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LANSING — One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state.
To participate in one of these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group dedicated to celebrating the growing craft beer industry in the Mitten State. Enthusiast memberships are $35 each and are available online at MBG Enthusiast Membership. There is no additional charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and attendees must show their Enthusiast card.
The Winter 2012 schedule includes tours thru April 2012.
 
January 7 (1 p.m.)
Rochester Mills Brewing Co.
410 Water Street
Rochester, MI 48307
www.rochestermillsbeerco.com 
(248) 650-5080
Join Brewmaster Eric Briggeman for a VIP tour of this brewpub, established 14 years ago in a historic woolen mill.  Tour includes samples and a souvenir pint glass.  Please RSVP to ebriggeman@sbcglobal.net.
 
January 14 (1 p.m.)
Atwater Brewing Co.
237 Joseph Campau Street
Detroit, MI 48207-4107
www.atwaterbeer.com
(313) 877-9205
Pizza and snacks will be provided. RSVP with Matt Cebula matt@atwaterbeer.com  or (248) 982-7877
 
January 14 (1 p.m.)
Livery Brewing Co
190 5th Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
http://liverybrew.com/
(269) 925-8760
Tour The Livery with Brewer Steve Berthel, then afterward (from 2-6pm), Water Street Glassworks and The Livery Microbrewery present: HOT GLASS – COLD BEER: A VERY ’GLASSY ’ EVENT – with special demonstrations and door prizes (7pm) at WSG. For glass and beer enthusiasts, this afternoon will present a drinking glass exhibit, sales, door prizes and glassblowing demonstrations. RSVP: Steve@liverybrew.com
 
January 21 (1 p.m.)
Corner Brewery
720 Norris St
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198
www.cornerbrewery.com
(734) 480-2739
A guided tour by the brewing team at Corner Brewery. RSVP: Danny Boy at dannyboy@cornerbrewery.com
 
January 28 (1 p.m.)
Redwood Lodge,
5304 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
www.theredwoodlodge.com 
(810) 233-8000
RSVP: Konrad brewer@theredwoodlodge.com
 
February 4 (2 p.m.)
Mountain Town Station
506 West Broadway Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858-2441
Join head brewer Kim Kawalski on a tour. RSVP: kim@mountaintown.com or (989) 400-4666
 
February 11 (1 p.m.)
Greenbush Brewing Co
5885 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
www.greenbushbrewing.com
(269) 405-1076
Join the team at Greenbush Brewing Co. for a guided tour through their brewery in Sawyer. RSVP: Jill Sites (Ambassador of Everything) (269) 405-1076 (w) | (269) 277-1091 (c) | jill@greenbushbrewing.com.
 
February 18 (Noon)
Sherwood Brewing Co.
45689 Hayes Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315
www.sherwoodbrewing.com 
(586) 532-9669
Details: $2.99 lunches, $2 off pints, brewery tour complimentary beer and chocolate pairing with the owner of Detroit Chocolate. 12 pm -3pm.  RSVP: Lisa Sherwood admin@sherwoodbrewing.com or (586) 914-2030.      
 
March, 3 (1 p.m.)
Arbor Brewing Company
114 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
www.arborbrewing.com
(734) 213-1393
Join the crew at Arbor Brewing for a guided enthusiast tour. RSVP: beth@arborbrewing.com
 
March 10 (1 p.m.)
Rochester Mills Production Brewery
3275 Lapeer West Rd
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
www.rochestermillsbeerco.com
Get one of the first tours of Rochester Mills’ new Production facility.  Depending on the timing of construction and equipment installation, we may or may not have beer in the fermenters at this time, but we will have beer available on tap! You will be able to see our 50 Barrel brewhouse, canning line and spacious warehouse space – hopefully in full operation at the time of the tour!  Please RSVP to ebriggeman@sbcglobal.net.
 
March 17th (1 p.m.)
Liberty Street Brewing Company
149 W. Liberty St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
www.LibertyStreetBeer.com
(734) 207-9600
A guided tour by Joe Walters. RSVP: joe@libertystreetbeer.com.
 
April 7 (Noon and 3 p.m.)
Shorts Brewing Co. (Noon)
Shorts Brewing
211 East C Loomis Drive
Elk Rapids, MI  49629
www.shortsbrewing.com
(231) 264-8711
Join the crew at Shorts Brewing Co. for a guided tour through the Elk Rapids Location and samples. RSVP:  Jon @ jon@shortsbrewing.com
 
Right Brain Brewery (3 p.m.)
221 Garland St
Traverse City, MI 49684
www.rightbrainbrewery.com
(231) 944-1239
RSVP:  Dayna Valpey @ dvalpey@gmail.com 
 
A Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” membership is $35. Benefits include VIP status at MBG festivals with early admission, discounts at participating membership brewpubs, special VIP brewery tours and a free T-shirt proclaiming your Michigan Beer Nuttiness. Enthusiast memberships can be purchased online at  MBG Enthusiast Membership.
Michigan’s thriving brewing industry contributes more than $24 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $133 million. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks no. 5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

LANSING — One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state.

