(Lansing, Mich) – One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is special 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 Great Lakes State. Enthusiast memberships are $45 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 Summer 2012 schedule includes seven (7) tours, beginning in early May and running thru mid August.
A guided tour by the brewing team at Corner Brewery. RSVP: Sarah Adcock email@example.com.
Saturday July 7 (1pm) Vander Mill Cider Mill, Brewery & Winery 14921 Cleveland St. Spring Lake www.vandermill.com (616) 842-4337
Join the Vander Mill crew for an in-depth guided tour of our modern hard cider production facility in Spring Lake. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 842-4337.
Saturday, July 21 (11am) Founders Brewing Company 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids www.foundersbrewing.com (616) 776-1195
Take a tour of the newly expanded brewing facility, open exclusively to enthusiasts only. Enjoy a guided tasting as well as a sampling of our delicious appetizers from the Founders Deli. The tour has a limited number of spots, so respond early! RSVP: gabe@foundersbrewing. com.
Sunday, August 19 (1pm) Arbor Brewing Company 114 East Washington St., Ann Arbor www.arborbrewing.com (734) 213-1393
Join the crew at Arbor Brewing for a guided enthusiast tour. RSVP: email@example.com.
At just $45, a Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” membership is a great value. Benefits include VIP status at our various festivals with early admission, discounts at participating membership brewpubs, special VIP brewery tours, and a free t-shirt proclaiming your Michigan Beer Nuttiness. Purchase your Enthusiast membership online at MBG Enthusiast Membership.
Michigan’s thriving brewing industry contributes well over $24 million in wages with a conservative economic contribution of more than $133 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”
Founded in 1997 and celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2012, the Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the community of brewers, to increase the sale of Michigan Craft Beer, to contribute culturally and economically throughout the state, and to monitor and assure a healthy brewing industry. By working collaboratively with proponents of craft beer, we strive to achieve 10% share of all beer sold in Michigan by producing world-class events, increasing public awareness, educating consumers, and encouraging responsible consumption.