Monday, January 05, 2015

2015 Winter Craft Beer Festivals Worth Braving The Cold In Michigan

Written by  Aimee West
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Don't stay inside all winter! Get out your favorite winter boots, coat and gloves and enjoy some craft beer and cider with friends. Here are my top 5 picks ordered by event date.
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Art & Craft BeerFest 
  • Friday, January 30th from 6pm to 10pm (5pm for VIP) and Saturday, January 31st from 5pm to 10pm (4pm for VIP)

Enjoy three venues with one ticket at this event. Featuring Right Brain Brewery and Blake's Hard Cider you will enjoy three different venues, The Cadillac Room (Inside Riverview Church), a heated tent behind the REO Town Pub, and A2 Creative Corridor which are all located in REO Town, Lansing. With art that ranges from photography and metal sculptures to paintings and also a wide range of live music such as country, alternative rock, R&B and more. Along with local food vendors, everyone in your group will find something to enjoy. 

For more information: www.artandcraftbeerfest.com

Ashley's Fifth Annual Belgian Beer Festival
  • Saturday February 7 from 1pm to 5pm

Belgium has more recognized beer styles per capita than any other country in the world. Because of their centuries long brewing history, they are recognized as the pinnacle of brewing skill and are often copied but never duplicated. This festival will showcase over 200 bottles of true Belgian beers from over 80 different breweries.

For more information: www.abbf.ashleys.com

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10th Annual Winter Beer Festival
  • Friday, February 27 from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1pm to 6pm

I hope you already have your tickets! This event sells out quick! With over 88 Michigan breweries and almost 800 different craft beers featured this festival is worth braving the winter cold.

For more information: http://www.mibeer.com/winter-festival

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9th Annual Suds & Snow at Timber Ridge Resort
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1:30 to 6:30 pm

Get your winter gear ready for this event! Enjoy a ½ mile hike through the woods to where the action is. With two live-music stages, 12+ craft breweries serving beer, wine and cider with local food vendors this is an event worthy of your many layers. So remember your long johns and maybe a few of those heated hand warmers and enjoy some good adult fun in the snow. This is “Northern Michigan’s premier “Party in the Woods”!

For more information: www.sudsandsnowtc.com

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5th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival
  • March 14, 2015 from 2 pm to 5 pm

Throw on your winter boots and favorite hat and head to The Jackson County Fairgrounds. With outside fire pits for you warm up around this festival is a reason to brave the cold. With over 150 types of craft, specality and import beers this is a festival not to miss. You can also warm up with great frood from sausage, brats and kraut, BBQ, Steak Hoagies to Pretzels.

For more information: www.jacksoncountyfair.net/beerfest

 

Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.