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Summer Festival Grows for 10th Straight Year

The 11th Annual Summer Beer Festival appears to have achieved record attendance numbers! Although the final numbers have not yet been reconciled, preliminary reports indicate total paid attendance for the 2-day event over 6,000 people. There was an incredible selection of beer, lively entertainment from the 3 bands, and once again, the weather was perfect! […]

Hotels near the Summer Festival

There was recently still some availability at nearby hotels for the festival weekend. The closest hotel, the Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest is full but there are many hotels just 6 miles down I-94 at the State Street exit for Ann Arbor. You can search at and check out the hotels on State St., […]

Goal of a Zero-Waste Beer Festival

In an attempt to leave less of a scar on the environment after our events, the Guild Board of Directors started researching different options that would minimize the amount of waste we send to the landfill after each festival. This whole concept came up after we received several requests to consider using a “corn cup” […]

Summer Beer Festival Highlights Michigan Craft Beer Month

The Michigan Brewers Guild invites you to celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month (July) by visiting area brewpubs and microbreweries, purchasing Michigan craft beer at retail outlets and restaurants and attending regional celebrations like the 11th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival (July 25-26) at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town. Rep. Rebekah Warren (D – […]


Well here it is Michigan Beer Fans! This is a the official beer list for the 2008 Summer Beer Festival. It is complete now so you know exactly what to expect. We have more breweries participating than ever before and we are looking forward to another great event! Arbor Brewing Co. – Ann Arbor Super […]

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