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Michigan Craft Beer “Enthusiasts” Offered Brewery Tours

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 $35 each and are available online at There is no additional charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and attendees must show their Enthusiast card.

The Spring / Summer 2011 schedule includes tours between April and June:

Saturday, April, 9 (11am-2pm)
Short’s Brewing Company
211 Industrial Park Dr
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Get behind the scenes of this popular brewery – ask questions, sample beer and get a chance to experience the other side of the bar stool. Join Jon Wojtowicz – Beer Liberator from Short’s.

Saturday, April, 9 (3-5pm)
Right Brain Brewery
221 Garland St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
RSVP: 231-944-1239
Get behind the scenes of this popular brewery – ask questions, sample beer and get a chance to experience the other side of the bar stool. Join Russ Springsteen for a spring tour of Right Brain Brewery.

Saturday, April 16 (1pm)
Fort Street Brewery
1660 Fort St.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
RSVP: (313) 389-9620 |
Join Doug Beedy of Fort Street Brewery for a guided tour.

Saturday, April 23 (Noon-2pm)
Redwood Lodge
5304 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
RSVP: (810) 233-8000
Join brewer Konrad Connor for a brewery tour and beer. Enthusiast Members will receive either Happy Hour pricing on select beers, or $1 off all other pints (10% off food too).

Saturday, April 30
4 Way Bus / Hotel Package Brewery Tour
Grand Rapids Brewing, The B.O.B., The Hideout and Schmohz
More Info:
RSVP: (616) 464-1130

Saturday, May, 7
4 Way Bus / Hotel Package Brewery Tour
Brewery Vivant, Jaden James, Hopcat and Founders
More Info:
RSVP: (616) 464-1130

Saturday, May 14, 2011 (1pm-3pm)
Michigan Brewing Co.
1093 Highview Dr.
Webberville, MI 48892
If you are already a MBG Enthusiast Member, then please contact to reserve your spot today. There will be two tours to choose from, 1-2pm and 2-3pm.There is a limit of 20 spots for each tour. If you are not currently an Enthusiast Member, then please sign up, and then contact Karen at the email address above. We ask that members bring their ID card or some other proof of membership on the day of the tour in order to receive the membership perks, which include $1 off pints during your visit that day & 10% off any purchase made in our retail store.

Saturday, May 28 (1pm)
Bell’s Brewery Inc.
355 E Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
RSVP: Laura Bell at for a guided tour through Bells’ Brewery.

Saturday, June 4 (3pm)
Liberty Street Brewing Co.
149 West Liberty Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
RSVP | Phone: 734-207-9600
Join Joe Walters for a guided tour through Liberty Street Brewing Co.

Saturday, June 11 (11am)
New Holland Brewing
Production: 690 Commerce Court, Holland, MI, 49423
Brew Pub: 66 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
RSVP: Kristin – | (616) 510-2259
Come to New Holland and tour our brewing facility for a guided tour through our new expanded warehouse. The tour will include a special tasting of our beers. Also to note this is during our Mad Hatter Days Anniversary weekend, where a number of Hatter Day beers will be on tap as well as a beer and cheese smackdown at the pub. Be sure to join all the festivities!

Saturday, June 18 (2pm, 3pm and 4pm)
Frankenmuth Brewing Co.
425 South Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
RSVP: Tammy –
We will be sure to provide our enthusiasts with a behind the scenes tour, Happy Hour Prices with a free pint glass, and instant access to our loyalty program and pricing.

Saturday, July 9
Sherwood Brewing Co.
45689 Hayes Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48315
RSVP: (586) 532-9669 |

At just $35, a Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” membership is a great value. Benefits include VIP status at our various festivals with early admission, discounts at participating membership brewpubs, special VIP brewery tours, and a free t-shirt proclaiming your Michigan Beer Nuttiness. Purchase your Enthusiast membership online at

Our mailing address: Michigan Brewers Guild • 225 W Washtenaw, Suite C • Lansing, MI 48933

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