The Michigan Brewer's Guild throws, arguably, the most well-respected beer festivals in the state. They're known for their yearly summer fete that takes place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti as well as an autumnal affair held at Eastern Market. Their events almost always sell out.
Tomorrow the 10th annual Winter Beer Fest starts and surprisingly there are still tickets available for the Friday night portion of the festival (tickets for Saturday are sold out). Here's the catch though, folks, Winter Beer Fest takes place in Comstock Park, which is just north of Grand Rapids.
The Friday portion runs from 3 to 7 p.m., so if you can wrangle the day off, it might be worth the nearly 1000 different craft beers that will be available to sample. Over 100 Michigan craft breweries will be on-site with their goods and there will be music, food, and other entertainment.
to grab tickets while they still last. They're $45 plus a $4 service fee for buying them online.