Firstly, this list is mine, and only mine. I am a beer lover, and I have my own tastes just as you have yours, and this list is just a representation of my own anticipation.
Secondly, since this is a list of beers that I'm personally looking forward to, there are quite a few beers deemed very special that won't be included on this list. This year will be my fifth, so the beers that I anticipate may be a little different than the general public's or even yours.
This is just a list of the beers that a beer lover is looking forward to. I'm looking for the beers I think are unique and interesting, and especially beers I've never had before. I don't know what they're going to taste like, these are just the ones that stood out to me!
Lastly, these beers are presented in no particular order.
The Top 25 Michigan Beers at Winter Beer Festival:
25). Beards Brewery Malabar IPA - Coffee Black IPA
24). Greenbush 'The Brew Abides' - Imperial White Russian Stout
23). Harmony 'Dark Ages Gruit' - Yarrow Gruit
22). Boatyard BC 'Cale Seche' - Imperial Saison
21). Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock
20). Latitude 42 'Rose tinted Glasses' - Belgian Pale w/ hibiscus, collab with Ninkasi brewing
19). GRBC 'Philanthropist' - Barleywine
18). New Holland 'Incorrigible Reserve' - Franc-barrel aged sour (1:30p)
17). Olde Peninsula 'Ghost of Stout Chocula' - Ghost pepper infused chocolate stout
16). Bell's 'Chocolate Covered Cherry' Double Cream Stout
15). Ore Dock Brewing Saison d'Hiver - cask conditioned Imperial Black Saison
14). Brewery Vivant 'Love Shadow' BA Plow Horse Belgian Imperial Stout
13). Jolly Pumpkin 'Yuzu' Gose
12). Pleasant House BC 'Chronometer' - California Common Amber Lager
11). Mount Pleasant Mango Gruit, Peach Gruit
10). Arbor Brewing 'Ypsilambic' - spontaneous ferm, BA hefe
9). Cellar Brewing 'Oblivion' Imperial Black IPA
8). Right Brain 'Orchard Lurker', Collab with Greenbush
7). Saugatuck 'Darker than your Soul' Stout
6). Shorts Bourbon Ben’s Asthma – Oatwine w/ beet sugar & Mejdool dates, BBA
5). Mitten Brewing Co. Death to Flying Things - BA Imperial Stout
4). Cranker's Raspberry Chocolate Tart
3). Livery Grand Reserve 'Verchuosity' – Sour Belgain Dark Trippel, 2 yr. BBA on Tart Cherries (3pm)
2). Brewery Ferment 'Spring in Sri Lanka' - Sour Stout with Green Cardamom & Bitter Orange Peel
1). Witch's Hat Night Fury Imperial Stout Series - Cherry Cordial, Cookies n Cream, Chocolate Covered Espresso