Over the summer we told you about Cellarmen’s, a new craft cidery coming to Hazel Park.

The interior work on the 12,000-square-foot building is finished, permits are in place, and Cellarmen’s is set to open to the public Saturday.

Cellarmen’s will be open noon-midnight Saturday. For the time being the pub, at 24310 John R in Hazel Park, will be open Fridays to Sundays. If you’re familiar with the area, it’s just a skip away from James Rigato’s new spot, Mabel Gray. See Molly Abraham’s review.

Cellarmen’s, which is Hazel Park’s first microbrewery, cidery and meadery, isn’t the only shop in the mead-making game. For nearly a decade B. Nektar has been crafting fermented honey beverages at 1511 Jarvis in Ferndale, not far from Cellarmen’s.

You can complete the southern Oakland County mead trifecta with a stop into Schramm’s Mead. Opened two years ago in downtown Ferndale at 327 W. Nine, Schramm’s serves blackberry, raspberry, ginger and other flavors of mead to-go or to sip in-house.

Beer events

Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market: One of the largest and most popular beer festivals in the state, this two-day event has more than 600 products from Michigan breweries. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23 and 1-6 p.m. Oct. 24. $40-$45 in advance, $45-$50 at the gate. $5 for designated driver tickets. 2934 Russell, Detroit. mibeer.com

Motor City Brew Tours Brewery Bus Tour in Detroit: Tickets include transportation to Jolly Pumpkin, Brew Detroit and Batch Brewing, plus a tour of each stop, a light lunch and beer samples. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. $55. Pick-up location is at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com or (248) 850-2563.



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