Beer, Wine & Spirits in Birmingham

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I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.

5919 Chicago Rd
Warren,
MI
US

Tasters at the Metro Detroit Beer Sampling savor a diverse set of six Michigan microbrewed beers. Buds and brains alike are captivated as certified sommelier Anthony Minne, a vetted beverage consultant from Plum Market West Bloomfield, discusses the finer points of each pour. Tongues emerge educated in taste, better able discern the qualities of a well-crafted brew and distinguish the difference between a lager and a logger. Taste tipplers sip outdoors on The Community House's brick terrace, soaking up the dusky summer eve atop wrought-iron patio furniture. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held inside The Community House.

380 South Bates Street
Birmingham,
MI
US

When baseball season starts for the Detroit Tigers, it's time to celebrate. And at The Opening Day Festival, fans do just that?for 13 hours. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m. But don't worry, it never gets dull. An epic roster of DJs spins back-to-back sets, and fans can always refuel in a heated beer tent with a full bar and snacks. There's baseball too, of course, playing on an array of HDTV screens. Meanwhile, party buses ferry revelers to and from six different pubs throughout the city, resolving transit concerns more effectively than a single, perseverant dragon.

185 Oakland Ave Ste 210
Birmingham,
MI
US

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Hotel recharges weary travelers with clean and comfortable accommodations that include complimentary breakfast and access to an onsite fitness center. With the Valentine's Day package—which can be redeemed any night between February 10 and February 19—couples get to spend a night together free from the distractions of in-laws and Law & Order reruns. Rooms come stocked with Valentine's essentials, a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates. Guests who book a room on any night will enjoy amenities including free WiFi, access to the 24-hour fitness center, and breakfast of coffee, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls.

35270 Woodward Ave
Birmingham,
MI
US

• For $8, you get $16 worth of craft beer and pub fare at Black Lotus Brewing Company. • For $30, you get two hours of play on an indoor golf simulator at The Drive In (up to an $80 value).

1 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson,
MI
US

With 22 years of brewing experience, Malty Dog Brewery pours an assortment of handcrafted brews designed to seduce taste buds and tempt ambitious homebrewers with do-it-yourself recipes and homebrewing classes. During the 60-minute introductory class, carbonation creators maneuver through detailed instructions on how to use equipment, perfectly combine hops and malt, and harvest yeast from fields of abundant bread. Participants can savor a flight of four to five beers from Malty Dog’s taps, discussing each ingredient's impact on the flavor, as well as the correlation between foam on the nose and dignity.

29215 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield,
MI
US