To participate in one of these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group dedicated to celebrating the growing craft beer industry in the Mitten State. Enthusiast memberships are $35 each and are available online at MBG Enthusiast Membership. There is no additional charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and attendees must show their Enthusiast card.

The Winter 2012 schedule includes tours thru April 2012.

 

January 7 (1 p.m.)
Rochester Mills Brewing Co.
410 Water Street
Rochester, MI 48307
www.rochestermillsbeerco.com 
(248) 650-5080

Join Brewmaster Eric Briggeman for a VIP tour of this brewpub, established 14 years ago in a historic woolen mill.  Tour includes samples and a souvenir pint glass.  Please RSVP to ebriggeman@sbcglobal.net.

 

January 14 (1 p.m.)
Atwater Brewing Co.
237 Joseph Campau Street
Detroit, MI 48207-4107
www.atwaterbeer.com
(313) 877-9205

Pizza and snacks will be provided. RSVP with Matt Cebula matt@atwaterbeer.com  or (248) 982-7877

 

January 14 (1 p.m.)
Livery Brewing Co
190 5th Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
http://liverybrew.com/
(269) 925-8760

Tour The Livery with Brewer Steve Berthel, then afterward (from 2-6pm), Water Street Glassworks and The Livery Microbrewery present: HOT GLASS – COLD BEER: A VERY ’GLASSY ’ EVENT – with special demonstrations and door prizes (7pm) at WSG. For glass and beer enthusiasts, this afternoon will present a drinking glass exhibit, sales, door prizes and glassblowing demonstrations. RSVP: Steve@liverybrew.com

 

January 21 (1 p.m.)
Corner Brewery
720 Norris St
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198
www.cornerbrewery.com
(734) 480-2739

A guided tour by the brewing team at Corner Brewery. RSVP: Danny Boy at dannyboy@cornerbrewery.com

 

January 28 (1 p.m.)
Redwood Lodge,
5304 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
www.theredwoodlodge.com 
(810) 233-8000

RSVP: Konrad brewer@theredwoodlodge.com

 

February 4 (2 p.m.)
Mountain Town Station
506 West Broadway Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858-2441

Join head brewer Kim Kawalski on a tour. RSVP: kim@mountaintown.com or (989) 400-4666

 

February 11 (1 p.m.)
Greenbush Brewing Co
5885 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, MI 49125
www.greenbushbrewing.com
(269) 405-1076

Join the team at Greenbush Brewing Co. for a guided tour through their brewery in Sawyer. RSVP: Jill Sites (Ambassador of Everything) (269) 405-1076 (w) | (269) 277-1091 (c) | jill@greenbushbrewing.com.

 

February 18 (Noon)
Sherwood Brewing Co.
45689 Hayes Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315
www.sherwoodbrewing.com 
(586) 532-9669

Details: $2.99 lunches, $2 off pints, brewery tour complimentary beer and chocolate pairing with the owner of Detroit Chocolate. 12 pm -3pm.  RSVP: Lisa Sherwood admin@sherwoodbrewing.com or (586) 914-2030.      

 

March, 3 (1 p.m.)
Arbor Brewing Company
114 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
www.arborbrewing.com
(734) 213-1393

Join the crew at Arbor Brewing for a guided enthusiast tour. RSVP: beth@arborbrewing.com

 

March 10 (1 p.m.)
Rochester Mills Production Brewery
3275 Lapeer West Rd
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
www.rochestermillsbeerco.com

Get one of the first tours of Rochester Mills’ new Production facility.  Depending on the timing of construction and equipment installation, we may or may not have beer in the fermenters at this time, but we will have beer available on tap! You will be able to see our 50 Barrel brewhouse, canning line and spacious warehouse space – hopefully in full operation at the time of the tour!  Please RSVP to ebriggeman@sbcglobal.net.

 

March 17th (1 p.m.)
Liberty Street Brewing Company
149 W. Liberty St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
www.LibertyStreetBeer.com
(734) 207-9600

A guided tour by Joe Walters. RSVP: joe@libertystreetbeer.com.

 

April 7 (Noon and 3 p.m.)
Shorts Brewing Co. (Noon)
Shorts Brewing
211 East C Loomis Drive
Elk Rapids, MI  49629
www.shortsbrewing.com
(231) 264-8711

Join the crew at Shorts Brewing Co. for a guided tour through the Elk Rapids Location and samples. RSVP:  Jon @ jon@shortsbrewing.com

 

Right Brain Brewery (3 p.m.)
221 Garland St
Traverse City, MI 49684
www.rightbrainbrewery.com
(231) 944-1239

RSVP:  Dayna Valpey @ dvalpey@gmail.com 

 

A Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” membership is $35. Benefits include VIP status at MBG festivals with early admission, discounts at participating membership brewpubs, special VIP brewery tours and a free T-shirt proclaiming your Michigan Beer Nuttiness. Enthusiast memberships can be purchased online at  MBG Enthusiast Membership.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry contributes more than $24 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $133 million. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks no. 5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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