Atwater's Bloktoberfest returns with a party

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Atwater Brewery's Bloktoberfest returns Saturday with a party in Detroit's warehouse district inside and outside of the brewing facility at 237 Jos Campau, and also inside the Atwater Biergarten and Taphouse which opened last year.

Besides enjoying the German-style Marzan beer, guests can get physical by participating in the keg race, stein run, stein hoist or other beer-friendly games like cornhole and Jenga. Live music starts at 1 p.m. with the Steve Drzewicki Band performing German music until 5 p.m.

After that, hear local groups Border Patrol, Gasoline Gypsies and the Orbitsuns from 7-9:30 p.m. The party is headlined Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, a high energy country blues band from Indiana.

Besides the Bloktoberfest, there will be other Atwater beers and spirits will be available, as well as the Taproom's full menu.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and include one beer. Partial event proceeds will benefit Detroit's Police Athletic League. Visit