Creativity, innovation, local ingredients and a bold approach to brewing, this is what makes Traverse City a must-visit destination for beer lovers.
Named by the Travel Channel as one of the top seven beer destinations in North America, this quaint north-coast Michigan city of 15,500 has a nationally recognized beer scene that pushes the limits of craft brewing with artfully unique suds guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palates.
Traverse City has long supported its brewing and brew-loving community. Boasting over 10 local microbreweries, brewpubs and traditional taprooms, the cherry capital is a showcase for the thriving Michigan beer scene – Michigan is fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs.
So, what is driving Traverse City as a bucket list location for beer lovers?
It all stems from a community of brewers who dare to be different and are passionate about crafting beer that proudly tells a story of home. Seasonal releases that pair perfectly with warm beachside campfires, enhance the flavours of the local fall harvest and refresh during cool slope side conversation all piece together this beer drinker’s paradise.
Not to mention the countless other award-winning local varieties and styles.
The Traverse City beer experience is driven by regionally sourced ingredients from the Michigan Hop Alliance who proudly supply breweries with a wide variety of local, sustainably grown hops.
Seven days of beer tasting, dinners and workshops
Find out why Traverse City is one of the most celebrated beer destinations in North America during Traverse City Beer week being held from November 9 th to 16 th . The week-long event highlights all things craft beer, showcasing brews from the area’s nationally acclaimed craft brewers, paying respect to artisanal style with all natural, quality, and undiluted ingredients.
During beer week, participate in fun events like the Flapjack and Flannel Festival where local restaurants dish out breakfast favourites paired with delicious cocktails (all while you sport your best lumberjack attire) and sign up for The Great Beerd Run, a 5k fun run complete with beer tasting stations to keep racers hydrated. Registration gets you a knitted beard beanie, beer samples and more.
Complete event details can be found here.
Need a place to stay? Check out these deals.
Seasonal specials on lodging rates are available through Traverse City’s Fall Fab packages. Fab Fall packages come with money-saving offers on dining, shopping, spas and more.
Start planning your Traverse City Beer Week experience today!