Beer Festivals

 on tap michigan brews michigan art article

On Tap. Michigan Brews. Michigan Art.” returned to the Museum of Art in Muskegon for a 2nd year bringing local breweries, restaurants, and new works from Michigan artists all under one roof for an evening of food, beer, and fun. Artwork featured for the event included hundreds of submissions for the MMA’s 87th Regional Exhibition and restaurants and breweries included the best of Muskegon and surrounding areas such as Spring Lake, Holland, and Grand Rapids. Attendees received a scorecard along with tasting tickets to track their experience and note their favorite food and beverage pairings.

mis 2015 recap article

Usually when you think of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), you think of cars racing, the smell of rubber and oil in the air, the excitement of the crowd watching a race. With MIS and Experience Jackson Wine and Beer Fest the crowd was excited this weekend but their excitement was all about sampling wine, beer and food items.

muskegon party in park article

With Muskegon now having a thriving downtown brewery scene, Parties in the Park is boosting the beer selection to accommodate evolving local tastes for more craft beer. Last year, the event featured rotating draft selections from downtown Pigeon Hill and Unruly breweries and this year the weekly event is planning on expanding taps and include more craft selections than ever. The expanded craft options were unveiled for the event at this year’s Party in the Mark, an event held annually at the Watermark 920 allowing attendees to vote on and help secure their favorite beers.

recap beercity springfest 2015

This year’s Beer City Springfest at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds was another success with amazing spring weather complementing a stellar lineup featuring food trucks, live music, and some of the best craft beer, cider, mead and spirits the area has to offer. This year my wife & I got to add a little “behind the scenes” to the experience as we were invited and took the opportunity to participate as volunteers. Being able to enjoy the festival both as an attendee as well as volunteer beer pourers for The Mitten Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids gave a unique perspective on this year’s great event.


What began a decade ago with a handful of Michigan brewers and a little over 100 attendees has grown into one of northern Michigan’s Memorial Day Weekend traditions. The Michigan Beer and Brat Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary on Saturday, May 23, 4-8pm (VIP event beginning 3pm).

beer fest ballpark article john

A beautiful Spring day awaited those attending this year’s 2nd Annual Beerfest at the Ballpark at Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. VIP entry began at 2 PM with general admission at 3 PM which included a commemorative glass along with tasting tickets for 50 different breweries and cideries setup both inside and outside the park and over 200 beers, ciders, and spirits to choose from. Live music was also featured outside the park with many food options to be found inside.

ashley cask ale beer list

Ashyley's of Westland Cask Ale brewery friends are working hard to fill, condition, and deliver unique casks of some amazing ales, including old favorites as well as new and exclusive "one-off" versions just for the Festival.

 mud sweat beers article

Beer tastes better when it’s earned. Physical activities where you are forced to exert yourself in a strenuous manner seem well worth it with a tasty reward at the end. Clearly, I am leading you all in the direction of a Northern Michigan craft beer celebration unlike any other. Right Brain Brewery is once again sponsoring, ‘Mud, Sweat, and Beers’ on May 2, 2015 and will undoubtedly be a complete and delightful mess.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beerfest At The Ballpark Top 20

Written by Ben Darcie

 Top 20 Beer List image

Hello friends, it’s my great pleasure to be back for another top 20 list – this time for the 2015 BEERFEST AT THE BALLPARK!

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Michigan weather is starting to get nicer and everyone is ready to get outside and enjoy the spring sunshine and outdoor festivals. Here are a few of the Spring Festivals that I am looking forward to attending.
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