Last June, I travelled the length and breadth of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, visiting twenty-nine craft breweries and brewpubs and conducting research for my beer travel guide book Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

I’m pleased to announce that Modern History Press published the book last week.

This June, I’ll be visiting many of these breweries and brewpubs again, holding author events and book signings. It will be a chance to renew friendships and to meet local and visiting craft beer lovers. I’ll talk about my beer travels, invite brewers and patrons to share their beer experiences, and bring along copies of Yooper Ale Trails to sell and autograph.

Here is the schedule as it stands on April 18. Other dates and locations may be added — so do check back.

Thursday, June 8 Upper Hand Brewery (Escanaba) 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday, June 9 East Channel Brewing (Munising) 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 10 Barrel + Beam Brewing (Marquette) 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 11 ByGeorge Brewing (Munising) 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Saturday, June 17 LaTulip Brewing (Cooks) 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday, June 24 Blackrocks Brewery (Marquette) 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Tuesday, June 27 Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub (Upper Falls) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 27 Soo Brewing (Sault Ste Marie) 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 28 Les Cheneaux Distillers (Cedarville) 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

I’m looking forward to meeting fellow craft beer lovers.