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Fifty Amp Fuse to Play Wyandotte Beer Bash Tonight

The newly created Downriver Roller Dollz also are set to appear at the Third Friday celebration.

Kegs of beer. Roller derby girls. Rock music.

This isn’t the plan for a Friday night on a college campus, but instead on the streets of downtown Wyandotte.

This month’s where for $15, you can sample Michigan-brewed suds from 20 various pouring stations from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight.

The businesses offering beer samples are , , , , , Madelyn’s, , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

Keepsake mugs, which are required in order to be served, will be sold beginning at 4:30 p.m. in front of the clock tower at the corner of Maple and Biddle. You must be 21 years of age with a photo I.D. to participate.

Lynn Steffensky, executive director of the , which puts on Third Fridays, said she doesn't want a repeat of last month during the night for a wine crawl.

“I ordered plenty of mugs,” she said. “Everyone knows it's party time in Wyandotte on Friday nights.”

Proceeds from the sales will go to the

In addition to the beer crawl, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at First and Elm.

Members of the newly created Downriver Roller Dollz will be skating up and down Biddle during the night. 

Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available, as will free rides on the .

Restaurants and stores are staying open later and offering discounts and sales.

In order to set up and host the event, Biddle will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2 p.m. till midnight.

Mike Navin September 16, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Can't wait. Going to be a great time. And perfect fall weather for it.
Sue Czarnecki September 16, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Is there any FUNNER town around downriver than Wyandotte ???
Janelle Rose September 16, 2011 at 03:28 PM
3rd Friday in Wyandotte is always a great time! Tonight there are a couple of added treats including Roller Derby Girls! Who knew!?? Add 50 Amp Fuse a HUGE favorite in these parts, and BEER! Then, of course, Willow Tree will have our own adorable "guest beer tender"....Mr. Jon Hodge. He'll be entertaining the beer drinkers on our foyer! Many of you know him from the Chelsea runway -- and others know him from Edward Jones.....where he shares his financial genious!
Satan September 16, 2011 at 03:49 PM
I really thought of third fridays in Wyandotte as a jubillee, I thought that it was kind of needed to in turn rehabilitate for the false prophets who went up in the air and then tried to call America a hierarchy. From what I understand Jesus has not been crucified yet and because of this assault I think it leaves need for a jubillee. Just like the Gop turned scholars they were there for works of God not public perfection. Sad tail to tell... call it a jubillee please.
Edwin G September 16, 2011 at 04:29 PM
yup for sure
R. Pratt September 17, 2011 at 02:14 PM
I sure hope you report honestly on how the Beer Bash actually went. I heard there were some pretty upset people!
Jason Alley (Editor) September 17, 2011 at 02:53 PM
I'm curious as to what you heard. I heard that many pouring stations ran out of beer early, which also happened at last month's wine crawl. In full disclosure, our site poured wine last month and was one of the booths to run out early. We shut down about 15 minutes before the end of the event. It's difficult to estimate the size of a crowd and how much product you need, especially when the event has a larger than expected attendance level. What were the issues you heard from the beer bash?
R. Pratt September 17, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Just what you said. Running out of beer at such an event is not a good thing! Also the size of the pours were in question. Much smaller than any beer festival/tasting I have ever been to! If anything you want to have more than enough. The wine tasting should have given them some sort of a gauge as to quantities. Next beer event. Maybe someone should consult someone that has experience with actual beer festivals/tastings. Like the Michigan Brewers Guild! http://michiganbrewersguild.businesscatalyst.com/
Michelle Dainus September 18, 2011 at 03:23 AM
I agree with R. Pratt, when I lived in Royal Oak I went to plenty of beer crawls, and wine tastings, so maybe the city should take a cue from them.
Lynn Eberts Steffensky September 19, 2011 at 03:09 PM
The Wyandotte Business Association puts on the Third Friday events in conjunction with the DDA, with a theme, it's not a fair, festival or put on by the city per se. The beer and wine at the two events is paid for by each business that participates. There were fewer pourers than the last event and the businesses that did participate tried to gauge by what they poured in wine as to how much to buy in beer. That works, if the same number pour! The event doubled in size from last year! Thank you for the suggestions and we will check into the Michigan Brewers Guild for ideas! Thank you for the suggestions - it's how we improve on our events! A portion of the proceeds of mug sales will be given to the Wyandotte Vintage Baseball Team. Thank you to all who came and participated!
R. Pratt January 07, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Glad to hear people are listening and taking head of positive suggestions!

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