Did you know...Michigan ranks 6th in the total breweries per state. Established in 1996, The Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the Michigan brewing community; to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education; and to monitor and assure a healthy beer industry within the state. The Guild sponsors two events each year...the Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti in July and the Winter Beer Festival in February in Grand Rapids. MBG also publishes an annual directory available free to the public. Through its efforts, MBG has had July declared as Michigan Craft Beer Month. Become an Enthusiast Member and enjoy early entry to the festivals, select discounts at participating breweries, a custom t-shirt and exclusive enthusiast member brewery tours. Get treated like a rock star in the Michigan craft beer community.