15th Annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival Showcases 130+ Local Breweries

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(LANSING, Mich) – Attendees at this year’s 15th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, February 22 will find more than 130 breweries offering samples of 840-plus different beers. Admission to the festival is for those 21 years of age or older, with valid I.D. required. Tickets for the one-day event, held from 1-6pm outside […]

Perrin Brewing: Ice Jam Event Raises $20,000 for Kids’ Food Basket

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Donation Will Support Kids’ Food Basket Sack Supper Program   Comstock Park, Mich. — Perrin Brewing Company is thrilled to announce that this year’s Ice Jam raised $20,000 for Kids’ Food Basket. The fourth annual event took place at the Perrin Pub on Jan. 25 and featured local Michigan live music, along with the Frostbite […]

Beer City Brewers Guild announces first-ever “Brews in the Grove” beer festival

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The festival will feature new and exclusive beer selections from more than 20 Grand Rapids breweries   GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — The Beer City Brewers Guild has announced it will host a new beer festival celebrating the craft brewing community of Grand Rapids this fall. “Brews in the Grove” will take place on Saturday, October 19 […]

Nearly 150 Michigan Breweries Planned for 22nd Annual Michigan Summer Beer Fest

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(LANSING, Mich) – Nearly 150 Michigan breweries will celebrate “Michigan Craft Beer Month” July 26-27 at Riverside Park in downtown Ypsilanti as the Michigan Brewers Guild gears up for their 22nd Annual Summer Beer Festival. More than 1,100 beers will be on tap during the two-day outdoor event, which is held rain or shine. Festival […]

Raise a Glass to Celebrate July as Michigan Craft Beer Month

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  (LANSING, Mich) – Legislators in Lansing have recently declared July as “Michigan Craft Beer Month” with the introduction of House Resolution No. 135 and Senate Resolution No. 61, noting the brewing industry’s long-standing history, impact on both the tourism and agricultural interests and the ongoing contributions to the overall economy of the state. Formed […]

Same but Different: Defining the Ever-Changing Craft Industry after GABF

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Back in 1982, the craft beer revolution was becoming something exciting, marked by something new—a premier, national festival and competition. 24 breweries, 50 beers, and 800 attendees seemed like small potatoes, but it was grand on a different type of scale. It was the first Great American Beer Festival, after all. Now it’s 2018. Over […]

7 Michigan Breweries Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

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LANSING, Mich.—Seven Michigan Brewers Guild member breweries were awarded a collective nine medals this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition, in Denver, Colorado—the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence, presented by the Brewers Association. The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the […]

Best in Show: The Year’s Best Beers Honored at 2018 Great American Beer Festival®

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 DENVER, CO — The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples […]