Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Great Festivals Going On In August 2015

Written by  Aimee West
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 August Beer Festivals

With all the warm weather upon us it doesn't seam like fall will be right around the corner and soon it will be time to put away the flip flops for sturdy shoes and eventually snow boots. Get out and enjoy these great Michigan craft beer festivals located all over the state. 
August Beer Festivals



Beer on the Bridge
  • August 1, 2015
  • 3:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge, Portland

Presented by the Portland Michigan Main Street Program, Beerfest on the Bridge will be the first ever event held on Portland's historic Veterans Memorial Bridge in downtown Portland. Built in 1890, this landmark is one of many bridges in the 'City of Two Rivers' creating an attractive and historic entrance into main street.
The beerfest will host to 12 Mi Breweries and 2 Cideries. 

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Spokes and Ale Beer Fest
  • August 1, 2015
  • 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Mt. Brighton

The series finale of Mt. Brighton’s Mountain Biking Town Series joins forces with a bundle of Michigan craft breweries in this ultimate outdoor summer event. Sample brews from around the state while competitors hash it out on the most renowned downhill course in Southeast Michigan. We’ll be barbecuing all afternoon and serving up pulled pork and smoked meats to keep you satisfied throughout the day while live music echoes the hills of Mt. Brighton. Whether you come for the bikes, the beers or both – you’re bound to have a great time!

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Beer Works Logo article

HCAC BeerWorks Craft Beer Tasting

  • August 8, 2015
  • 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Holt, MI

Join the Holt Community Arts Council for BeerWorks Craft Beer Tasting!!  We will be sampling brews form local breweries and learning how the brew-masters craft your favorite craft beers.  Ticket includes 10 sample tokens (3oz samples) and a cool pint glass.  BeerWorks Craft Beer Tasting is part of a larger free event, Maker Expo, Where Artists and Inventors come to Show hosted by Holt Community Arts Council.  Browse our hands-on demonstrations, cool exhibits, craft fair and more.  Don't forget to stop by the Holt & Spicy Salsa Competition to vote for your favorite salsa!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on participating breweries @HoltArts.
Must be 21+ and present valid ID to enter.  All ticket sales are final; tickets are non-refundable. Festival will occur rain or shine.

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Suds On the shore article 

7th Annual Suds On The Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival
  • August 15, 2015
  • 1:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Ludington, MI

SUDS on the SHORE is a craft beer and wine tasting festival that is held annually on the third Saturday in August. United Way of Mason County is the beneficiary of the proceeds.

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Cider Dayze article 

Cider Dayze
  • August  29, 2015
    • 12:00 - 9:00
  • August 30, 2015
    • 12:00 - 5:00
  • Armada, Mi

Metro Detroit's premier cider, beer, food & live music festival at Blake's Hard Cider Co. on Saturday August 29th from 12p-9p and August 30th from 12p-5p. 
The event will be featuring over 20 Michigan cideries, breweries and wineries! Entertainment includes live music, home brew classes, barrel racing, apple bobbing and more.

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burning foot festival article

Burning Food Beer Festival
  • Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015
  • Time: 3 - 

Burning Foot is, first and foremost, a celebration of local craft beer; however, the festival also intends to highlight the lakeshore’s stunning natural beauty (and hot summer sand). Bordered by sand dunes to the east and Lake Michigan to the west, Pere Marquette Park provides world-class natural surroundings from every vantage point. In addition to the views and brews, Burning Foot will showcase local music acts and food vendors, ensuring that festivalgoers experience the full flavor of life along the lakeshore.

Burning Foot is the bastard love child of the Lakeshore Brewers Guild, a group brought together by their love of craft beer and the lakeshore’s natural beauty. United by their common bonds, the organizers set out to craft a festival that offers the quintessential lakeshore experience: Beer, Beaches, and a big ass Bonfire. Proceeds from the festival will be used to further promote the lakeshore’s craft breweries, as well as benefit local charitable causes, with an emphasis on continuing to improve and beautify the lakeshore region.

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Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.