Detroit Beer Fest

When is the Michigan Brewers Guild Beer Festival?
The Detroit Fall Beer Festival is October 25 & 26, 2013 at Eastern Market in Detroit.

How do you get Tickets?
Tickets are sold online through links on MiBeer.com and at participating member breweries and beer stores. MBG Festivals typically sell out in advance so make plans to purchase tickets early.

How many beers do I get?
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. Festival attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have ID to enter.  Designated Drivers are not permitted to drink beer. * Some rare, vintage, or barrel-aged beers with higher cost will be 2-3 tokens

How many breweries will be participating?
We will post a list of participating breweries closer to the festival date.

Where can I find a list of beers you’ll have?
We’ll post a list of available beers on the Michigan Brewers Guild blog, The Mash, closer to the festival date.

I lost my ticket confirmation email – where can I go to re-print my tickets?
You will be able to retrieve your ticket by logging into our ticket sales page using the account you created when you purchased the ticket.

Will there be a shuttle to/from the festival?
There are not currently any plans to have a shuttle at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, but there are many taxi services in the Detroit area. Please be sure to arrange responsible transportation ahead of time.

Are any hotels running special deals for the festival?
We will post hotel information as we receive it, closer to the festival date.

What can I bring with me into the festival?
Water, hydration backpacks, and empty plastic or metal beverage receptacles are all allowed into the festival. Folding / camping chairs are also allowed, but understand that space is more limited at the Detroit festival than at our other festivals, and you may not have room to put larger items.

What am I not allowed to bring with me to the festival?
No outside alcohol, dogs, or glass containers will be allowed through the festival gates.

What must I bring with me to be allowed into the festival?
All festival attendees must present their driver’s license or valid state ID at the gate, even if you’re using a non-drinking (DD) ticket. Enthusiast members who wish to take advantage of the one hour early entry at 12pm must have their valid Enthusiast membership card with them as well.

Can I enter the festival if I’m not 21 years old?
No, you must be 21 or older to enter the festival.

Is this festival outdoors?
Yes. Late October in Detroit can be chilly or rainy - be sure to check the weather forecast head of time and dress appropriately. The festival will take place rain or shine.

Are the bathrooms indoors?
No. Port-a-potties are located outdoors as always.

I’m under 21 but am a Designated Driver for someone else and will not be drinking. Can I still enter the festival?
No, you must be 21 or older, even if you’re a DD and are not drinking.

Can I bring my kid with me to the festival?
No, children are not allowed into the festival for everyone’s safety (with the exception of immobile infants). Please make childcare arrangements ahead of time.

I lost my Enthusiast ID card / I just joined as an Enthusiast and don’t have my card yet. Can I still get in an hour early?
Yes. Bring your receipt of Enthusiast membership purchase to the Will Call tent for review, where we can stamp your ticket for early entry.

Can I pre-party / tailgate in the parking lot before the festival?
No. Please don’t.