Southern Michigan Winter

Beer Festival

Delicious brews, food and coffee are all on-tap at Jackson County’s best new annual event

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The Jackson County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 4th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on Saturday March 8th from 12pm – 5pm in the American 1 Event Center along with Welcoming Sponsors Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson.

The festival will not only offer sampling of over 150 types of some of the best Craft, Specialty & Import beers that distributors and brewers have to offer. The event will also feature even more great food from sausage, brats and kraut, BBQ, Steak Hoagies to Pretzels.

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New Addition for 2014!

New for this year’s Beer Festival will be an Entertainment Tent with Live Music featuring the band Picks & Sticks that will entertain you with great music and humor. A Corn Hole competition will also be featured. All proceeds from this event will go to the funding of the Jackson County Fair Premium Program.

The Festival showcases world class beers and provides one more great winter event to our community calendar; this truly is a winter event with an open building that will provide a walk out winter patio where patrons will find food vendors roaring bonfires and live music!

Tickets are currently on sale on Advance ticket prices are $25 or $30 at the door the cost includes 10 tasting tickets (4 oz.), admission, parking, and a special gift at the door courtesy of our Welcoming Sponsors while supplies last. Non taster’s admission is $5. You must be 21 years or older only to attend. Tickets go on sale December 16th at 9 a.m. and limited tickets are available so get your tickets early!

Designated Driver Tickets

Many food and drink specials for those will be available to designated drivers. Designated driver tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door only.

This event is for patrons 21 years and over only.

2014 Beer List

Watch for more beers to be listed!

Boston Beer Company

Table 1

  • Sam Lager
  • Sam Seasonal
  • Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
  • Sam Adams Hop Tour
  • Sam Adams Escape Route

Table 2

  • Rebel IPA
  • Irish Red
  • Tetravis
  • New World
  • 13th Hour

Table 3 (Angry Orchard)

  • AO Crisp
  • AO Ginger
  • AO Seasonal
  • AO Dry
  • AO Green Apple

Table 4 (Twisted Tea)

  • TT Original
  • TT Half and Half
  • TT Lemonade
  • TT Strawberry
  • TT Pink Lemonade


Table 1 (Lenie Trailer)

  • Summer Shandy (Draft)
  • Canoe Paddler (Draft)

Table 2

  • Hoppin Helles
  • Creamy Dark
  • Sunset Wheat
  • BE Stout
  • BE Scotch

Table 3

  • Batch 19
  • Third Shift
  • Pilsner Urquell (cans)
  • Redds Apple
  • Redds Strawberry

Table 4 (Crispin)

  • Crispin Original
  • Crispin Honey 22oz
  • Brownslane 16.9 oz can
  • FB Pacific Pear
  • Blackberry Pear

Michigan Beer Table 1

  • Cheboyan Lighthouse Amber
  • Griffin Claw Norms Raggedy Ass
  • Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale
  • Griffin Claw El Rojo
  • Griffin Claw Grand Trunk Pilsner

Blue Point Table 1

  • Blue Point Toasted Lager
  • Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
  • BP Spring Fling
  • BP Rastafa Rye
  • BP Ashleys Imperial Red

Green Flash Table 1

  • West Coast IPA
  • Hop Head Red
  • Seasonal
  • Double Stout
  • Le Freak

NAB 1 Table

  • MH#9
  • MH Pistil
  • MH IPA on tour

Anderson Distributing

New Belgium Brewing

  • Gruit Ale
  • La Folie
  • Spring Blonde
  • Snapshot
  • Fat Tire

Blue Moon Brewing Co.

  • Valencia Grove Amber
  • Belgium White
  • Blueberry Tart Ale
  • Rounder
  • Short Straw

Schmohz Brewing Co

  • Bonecrusher Stout
  • Kiss My Scottish Arse Ale
  • Hopknocker IPA
  • Treasure Chest ESB
  • Pail Ale

North American Breweries

  • Labatt Royale
  • Honey Brown
  • Dundee IPA
  • Gunga Din Cider (St. Julian)


  • Guinness Black
  • Guinness Stout
  • Harp
  • Smithwicks
  • Red Stripe

Green Mountain Beverage

  • Woodchuck 802
  • Woodchuck Amber
  • Woodchuck Winter
  • Woodchuck Raspberry
  • Woodchuck Crisp

Petosky Brewing Co

  • Mind’s Eye PA
  • Horney Monk
  • North 45 Amber

Paw Paw Brewing Co

  • KUA Pale Ale
  • St. James English Mild
  • Jake’s Vanilla Bean Porter

Daniel L. Jacob Distributing

Spaten Brewery

  • Franziskaner
  • SpatenLager

Rochester Mills

  • Cornerstone IPA
  • Milkshake Stout
  • Lazy Daze Amber

Stella Artois

  • Stella Artois
  • Stella Cidre


  • Red Bridge Lager
  • Ultra
  • Wild Blue
  • Straw-ber-ita
  • Rasp-ber-ita

Widmer Brothers Brewing

  • Widmer Hefeweizen
  • Widmer Roatator
  • Widmer Omission Lager
  • Widmer Ommission Pale Ale

