Spring/Summer Enthusiast Tour Schedule 2013

One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is special VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state. To participate in one of these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group dedicated to celebrating the growing craft beer industry in the Great Lakes State. Enthusiast memberships are $45 each and are available online at MBG Enthusiast Membership. There is no additional charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and attendees must show their Enthusiast card.

The Spring/Summer 2013 schedule includes twenty (20) tours, beginning in May and running through the end of July, which is Craft Beer Month in Michigan.

Saturday, May 11(1 pm)

Liberty Street Brewing Co.
149 W. Liberty St., Plymouth MI 48170
734-207-9600 | www.libertystreetbeer.com

Tours include the brewing process in the brew house, our cellars and the winery. Jim and/or Joe will be on hand to give a brief history of our property and our backgrounds in brewing. We offer members a special sample of an upcoming batch of something from the cellar that is not normally available.

The group meets in Liberty’s Upper Hall before the tour, and we will provide a pint of your choice and pizza lunch. Contact Candy to make a reservation. Candy@libertystreetbeer.com

 

Saturday, May 18 (Noon)

Our Brewing Co.
76 E. 8th St. Holland, MI 49423
616-994-8417 | www.OurBrewingCompany.com

Learn about brewing in close quarters at Downtown Holland’s only nano-brewery. Enjoy beer samples and a 15% discount on merchandise following the tour. RSVP to Lisa: lisa@ourbrewingcompany.com

 

Saturday, May 18 (3:15pm)

New Holland Brewing Co.
684 Commerce Ct., Holland, MI 49424
616-510-2259 | www.newhollandbrew.com

Join us for a tour of our production brewery and distillery. Tour will include samples of our beer and spirits, and a complimentary New Holland pint glass. Beer Enthusiasts will also receive a 10% discount on any New Holland Merchandise. Tour is limited to 25ppl. RSVP by at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6290415803 – use password “Guild2013Spring”.

 

Sunday, May 19 (Noon)

Corner Brewery
720 Norris, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
734-480-2739 | www.arborbrewing.com

Inside look to our brewing facility with a tour and special beer tasting exclusive to Enthusiast Members. Includes beer samples and light snacks. The tour has a limited number of spots, so please respond early! RSVP to beth@arborbrewing.com

 

Saturday, June 1 (Noon)

Sherwood Brewing Co.
45689 Hayes Rd, Shelby Twp., MI 48315
586-532-9669 | www.SherwoodBrewing.com

Join the brewer on a VIP guided brewery tour for Enthusiast members only. Tour attendees will enjoy $2 off pints and $2.99 lunch specials, in addition to a 20% discount on merchandise. RSVP to lisa@sherwoodbrewing.com.

 

Sunday, June 2 (2pm)

Short’s Brewing Co. – Production Facility
211 Industrial Drive, Elk Rapids, MI  49269
231-498-2300 | www.shortsbrewing.com

Join us at our Elk Rapids production facility for a special behind-the-scenes look at Short’s brewing process during an in-depth 1.5 hour long tour. We’re also hosting a tour on Sunday, June 23rd – so choose the tour that works best for you. RSVP to todd@shortsbrewing.com.

 

Saturday, June 8 (2pm)

Right Brain Brewery
225 E. 16th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-944-1239 | www.RightBrainBrewery.com

Our very our Resident Beer Geek and Certified Cicerone, Ryan Engemann, will lead a 30 minute tour of our brew facility, covering everything from the brew process to what’s on tap. After the tour, grab a flight – or if you’re feeling like a pint, Enthusiast members will receive Happy Hour priced pints ($3.50) all afternoon. Let us show you how to Beer No Evil! RSVP to tours@rightbrainbrewery.com.

 

Saturday, June 15 (Noon)

57 Brew Pub & Bistro
1310 W. Washington St., Greenville, MI 48838
616-712-6226 | www.57brewpub.com

Join us on a tour of our brew pub & bistro facility, followed by a tasting in our new Brew Pub – the perfect way to start off a great Father’s Day weekend. Beer samples and light snack pairing will be provided. All Enthusiasts will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of growlers (limit of 2 per person). RSVP to info@57brewpub.com/616-712-6226

 

Sunday, June 16 (12pm)

Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E. Bridge Street, Rockford, MI 49341
231-855-1485 | www.RockfordBrewing.com

Celebrate Fathers’ Day with a VIP brewery tour at Rockford Brewing Company. Our tour includes discounted sampler trays of our alluring beers, ciders, meads, and wines. Our head brewer will also give you a tour of our facility and information on our brewing process. Enthusiasts are entitled to a 15% discount on merchandise! (We will also be hosting a tour on Sunday, July 7th.) RSVP to info@rockfordbrewing.com or call Seth at (616) 951-4677.

 

Saturday, June 22 (3 pm)

Arcadia Ales
103 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-963-9690 | www.arcadiaales.com

Free brewery tour exclusive to Enthusiast members only. Space is limited, so make your reservation today. RSVP to danielle@arcadiaales.com / 269-963-9520

 

Sunday, June 23 (2pm)

Short’s Brewing Co. – Production Facility
211 Industrial Drive, Elk Rapids, MI  49269
231-498-2300 | www.shortsbrewing.com

Join us at our Elk Rapids production facility for a special behind-the-scenes look at Short’s brewing process during an in-depth 1.5 hour long tour. We’re also hosting a tour on Sunday, June 2nd – so choose the tour that works best for you. RSVP to todd@shortsbrewing.com.

