The Michigan Brewers Guild Upper Peninsula Fall Beer Festival is hours away from taking place in Marquette, MI!
The annual event is taking place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park on the shores of Lake Superior later today, Saturday, September 10, 2022. VIP ticket holders begin admission at noon, while General Admission is allowed access at 1 pm. The festival runs until 6pm.
A little over 80 Michigan Brewers Guild member breweries are on the bill with roughly 500 beers that will be offered. With rain in the forecast, it is shaping up to be a cool fall day in the Upper Peninsula. This festival is one of our favorites at Better on Draft. Its typically the first weekend after Labor and occurs around the time of 906 Day. It is the perfect festival to stop thinking about summer beers and start thinking about fall offerings.
For this fest, we will not be having a team cover it. We decided to make our list a little different this time around and not put them in numeric order. Instead it’s organized by beer types – lighter beers, IPAs, Oktoberfests, and heavier beers. We thought this could be a different approach to the festival instead of a #1 vs. #20 situation. Within each type of beer, beers are organized in alphabetical order by brewery name.
Alpha Michigan Brewing Company | Alpha | German Pilsner | 5.5%
Four on the Floor Lager
Beards Brewery | Petoskey | American Lager | 5.6%
Silver Spruce Brewing | Traverse City | Pale Lager | 4.5%
Speed of Lite Beer
Stone Hound Brewing | Williamsburg | Light Lager | Unknown ABV
Transient Artisan Ales | Bridgman | American Lager | 4.5%
On Island Time
51st State Brewery | Kingsford | NEIPA | 6.1%
Sexy Dadbod X-tra IPA
ByGeorge Brewing Co. | Munising | DIPA | 9.1%
Judy’s Big Booty
Drifa Brewing Company | Marquette | NEIPA | 6.5%
North Grove Brewers | Montague | American IPA | 5.5%
Upper Peninsula Brewing Company | Negaunee | NEIPA | 7%
BBA Oktoberfest Lager
Ascension Brewing | Novi | Oktoberfest | Unknown ABV
Block Brewing Company | Howell | Märzen | 6%
Operation Stein Grabber
Copper Hop Brewing Company | St. Clair Shores | Märzen | 5.2%
Five Shores Brewing | Beulah | Märzen | 6%
Two Roots Brewing Co | San Diego, CA (production in Auburn Hills) | NA Beer | 0%
Barrel Aged Barbaric Yawp
Blackrocks Brewery | Marquette | Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy | 11%
Cognition Brewing Company | Ishpeming | Imperial Stout | Unknown ABV
Imperial Peanuts and Crackerjack
The Mitten Brewing Company | Grand Rapids | Imperial Porter | 11.8%
Imperial Toasted Marshmallow Stout
Rochester Mills Production Brewery | Auburn Hills | Imperial Stout | 7.5%
BA De Peche Monk
Saugatuck Brewing Company | Saugatuck | Belgian Tripel | 10.5%
Check out all the beers here. Which beer are you looking forward to at the festival?