."

--Martin Luther.