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EQUINOX! Spring Beer Fest by Black Bottom Brew Club

Bright Blessings.

In the Artist Village Detroit, the Black Bottom Brew Club will be hosting the EQUINOX! Spring Beer Fest from 5:00 pm until 1:00 am on March 22nd. A group founded in 2011, this local community brew pub and brewery is one of the real hidden jewels of city. At this event, they will be featuring local art, bands, and of course, Detroit Beer.

Pagans, in general, know about beer. And the traditional Spring beer often marks the first day of the Vernal Equinox as part of the ritual. This is a great opportunity to join together with the greater Detroit community and celebrate the Spring, and each other, while enjoying the fruit of local hops that have been lovingly brewed over the Winter.

In case you are unfamiliar with the venue, Artist Village Detroit

"serves as a creative hub for artists, students, business owners, and neighbors living and working in the heart of Old Redford. A once abandoned commer­cial strip serves as the center of the village and houses the historic Redford Theatre, a small coffee shop, vintage clothing store, and an art education program. It hosts live music, poetry jams, church service, summer art camps, and additional commu­nity events throughout the year"

Scheduled musical groups include:

  • Ayinde Anandad
  • Creative Differences
  • Doctor Pizza
  • Efe
  • Emily Infinity
  • Minehart
  • Much Too Much

Also, there will be a special performance by Charlotte La Araigne, producer and founder of International Black Burlesque Performers and Charlotte's Burlesque Academy. You may have heard about her class Basic Burlesquin. The celebration of the sensuous side of our Spirits is a big part of Ostara. That creative spark that is a part of our potential for fertility of thought, body, and magic is embedded within this time. Not to be confused with Beltane, the Goddess is stirring forth with the infinite energy of potential.

Local artists will also be featured, as a part of the celebration. Works from Matthew Hanna, Ian P Smith, Mary Bazzi, Hank Maz III, Sean Marshall Fotograffiti, Dennis Thom (The Repurpist), Ryan Kelly, and Brian Gagnon will be on deck. Come with open minds and open wallets and support the humanities in the Detroit Scene.

Local beers include Motor City Hoptimism IPA, Hard Hustle IPA, Brave Ulysses ESB, Dis-railed Gears Detroit, Cream Ale, Jack T. Murphy's Irish Red, Dancing Elephant Pale Ale, Ba'donk-a-Dunk Dunkelweizen. The scent of hops and joy will ride high on this night. It is a fitting way to celebrate the return of Spring.

Admission to the event is a $10 donation, however there are VIP options available. For a $25 donation, attendees will receive an entree, 2 sides & 3 beverage tokens. For a $50 donation, event goers get an entree, 2 sides, 4 beverage tokens, a Black Bottom T-shirt, and a15% discount on all gallery art.

Food is being supplied by Motor City Java & Tea House and Black Bottom Smoke House. No need to hunger, no need to thirst, they have you covered.

Artist Village Detroit is located at 17336 Lahser Rd. on the west border of Detroit, near Redford.

Can not make it out this time? Include one of the ales with your own cakes and ale ceremonies after ritual. It will imbue you with the Spirit of the Land of the Fresh Water Seas.

If you want to fellowship regularly with a more exclusively Pagan crowd, then you may also wish to check out Pagan Pub Night.

For those who are Vegan, it can be challenging to find a beer you can consume. Do not despair. Bell's Brewery, in Michigan, offers Oberon Ale.

Live, Love, and Drink Beer.

Blessed Be.

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