Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Oktoberfest Dinner & Brew Cruise on The Michigan Princess

Written by  Paul Starr
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On Friday, September 14th from 6pm to 11pm is the Oktoberfest Dinner & Brew Cruise on Michigan Princess Riverboat. The Oktoberfest Brew Cruise will feature over 70 beers and ciders. We picked the best seasonal beers from Michigan, out-of-state and imported to get a well rounded list.

There are two ticket options: Dinner and Brew Cruise for $50 and The Brew Cruise for $20


Included in Dinner & Brew Cruise Ticket ($50):

  • Dinner (Tossed Salad, Creamy German Cucumber Salad, Hot German Potato Salad, Baked Cheesy German Spaetzle Pasta with Caramelized Onion Red Cabbage Braised with Onion & Apple and Seasonings, Beer Braised Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut, Beer Braised Brisket & Warm Apple Strudel)
  • Boat Cruise 
  • 5 Drink Tokens (12oz beer/cider 4 tokens & 16oz beer/cider 5 tokens or 4oz sample for one token)
  • Light Appetizers

Included in Brew Cruise Ticket ($20):

  • Light Appetizers
  • Boat Cruise

Beer and Cider Pricing:

All beers/ciders on the list are $5 or 4 Tokens for a 12oz beer/cider or $6.25 or 5 Tokens for a 16oz beer/cider. If you want a 4oz samples it will betokens for $5. The sampler gives you a chance to try several beers/ciders before committing to a full one.


What pairs with great beer? Of course, Shelby & Jake are a husband and wife duo formed back in 2008. The two began playing music together in their living room and have since developed their unique acoustic style and full sound. Jake is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, drums, and singing in their band while Shelby sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. They perform a wide variety of music from classic rock to country to current hits.

Event Times:

  • Event Boards at 6pm for Dinner
  • Dinner at 6:30pm
  • Boat Docks for Craft Beer Cruise Broading 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Cruise Ends & Boat Docks at 10:30pm
  • Event ends at 11pm

To purchase tickets, go to

Projected Beer and Cider List:

Oktoberfests (1st Floor)

  • Atwater Brewery - Bloktoberfest
  • Ayinger Brewery - Oktoberfest
  • Bell’s Brewery - Oktoberfest
  • Cigar City BC - Oktoberfest
  • Dragonmead Brewery - Oktoberfest
  • Erdinger - Oktoberfest
  • Great Lakes BC - Oktoberfest
  • Hacker-Pschorr - Oktoberfest
  • Hofbrauhaus - Oktoberfest
  • Leinenkugel - Oktoberfest
  • Left Hand Brewing - Oktoberfest
  • Pigeon Hill BC - Oktoberfest
  • Revolution BC - Oktoberfest
  • Rochester Mills BC - Oktoberfest
  • Sierra Nevada - Oktoberfest
  • Spaten - Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner - Oktoberfest
  • Weihenstephaner Festbier

Hoppy Beers (1st Floor)

  • Brew Dog - Punk IPA
  • Deschutes BC - Chasin’ Freshies
  • Deschutes BC - Hopzeit
  • Oskar Blues - G’Knight Imperial Red
  • Perrin Blackberry IPA
  • Ellison Brewery - Dawn St. Pale
  • White Flame Brewing Co. - Double Tap
  • White Flame Brewing Co. - Lupulunatic

Malty Beers (Second Floor)

  • Ayinger Brewery - Celebrator Dopplebock
  • Bell’s Best Brown
  • Central Water Brewing Co. - BBA Stout
  • Riegele - Augustus (Weizendoppelbock)
  • Southern Tier BC - Samoa This
  • Soutern Tier BC - Warlock Imp Stout

Ciders (Second Floor)


  • Blake’s Black Phillip Cider
  • Cherry Creek Cellars - Dancing Elephants
  • Farmhaus Cider - Classic
  • JK Scrumpy's Hard Cider - Patriotic Paw Paw
  • Northern Natural Cider House - Elder
  • Northern Natural Cider House - North Star
  • Sierra Rose Cider - Peach
  • Sierra Rose Cider - Raspberry
  • Sietsema’s - Dry Hard Cider
  • Starcut Ciders - Immortal Jelly
  • Tandem Smackintosh
  • Uncle John's Blueberry
  • Uncle John's Cherry
  • Vander Mill - Vandy

Light Easy Drinking Beers (3rd Floor)

  • Alaskan Brewing Co. - Cranberry Tart
  • Odd Side Ales - Fruitsicle Tangerine Guvana
  • Schofferhofer - Grapefruit

Pumpkin Beers (3rd Floor)

  • Arcadia Ales - Jaw Jacker
  • Atwater Brewery - Pumpkin Spiced Latte
  • Brewery Vivant - Pumpkin Tart
  • Griffin Claw Brewing Co. - Screamin Pumpkin
  • New Holland BC - Ichabod
  • Southern Tier BC - Pumking

*Limited Quantities of Some Beers and Ciders.

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.