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.

This coming Sunday is Easter, which means a smaller-than-usual list of festivals, 12 in all. Ludwig's top picks this week are the
LA Beer Festival; the Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival in Margate, England; and the Portland (Oregon) Spring Beer and Wine Fest.

North Carolina Beer Month kicks off on Wednesday; and Tri-Cities Beer Week (Johnson City and Kingsport, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia) gets underway Saturday and runs through the 11th.

In addition to the festival calendar, this site has a wealth of information about your--and our--favorite beverage, including:


* The "Beer Traveller Series," a collection of more than 60 articles about beer-drinking destinations. We just added several articles to the collection, including our pieces about Pennsylvania, great beer bars, San Francisco, and "old school beer and baseball tour," and our farewell column at
All About Beer.

* "Good Beer Books," Paul's reviews of books that belong on your reference shelf. He just added reviews of Douglas Wissing's "Indiana, One Pint at a Time" and Pete Brown's "Three Sheets to the Wind." Hope you enjoy them.

* And "Worts of Wisdom," observations about beer from now and the past.

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What's that, Ludwig?

Our beer-drinking lion asks, "What, you haven't visited his blog,
Ludwig Roars? It offers a light-hearted look at beer-related news, places, and events from around the world. He also says that the writing is--pun definitely intended--rip-*roaring* good.

Finally, a shameless plug for ourselves:

If you're in, or near, Michigan, please consider buying our book,
Michigan Breweries. It's a comprehensive guidebook that we keep updated at one of our sister sites. Find out why Michigan is The Great Beer State. It makes a great present for the beer lover in your life!

Thanks for stopping by, and come back often!

Cheers!

Maryanne, Paul, and Ludwig

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WORTS of WISDOM


"Adolf Hitler swore off alcohol at a young age and refused to drink. Winston Churchill drank all day long."

--Drunken History.

2015 Festival Count:
550

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