The 2012 Michigan Winter Beer Festival took place this past weekend in Grand Rapids. As a sign of the growing popularity of craft beer in Michigan, this event sold out months in advance. Short’s featured a wide array of brews that fans found worthy of lining up for, causing us to run out of beer about a half hour before the event officially ended. While the Gambler was the first to go, Hopstache IPA soon followed and became one of the most talked about beers of the day. To view a slideshow of photos from this year’s event, click here.
If you missed the Michigan Winter Beer Festival, or couldn’t get tickets,we recommend the 6th Annual Suds & Snow, which takes place this Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. Featuring beer from multiple breweries, and located along a scenic hiking and snowshoeing pathway, this event has a unique atmosphere that makes it one of our favorites. This year, Short’s will be featuring the following beers, including many that are currently unavailable elsewhere: Woodmaster, Pistachio Cream Ale, Dan’s Pink Skirt, Aorta Ale, Snow Wheat, Huma Lupa Licious, Cup A Joe, Juicy Tree, Ginger in the Rye, and Raisin Apollo.
For more information about Suds & Snow, visit www.TimberRidgeResort.net.
Timber Ridge Resort is located at 4050 Hammond Road East in Traverse City.
-SBC Event Staff