What: Michigan Brewers Guild Upper Peninsula Oktoberfest
Where: Marquette, MI
When: September 12, 2009
Details are still sketchy about the UP beer fest in September, however we did receive word from Scott Graham (Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild) today. Scott confirmed that they have set a date and location for the “Michigan Brewers Guild Oktoberfest.”
“We will be moving forward with this rapidly after the Summer Festival.” Scott confirmed in an email today. “There is a possibility that we could run into hurdles with this but I don’t anticipate any roadblocks. There is still a lot of work to do to get it together and we will need to get our promotional materials going very soon.” More info was reported on the Craft Beer in Michigan Yahoo group earlier this week (link).
It sounds like this will be something similar to the summer/winter festivals, where attendees can taste various samples of Michigan brewed beer. Hopefully, for the sake of UP beer fans, this becomes an annual event. We’ll keep everyone posted as we hear the news on this event. Thanks to Scott for getting back to me so quickly.
Scott and the rest of the members of the Michigan Brewers Guild have been hard at work organizing and promoting the annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th in Ypsilanti, MI.