Friday, September 28, 2012

7th Annual UPtoberfest October 13th in Escanaba!

Written by  Paul Starr
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7th Annual UPtoberfest October 13th in Escanaba!

Upper Michigan’s premiere fall craft beer and wine event is coming to Escanaba’s lakefront on Saturday, October 13th. The seventh annual UPtoberfest is scheduled for 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET) along First Avenue North in downtown Escanaba, immediately behind Hereford & Hops Steakhouse & Brewpub.
The event is hosted by Bay de Noc Brewers, Inc., a home brewing group, to showcase craft beers and wines from throughout the region, offer education about the brewing and wine-making process and support the local community. All profits from UPtoberfest will benefit the United Way of Delta County.

Guests will be able to sample more than 40 microbrews and 20 wines from across Michigan in keepsake souvenir glasses. The ticket price includes a large selection of foods paired to the beers and wines to be offered at the festival, including spit-roasted chicken. The food is being specially prepared by Mark Ammel, owner of Bobaloon’s Café in Escanaba.

Once again this year, there’ll be a special emphasis on beers and wines made in the Upper Peninsula, according to Bay de Noc Brewers Secretary Josh Marenger. His club will also conduct a beer brewing demonstration. The event will also feature more tent space this year, according to Marenger, as well as live music by the acoustic bluegrass group “Grassfire.”

The ticket prices are the same as last year: $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.uptoberfest.org, as well as at Hereford and Hops and Bobaloon's Café in Escanaba and White's Party Store in Marquette.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.