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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 www.michiganbrewersguild.org/beernut.asp. There is no additional charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and attendees must show their Enthusiast card.

The Fall 2011 schedule includes tours between September and November.

Saturday, September 24 (2pm)
Dragonmead Brewing Co.
14600 E. 11 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48089
www.dragonmead.com Ph: (586) 776-9428
Join Kim Young for a guided tour, through the brewery. Enthusiast will be offered a special gift. RSVP: Kim Young @ pub@dragonmead.com or (586) 776-9428.

Saturday, October 1 (2pm)
Michigan Brewing Company
1093 Highview Drive
Webberville, MI 48892
www.michiganbrewing.com (517) 521-3600
Take a guided tour, receive a special gift AND 10% off any meal. RSVP: bria@michiganbrewing.com or (517) 521-3600 ext. 104.

Saturday, October, 8 (1pm)
Arbor Brewing Company
114 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
www.arborbrewing.com (734) 213-1393
Join the crew at Arbor Brewing for a guided enthusiast tour. RSVP: beth@arborbrewing.com

Saturday, October 15 (1pm)
Arcadia Ales
103 West Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
www.arcadiaales.com(269) 963-9690
A guided tour by Brewmaster Josh Davies or a brewer through Arcadia’s production facility. Enthusiast will be eligible for $3 pints. RSVP: (269) 963-9520 or jdavies@arcadiaales.com.

Saturday, October 29 (1pm)
Liberty Street Brewing Company
149 W. Liberty St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
www.LibertyStreetBeer.com(734) 207-9600
A guided tour by Joe Walters. RSVP: joe@libertystreetbeer.com.

Sunday, October 30 (1pm)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
5919 Chicago Road
Warren, MI 48092-1606
www.kbrewery.com
(586) 979-8361
Take a one hour tour of the brewery and meet the brewers and the mead maker. Light appetizers will be served to complement our products. Sample some special aged unreleased beer. Strictly for Guild Enthusiast card-holding members. No exceptions. RSVP: Bret Kuhnhenn at brewingworld@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 5 (1pm)
Detroit Beer Co.
1529 Broadway Street
Detroit, MI 48226
www.detroitbeerco.com (313) 962-1529
Join Kevin Rodger for a guided tour of Detroit Beer Co, in historic downtown Detroit.
RSVP: Kevin Rodger rodgerkevin@att.net.

Saturday, November 12
Greenbush Brewing Co
5885 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
www.greenbushbrewing.com
(269) 405-1076
Join the team at Greenbush Brewing Co. for a guided tour through their brewery in Sawyer. RSVP: Jill Sites (Ambassador of Everything) (269) 405-1076 (w) | (269) 277-1091 (c) | jill@greenbushbrewing.com.

Saturday, November 19 (12 Noon | 3pm)
Shorts Brewing Co. (Noon) and Right Brain Brewery. (3pm)

Shorts Brewing
211 East C Loomis Drive
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
www.shortsbrewing.com
Join the crew at Shorts Brewing Co. for a guided tour through the Elk Rapids Location and samples.
RSVP: Jon @ jon@shortsbrewing.com. Please DO NOT contact the Bellaire pub to register for this tour.

Right Brain Brewery
221 Garland St
Traverse City, MI 49684
www.rightbrainbrewery.com
(231) 944-1239
RSVP: Dayna Valpey @ dvalpey@gmail.com

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 www.michiganbrewersguild.org/beernut.asp.

1 Comment

  • Jim Stephens says:

    Being a beer “enthusiast” from Michigan, I’m glad to see this. I often take beer tours with friends. Being from Frankenmuth, I support local breweries and one of the best tours I’ve experienced is at Frankenmuth Brewery. Great place, great service. They also offer guests great advice and tips. This particular post I came across today gives tips on how to handle the temperature of our local Michigan Beer. http://frankenmuthbrewery.com/blog/brewery/michigan-beer-temperature/

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