Winter 2013-’14 VIP Enthusiast Tours Announced

One of the great benefits offered to members of the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is VIP tours and tastings at member breweries throughout the state. This gives our Enthusiasts a chance to get up-close and personal with the brewers, offering insight into the brewing process and the opportunity to get to know the people behind the brews of the Great Beer State.

To participate in these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group passionate about the craft beer industry in Michigan. Membership dues are $45 annually. To find out more about the benefits and become a member, please visit our MBG Enthusiast Membership page. To attend a tour, please RSVP to the e-mail address provided by the brewery, and make sure you have your Enthusiast card present at the tour.

This winter, we are please to be offering thirty-two (32!) tours, starting the week after Thanksgiving and running thru the end of March. Please note that space is limited on some tours, and we will be updating this post with those that have “sold out” as it occurs.

** Many thanks to our fantastic volunteer Kerry for organizing this great array of tours. If you happen to see her on one of them, be sure to give her a high five! **

Saturday, November 30 (1 pm)
Midland Brewing Co.
5011 N Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-3041 | www.midlandbrewing.com

Join us for a tour of the brewery, followed by a sampling in the tap room. Beer samples will be provided, and all Enthusiasts will receive $1 off all beers purchased after the sampling.
RSVP to Cody Smith | Cody@midlandbrewing.com

Sunday, December 1 (2pm)
Atwater Brewery
237 Joseph Campau Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 877-9205 | www.atwaterbeer.com

Join us for a full tour of the Atwater Brewing facility in the historic Rivertown District of Detroit, MI. Since 1997 we have been contenders in the Michigan craft brewing industry, and production is a 24/7 job here. Learn how we manage the chaos of keeping up with such a crazy and fast paced industry! We will start in the malt room and end on the brew deck, giving everyone an opportunity to witness the labor of our product. An Atwater Brewery tour is not complete unless you have a cold one (on us) in a custom logo pint glass for you to keep. Prost!
RSVP to Chelsea | chelsea@atwaterbeer.com SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 7 (11 am)
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.
RSVP to Todd Todd | todd@shortsbrewing.com

Saturday, December 7 (3 pm)
Right Brain Brewery
225 E. 16th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 944-1239 | www.rightbrainbrewery.com

XYXXYYSDJIFOJSIOFNNNVNV….. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing, we were just trying to get your attention. Now that we have it, come join us for a tour of our growing brewery in Sofo! Afterwards we’ll be offering a small guided tasting of three of our newest brews. Come find out how we #beernoevil.
RSVP to | tours@rightbrainbrewery.com or call the brewery at 231.944.1239

Saturday, December 14 (2 pm)
Keweenaw Brewing Co. – Production Facility
10 Fourth Street, South Range, MI 49963
(906) 482-1937 | www.keweenawbrewing.com

Tour will be of our South Range Brewery and will include free samples.
RSVP to Dick | rjg@keweenawbrewing.com

Sunday, December 15 (3 pm)
Brickside Brewery
64 Gratiot St., Copper Harbor, MI 49950
(906) 289-4772 | www.bricksidebrewery.com

Come for a tour and then get four free samples in our tap room.
RSVP to Jason | bricksidebrewery@gmail.com

Saturday, December 21 (1 pm)
White Flame Brewing Co.
5234 36th Ave., Hudsonville, MI 49426
(616) 209-5098 | www.whiteflamebrewing.com

Enthusiast tours will cost $6.00 and will include a sampler flight of 5 four ounce samples of your choice. Participants will also receive a free logo pint glass.
RSVP to | tours@whiteflamebrewing.com

Saturday, December 21 (4 pm)
Old Mill Brewpub & Grill
717 E. Bridge St., Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 204-6601 | www.oldmillbrew.com

Join us for a tour of our brewery located in a 140 year old former flour mill. Old Mill houses a brewery, restaurant, catering company and banquet hall. Beer samples and light snacks will be provided in the Clubhouse (Mug Club room). Perhaps you’ll encounter a ghost along the way. William & Charles are said to roam the mill to this day.
RSVP to Scott | scott@oldmillbrew.com

Saturday, December 28 (12 pm)
Saugatuck Brewing Co.
2948 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas, MI 49406
(269) 857-7222 | www.sbrewing.com

Tour (20 people max) will include 2 tastings in the brewhouse and choice of a logo pint glass or growler.
RSVP to Kerry | kerry@sbrewing.com SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 28 (2 pm)
Founder’s Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 776-2182 | www.foundersbrewing.com

Please join us for a winter tour of our freshly expanded brewing facility and taproom, open exclusively to Enthusiast Members only. The tour has a limited number of spots, so respond early!
RSVP to Gabe | gabe@foundersbrewing.com SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 28 (3 pm)
Our Brewing Co.
76 E. 8th St., Holland, MI 49423
(616) 994-8417 | www.OurBrewingCompany.com

Join us for a tour of our brewing facility followed by a tasting in our tap room. Beer samples will be provided, plus all Enthusiasts will receive 20 percent off all merchandise.
RSVP to Lisa | lisa@ourbrewingcompany.com SOLD OUT!

