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EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS:

The annual Craft Beer and Classic Boat show that features the best of Michigan's Craft Beer and Classic Boats as well as new boats. Taste your way through over 100 beers from 25 Michigan Breweries, an assortment of Classic Century Boats, as well as new boats to get you out on the water while listening to great local music.


Tickets may also be purchased at Port City Organics and the Manistee Visitors Center

2015 EVENT SCHEDULE:

Friday, Sept. 18  
6pm
:  Kick-off Reception, Craft Beer and Food Paring Dinner (Bluefish Kitchen + Bar)  Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended (Contact Bluefish Kitchen + Bar for reservations)


Saturday, Sept. 19
10am-7pm: Art Fair (Manistee World of Arts and Crafts  - For additional information on the Art Fair and how to be a vendor, please contact Ann Hunter at (231) 723-5944 or amore23@gmail.com) 

10am-7pm: Boat Show (Interested in showcasing your boat?  Contact Patrick Kay at patrick@manisteedowntown.com or call (231) 398-3262; Best in Show Prize of $100 in Downtown Dollars, plus Special Hops and Props Trophy)

2pm-8pm :  Craft Beer Festival : Participating Breweries:
  • Founders
  • Kuhnhenn
  • Dark Horse
  • Arbor Brewery
  • Starving Artist
  • Right Brain
  • New Holland
  • Saugatuck
  • Livery
  • Virtue
  • Griffen Claw
  • Douglas Valley
  • Schmohz
  • Shorts
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Bells
  • Blackrocks
  • Tapistry
  • Blakes Hard Cider
  • Mountain Town
  • Petoskey Brewing
  • Brewery Terra Firma
  • Unruly Brewing
  • Stormcloud Brewing
  • North Peak Brewery
  • Fetch Brewery Co.
  • & more... check back for a complete list as we finalize details.

Each entry ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass and includes 6 tasting tickets.  Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase

2pm-7pm :  Live Music at the Festival.  Entertainment includes:
  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm : Fremont John
  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm : Sugar Rush, featuring John Merchant
  • 5:30pm to 7:00pm : The Ben Daniels Band
7pm - Late  : Tap Takeover throughout Manistee Restaurants 
  • TJ's Pub: Right Brain & Bells
  • River Street Station: Kuhnhenn, Dark Horse & Livery
  • Boathouse: Starving Artist & Saugatuck 
  • Bluefish Kitchen + Bar: New Holland & Arbor Brewery 

Sunday, Sept. 20
9am - 11am :  Brunch at Bluefish Kitchen + Bar in Downtown Manistee:  Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended (Contact Bluefish Kitchen + Bar for reservations)


VOLUNTEERING & GETTING INVOLVED:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

All volunteers get a volunteer t-shirt, free admission to the event, tasting glass and 6 tasting tickets! Click the link above to sign up!


THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 EVENT SPONSORS!

Hops and Barley Sponsor


Bitter End Sponsor


West Shore Bank
Knizacky Insurance (Farm Bureau Insurance)
Jeff Reau (Edward Jones)
Alliance Beverage
Fab-Lite

Growler Sponsor

The Outpost
Water's Edge Dentistry
Ludington Beverage
Blarney Castle Oil + Propane (EZ Mart)


Starboard and Port Sponsor

Filer Credit Union
House of Flavors
Port City Organics
Ramsdell Inn and TJ's Pub
Hybza Chiropractic

Check out our event last year!  We look forward to seeing you!






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