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2016 Summer Beer Festival

Riverside Park - Depot Town, Ypsilanti

Friday July 22, 2016 - 5pm to 9pm
Saturday July 23, 2016 - 1pm to 6pm

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About the Event:

The 19th Annual Summer Beer Festival will host more than 100 Michigan breweries sampling almost 1,000 different craft beers. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.

The oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild's four annual festivals, the Summer Beer Festival takes place rain or shine in the lovely outdoor setting of Ypsilanti's Riverside Park in historic Depot Town.

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Ticket Sales:

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Early Admission:

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast members are invited to enter the festival one hour prior to general admission each day. You must present a valid membership card to enter early. Memberships can be purchased online from our web store.

Token Policy:

The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. Festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. We appreciate your cooperation.

15 drink tokens are included with admission and each drink token is redeemable for a 3 oz. sample of beer (note: a limited number of specialty beers may require multiple tokens). Additional tokens will be available inside the festival for 50 cents.


Qualified media wishing to cover the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival can submit a request for credentials (download the form here). For more information, contact Guild Publicist Dianna Stampfler at

Past Event Posters

2015 Summer Beer Festival Poster (16 x 20) 2015 Summer Beer Festival Poster (16 x 20) (32579 KB)

2015 Summer Beer Festival Poster (8 x 10) 2015 Summer Beer Festival Poster (8 x 10) (17506 KB)


Answers to more Frequently Asked Questions are available on our blog, The Mash.

Our mailing address: Michigan Brewers Guild • 225 W Washtenaw, Suite C • Lansing, MI 48933

Proud Supporters

  • Imperial Beverage
  • The Country Malt Group
  • Brewers Professional Alliance
  • Alliance Beverage Distributing Co.
  • Craftwerk Brewing Systems
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