Suds To Flow Again As Michigan Beer Festivals Return
The Michigan Brewers Guild is proud to announce three upcoming beer festival dates after a break of more than a year. Tickets for all three events will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 24th at 10am, with advance sales for Enthusiast members starting on Tuesday, June 22nd at 10am on MiBeer.com.
- Michigan August Beer Festival – South takes place on Saturday, August 14th at the LMCU Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps in Comstock Park (north of Grand Rapids). General admission is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 12:00 p.m. for a VIP hour for enthusiastic members. Tickets are $ 50 per person in advance ($ 55 a day) with Designated Driver tickets for $ 10
- Michigan August Beer Festival – North takes place on Saturday, August 28th at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City, home of the Traverse City Pit Spitters. General admission is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 12:00 p.m. for a VIP hour for enthusiastic members. Tickets are priced at $ 50 per person in advance ($ 55 a day), with Designated Driver tickets priced at $ 10.
- UP autumn beer festival takes place on Saturday September 11th at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. General admission is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 12:00 p.m. for a VIP hour for enthusiastic members. Tickets are priced at $ 50 per person in advance ($ 55 a day), with Designated Driver tickets priced at $ 10.
“We are happy and excited about the opportunity to return to Michigan Brewers Guild Beer Festivals and look forward to seeing people in person,” said Scott Graham, Executive Director of the Guild. “We are currently working with our partners at West Michigan Whitecaps and Traverse City Pit Spitters on logistics and security logs, which gives us the added benefit of their infrastructure and experience of their own events.”
A reminder that July is again “Michigan Beer Month”. As part of this year’s celebrations, a one-of-a-kind commemorative pint glass will be available at many member breweries, and those breweries are also encouraged to showcase a special beer – like a collaboration or special publication – throughout the month to help celebrate. Details on these campaigns and the participating breweries will be published shortly on MiBeer.com and the guild’s social media channels (see links below).
The Michigan Brewers Guild was founded in 1997 and represents nearly 300 member breweries. The Guild is a passionate beer community that believes in high quality craftsmanship, bold character, fun, responsibility and pushing the boundaries. The guild’s mission is to promote and protect the Michigan’s beer industry with an overall goal of helping locally brewed beer reach 20% of all beer sales in the state by 2025.
Michigan’s brewing industry contributes more than 21,000 full-time employees and $ 914 million in labor income, with a macroeconomic impact of over $ 2.5 billion. In terms of total breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs, Michigan ranks 6th in the nation – which supports its title as “The Great Beer State”.