Every year The State Room inside the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing hosts a beer dinner. This year Paul and I were lucky enough to attend and represent I'm a Beer Hound at this wonderful event. I had never been to The State Room before; I always thought of it as a place that was just for special occasions. You all know the type of place I'm talking about. The kind of place you only go for wedding anniversaries or a expensive Valentines Day dinners. Don't get me wrong, this is a beautiful restaurant and it is certainly the type of place you can take someone special for an amazing meal but it is also the kind of place you can go and have a reasonable dinner out with friends. The State Room has recently been renovated and has a wonderful, classy and trendy atmosphere. There are a few different dining areas to accommodate the type of atmosphere you are going for. There is a romantic, dimly lit area, an area with lots of windows, and a fantastic bar area if you are out with friends for a nice bite to eat and a couple drinks.