Summertime wine, beer and food events
Food and beverage events
Brewery History Bike and Brew Tour: A 10-mile tour through downtown Detroit to learn about the city’s brewery history. 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 14 and 28, and Sept. 11. $35, $10 for bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Wine Seminar at Wright & Co.: Learn how to identify wine faults and how to correct them. Event includes light d’ouevres. Noon-2 p.m. Sat. $75. 1500 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 962-7711.
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.
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.com.
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. motorcitybrewtours.com.
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. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Sapori e Vini del Lazio at Cafe Cortina: A five-course meal featuring wine and food from the Lazio region of Italy. 7 p.m. Aug. 8. $125 all inclusive. 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033 or (917) 770-3589.
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.: An all day event that 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.