The Suds are Pouring at These 7 Michigan Summer Beer Festivals
Michiganders are no stranger to a delicious craft beer.
In fact, we have over 350 breweries within the state. And heck, we even have Grand Rapids, which is perfectly nicknamed Beer City U.S.A.
So it's no surprise that we have a great many beer festivals all year long, especially in the summer. Because what's better than sipping a cold one on a hot summer day?
Michigan Beer Festivals
What I love about beer festivals nowadays is that it's not just beer. Yes, that is often the main focus. However, a great many beer festivals bring in a variety of adult beverages for people to enjoy. So maybe your friends dragged you to their favorite beer festival and you're not big on beer? That's okay because there are likely wine, mead, cider, hard seltzers, and sometimes even mixed cocktails for you to enjoy.
Or maybe you're there as the designated driver? Not only will you pay less for your ticket (or sometimes even get in for free), but there are usually all kinds of yummy food vendors there too. One beer festival I had the pleasure of attending had a vendor that was serving up root beer as a non-alcoholic option, and it was hands down the best root beer I've ever had.
So whether you're a fan of IPAs, stouts, ales, hefeweizen, or something else entirely, you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy at any beer festival in Michigan.
Summer Beer Festivals in Michigan
Lansing just recently held Beerfest at the Ballpark at Jackson Field. And the Lansing Beer Festival is right around the corner. But those aren't the only summer beer festivals going down in Michigan. On the contrary; there are quite a few of them scheduled. Check out the list below to see what beer festivals are happening, and when. And be sure to mark your calendar for some (responsible) fun. And don't forget your fun snack necklace!
St. Clair Waterfront Beer, Wine Cocktail & Seltzers Festival
Taking place at Waterfront Park in Algonac on Saturday, June 4th. Tickets range from $45 - 65. There will be over 1500 beers, seltzers, wines, and more from across Michigan and the world available for tasting.
Ella Sharp Museum's 17th Annual Art, Beer, & Wine Festival (Jackson Beer Festival)
This beer and adult-beverage festival is also mixed with a bit of an art fair. It's taking place on Saturday, June 11th at the Ella Sharp Museum at 3225 Fourth Street in Jackson. Tickets cost $25 - 100 depending on the type of ticket you purchase.
Lansing Beer Fest
There will be over 20 Michigan breweries serving up dozens of beers, as well as some ciders and spirits in REO Town Lansing on Saturday, June 11th from 4 to 9 pm. General admission tickets are $30, and VIP is $40.
Tapped in Downtown Midland
The 7th annual Tapped Craft Beer Festival is taking place in Downtown Midland on Saturday, June 18th from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $50.
Summer Beer Festival
The 23rd annual Summer Beer Festival is returning to Ypsilanti for another two-day festival. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 22nd, and Saturday, June 23rd. It's taking place from 5 to 9 pm on Friday and 1 to 6 pm on Saturday. Tickets range from $50 to $65 depending on which day you buy and when you buy them.
Hop Riot Beer Festival
Beer, cider, seltzers, and wine will be available at Hop Riot 2022. It's taking place at Wenonah Park in Bay City on Saturday, August 6th. It'll take place from 1 to 5 pm for general admission tickets. VIP tickets will get in an hour early at noon. Tickets cost $25 - $35.
Beerfest on the Bridge
Beerfest on the Bridge is back in Portland this August. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 13th. You get to enjoy tasty beers, cider, sodas, and seltzers on the historic bridge in Downtown Portland, built in 1890. Tickets range from $25 to $50 depending on the type of ticket purchased, and when it's purchased.