Thursday, October 01, 2015

Ballpark Ale Fest Showcases American Craft Beers From Breweries Across The Country

Written by  Paul Starr
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Beer enthusiasts will have hundreds of reasons to celebrate this fall when the inaugural Ballpark Ale Fest takes place inside Fifth Third Ballpark. Fifth Third Ballpark is home to the West Michigan Whitecaps who began playing in the Grand Rapids area in 1994. Ballpark Ale Fest is a craft beer fest that combines America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite craft beers.

The fest will take place on Saturday, October 17 and will feature 50 different craft brewers from all over the country. The fest will also include live music, food, and more than 100 unique American craft beers. “The goal of Ballpark Ale Fest is to showcase American craft beer with an emphasis on fall beers from all over the country” said Josh Seago, founder of the festival. “It’s going to be an opportunity to sample a wide variety of American craft beers and really find out what styles and breweries you like,” Seago said. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience American craft beer at the ballpark!

General admission tickets include admission, beer sampling, 18 sample tickets, and a commemorative sample glass. Designated Drivers will receive complimentary soda and water. Tickets to Ballpark Ale Fest are available online at Only guests 21 and over may enter the Fest. A photo ID must be presented with your ticket.

For a complete list of breweries, food and music, visit

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.