Brewery tours, beer fests, wine events and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Food and beverage events

Garden Terrace Wine Tastings at Rattlesnake Club: Wines chosen by sommelier Maria Papp paired with food from executive chef Chris Franz and chef de cuisine Jeff Lanctot. 6 p.m. Thurs. through Aug. 25. $45. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Patio Wine Series at Rugby Grille: Wine tastings led by sommelier Nidal Daher. 6-8 p.m. Weds. in June. $40. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Brewery History Bike and Brew Tour: A 10-mile tour through downtown Detroit to learn about the city’s brewery history. 10 a.m. July 9, Aug. 14 and 28, and Sept. 11. $35, $10 for bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Food Truck Rally at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Listen to music, socialize and have dinner from one of a handful of local food trucks, including Delectabowl, El Guapo, Mean Weenie, Woodpile BBQ, Streetside Sushi and others. 5-9 p.m. July 13. No cover. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 560-7433.

Asia Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Restaurants and caterers featuring food from China, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Vietnam and more. 6-10 p.m. July 14. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 809-9644.

Michigan Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: An annual favorite, this Michigan Brewers Guild event usually sells out. 5-9 p.m. July 22 and 1-6 p.m. July 23. Sat. sold out. $40-$45. West Cross at North Huron, Ypsilanti.

Prohibition History Bike and Brew Tour: A 15-mile bike ride visits former prohibition sites in downtown Detroit. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 23, Aug. 21, Sept. 3 and 18. $35, $10 bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. motorcitybrewtours.

Walking Brewery Tour in Detroit: A guided tour to Midtown businesses Traffic Jam & Snug, Motor City Brewing Works and Jolly Pumpkin. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 30, Aug. 27, Oct. 8 and Dec. 3. $40, includes tour, samples and lunch. 441 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Motor City Pizza Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Sample pies from a dozen pizza makers, plus beer and wine, live music, kids activities and more. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 4. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, free for kids 12 and younger in advance. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 809-9644.

Meadery Bus Tour in Ferndale: Celebrate National Mead Day with a bus tour to B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale and Dragonmead and Kuhnhenn Bewery in Warren. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6. $55, includes transportation, tours, lunch and tasting tickets for B. Nektar’s Mead Day party. 1511 Jarvis, Ferndale.

Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre: Sample products from more than 150 wineries in Michigan and beyond, plus craft beer, food and live music. 1-9 p.m. Aug. 27 and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 28. $25, $10 designated driver. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

Fury for a Feast at Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.: This all day event features more than 20 barrel-aged beers on tap, plus food trucks and live music from the Muggs, Stone Clover and more. No cover. Noon-midnight Aug. 27. 601 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. (248) 486-2595.

Melody Baetens