Monday, February 08, 2016

Michigan Brewers Guild Announces 2016 Festival Dates

Written by  Paul Starr
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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
Enthusiast Members are entitled to ticket pre-sale dates and one-hour early admission before the general public to all Guild festivals. For information and to purchase (or renew) a membership, click here.
February 26-27, 2016 (#MiWBF16)

Michigan Winter Beer Festival

  • Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park (Grand Rapids)
  • Tickets on Sale: On Sale Now (Saturday: SOLD OUT)
July 22-23, 2016 (#MiSBF16)

Michigan Summer Beer Festival

  • Riverside Park – Historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti
  • Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, April 26 at Midnight through Wednesday, April 27 at 11:59pm
  • General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, April 28 at 10am
September 10, 2016 (#UPFBF16)

UP Fall Beer Festival

  • Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
  • Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, June 21 at Midnight through Wednesday, June 22 at 11:59pm.
  • General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, June 23 at 10am
October 21-22, 2016 (#DFBF16)

Detroit Fall Beer Festival

  • Eastern Market, Detroit
  • Enthusiast Presale Tickets: Tuesday, August 2 at Midnight through Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59pm.
  • General Tickets on Sale: Thursday, August 4 at 10am

The Michigan Brewers Guild was formed in 1997 and held its first festival in July 1998. Today, the Guild hosts four festivals dedicated exclusively to Michigan craft beer produced by its nearly 180 member breweries (a number that increases almost on a monthly basis).

The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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.