Saturday, January 4 (11 am)
Rochester Mills Beer Co. – Production Facility
3275 Lapeer Rd. W., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-3130

Join us for a tour of our production brewery, where we brew and package our beer for distribution. You will get a VIP tour of our entire operation, beginning and ending with samples in our private tasting room.
RSVP to Eric | eric@beercos.com SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, January 4 (3 pm)
51 North Brewing Co.
51 N Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362
(248) 690-7367 | www.51northbrewing.com

Stop in and see us for a Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiasts tour.  You will be hosted by our brewer on a tour of the facilities and receive free samples and a sticker. Also 15% off all merchandise.
RSVP to Adam | adam@51northbrewing.com

Saturday, January 11 (1:45 pm)
New Holland Brewing Co. – Production Facility
684 Commerce Ct, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 510-2263 | www.newhollandbrewing.com

Join us on a tour of our production brewery and distillery. Tour will be limited to 25 people and will include samples of our beer and spirits as well as a take-home pint glass.
RSVP to | http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2391345054?s=10802353
(The promotion code to use is: guestofCorporate)

Saturday, January 18 (2 pm)
EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
4906 W. Mt. Hope Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 708-7350 | www.eaglemonkbrewing.com

Join us for a tour of our brewery, followed by a tasting and light snacks.
RSVP to Sonia | sonia@eaglemonkbrewing.com SOLD OUT!

Saturday, January 25 (1 pm)
Schmohz Brewing Co.
2600 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 949-0860| www.schmohz.com

Get a look behind the magic doors at Schmohz, as Beer Engineer Chas takes you on a tour of the brewery and then joins you for some samples of beers and light snacks.
RSVP online

Saturday, January 25 (4 pm)
Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
1 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-7000 | www.grbrewingcompany.com

Join us for a tour of the first USDA Certified organic brewery in Michigan, and enjoy 3 free samples of our beer. Due to limited space in our brewery, our tour will be limited to 20 people.
RSVP to Chris | chris@grbrewingcompany.com SOLD OUT! 

Saturday, February 1 (12 pm)
Cranker’s Brewery
213 S State St., Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-1919 | www.crankersbrewery.com

Join us for a tour of our brewing facility followed by a tasting in our tap room area where we will have a dollar off pints and samplers. Head Brewer Adam Mills will lead the tour and will be available for questions.
RSVP to Adam | adam@crankersbrewery.com

Saturday, February 8 (1 pm)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
5919 Chicago Rd., Warren, MI 48092
(586) 979-8361 | www.kbrewery.com

Join us for a tour of our Warren brewery, along with samples and light snacks in our taproom. Learn about the history of our building and the transition from family hardware business to award-winning craft brewery, along with updated progress on our soon-to-be-open Production Brewery and Public House in nearby Clinton Township. Enthusiasts will also receive a free logo pint glass following the tour. Due to limited space, tour will be limited to 45 people.
RSVP to Leon | cellargnome13@gmail.com  SOLD OUT!

Saturday, February 15 (1 pm)
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
614 W Pickard St., Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 400-4666 | www.mtpleasantbrew.com

Join us for a tour of the brewery followed by tasting in the taproom. $1 off all food and growler discounts.
RSVP | call (989) 400-4666 to sign up

Sunday, February 23 (1 pm)
Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E Bridge St., Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 951-4677 | www.rockfordbrewing.com

Join Rockford Brewing for a tour of our brewery, and enjoy samples of our beers and maybe some light snacks after.
RSVP to | info@rockfordbrewing.com

Saturday, March 1 (1pm)
Tapistry Brewing Co.
4236 Lake Street, Bridgman, MI 49106
(269) 266-7349 | www.tapistrybrewing.com

We will provide $2.00 off Enthusiasts’ first pint (any tier) as well as $1.00 off food items for the duration of their visit. Cheers! Please enter through the tap room where we will take attendance and begin the tour. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to scheduled tour.
RSVP to | info@tapistrybrewing.com with your name, email, and phone number to be registered

Sunday, March 2 (11 am)
Greenbush Brewing Co.
5885 Sawyer Rd., Sawyer, MI 49125
(269) 405-1076 | www.greenbushbrewing.com

Join the staff at Greenbush for an exclusive tour for Enthusiast Members. Spaces are limited (20).
RSVP to Jen | jen@greenbushbrewing.com  SOLD OUT!

