American Craft Beer Week: May 15 – 21, 2017

Celebrating the Red, White, and Brew on the Lake Erie Ale Trail.

From May 15th to 21st, LEAT members will join the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. Many events will be held along the trail and serve as the perfect excuse to take a day out of the office and enjoy a night or two out of town!

If a whole bunch of beer events can’t get you to run out the door, the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites Bayfront Erie is offering a special rate of $124.99 per night (plus tax) available by asking for the “Craft Beer Week Package”. Book now while rooms last!

Overall Lake Erie Ale Trail Events:

  • Monday, May 15 – Meet up & Tapping of the 814 Cherry IPA LEAT Collaboration Beer with ALL LEAT brewers @ Millcreek Brewing Company
  • Tuesday, May 16 – Pub Tappings of the 814 Cherry IPA Collaboration beer at all participating LEAT breweries
  • Wednesday, May 17 – Individual Brewery Events
  • Thursday, May 18 – Individual Brewery Events
  • Friday, May 19 – Free Tours & Samplings at all participating LEAT breweries along with Individual Brewery Events
  • Saturday, May 20 – Beer Coaster: Craft Beer + Amusement Fest at Waldameer Park & Water World
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Arundel Cellars and Brewing Events:

11727 East Main Road, North East PA 16428
814-725-1079
http://www.arundelcellars.com

  • Friday, May 19 – Live Music and Meet the Brew Team: 6:00-9:00pm
    Live music provided by SAS Acoustics. New release tapping at 6:00pm
  • Saturday, May 20 – Live music provided by Jesse Taylor Smith from 1:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday, May 21 – Live music provided by Jesse James Weston from 1:00-4:00pm

The Brewerie at Union Station Events:

123 West 14th Street, Erie PA 16501
814-454-2200
http://www.brewerie.com

  • Tuesday, May 16 – Triple Release Night: Seasonal First Pour, Swarm – a Belgian Tripel aged in Honey Bourbon Barrels, & 814 Cherry IPA LEAT Collaboration Beer
  • Friday, May 19 – Cellar Night: Sampling over 20 cellared big beers that are made to age. $15/person. SOLD OUT!

Erie Ale Works Events:

416 West 12th Street, Erie PA 16501
(814) 314-9089
http://www.eriealeworks.com

  • Thursday, May 18Pizza and beer pairing with Sticks & Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, 5:00-8:00pm. Local mobile pizza-slinger stops by for brick oven pizza made to order. Pair it with a beer crafted 15-feet away. FREE admission
  • Friday, May 190.01K Foot Race – A donation to a local nonprofit gets you into the “competition”. First race starts at 6:00 pm. You can race in teams or solo
  • Friday, May 19 – Gallery Night sampling at Black Eagle Goods, 2425 Peach Street, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Erie Brewing Company Events:

1213 Veshecco Drive, Erie PA 16501
(814) 459-7741
http://www.eriebrewingco.com

  • Thursday, May 18 – Tap Take Over at Mad Mex in the Millcreek Mall Complex, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 20 – Sampling for Wegman’s 20th Anniversary at the Wegmans West Store, 11:00am-3:00pm

Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing Events:

8398 West Main Road, Westfield, NY 14787
716-793-9463
http://www.fiveand20.com

  • Thursday, May 18 – Thursday “Pint Nights” @ Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 5:00pm-8:00pm, with special one-off Radler Release, food offerings by Bird and half-off pints!
  • Friday, May 19 – Meet the Brewer & Beer Release @ Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 5:00pm-8:00pm, Official Double XING Double IPA Bottle Release and special brewer-led tours
  • Saturday, May 20 Patio-yoga with Deb @ Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 9:00am-10:00am, no experience needed, buy tickets here.
  • Saturday, May 20 – Beer release and hang @ Mazza Chautatuqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 10:00am-6:00pm – Official Brettanoryces release, bring a blanket, some yard games and enjoy springtime with us! Food by Bird
  • Sunday, May 21 – May Sunday Sesh with Zack Orr @ Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 1:00pm-4:00pm

Lavery Brewing Company Events:

128 West 12th Street, Erie PA 16501
814-454-0405
http://www.laverybrewing.com

  • Monday, May 15 – Brett Fermented Release
  • Tuesday, May 16 – Beer Trivia
  • Wednesday, May 17 – Madra Allta Firkin with Blood Orange
  • Thursday, May 18 – Cellar Night
  • Friday, May 19 – Meet the Brewer, Free Tours 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 20 – Randall night
  • Sunday, May 21 – Lavery Brunch with Chef Joe Perino

Millcreek Brewing Company Events:

4102 West Lake Road \ Erie, PA 16505
814-616-2739 (BREW)
http://www.millcreekbrew.com/

  • Friday, May 19 – Free tours and samplings

Voodoo Brewery Events:

215 1/2 Arch Street, Meadville, PA  16335
814-337-3676
http://www.voodoobrewery.com/

  • Thursday, May 18 – Barrel Room Collection release – brand(s) TBD,
  • Friday, May 19 – Limited IPA 16oz can release – Brand TBD. Voodoo Erie: Voodoo Gallery Night featuring Motorcycle Art Installation by Jerry McGinty.
  • Saturday, May 20 – Erie and Homestead: BBQ and Brew, Meadville: Live Music, band TBD.
  • Sunday, May 21 – $5 Sunday Brunch

Event Partners:

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites Bayfront Erie

Location:
701 W. Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507
(888) 693-8262

 

Five and 20 Brewing

Location:
8398 West Main Road
Westfield, NY 14787
(716) 793-9463

 

 

VisitErie
Location:
208 East Bayfront Parkway
Suite 103
Erie, PA 16517
(814) 454-1000