Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2nd Annual Beerfest on the Bridge coming back to Portland this weekend

Written by  Paul Starr
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 Beerfest on the Bridge - Portland Michigan

This Saturday, August 13th from 3pm to 8pm is Beerfest on the Bridge, presented by the Portland Michigan Main Street Program. The Festival is hosted on Veterans Memorial Bridge in downtown Portland. Built in 1890, the bridge is the oldest known surviving example of a truss bridge in Michigan and it creates an attractive and historic entrance into main street in the 'City of Two Rivers'.

Beerfest on the Bridge LogoThis will be the the second year that this festival is held on the historic bridge. The beerfest will host 14 Michigan Breweries, 2 Cideries and 1 winery with 50 different selections offered.

The featured breweries and cideries are: Arbor Brewing Co., Atwater Brewery, Bee Well Meadery, Bell's Brewery, Eagle Monk Brewery, Ellison Brewery, Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Leelanau Cellars, New Holland Brewing Co., North Peak Brewing Co., The Sanctuary, Saugatuck Brewing Co., Schmohz Brewery, Steele Street Brewing, The Gallery Brewery and Uncle John's Cider Mill.

It's not just about the beer, cider and wine, there will also be live music from Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers and We Three Strings. There will be a wide selection of food options provided by Sweet Carolines BBQ and Catering, Tommies Family Catering & The Pizza Oven.

Tickets are $40 for VIP entry which gets you in an hour early at 2pm, a logo tasting glass, 15 tasting tickets - 3oz each. The regular, advance ticket is $30 and  includes a logo tasting glass, 10 tasting tickets - 3oz each. Tickets will be available to purchase at the gate day of the festival for $35. Save $5 per ticket by purchasing your tickets before August 13th.

For more info on the festival and to purchase tickets go to

About The Portland Main Street Program:

The Michigan Main Street program is a long-term approach to revitalizing Michigan’s struggling downtown business districts. Portland was one of only four cities in the state chosen for this valuable and prestigious program when it began in Michigan in 2003. The Portland Main Street Action Committee worked hard to achieve both "Michigan Main Street" status and "Michigan Cool City" status in 2003.

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.