Beer Festivals (393)
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Written by Aimee West
Motor City Brew Tours is excited to offer another epic two-day Beercation in Traverse City. Fishpankakas had this to say on Trip Advisor TM “Call it "beercation" and call it GOLD! Went on the overnight bus trip. It was so well organized and flowed so well. Snacks and water were welcome and we were well taken care of. Five breweries, one brew tour and a free night in downtown Kzoo. Staying at the Radisson in Kzoo couldn't have been better. This was such a great experience that we're looking to do a private tour! “ (Reviewed April 16, 2015)
The Jackson County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 6th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on Saturday March 12th from 12pm – 5pm in the American 1 Event Center along with Welcoming Sponsor Experience Jackson.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Written by Paul Starr
Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the fifth Beerfest at the Ballpark on Saturday, April 30th, at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Eleventh Annual Winter Beer Festival in Comstock Park features warmer temperatures and over 1000 beersWritten by Dan VanderKooi
The 11th annual Winter Beer Festival was held Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th at Comstock Park’s Fifth Third Ball Park, just north of Grand Rapids. This year marked the second year of an expanded two day festival with the addition of a Friday afternoon session as the popular Saturday session continues to sell out very quickly each year. While last year’s event proved brutally cold with single digit temperatures and issues with freezing beer lines, this year’s festival featured much milder weather with temperatures reaching the mid 40’s.
Founders held their third annual Firkin Freezeout this year on February 6, 2016. For the event, Founders tapped over 40 different firkins outside in their beer garden. Similar to last year’s event, tickets were available inside the brewery for $2 and were good for a 5 oz. sample pour with full pints available for 2 tickets. Deli features for the event included beef stroganoff and sloppy joes, as well as s’mores brownies for dessert. Also back by popular demand this year was the live ice sculpture.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 Written by Ben Darcie
Here we are again, another Winter Beerfest beckoning to us from the (not so) icy tundra of 5/3 Ballpark! Hopefully we're looking at a beerfest not quite as bone-chilling as last year, and the breweries have brought us an expansive and intense list of beers to try this year!
Monday, February 22, 2016 Written by Paul Starr
Brewery Vivant, known for its unique Belgian-American styles of beers, welcomes another Grand Rapids Beer Week and hoards of craft beer fans to Beer City USA with it’s annual Brewer’s Big Breakfast. The Pub opens its doors early once a year --the Saturday of Winter Beer Fest-- for breakfast. February 27, from 8am to 2pm, the highly anticipated breakfast menu will showcase a breakfast poutine, vegetarian eggs Benedict, house-made crullers and of course, the beer-mosa (Farm Hand spiked with OJ).
Monday, February 08, 2016 Written by Paul Starr
The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) has announced its 2016 festival schedule. With the exception of the UP Fall Beer Festival in September, the festivals are scheduled for the fourth Saturday (and the Friday before) of their respective months. Details about each festival are posted online at MiBeer.com.
Sample from over 100 different sour, funkified brews including beers spontaneously fermented via open air, inoculated with wild yeast or bacteria strains during barrel aging or otherwise made using funky ingredients or techniques.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Written by Paul Starr
The Michigan Brewers Guild recently elected its 2016 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, January13, at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel. Each board position is a two-year term, elected in alternating years (4, 3).