With over sixty different breweries in attendance, hawking some of the finest brews east of the Mountain Time Zone right here in Ypsilanti, this year’s Summer Beer Festival will be one for the record books. For fourteen years the Michigan Brewer’s Guild (MBG) has organized the Summer Beer Festival to promote that special alchemy which turns grist, mash and wort into frothy, liquid gold. Attracting hundreds of devotees every year, the Summer Beer Festival is by far the largest and oldest of the festivals hosted throughout the year by the MBG. Breweries such as Motor City Brewing Works, Right Brain Brewery, Shorts Brewing Company, and Bell’s Brewery among many others, will pour summer seasonals as well as familiar favorites.

In addition to the brews, there will be lots of live music and several local food vendors serving up tasty vittles. Since the state of Michigan has the highest number of craft breweries in the Midwest, with in-state barrel sales rising dramatically, attendees not only get to select from hundreds of different brews, they get to enjoy something uniquely Michigan. The Summer Brew Festival offers beer aficionados the chance to meet the brewers, ask probing questions and, above all, sample refreshing wares! The event kicks off Friday, July 22nd from 5pm-9pm at Riverside Park on Cross Street in Ypsilanti. Tickets are expected to sell out before the event, so be sure to pre-order to ensure your spot.