Art & Brew 2018

Art and Brew 2018 Beer and Bite Tasting

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Beer & Bite Tasting Tour



CONGRATULATIONS to the Art & Brew 2018 “Best Pairing” winners:

1st Place – Avalon Cafe & Kitchen
Brew Selection: Cheboygan Brewing Company Blood Orange Honey Ale
Food Pairing: Beer Battered Crispy Chicken Biscuit Sandwich

2nd Place – Conor O’Neill’s
Brew Selection: Central Waters Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Food Pairing: Steak and Brie Skewer with Bourbon Peppercorn Sauce

3rd Place – The Circ Bar
Brew Selection: Revolution Brewing Freedom of Speach
Food Pairing: Beef Short-Rib Galbi Taco



Art & Brew is the Art Center’s annual beer and bite tasting tour and fundraising event where downtown Ann Arbor bars and restaurants compete to create the best food and beer pairing of the night!

This year each participating venue will have two unique craft beer and food pairings. You get ten tasting tickets and each one gets you a 3 oz. pour and a bite-sized taste that you can use as you please!

In addition to tasting the well-crafted pairings, you can vote for the Best Pairing and participate in fun art-making activities. Then join us at Alley Bar for the official Art & Brew after party – a special PBR Art Show edition of Straight Up featuring a live DJ set and PBR specials.

Attendees must be 21 or older by 10/04/2018.

Participating venues include:

Additional venues confirming daily!

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A2 Art & Brew FAQs

What is included in my $50 ticket?

Your ticket includes ten (10) tasting tickets that you can use at any of the participating venues. One ticket can be exchanged for a 3 oz. beer and one-bite food pairing.

How do I get my drink tickets for the night?

Come to the Art Center on Thursday, October 4 between 12:30pm and 6:30pm with valid ID.

When does the event start?

Each location will begin accepting tasting tickets at 5:30pm and will stop accepting them at 9:00pm.

Do I have to start at a certain venue?

In order to make sure that you have the best experience possible, we will recommend a starting location for you and your group. We encourage you to start there and then visit the other locations in any order that you’d like.

Can I use my tasting tickets for something other than the featured pairings?

No, tasting tickets are only valid for one beer and one-bite pairing. Any additional food or beverages ordered are at your expense.

Is my ticket refundable or tax-deductible?

Tickets are non-refundable and $20 of your ticket is tax-deductible.