If you live in Michigan, and you haven’t had a chance to make it out to one of the Michigan Brewers Guild Beer festivals, you are really missing out.  They are a great chance for beer enthusiasts to come together and meet with Michigan breweries from all over the state.  Coming up this fall is the 9th annual U.P. Fall Beer Fest in Marquette (tickets are already on sale)  and the 9th annual Detroit Fall Beer Fest (ticket sales start today).  Check out the press release below for details about the Detroit event, and check the Michigan Brewers Guild Website for information about the U.P. event along with all the other MBG Events.  Hope to see you there!

PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS

(LANSING, Mich) – Tickets for the Michigan Brewers Guild’s 9th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival (Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at Eastern Market in Detroit) go on sale this Thursday, August 3 at 10am. Tickets for Friday are $40 in advance (and $45 at the gate, if any remain available); Saturday tickets are $45 in advance. Admission includes 15 tasting tokens, each good for a three-ounce sample. Additional tokens are 50-cents each.

The list of breweries, beers and entertainment will be released in the weeks leading up to the festival and will be posted on The Mash blog. Last year, more than 80 Michigan Brewers Guild member breweries participated in the two-day festival, with more than 700 beers available for sampling.

The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 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.”