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Ticketing Announcement for Summer Beer Festival 2013

Warm weather is finally here, and with it inevitably comes excitement about the Summer Beer Festival, happening July 26 & 27 this year at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Tickets go on sale May 1st @ 10am – so mark your calendar and get yours before they sell out!

Since we’re doing things a bit differently this year, here are some important announcements regarding ticket sales to keep you in the loop.

2013 ticket sales will be online only! We will not be selling tickets through member breweries or other retailers this year. This is to make the process more manageable and efficient for both Michigan Brewers Guild staff and member breweries, as well as to limit scalping. You can buy tickets beginning May 1 on our website.

Pre-sale for Enthusiast members: Enthusiasts with memberships valid as of 4/26 have been invited via email to participate in an online pre-sale of Summer Beer Festival 2013 tickets one day prior to tickets going on sale to the general public. The pre-sale will begin online the morning of Tuesday, April 30 at 12am and close that night at 11:59pm.

Each invitee may purchase up to two tickets for each day of the festival. As an added value to Enthusiasts, the Michigan Brewers Guild will also be waiving the convenience fee if you purchase during the pre-sale.

If you are an Enthusiast with membership that was valid as of 4/26/2013 and you did not receive an email invite to participate in the pre-sale, it may be that we don’t have an email address on record for you, or that your email address has changed. If this is the case, please update your contact info with us.

Additional information about the Summer Beer Festival has been posted to on our Events > Beer Festivals page. You can also find a thorough list of Frequently Asked Questions on our blog.

As always, thanks for your support of the Michigan Brewers Guild and MI craft beer, and we look forward to seeing you at the Summer Beer Festival!


  • Motor City Brew Tours is offering Bus Transportation/Ticket packages to the Summer Beer Festival with multiple buses/pickups/ Info:

  • David blank says:

    Bought two tickets for Saturday. Must admit it works way better than what was used before. Have you considered what happens if someone uses the iPhone app. How will they get their tokens and glass with no ticket to turn in?

  • triplenad says:

    Tickets can only be scanned once, so once a ticket is scanned on the iPhone app, I would imagine that they are granted their tokens and glass and if someone else tries to use that same ticket, it’ll get denied.

    Just my thoughts.

  • Communications Director says:

    That’s correct. We’ll also manage the line differently this year – with the line flowing more directly into the token booth, folks who used the phone app will get their tokens immediately and not have to turn in a paper ticket.

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