Over 100 brands and varieties of tequila and mezcal will be featured at the Grand Rapids Tequila Fest.
Tequila and mezcal are two distinct liquors made from the agave plant, a succulent native to the dry regions of Mexico. Tequila is made by steaming the agave, which is then distilled in copper pots. Mezcal is more of an artisan product where the agave is cooked inside earthen pits heated by lava rocks, wood and charcoal, which gives it a smoky flavor. It’s distilled in clay pots. Tequila usually has at least 40% ABV. Mezcal has a stronger concentration of alcohol, with some variation, but usually is around 55% ABV.
Food costs extra and can be purchased from two food trucks, which will make the journey to DeVos Place from the Detroit area.
People who choose not to drink can purchase a “designated driver“ ticket for $10 if they accompany a paid attendee.
Live music by the band Cosmic Groove.
What: Grand Rapids Tequila Fest
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Where: DeVos Place (303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 includes 10 half-ounce drink tickets for samples, a take-home glass and a photo from a photo booth. For $65, people can enter an hour early and get 15 half-ounce drink tickets.