Saturday, March 8 (1 pm)
Vander Mill Ciders
14921 Cleveland St., Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 842-4337 | www.vandermill.com

Join us for a tour of our production facility – including pressing room and winery. After the tour, lunch will be provided along with tastings of our cider and beer.
RSVP to Christina | christina@vandermill.com

Saturday, March 8 (4 pm)
Rockford Brewing Co.
12 E Bridge St., Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 951-4677 | www.rockfordbrewing.com

Join Rockford Brewing for a tour of our brewery, and enjoy samples of our beers and maybe some light snacks after.
RSVP to | info@rockfordbrewing.com

Friday, March 14 (5 pm)
Unity Vibration Living Kombucha Tea
93 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti, MI, 48198
(734) 277-4063 | www.unityvibrationkombucha.com

Tour of the facility and tastings.
RSVP to | info@unityvibrationkombucha.com

Saturday, March 15 (1 pm)
Corner Brewery
720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 480-2739 | www.cornerbrewery.com

Head over to the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti for a brief tour of our facility, which brews all of Arbor Brewing Company’s beers for distribution. After the tour light snacks and beer samples will be available in our lounge. We’ll also be offering $1 off any regularly-priced half liters.
RSVP to Krista | krista@cornerbrewery.com

Saturday, March 22 (12 pm)
Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
35905 Utica Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48035
(586) 792-7397 | www.greatbaraboo.com

Join us for a tour of our recently updated brewery and taproom, with new tap towers and lines and a rotating beer selection. Beer samples will be provided.
RSVP to Jeremy | gbaraboo@aol.com Attn: Jeremy

Saturday, March 22 (3:30 pm)
Sherwood Brewing Co.
45689 Hayes Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48315
(586) 532-9669 | www.sherwoodbrewing.com

Enjoy some seasonal and year round pints, complimentary food samples from recipes that incorporate our beers, a tour of our new brewhouse, and some free swag!
RSVP to Lisa | lisa@sherwoodbrewing.com

Sunday, March 23 (1:30 pm)
Fort Street Brewery
1660 Fort St., Lincoln Park, MI 48146
(313) 389-9620 | www.fortstreetbeer.com

Tour of the brewery, pizza and pint specials, possibly candy.
RSVP to Doug | brewmasterdoug@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 29 (11 am)
Beards Brewery
207A Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 622-2777 | www.beardsbrewery.com

The tour will include a look at our brewing process on a 1bbl system, question and answer with the brewers, and samples of beers in process.
RSVP to Benjamin K. Slocum Esq. | ben@beardsbrewery.com

Saturday, March 29 (3 pm)
Petoskey Brewing Co.
1844 Michigan 119, Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 753-2057 | www.petoskeybrewing.com

Join us for a tour in our historic brewing facility that was first built over 100 years ago. Beer samples will be provided.
RSVP to Tyler | tyler@petoskeybrewing.com

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7 Responses to Winter 2013-’14 VIP Enthusiast Tours Announced

  1. Jonathan McDonald says:

    Our Brewing Company’s facebook page lists their email as lisa@ourbrewingcompany.com

    • Shannon (Communications Manager) says:

      Thanks Jonathan – I’ve updated Lisa’s RSVP information on the schedule. Good eye! Lisa@ourbrewing.com is the address they provided us with, so it may be that both work – but I can confirm that lisa@ourbrewingcompany.com is a working address, so we’ll go with that. Thanks again for the heads up.

      • Jonathan McDonald says:

        I discovered it after getting a Delivery Status Notification (Failure)‏ to my RSVP message I tried to send to Lisa@ourbrewing.com.

        Also, as someone commented on facebook – Sherwood is listed as Saturday, March 23, but must be either Sat the 22nd or Sun the 23rd.

        • Shannon (Communications Manager) says:

          Thanks again Jonathan – the correct date for the Sherwood tour is Saturday, 3/22. I have updated the post to reflect this.

  2. Ryan says:

    That’s a lot of tours. Great job, tour set up person!

  3. Amanda Sk. says:

    Holy brewery tours! So excited! Just renewed my membership today for this reason!

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