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.

There are 27 festivals on the calendar for the coming weekend, and Ludwig is here with his top three picks:
Bock Fest in Los Angeles; the Bruges (Belgium) Beer Festival; and the White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales in Dover, England.

There's also a Beer Week coming up.
Tampa Bay Beer Week kicks off on Friday and runs through the 13th.

The Beer Festival Calendar has come a long way since it went live 15 years ago. Last year's edition featured a record 1,478 events--more than five times the number of events during our inaugural season.

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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“Imagine if, for 70 years, all you had to drink was something like ‘Baltika’ or ‘Zhiguli’ (the only beer that was widely available during the Soviet period)—you might not like beer so much."

—Max Shelton, an American journalist who lives in Moscow.