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Friday, August 07, 2009

I have blogged about our various trips to the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer and Winter beer fests. These are incredible events where the best brewers bring their best beer.
Well, it appears that these events are so successful that the Brewers Guild is adding 2 more!

(EAST LANSING, Mich) - Coming off a widely successful 12th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti this past weekend (where attendance sold out at just over 8000 at historic Depot Town's Riverside Park), the Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) announces two new fall festivals for craft beer enthusiasts.

The UP Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 12 in Marquette, followed by Harvest Fest -- presented with Metro Times -- on Saturday, October 24 at Eastern Market in Detroit.

"We have been looking to add a few new events to our annual calendar," says Scott Graham, MBG executive director. "Oktoberfest gives us the opportunity to reach out to craft beer connoisseurs in the Upper Peninsula, while the Harvest Fest brings us to historic Eastern Market in Michigan's largest city. With both, we hope to draw attendance from our existing beer fan base, as well as introduce a whole new group of people to some of the finest craft beers in the Midwest."

Further details about these events will be released in the coming weeks and will also be posted online at

Michigan's thriving brewing industry contributes over $24 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $133 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation - thus supporting its claim as "The Great Beer State."

The Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the Michigan brewing community; to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education; and to monitor and assure a healthy beer industry within the state. For more information, including a list of Michigan microbreweries, log on to
Another sold out festival at over 8,000 attendees. Amazing work. I know ATK's Sopor was there pouring beer for Mt. Pleasant Brewing and I hope he can add to this post and let us know what it looked like.

Keep your calendars clear for a trip to Marquette in September and Detroit in October!


Bob 1:55 PM  

I thought you were going to say one was coming to the Lansing area. Darn.

Sopor 9:48 PM  

Heh... Unfortunately... it may be that Lansing is a bit gun shy of the MGG's fests thanks to a more than exuberant crowd at the first ever MBG Winter Fest...

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