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Saturday, September 9 – Marquette


(LANSING, Mich.) — Members of the Michigan Brewers Guild are headed to the Lake Superior shoreline in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park for the 14th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival on Saturday, September 9.


Tickets are on sale now at General Admission is 1-6pm, with the gates opening at Noon for a VIP hour for Enthusiast Members. Tickets are $50 per person in advance ($60 the day of, if available) with Designated Driver tickets priced at $10 (available at the gate). Admission is for those 21 and older, with valid I.D.


This year, 87 breweries will be sampling over 513 beers (and 92 unique styles). The complete list (subject to change) has just been posted online: 2023 UP Fall Beer Festival List.


The Michigan Brewers Guild held its first festival in July 1998 and today it hosts five annual festivals dedicated exclusively to Michigan beer produced by its approximately 300 member breweries.


The 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 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.”

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