Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Beer City Springfest in Hudsonville to feature Michigan’s newest breweries

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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Beer City Springfest is back for it’s third year this Saturday May 7th at the Hudsonville fairgrounds from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Returning breweries this year include favorites such as Pike 51, Fetch, and Mitten Brewing Co. as well as hard cider from People Cider Co. and Farmhaus Cider Co. This year’s Springfest is also set to put the focus on many new breweries that have opened in the past year or so.
New breweries set to be featured at this year’s Beer City Springfest include the following:

Draught Horse Brewery: Open since September 2015, Draught Horse is conveniently located in Lyon Township between Brighton and Novi on Grand River Ave and features a full restaurant complemented by a lineup of core beers and rotating taps.

Dutch Girl Brewery: Dutch Girl Brewery opened in July 2015 in Spring Lake offering a variety of brews ranging from the Coastie Kolsch to the Dirty Boots Imperial Milk Stout, as well as their own hard cider and barrel aged beers.

One Well Brewing: One Well Brewing has been open since November 2014 in Kalamazoo’s Milwood neighborhood and features relaxed atmosphere paired with adventurous brews as well as rotating beer and cider taps.

Trail Point Brewing Company: Trail Point Brewing Company opened in August 2015 on Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale with beers ranging from the Ale’N’Dale Cream Ale and CIPaPotumus Citra IPA to the Henry Lee English Old Ale and Dark Trail Oatmeal Stout.

General admission tickets for the event are currently available online for $29 and include 8 sample tickets. Also available for $39 are V.I.P. tickets which include 12 sample tickets and early entry to the event at noon. Tickets can be purchased here https://beercityfestivals.thundertix.com/

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.