KDaLe: Brewery Visits and Homebrew Competition

KDaLe: Brewery Events and Homebrew Competition

It’s the return of KDaLe! Interact with local brewers and learn about the industry while tasting some delicious beverages. Enjoy the Michigan winter by brewing your own book-themed beer and tasting some past winning home brews at our Tap Takeover.

All programs are for ages 21 and up.

KDaLe Quest

The 2023 contest is now closed. Thanks for joining us!

Attend KDaLe brewing classes at our branches, read brewing books, visit our brewery partners and win prizes! Use the Beanstack app to complete tasks and automatically enter to win monthly prize drawings from each of our participating breweries. Complete five tasks in the app and earn a KDaLe pint glass. Complete 15 tasks and win a KDaLe growler! Follow us on Instagram for updates on which brewery prizes we’ll be giving away each month.

Tap Takeover

KDaLe Tap Takeover: Area breweries from the Beer City Brewers Guild, as well as our KDaLe homebrew contest winners, have risen to the challenge to create their own book-inspired beers. Join us at Horrocks Market to sample these literary brew debuts, eat delicious food truck fare and meet some of the brewers. Friday, September 29, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Beer Related Booklists

Pilsner Pairings

Pour an easy-drinking Pilsner, and pair it with this list of feel-good favorites.


The style of beer known as India Pale Ale grew in popularity as it was shipped from England to India and elsewhere during the colonial era.

Dark Stouts & Dark Nights

There's nothing cozier than a dark Stout beer to warm you up while reading these books involving dark and chilly nights.


Visit our brewery partners and solve the scavenger hunt clue at each one. Submit your answer in the Beanstack app to earn prizes.

Brass Ring
Brewery Vivant
Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits
Cedar Springs Brewing Co
Creston Brewing
Founders Brewing
Fountain Hill Brewery - GRCC
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery
Horrocks Market
Jaden James (Cascade Cellars)
Küsterer Brauhaus

Perrin Brewing Co.
Pike 51 Brewery
Railtown Brewing Company
Rockford Brewing Company
Speciation Artisan Ales
The Mitten Brewing Company
Third Nature Brewing Co
Thornapple Brewing
TwoGuys Brewing
Vander Mill Cider

Homebrew Competition

Registration is open through January 27, 2023. The first 50 applicants will be accepted.

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