GRAND RAPIDS – Sample unique beer varieties while walking among the dead at Calder Plaza this fall; Zombie Beer Fest is moving its tasty and macabre festivities downtown. Beer City Festivals and Fermenta have teamed up to host an all-Michigan roster of breweries, cider producers, spirits, and more on Oct. 17 from 4-8 p.m.

In addition to enjoying over one hundred styles of Michigan beer, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest, listen to live music, play games, and take photos at a free photo booth.

General admission tickets are going for $39 and VIP tickets—which get you an hour early admission and five additional drink tickets—are going for $49. Purchase them online only at

Part of the proceeds from the event will be going to Fermenta, a nonprofit group founded by Michigan women who support diversity, camaraderie, networking, and education in the craft beer industry. The funds they receive will support their scholarships.


Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery