Press Release: Michigan Winter Beer Festival Moves to Grand Rapids

Michigan Winter Beer FestivalThird Annual Event to be Held at Fifth Third Ballpark, February 23

Warm yourself from the winter chill at the 3rd Annual Winter Beer Festival, sponsored by the Michigan Brewers Guild, Saturday, February 23, at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, just north of Grand Rapids. This outdoor celebration of Michigan beer features more than 150 different brews from some 25 brewers from around the state. Hot food and live music will round out the festival, which will run from Noon to 5pm.

"Our event has grown so much over the past two years that we’ve had to move it from Old Town Lansing to Grand Rapids to accommodate the state’s beer enthusiasts," says Scott Graham, Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. "We are excited to bring this event to the west side of the state."

Attendees are encouraged to dress for the elements as the event will be held rain, shine or snow, outdoors along the outdoor service areas at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Admission for the Michigan Winter Beer Festival is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Admission includes 12 drink tokens; additional tokens are available for 50 cents each. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at, at participating member breweries and select retail locations around the state or by calling 517-327-5004. Designated driver tickets are available at the gate only for $5 each.

The Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the Michigan brewing community; to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education; and to monitor and assure a healthy beer industry within the state. For more information, including a list of Michigan microbreweries, log on to