15th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival
Ypsilanti, MI – The Summer Beer Festival is the oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s four annual festivals. The festival takes place outside in a scenic riverside setting and features more than 450 different beers from 60-plus different breweries from around the state. We’re excited to be celebrating Michigan Craft Beer Month and our 15th Anniversary with you!
Riverside Park ~ Depot Town, Ypsilanti
Friday July 27, 2012 5pm to 9pm
Saturday July 28, 2012 1pm to 6pm
Friday $30 advance ($35 at gate if available)
Saturday $35 advance ($40 at gate if available)
The festival is expected to sell out again this year so advance ticket purchase is encouraged to assure admittance.
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the festival. Everyone will be required to show valid ID for entry.
Tickets are available on line to print at home on your printer and are also available at some member breweries and select retail outlets. Ticket outlets will be posted on our blog, the MASH, as they become available at the outlets. www.mbgmash.org
15 drink tokens are included with admission and each drink token is redeemable for a 3oz sample of beer. Additional tokens will be available inside the festival for 50 cents. The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulation and have a controlled means of serving beer. Festivals attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. We appreciate your cooperation.
Designated Driver tickets are available in advance on line for $5. Designated Drivers are not allowed to drink beer.
A variety of tasty food items are available for purchase from independent food vendors inside the festival and there will be a diverse selection live music from a variety of local bands.
Outside food and beverages are permitted but bags and coolers will be inspected to assure that no outside alcohol or glass is brought into the festival.
The City’s event ordinance Section 10-288(c) prohibits the following within the event area: dogs (except service dogs), horses, farm animals, uncaged domestic animals, snakes, exotic animals, bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades, and glass containers.
Children are not allowed in the festival excepting very small, immobile children who remain in a backpack or stroller. Sorry, but this is an adult event.
Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast Members will be allowed to enter the festival one hour prior to general admission each day. You must present a valid membership card to enter early. Memberships can be purchase on line through our web store.
The festival will take place rain or shine
We look forward to seeing you at the festival as we celebrate our 15th year!