I didn't see this posted so I figured I would post it up
I know I'll be there, hope others show up too
Saturday February 23rd:
3rd Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer
Location change, held at:
Fifth Third Ballpark
Grand Rapids, MI
Mock Winter. Celebrate Beer.
An outdoor celebration of Michigan Beer, featuring over
150 different beers from more than 25 breweries.
Dress for winter weather and let each pint warm your
soul. Hot food and live music. Snow, rain or shine.
Admission: $35 in advance, $40 at the door (includes
12 drink tolkens). Additional tolkens available inside
the festival. Must be 21 or over.
Call 517-327-5004 for ticket information or go to
From the Guild Website “After much deliberation we
decided that we would move the event to the Grand
Rapids market. There was some reluctance to move
from Lansing but we believe that it will be a positive
move and we are excited to be taking this event to the
west side of the state. The actual location will be the
Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan
Whitecaps. We will not be on the playing field but will
be utilizing some of the surrounding areas inside the
park which leaves the event outdoors. Plan to wear
long johns, hat and mittens and mark your calendar for
and more info
Michigan Brewers Guild Third Annual Winter Beer Festival - February 23, 2008 - Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, February 23rd, 2008. Noon to 5:00 pm. Snow, Rain or Shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
Enthusiast members will be allowed to enter at 11:00am with a valid membership card.
Location - Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, in Comstock Park which is approximately 5 miles north of Grand Rapids. The Ballpark is located just off 131 at the West River Dr. exit. The address is 4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI
Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the Festival for $40 if the event is not sold out prior to February 23rd.
Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate only for $5 and are not subject to sell out. DDs must be 21 or over.
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the festival.
The Winter Beer Festival is an outdoor celebration of Michigan Beer. You will have access to more than 25 of Michigan’s fines breweries and over 150 varieties of Michigan-brewed craft beer. Included with the $35 admission ($40 the day of the event if still available) is entry to the festival and 12 drink tokens which are good for 3oz samples. Additional tokens are available inside the festival for 50 cents each. There will be live entertainment and food will be available for purchase.
The Festival is outdoors and will take place regardless of the weather so wear your hats, boots, gloves and long johns. The Festival will be in the service areas around part of the perimeter of the ball field including the Stadium Club and upstairs party deck, the First Base Deck including the edge of the concourse and the rest of the service areas in between. The brewery tables will be both grouped in small groups and in a few individual small tents with all of the beer service being under tents of various sizes. The larger tents will have side curtains and some heat provided while the smaller tents will mostly cover the beer service and the waiting line will extend outside the tent into the weather. Warming areas including the Stadium Club will be provided and there will be indoor restroom facilities supplemented with porta-johns. We will be covering as much area as practical with tents and side curtains as well as heat where possible but the event is outdoors as in the past. Please hoist a Michigan beer and do a weather dance to help assure a relatively warm and quiet day. If the weather cooperates, we will keep the side curtains to a minimum and enjoy the sunshine.
Hotels: The Comfort Suites of Comstock Park is the closest hotel to the Festival and is offering rooms for $79 per night subject to availability. Call the hotel directly at (616) 785-7899 and ask for the "Special Rate" to secure your lodging and be sure to mention the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival. We are hoping to offer a downtown Grand Rapids hotel with a discounted rate as well.
Additional details will be posted on our blog, The MASH, as they arise.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Beer Festival!
Click to purchase tickets or call 517-327-5004 for more information.
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