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 37 festivals on the calendar for the coming weekend. Ludwig, who wishes the dandelions that infest the neighborhood had a different name, is here with his top three picks: the Arden Beer Festival in Haybes-Sur-Meuse, France; the Newcastle Beer Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; and TAP New York in Hunter.

There are several Beer Weeks coming up as well.
Madison Beer Week kicks off on Friday, and runs through May 7. On Saturday, Missoula Beer Week and Mass Beer Week both get underway. These celebrations wrap up on May 6.

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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“I’m just fine. Nothin’ a nice cold beer can't fix before this off day!”

—Detroit Tigers relief pitcher
Alex Wilson, after getting hit in the face with a batted ball.