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 34 festivals on the calendar for the first weekend in March which, Ludwig reminds you, comes in like a lion. Speaking of Ludwig, here he is with his top three picks: The Brewer's Ball in Washington, D.C.; the Philly Craft Beer Festival; and The Rotherham (England) Real Ale & Music Festival.

Two Beer Weeks--in
New York City and Portsmouth, New Hampshire--are in progress. Both wrap up this weekend. And two more Beer Weeks are coming up: Sacramento Beer Week gets underway on Thursday, and Victoria (British Columbia) Beer Week opens on Friday. Both come to a close on the 11th.

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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“Waiting is a natural part of beer. Brewers wait for their creations to ferment. Customers wait in line to buy the latest releases. Cellars are full of bottles, waiting to be savored.

—Bryan Roth, writing in
All About Beer magazine.