Shock Top Brewing

  • Ale
  • Apple

Red Hook

  • Redhook ESB
  • Redhook
  • Auditable

Goose Island

  • Honker Ale
  • 312
  • Seasonal

RAVE Distributing

Arbor Brewing Co. (Ann Arbor, MI)

  • Bollywood Blonde
  • Ypsi Gypsy
  • Buzzsaw
  • Faricy Stout

Bell’s Brewing Co. (Kalamazoo,MI)

  • Two Hearted IPA
  • Smitten Rye
  • Midwestern Pale Ale
  • Porter

Dark Horse Brewing (Marshall, MI)

  • Crooked Tree IPA
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Boffo Brown
  • Perkulator Dopplebock
  • Oatmeal Stout

Arcadia Brewing Co. (Battle Creek/Kalamazoo,MI)

  • IPA
  • Angler’s Ale
  • Loch Down Scotch Ale
  • CoCo Loco

Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co. (Mt Pleasant, MI)

  • Black IPA
  • Train Wreck IPA
  • Gruit
  • Freight Train Double IPA

Founder’s Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Centennial IPA
  • Bastard Scotch Scotch Ale
  • Porter
  • Red’s Rye

New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, MI)

  • Mad Hatter IPA
  • Monkey King Farmhouse Ale
  • Sundog Amber
  • Dragon’s Milk barrek aged Stout

Brewery Vinvant (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Farmhand Farmhouse Ale
  • Solitude Abbey Ale
  • Triomphe IPA
  • Big Red Coq

North Peak Brewing Co. (Traverse City, MI)

  • Wheat Ale
  • Amber
  • IPA
  • Cider

Frankenmuth Brewing Co. (Frankenmuth, MI)

  • Pilsner
  • Bock
  • Blonde

Keweenaw Brewing Co. (Copper Harbor, MI)

  • Amber
  • Black Ale
  • Blonde Ale
  • Scotch Ale

Stone Brewery (San Diego, CA)

  • IPA
  • Arrogant Bastard
  • Smoked Porter
  • Ruination High Gravity IPA

Unibroue (Montreal, Quebec)

  • La Fin du Monde
  • Ephemere Apple
  • Blanche de Chambly
  • Maudite

Southhampton Brewing Co. (Southhampton, NY)

  • Abott12
  • Grand Cru
  • Porter

Harpoon Brewing (Boston, MA)

  • Cider
  • Raspberry
  • IPA
  • Leviathan

Old Dominion Brewing Co. (Dover, DE)

  • Oak Barrel Stout
  • Lager
  • IPA
  • Espresso Stout

Vander Mill Cider

  • Hard Apple Cider
  • Blue Gold Hard Cider
  • Totally Roasted Hard Cider

Flavor Fruit Farms Hard Cider

  • 46’ Dodge
  • Cherry Bomb
  • Weim-r-iner
  • Bushwhacker
  • Farmhouse


  • Atwater
  • Short’s
  • Lagunitas
  • Big Sky
  • Epic
  • Lion



  • Date: March 8, 2014
  • Time:12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Place: Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

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2014 Welcoming Sponsors

grand river brewery

experience jackson


The Jackson County Fairgrounds would like to thank our great sponsors who have supported us for this great event that supports the 4H and Open Class Exhibitors at the Jackson County Fair.

Supporting Sponsors

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all american toilets

lester brothers

loyal handyman

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Kibby Cobb Liquor

& Deli

Kibby Cobb contact: (517)768-1888

Program Sponsor

Lutchka’s Angus &

Farm Market

Hotel list

America’s Best Value Inn

830 Royal Dr., Jackson, MI (517)783-1900

Baymont Inn

2035 Bondsteel Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-6000

Comfort Inn & Suites

2435 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)768-0088

Country Inn & Suites

3506 O’ Neil Drive, Jackson, MI (517)788-6400

The Country Inn & Suites of Jackson has a block of rooms reserved for this event, please call for more details.

Fairfield Inn

2395 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)784-7877

Hampton Inn

2225 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-5151

Hankerd Inn

10350 Hankerd Road, Pleasant Lake, MI (517)769-6153

Holiday Inn NW

2696 Bob McClain Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-9600

Joy Motel

7657 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson, MI (517)522-8402

Super 8

419 S. Main St., Brooklyn, MI (517)592-0888

Super 8

2001 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)788-8780


901 Rosehill Road, Jackson, MI (517)787-1111


The Jackson County Fairgrounds also extends a special thank you to our great distributors.