Friday, March 08, 2013

Soak Up Suds and Fun at Boyne Highlands’ Brew-Ski Festival

Written by  Dianna Stampfler
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4th Annual Brew-Ski Festival

Celebrate suds, snow and early spring fun with the 4th Annual Brew-Ski Festival at Boyne Highlands Resort on Saturday, March 9. Brew-Ski Festival features craft beer sampling, live music, brats on the grill, and the enjoyment of early spring skiing and snowboarding.
Boyne Highlands - Harbor Springs MichiganWarm up the day with your favorite runs when the lifts starting turning at 9 a.m. Boyne Highlands offers 55 trails on 435 skiable acres providing magnificent views and serene slopes for all skill levels.

Brew-Ski Festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. and is staged outdoors at the base of slopes where beer lovers can gather to sample from choice of 150 micro-beers, all prominently displayed on snow bars that encase the festival area. Numerous favorites on the Michigan craft beer scene including Arcadia Ales, Bell's Brewery, Jolly Pumpkin, New Holland Brewing Co., and Short's Brewing Co., are available to try, as are choice beers from across the country.  Admission to the beer tasting area is free; must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Sampling tickets can be purchased for the four-ounce beer tastings, as well as for food and merchandise.

New this year, adding to the lively scene is music from the rock group, The Remedee.  Following the outdoor fun, the entertainment continues inside with the Aaron Vaughn Band performing in the famed Zoo Bar.   

A special two-night Brew-Ski Festival event package is available and offers hotel lodging at Boyne Highlands Resort, a Friday night hors d’oeuvres reception, breakfast daily, lift tickets on Saturday (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), a t-shirt, commemorative pint glass and five drink tickets. The package starts at $239 per person. For reservations, call 800.GO.BOYNE (462.6963) or visit

For the complete list of participating breweries and more information, visit

About Boyne Highlands:

Boyne Highlands Resort is a family-owned, four-season resort destination established in 1963 and located in Harbor Springs, Michigan.  With 435 skiable acres, Boyne Highlands is Michigan’s largest ski area and also offers Lower Michigan’s highest vertical terrain.  Resort attractions include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, tubing, Zipline Adventures, 81 holes of golf, spa, lift-serviced mountain biking and Bike Park, kids programs, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities and real estate.  Boyne Highlands has been recognized by the readers of as Midwest’s Favorite Downhill Terrain, named the Best Ski Resort in Michigan by The Oakland Press and offers Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play.  Boyne Highlands is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.  Learn earn more at and

Dianna Stampfler

Dianna Stampfler

Dianna has been referred to as one of the most motivated, energetic and passionate leaders in the tourism industry, with more than 20 years of marketing, public relations and media relations experience.

She launched Promote Michigan in August, 2004 and has successfully established herself as an independent marketing representative for an impressive list of clients including Traverse Tall Ship Company, The Homestead Resort, ShowSpan Inc. (including Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival, Michigan International Auto Show and Grand Rapids Boat Show), Michigan Apple Committee, Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds – Michigan, Harbor Country CVB and Michigan Brewer’s Guild, among others.