Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) is celebrating great beers from nearly four dozen breweries at CBS Radio Detroit’s second annual Michigan Beerfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Saturday, June 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets, $30 in advance and $35 at the door, are available at Palacenet.com, The Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre Ticket Stores and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Parking is included in the price.
Patrons receive tickets for 10 four-ounce beer samples to taste beers from over 50 regional and national breweries. There will also be a “designated driver” ticket for $10 that includes two non-alcoholic beverages. Beerfest will also showcase craft beer seminars; live music; and a variety of food trucks.
“Belle Isle Brown Ale” is the winner of the Palace Sports & Entertainment and Detroit-based Atwater Brewery craft beer naming contest – making its debut at the second annual PS&E and CBS Radio Detroit’s Michigan Beerfest.
Ellen Mey, of Ferndale, and Kimberly Bush, of Royal Oak, are the Grand Prize winners for submitting the winning “Belle Isle Brown Ale” name in the contest. Timothy Nickell, of Belleville, was the runner up with “Munich Mustache.” The winners each receive four passes to this year’s Michigan Beerfest and additional prizes from Atwater. Nickell will receive two passes to Beerfest.
“As Detroit’s brewery, Atwater is excited to participate and partner with the 2014 Michigan Beerfest and showcase our award winning products to the best beer drinkers in the country,” said Mark F. Rieth, Atwater Brewery Owner. “We enjoy collaborating with other local companies like PS&E to make the experience even better for the public and this is going to be a great one!”
51 North Brewery, Founders Brewing Co., Perrin Brewing, Anchor Steam, Frankenmuth Brewery, Right Brain Brewery, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Goose Island Brewery, Rochester Mills Beer Co., Arbor Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Round Barn Brewery, Arcadia Ales, Green Flash Brewing Co., Saugatuck Brewing Co., Atwater Brewery, Griffin Claw Brewing Co., Shiner Bock, Bell’s Brewery, Harpoon Brewery, Short’s Brewing Co., Blue Moon Brewing Co., Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Boston Beer Co, Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Boulder Beer, Liberty Street Brewing Co., Superior Lakes Mead Brewery, Vivant, Magic Hat Brewing Co., Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, McKenzie's Hard Cider, Tommyknocker Brewery, Cheboygan Brewing Co., Millking it Productions, Uncle John's Cider Mill, Cranker’s Brewery, Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co., Unibroue, Dark Horse Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Vandermill Ciders, Dragonmead Microbrewery, New Holland Brewing Co., Vermont Hard Cider Co., Falling Down Beer Co., North Peak Brewing Co., Virtue Cider, Fenton Michigan Winery and Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery
But there’s more than beer:
- Live music is also on tap as two bands with Michigan roots will entertain at Michigan Beerfest. Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Diggs will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and RootStand will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Beerfest will showcase craft beer seminars and feature food trucks and concessions from Clarkston Union, Union Woodshop, Dago Joe’s, People's Pierogi Collective, Shimmy Shack; The Cook’s Crossing and Cheese Dream.
- Select breweries will participate in a “Tap Takeover” – every hour a different brewery will be highlighted at the “takeover,” offering samples of a limited supply of a featured brew.
- Vintage truck lovers will get a chance to check out refurbished and repurposed, mint condition trucks from Powers Distributing – the only drivable 1946 Mack Truck in the world, a 1936 Chevrolet and a 1952 Dodge.
Proceeds from the Michigan Beerfest will benefit Lighthouse PATH, one of the three program subsidiaries of Lighthouse of Oakland County empowerment program which provides two years of transitional housing in a safe and structured environment that offers homeless mothers an opportunity to rebuild their lives by helping them gain the skills needed for future success. They will have representatives on site to provide craft beer samplings. For more information on Lighthouse PATH, go to www.lighthouseoakland.org.
Michigan Beerfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre is part of the Belle Tire Concert Series.
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About Lighthouse of Oakland County: Lighthouse of Oakland County and its three program subsidiaries (Lighthouse Emergency Services, Lighthouse PATH and Lighthouse Community Development) have been providing services to low-income individuals, seniors and families in southeast Michigan since 1972. They offer a continuum of programs and services to help people reach their goal of financial stability and self-sufficiency. Lighthouse PATH is a transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently.