Tashmoo Beirgarten returns to West Village next month

One of the best parts of living in The Villages area of Detroit is returning this fall, Tashmoo Beirgarten.

The popular community outdoor beer drinking extravaganza launched out of a repurposed vacant lot in West Village last fall. This year it returns, noon to 9 p.m., on the weekend of Oct. 13-14, Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Tashmoo Beirgarten, a semi-finalist in this year's Hatch Detroit contest, is participating in the pop-up retail program in The Villages in hopes of helping attract more stores to the collection of high-end neighborhoods on the east side by Belle Isle.

To help do that through the event, organizers are working to offer more options for patron. "There will be a wider variety of local food vendors," says Aaron Wagner, co-founder of Tashmoo Beirgarten. "We will be renting out space to a vegan food vendor. We will have options for people with gluten allergies."

Wagner started Tashmoo Beirgarten last year with his then fiancee, Suzanne Vier. The two hoped to expand the event's footprint this year but got married in August and spent most of this month preparing for the beer-drinking weekends. They hope to expand Tashmoo to other places in the city in the not-too-distant future.

Source: Aaron Wagner, co-founder of Tashmoo Beirgarten
Writer: Jon Zemke

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