Michigan Beer Infiltrates Eastern Market

This past Friday evening’s edition of the  Detroit Fall Beer Festival signaled the first time the event was stretched into two days – and GLL was there with exclusive coverage!

A view of the first ever Friday edition of Detroit Fall Beer Fest

Okay so the coverage wasn’t “exclusive” in the least bit, but (A) it was still coverage, and (B) at least I got your attention.  This was my first time attending the Fall Beer Festival in Detroit’s Eastern Market, and I left feeling quite impressed by the whole event.  There was a strong showing of beers and brewers, the food was rock-solid thanks in large part to Slow’s Bar-BQ, the lines at the booths were shorter than what I expected, and the port-o-john’s were numerous.

The good folks at Witch’s Hat Brewing were gracious (or perhaps foolish) enough to let me pour their beers for an hour, which may have been the highlight of my year.  I got to meet some really great and enthusiastic beer fans, and it was a lot of fun introducing some new folks to the glory that is the Witch’s Hat stable of beers.

When my “work” pouring was done, I was lucky enough to walk around sampling some of our great state’s beers and Tweeting random thoughts with the great guys behind All The Brews and Mitten Brew.  A few of the standout beers in my opinion were the Double Fisted Doppelbock by Ann Arbor’s Wolverine State Brewing, the Festivus Oktoberfest by Detroit’s Traffic Jam & Snug, and the Homobourbon Sapient Trip Ale Oak Aged Cherry Tripple (say that five times fast) by Marshall’s Dark Horse Brewing.

There were no standout Tweets.