Tuesday, February 17, 2015

5th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival Saturday March 14, 2015

Written by  Paul Starr
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The Jackson County Fairgrounds hosts the 5th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on Saturday March 14th from 12pm – 5pm in the American 1 Event Center along with Welcoming Sponsors Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson.
The festival will not only offer sampling of over 150 types of some of the best Michigan craft, specialty & import beers and ciders that distributors and brewers have to offer; there will also be food vendors, music, roaring fires and corn hole. The event is truly a winter activity where you will taste and sample in an open building and tasting tents so come dressed for the season.

Advance ticket prices are $25 or $35 at the door the cost includes 10 tasting tickets, admission, parking, tasting cups and lanyards while supplies last. Non taster’s admission is $5. You must be 21 years and up to attend. Limited tickets available so get your tickets early by either calling the fair office box office at (517) 788-4405 or calling Etix at (800) 514-3849 or go to www.Etix.com or www.jacksoncountyfair.net.

Visitors wanting to make it a Jackson weekend may stay at a Jackson hotel and include these other events:

  • March 13 | The Moxie Strings Celtic Concert at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra
  • March 13 & 14 | Back to the Moon for Good narrated by Tim Allen at Hurst Planetarium
  • March 13 & 14 | Ella Sharp Museum (Open 10 am to 5 pm, Featured exhibit Mystery, Magic & Mayhem: Wonders from the American Museum of Magic)
  • March 13, 14 & 15 | Cell Block 7 Prison Museum (Open 10 am to 5 pm)
  • March 14 | Jackson Women’s Expo at Middle School at Parkside
  • March 14 | Jackson Irish Festival at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra
  • March 14 & 15 | Taste of the Irish Hills (Tastings at over 20 restaurants for only $25)
  • March 15 | The Newsboys at the Potter Center at Jackson College

While Grand River Brewery is a welcoming sponsor of the festival, other micro-breweries include:

  • Bifferhaus Brewing Company
  • 127 Brewing Company
  • Tootsie’s Brewery at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate
Experience Jackson

The mission of the Jackson County Visitors Bureau (dba Experience Jackson) is to promote Jackson County and its attributes to individual visitors and groups as a unique, affordable and attractive place to vacation, host an event or conduct a tour. The full community calendar is available at ExperienceJackson.com/calendar.

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.