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Michigan Microbreweries Encourage Beer Enthusiasts to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 12-18

The Brewers Association has announced “American Craft Beer Week,” May 12-18, and several Michigan microbreweries have planned special events to celebrate this growing industry.

Brewery: Fletcher Street Brewing Company
City: Alpena
Phone: 989-356-2314
Website: www.fletcherstreetbrewing.com
Description: Monday – $2 off Growlers & refills; Tuesday – Trivia Night starts at 7 PM; Wednesday – Hog Heaven Smokehouse Wings; Thursday – Latin Dancing starts at 7 PM; Friday – Relay for Life Benefit Auction 7 PM
Tours: Please call to schedule
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Brewery: Arcadia Brewing Company
City: Battle Creek
Phone: 269-963-9690
Website: www.arcadiabrewingcompany.com
Description: Tuesday May 13, 5-8pm Ask A Brewer Night Head Brewer and Assistant Head Brewer will be guest bartenders at TC’s @ Arcadia, answer patron’s questions regarding beer and brewing. Wednesday May 14, 7pm Pale Ale Vertical Tasting. Head Brewer will host a night of all things pale ale. Tasting of Arcadia Angler’s Ale, Arcadia India Pale Ale, Hopmouth Double IPA, Hop Rocket Imperial IPA. The price for the event is $12, including four ales and one arcadia ales pint glass. Thursday May 15, 7pm Vintage Imperial Stout Vertical Tasting. A night of vintage Arcadia ales hosted by Head Brewer. Discussion and tasting of 2005, 2006, 2007 vintage Arcadia Imperial Stouts. Price for the event is $20 and includes one arcadia ales goblet. Space for tastings is limited.

SPECIAL MEDIA EVENT: Monday, May 19 “Brewmaster for a Day” with VIP tour, lunch and “hands-on” bottling session. Contact Dianna Stampfler, dianna@promotemichigan.com, for details.

Tours: Monday May 12, 5-8pm Brewery Tour Night Tours of brewing facility given by Assistant Head Brewer. Happy Hour pints for participants.

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Brewery: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
City: Dexter
Phone: 734-426-4962
Website: www.jollypumpkin.com
Description: Jolly Pumpkin week at the HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI (www.hopcatgr.com) culminating in a brewers brunch Sunday, May 18th with none other than myself, Ron Jeffries. Also look for us at the World Beer Expo in Frankenmuth, MI May 16th and 17th!
Tours: Sorry, not this week.
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Brewery: Fort Street Brewery
City: Lincoln Park
Phone: 313-389-9620
Website: www.fortstreetbeer.com
Description: Tours available Monday-Saturday. An Imperial Witbier released Thursday at 8 p.m.
Tours: Just Ask
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The Brewers Association was established in 2005 by a merger of the Association of Brewers and the Brewers’ Association of America. The organization’s goal is to unify the combined 88-year history of service and to promote and protect the U.S. craft brewing community’s interests. For more information, visit www.beertown.org

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