Food calendar: Upcoming pop-ups, tastings and more
Upcoming food and beverage events
Tours of the Whiskey Factory: Once home of Stroh’s Ice Cream and Goebel Brewing, the Whiskey Factory, this historic building now makes booze for Detroit City Distillery. Tours are usually 6 p.m. Thursday and noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. $20, includes tour and flight of DCD spirits. 1000 Maple, Detroit. detroitcitydistillery.com.
Motor City Brew Tours Brewery Bus Tour: Tickets include transportation from Royal Oak to Old Nation Brewing in Williamston, Eternity Brewing in Howell and Witch’s Hat Brewing in South Lyon, plus brewery tours, lunch and beer samples. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 6. $70. Pick up at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. MotorCityBrewTours.com.
“Gimmie Shelter” Dinner at Otus Supply: A fundraiser for South Oakland Shelter, this event includes a four-course dinner from chef Myles McVay with wine pairings and a concert with Dave Simonett from the band Trampled By Turtles. 6 p.m. Jan. 10. $100. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1601209.
Sam Adams beers at World of Beer: Sample beers from Sam Adams’ American Dream Series, along with Utopias, a rare beer. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 10. 42820 Ford, Canton. (734) 844-0616.
Chef Meiko Krishok at Revolver: Known for her businesses Guerrilla Food and the Pink Flamingo food trailer, chef Meiko Krishok will serve two seasonal, five-course meals at Hamtramck’s Revolver. 6 and 9 p.m. Jan. 12. $35 vegetarian, $40 pescatarian. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
Polar Beer Club at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A celebration of craft beer. General admission tickets include 15 samples and commemorative pint glass. VIP tickets get you in an hour early and include 20 sample tickets. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 20. $45-$65. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3276.
Subtleties of Scotch at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Sample six types of Scotch and learn about the differences with beverage expert Michael Schafer. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 25. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. warmemorial.org.
Indulgence at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A festival of desserts and cocktails with more than 100 flavored alcoholic beverages to sample. 8-11 p.m. Jan. 27. $35, $50 VIP. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. indulgenceevent.com.
The Pizza Throwdown at Eastern Market: Area pizza-makers gather under one roof for sampling and pizza-related discussion. Tickets include five sample slices. Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 11. $15. Shed 5, 2801 Russell, Detroit. dinedrinkdetroit.com.
Michigan Brewers Guild 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark: Tickets are on sale for this annual celebration of Michigan beer in the Grand Rapids area. 5-9 p.m. Feb. 23 and 1-6 p.m. Feb. 24. $45-$50. 4500 West River Drive NE, Comstock Park. mibeer.com.