 

Saturday, June 29 (11am) FULL!

Bell’s Brewery – Production Facility
8938 Krum Avenue, Galesburg MI 49053
269-382-2338 | www.bellsbeer.com

Join us on a tour of our Comstock brewing facility. The tour will explore our newly completed 200 barrel brewhouse expansion, our fermentation cellars, and packaging halls. (We’re also offering a tour on Friday, July 12.) RSVP to tours@bellsbeer.com FULL! Please see July 12th tour if interested.

 

Sunday, July 7 (12pm)

Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E. Bridge Street, Rockford, MI 49341
231-855-1485 | www.RockfordBrewing.com

The Rockford Brewing Company tour includes discounted sampler trays of our alluring beers, ciders, meads, and wines. Our head brewer will also give you a tour of our facility and information on our brewing process. Enthusiasts are entitled to a 15% discount on merchandise! (We will also be hosting a tour on Sunday, June 16th.) RSVP to info@rockfordbrewing.com or call Seth at (616) 951-4677.

 

Friday, July 12 (4:30pm)

Bell’s Brewery – Production Facility
8938 Krum Avenue, Galesburg MI 49053
269-382-2338 | www.bellsbeer.com

Join us on a tour of our Comstock brewing facility. The tour will explore our newly completed 200 barrel brewhouse expansion, our fermentation cellars, and packaging halls. (We’re also offering a tour on Saturday, June 29.) RSVP to tours@bellsbeer.com

 

Saturday, July 13 (11:30am) – FULL

Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616-776-2182 | www.foundersbrewing.com

Celebrate Craft Beer Month by joining us on a summer tour of our expanding brewing facility, open exclusively to Enthusiast Members only. The tour has a limited number of spots, so respond early! RSVP to gabe@foundersbrewing.com. Tour is FULL. Thank you to those who RSVPed.

 

Saturday, July 13 (2pm)

Cheboygan Brewing Co.
101 North Main Street, Cheboygan, MI  49721
231-268-3218 | www.cheboyganbrewing.com

Join us on a tour of our brewing facility, followed by a tasting in our taproom of our German style beers. All Enthusiasts will receive a 20% discount on merchandise following the tour. RSVP to Debbie at dcomps@cheboyganbrewery.com / 231-268-3218.

 

Saturday, July 13 (3pm) – FULL

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
1 Ionia St. SW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616-458-7000 | www.grbrewingcompany.com

Join us for a tour of Michigan’s only 100% certified organic brewery, including a tour of the facility and an educational discussion on the brewing process, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits of brewing organically. The tour will be followed by a tasting of our beers and light snacks. RSVP to chris@grbrewingcompany.com. Tour is FULL. Thank you to those who RSVPed.

 

Sunday, July 14 (1pm)

51 North Brewery
51 North Broadway St., Lake Orion, MI  48362
248-690-7367 | www.51northbrewing.com

We’ll give the tour, plus a free beer for the tour to all who come. Enthusiasts can get 15% off all 51 North merchandise as well. RSVP to adam@51northbrewing.com.

 

Friday, July 19 (4pm)

Sullivan’s Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill
281 Heinlein Strasse, Frankenmuth, MI  48734
989-652-6060 | www.blackforestbrewhaus.net

Join us for a VIP Enthusiast tour of our brewery. We will offer Happy Hour pints ($1.50 off original price pints), and 10% off merchandise. RSVP to brett@blackforestbrewhaus.net.

 

Saturday, July 20 (1pm)

Tri-City Brewing Co.
3020 N Water St, Bay City, MI  48708
989-894-4950 | www.tricitybrewing.com

Join us for a tour of the production facilities followed by a tasting in our tap room. Enthusiasts will receive a discount on both merchandise & take-out beer following the tour. RSVP to Kevin at kpeil@tricitybrewing.com

At just $45, a Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” membership is a great value. Benefits include VIP status at our various festivals with early admission, discounts at participating member breweries, special VIP brewery tours, and an exclusive MI Beer t-shirt. Purchase your Enthusiast Membership online at MBG Enthusiast Membership.

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5 Responses to Spring/Summer Enthusiast Tour Schedule 2013

  1. triplenad says:

    How is the Founders one already full? Did people really jump on it within the same day the post was posted?

    • Communications Director says:

      The Founders tour filled up in less than 12 hours. This is always a popular one!

  2. Tom Cavenagh says:

    Is there a fall tour schedule, or is this a summer only thing?

    • Shannon (Communications Manager) says:

      Hi Tom – we’re working on putting together our fall/winter tour schedule right now and will post a schedule as soon as it’s complete. Thanks for your interest.

  3. Sam says:

    Any details on the Fall/Winter lineup of brewery tours? Loking to purchase my Enthusiast membership soon. Woo-hoo!!

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