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Detroit represents at the Great American Beer Festival

As powerful as each beer festival throughout the great State of Michigan has been this year, most will pale in comparison to the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, also known as GABF, hosted by the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Over 49,000 people will make the pilgrimage to Denver where over 2,000 different beers will be slung from the taphandles of over 460 breweries across the nation. Representatives from large-scale commercial breweries and small micorbreweries alike will aggregate to the center of the brewing nation to market their wares to the masses.

As a state known for its craft beers, Michigan will be well-represented by a host of great breweries, many of which hailing from the Greater Detroit area. If you haven't made plans to trek half way across the nation to partake in the annual three-day beer bash, you can celebrate our regioinal beer crafters by taking a local tour of the same Southeast Michigan breweries you'd see in Denver.


  • Atwater Block Brewery - Detroit

  • The Detroit Beer Company - Detroit

  • Copper Canyon Brewery - Southfield

  • Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse - Birmingham

  • Royal Oak Brewery - Royal Oak

  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren

  • Rochester Mills Beer Company - Rochester


This state's brewing quality stretches far beyond our tri-county area, however. Many of these Michigan breweries have offerings available locally. Find a solid beer store and pick up a sixer from any of these great establishments. Chances are there will be beer lovers 1,300 miles away enjoying the very same flavors.


  • Arcadia Brewing Company - Battle Creek

  • Bell’s Brewery, Inc. - Kalamazoo

  • Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Traverse City, Dexter (Ann Arbor)

  • Michigan Brewing Company - Webberville

  • New Holland Brewing Company - Holland

  • North Peak Brewing Company - Traverse City

  • Redwood Brewing Company - Grand Blanc

  • Short’s Brewing Company - Bellaire

  • Sullivan's Black Forest Brewhaus & Grill - Frankenmuth


Tickets have long since sold out, so if you aren't lucky enough to land a ticket to this year's fest, venture out and indulge in the beers representing the great beer state. But plan ahead for next year...tickets are hot and will be going fast.

Comments

  • Manders79 3 years ago

    Will there be any nationwide craft brew festivals in or around Michigan?

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