Team up a colorful and robust variety of craft beers and a handsome selection palate-pleasing specialty brews with live music, giveaways, brats, kraut, warm pretzels and bonfires in an open atmosphere, and you have the makings for a great winter beer festival—an ideal complement to a brisk Michigan wintery afternoon.
Celebrate suds, snow and early spring fun with the 4th Annual Brew-Ski Festival at Boyne Highlands Resort on Saturday, March 9. Brew-Ski Festival features craft beer sampling, live music, brats on the grill, and the enjoyment of early spring skiing and snowboarding.
The big event is staged outdoors at the base of slopes where beer lovers can gather to sample from choice of 150 micro-beers, all prominently displayed on snow bars that encase the festival area. The tent opens at noon to those 21 and older and admission is free. Following the outdoor fun, head inside for a party in the legendary Zoo Bar and enjoy live music, the cozy atmosphere and camaraderie. For more details and package information, contact Boyne Highlands.
If you happen to be in southeast Michigan, then you can prepare for Jackson’s annual outdoor beer tasting with food, bonfires, DJ music and giveaways at the Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on March 9. This craft and specialty beer tasting event features over 80 different types of premium brews with 140 beers available. Event is for patrons 21 years and over only. For ticket information, visit the Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival.