What’s On Tap

Summer Beer Festival is July 25 & 26 in Ypsilanti. Tickets go on sale May 1st at 10am. Mark your calendars!

2013 Summer Beer FestivalBeer Festivals

16th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Riverside Park - Depot Town, Ypsilanti

Friday July 26, 2013 - 5pm to 9pm ($30 advance / $35 at gate if available)

Saturday July 27, 2013 - 1pm to 6pm ($35 advance / $40 at gate if available)

Purchase tickets beginning May 1 at 10am.


About the Event:

The Summer Beer Festival features over 600 different beers from more than 65 Michigan craft breweries. 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:

Purchase tickets beginning May 1 at 10am. The festival is expected to sell out, so we encourage you to buy tickets in advance.

Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase online for $5. Designated Drivers will not be permitted to drink beer.

Tickets will only be available online. Tickets will no longer be available for purchase at member breweries and retail outlets.

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.


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

Summer Beer Festival Posters:

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Other Michigan Brewers Guild Festivals

U.P. Fall Beer Festival 2013 - Sat. Sept. 7th at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. Buy tickets online or at select brewery & retail locations beginning July 1 at 10am. FAQ

Detroit Fall Beer Festival 2013 - Fri. & Sat., Oct. 25 & 26 at Eastern Market, Detroit. Tickets on sale Aug. 1. FAQ

Winter Beer Festival 2014 - Sat. Feb. 22, 2014. Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park. Tickets on sale Dec. 1, 2013. FAQ