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  • Aug 26 - 27 , 2017
  • $25 general admission
  • “Designated Driver” tickets may be purchased for $10 and include two free soft drinks.

    Kroger will also offer discounted tickets at $15 for general admission and designated driver tickets for $10 at its 126 Michigan stores through Sunday, August 27.

    Groups of 10 or more receive a $5 discount off each general admission ticket by contacting the Group Sales department by phone at 248.377.8660 or by email at [email protected]

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17th Annual Wine & Craft Beer Festival presented by Kroger

Aug 26 - 27 , 2017 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

A complete list of wineries, vendors and other components have been announced for the 17th Annual Wine & Craft Beer Festival presented by Kroger at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 26 from 1‑9 p.m. and Sunday, August 27 from 12–5 p.m.

The two-day festival will feature over 150 wines and craft beers from around Michigan and across the globe, local food vendors, wine, beer and food seminars and live music.  The festival’s on-site retail store will offer select wines and craft beers for purchase by the case or bottle.

Wines from throughout the state of Michigan and around the world will be showcased in the “Cloud Wine,” “The Grape Life,” and “The Pursuit of Hoppiness” tents.  Wineries include Bonobo Winery, Chateau Chantal, Dizzy Daisy Winery & Vineyard, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Leelanau Wine Cellars, PRP Wine International, Republic National Distributing Company, St. Julian Winery, Vintage Wine Company, Warner Vineyards and Westview Orchards Winery.

Michigan made craft beer selections will return to this year’s festival.  Arcadia Brewing Company, Atwater Brewery, Axle Brewery, Bell's Brewery, Celani Family Vineyard, Founders Brewing Co., Home Grown Brewing Co., Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, North Peak Brewing Company, Roak Brewing Co., Rochester Mills Beer Co., and Saugatuck Brewing Co. will have a selection of craft beers on hand to choose from.

Casual wine connoisseurs and craft beer enthusiasts can also learn more about the products they enjoy by attending wine and craft beer seminars through the weekend at the Seminar tent:

Saturday, August 26
2:00 p.m.
– Bell’s Brewery – beer & food pairing with Sam Buerger
3:30 p.m. – Right Brain Brewery - A Culinary Experience – Hosted by Director of Retail Chain Sales Doug Bylski
4:30 p.m. – #Roséallday – Hosted by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits educator Mike Peterson
6:30 p.m. – Bonobo Winery – Hosted by Owner Todd Oosterhouse and Winemaker Dominic Bosch
7:30 p.m. – #Rose'allday – Hosted by Kroger Beverage Steward Jack Easterhouse

Sunday, August 27
1:00 p.m.
– #Roséallday – Hosted by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits educator Mike Peterson
2:00 p.m. – Right Brain Brewery - A Culinary Experience – Hosted by Director of Retail Chain Sales Doug Bylski
3:00 p.m. – Bonobo Winery – Hosted by Owner Todd Oosterhouse and Winemaker Dominic Bosch

In addition to wines and craft beers, food trucks will be on hand to captivate the taste buds of attendees.  Lazybones Smokehouse Mobile Catering will offer succulent selection of Southern-style BBQ.  Monkey Business will be featuring donuts and their donut sundaes.  The Mean Weenie serves hot dog creations with a twist.  The Nosh Pit will offer vegetarian soups and sandwiches, homemade desserts, including vegan and gluten-free options.  Impasto is a unique, authentic Italian street food concept.  Grillwich Tot Stop Foodtruck will serve a variety of loaded tater tots with delicious toppings ranging from chicken to beef to a grilled veggie with house made avocado mayo, as well as grilled sandwiches called Grillwiches.  Shredderz will serve up shredded meats, cheeses, crispy hash, fresh veggies on a selection of sandwiches, skillets, fusion dishes and wraps.

Wine & Craft Beer Festival organizers are also excited to provide live entertainment at the Meadow Brook gazebo with Chris Cranick performing on Saturday, August 26 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 3 – 4 p.m., and Darwin Mamassian on Saturday, August 26 from 6 – 7 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Mike Stefaniak performs both days, on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 27 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tickets at $25 general admission, which will include eight wine or craft beer samples and a commemorative wine glass, are available at Palacenet.com, The Palace, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and DTE Energy Music Theatre box offices and all Ticketmaster locations.  Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.  “Designated Driver” tickets may be purchased for $10 and include two free soft drinks.

Groups of 10 or more receive a $5 discount off each general admission ticket by contacting the Group Sales department by phone at 248.377.8660 or by email at [email protected].

Kroger will also offer discounted tickets at $15 for general admission and designated driver tickets for $10 at its 126 Michigan stores through the final day of the event on Sunday, August 27. 

 

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