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July is Designated as Michigan Craft Beer Month

The Michigan Brewers Guild has once again designated July as Michigan Craft Beer Month—this year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the non-profit organization dedicated to representing more than 220 member breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the state. The Michigan Brewers Guild was formed in 1997 and held its first festival in July 1998. Today, the […]

Michigan Brewers Guild Presents 2017 Tom Burns Award to Rex Halfpenny – Publisher of Michigan Beer Guide

The Michigan Brewers Guild presented the 2017 Tom Burns Award to Rex Halfpenny, publisher of the Michigan Beer Guide, at its annual conference Thursday night at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. This is the 20th Anniversary of the Michigan Beer Guide and the Michigan Brewers Guild. The Tom Burns Award is given to a […]

Michigan Brewers Guild Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show to Date

The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) kicks off its 20th Anniversary with its largest annual conference and trade show to date, January 11-13, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. More than 500 attendees are expected, including 90 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The conference is presented with The Master Brewers Association of America […]

Michigan Breweries Collect 10 Medals at Great American Beer Festival Competition

Ten (10) brewery members of the Michigan Brewers Guild were awarded medals today (Saturday, October 8, 2016) at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition, in Denver, Colorado—the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence, presented by the Brewers Association. In all, 286 medals were presented in 96 unique […]

Music Line-Up for #UPFBF16

Here is the entertainment line-up for the #UPFBF16 on Saturday, September 10 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, along the Lake Superior shoreline in downtown Marquette. Tickets are still available here. 1-3pm — The Organ Grinders 3:30 — Welcome, MiBeer Fight Song & Firkin Tapping 4-6pm — Not Quite Canada Green Gene will be circulating throughout the festival all day […]

Summer Beer Fest Entertainment Line-Up

Once again, a shout out to Steve “Burt” Berthel at New Holland Brewing Company for scheduling this impressive musical line-up for #MiSBF16, July 22-23 at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town.  Friday, July 22 Mainstage: 4:00-5:00 pm DJ Lewis Colon 5:00-6:30 pm Obed Succari and PanaMO 6:30-7:30 pm DJ Lewis Colon 7:00 pm Welcome, Firkin […]

Winter Beer Fest Entertainment

Here’s the music line-up for the #MiWBF16! Thanks to Steve Berthel of New Holland Brewing Company for again arranging all these great entertainers! A reminder that we still have FRIDAY tickets available. Purchase them online here. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 2:00-3:00         DJ Snax 3:00-4:45         Hank Mowery and the Hawktones 4:45-5:15          DJ Snax […]

Michigan Brewers Guild Announces 2016 Board of Directors

The Michigan Brewers Guild recently elected its 2016 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, January 13, at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel. Each board position is a two-year term, elected in alternating years (4, 3). The conference was a record-breaker in many ways for the organization, with more than 450 attendees and nearly 60 […]

Canning Michigan Craft Beer

The “official” birthday of the beer can is January 24, 1935—the day cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale first went on sale in Richmond, VA. According to Brewery Collectibles Club of America, “the beer can really made its debut some 14 months earlier—just before the repeal of Prohibition” when the American Can […]

Give the Gift of Michigan Beer & Related Swag

Chances are you have a craft beer lover (or two) on your holiday shopping list. This year, give the gift of Michigan beer, while also supporting locally-owned businesses and the state’s overall agricultural industry. Stop in your local microbrewery or brewpub and pick up a growler, four- or six-pack of a seasonal brew and build […]

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