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News Release: ST. JOSEPH, MICH. HEATS UP THE SEASON WITH WINTER BEER FEST SATURDAY, JAN. 26

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December 28, 2018

ST. JOSEPH, MICH. HEATS UP THE SEASON WITH WINTER BEER FEST SATURDAY, JAN. 26 - Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 2

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — On Jan. 26, St. Joseph Today invites everyone 21 years and older to come out of hibernation and meet friends at this lakeside destination during the fourth annual outdoor St. Joe Winter Beer Fest sponsored by The Buck Burgers and Brew and Re/Max by the Lake. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m., at the corner of Broad St. and Lake Blvd. in St. Joseph, Mich.

Southwest Michigan is a year-round craft beer destination. “January in Michigan is a perfect time to celebrate the craft brew industry.” Said Ken Kozminski, owner of The Buck Burgers and Brews, “There will be a great mix of both regional and local brewers (16) bringing some outstanding specialty brews to this event. Expect to sample some of the best beers ever brewed and some never brewed before.”

With tickets limited to only 850 available, Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “This is one of the hottest tickets around. People come from all over the region to participate in this awesome fest.” They are $35 in advance and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. January 2nd. Ticket price includes: admission, tasting cup, 12 tokens (one token per sample), entertainment courtesy of JellieFish Productions, and winter comradery. Food will be available for purchase from Nosh Village and Twisted Dawg. Festival attendees can order tickets online at themendelcenter.com or purchase them at the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center, 301 State St. 

Zapal expects that beer fans will be excited about the lineup of Michigan breweries planned for the festival. Breweries include: Barn Brewers, Bell’s Brewery, Big Lake Brewing, Black Dragon Meadery, Ellison Brewery, Founders Brewing Co., The Livery, North Pier Brewing Co., Old Nation Brewery, Round Barn Brewery, Short’s Brewing Co., Silver Harbor Brewing Co., Sister Lakes Brewing Co., Tapistry Brewing Co., Watermark Brewing Co., and Waypost Brewing Co. 

Thank you to The Buck Burgers and Brew, Beaudoin Electrical Construction, Re/Max by the Lake, and SWMI Brew Tours for their sponsorship of Winter Beer Fest and for their support of our community. 

Stay the weekend in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Come into town a day early for the 7th Annual Downtown Chili Tour on Friday, January 25. Whether visitors like their chili mild or fiery hot, their chili-inspired desserts simply sweet or sweet and spicy, or toasty hot beverages, they will find more than 25 ways to chase away the chill.

To learn more about this and other winter events, contact St. Joseph Today.  Visit stjoetoday.com, facebook.com/stjoetoday or call 269-985-1111.

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.