What would winter in Traverse City be like without the Winter Microbrew & Music Festival? It’s an annual event that plays tribute to some of the things we love most about Northern Michigan: real winters, our great outdoors, good spirited people, incredible musicians and of course craft microbrews created by artisans and entrepreneurs!
Tickets always sell out, and they go on sale on Saturday (Dec 7) at noon. You can get them online or if you want to do a little early shaking off the winter blues, the Porterhouse Productions team will hold a pub crawl at 5 TC breweries starting at noon Saturday. If you find one of the 5 golden tickets hidden at each stop (well, blue logo stickers) you get to purchase your ticket at 50% off! (fine print – If you find a sticker, you must buy a ticket when you’re still at the bar) During the tour, prizes will be given to online ticket purchasers and Microbrew & Music Festival swag will be handed out at each brewery.
Pub Tour Schedule
- Noon-1: The Workshop Brewing Company
- 1:15-2:15pm: Right Brain Brewery
- 2:30-3:30pm: North Peak Brewing Company
- 3:45-4:45pm: Brewery Ferment
- 5:00-6:30pm: The Filling Station Microbrewery
The festival takes place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4-10 PM in Downtown Traverse City in the Farmers Market lots onthe Parkway. Attendees can enjoy 30-40 Michigan craft breweries & wineries along with a handful of carefully selected national brands pouring 150+ ﬂavors of brews, wines, ciders and meads. There will also be some great live musical acts, marching bands, silent disco and local food vendors. Festivities are scheduled to take place from 4-10 p.m. New in 2014 features will be a curated selection of brews you won’t be able to ﬁnd elsewhere including a few custom “Microbrew & Music Festival” brews from select brewers.
Tickets and festival details are available at www.microbrewandmusic.com. Tickets will also be available at Oryana and both of High Five Threads locations in Traverse City (downtown and Village at the Commons). Festival announcements, give-aways, and other information can be found on their Facebook.