You may remember when I posted back about the 9th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival tickets going on sale. Well I’ve got some more news about the event, and it looks to be a very exciting festival.
This year, the festival has had nearly 120 Michigan breweries signed on to appear. you can find the complete list so far here, and I think that with this lineup, you are guaranteed to find something that you will like. I’m always excited to see what kind of new and exclusive brews I can find from the likes Shorts, Vivant, and Jolly Pumpkin. And I really want to see what Old Nation has brewing since I have totally fallen in love with M-34. There are plenty of breweries on this list that I have never had a single beer from, and I bet many of you are in the same boat. So it is probably a great idea to get adventurous and find something new.
There is more information in the Press Release that I have included below.
PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS
Nearly 120 Michigan Craft Breweries to Participate in 9th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival
The Michigan Brewers Guild’s 9th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival (Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at Eastern Market in Detroit) promises to be bigger and better than ever before—with nearly 120 Michigan craft breweries signed up to participate. Now in its 20thyear, the Michigan Brewers Guild prides itself as hosting the oldest, largest and original craft beer festivals by the brewers, about the brewers and for the brewers.
The Motor City has a long-standing brewing history and in recent years it has been revitalized thanks to a growing interest in the craft beer movement. Established in 1891, the current Eastern Market is one of the nation’s oldest farm markets and the area is rife with brewing history. In its heyday, there were more than 40 breweries in the Detroit area and malt silos still stand as a testament to the rich brewing history – making it the perfect backdrop for the Detroit Fall Beer Festival.
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. Designated Drivers are encouraged and DD tickets are for $5 each. Designated Drivers must be 21 with a valid photo ID and are not permitted to drink any beer during the event.
The festival is held, rain or shine. Festival attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have valid photo ID to enter. Active Enthusiast Members ($55 annual fee) are admitted 1 hour prior to the general admission. The list of breweries, beers and entertainment will be posted in early October on The Mashblog.
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.”