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Winter Beer Festival: Now with a Friday option!

For many years, when the tickets would go on sale for the annual Winter Beer Festival held each February at the Fifth Third Ballpark (parking lot), they would be sold within minutes of their release.

You can imagine the heartbreak of beer fans from here and far away who wanted to make the trek to our beer-built city’s premier event devoted to the love and tastes of Michigan’s beer industry. 

Lucky for us that while the Saturday event still does sell out in record time, the event organizers have opened up Friday nights over the last few years for those who could not score a ticket to still come and enjoy the festivities at the ballpark under the cover of the night’s sky. 

The annual Winter Beer Festival features over 100 Michigan breweries who will roll in barrels of nearly 1,000 different craft beers to this frozen brewer’s paradise. Both days’ events include live local music, a plethora of ice sculptures, and plenty of food options, including the festival signature giant turkey legs for your inner caveman that you can enjoy around a fire pit to chase the chill away.

Seriously, if you love beer and have never experienced a Winter Beer Festival, then this is one of those signature events within our state that is a “must visit” event. And for those who can’t make Saturday work, then lucky you that it now includes a fun and just as festive Friday option. 

For complete news on this event including all the breweries showcased this year, please visit the festival’s website
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