Partners producing craft beer festival


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A craft beer festival in the region is hosting more than 80 breweries from Michigan and across the U.S.

The fourth-annual Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.

The festival is being presented by Wings Event Center and Townsquare Media.

Attendees will be able to sample more than 250 types of beers, meads and ciders, such as Boatyard Brewing Co.'s New England IPA and Roak Brewing's Cucumber IPA.

Food trucks will also be present at the festival, including ‘Q It Up, Twisted Tail Catering, Kalamazoo Pizza Company, Dulac’s River Dogs and Nick’s Gyros.

The festival will also feature activities like corn hole, presented by Kalamazoo Corn Hole, and keg curling, run by the Kalamazoo Derby Darlins.

Designated drivers are encouraged for all groups attending, as well as taxis, Uber and Lyft rides. Cars parked at the event center overnight will not be ticketed. Mobile homes can park in the center’s parking lot, but there is not a hookup for water or electricity. Re-entry to the event is not permitted after a person leaves.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Wings Event Center box office.

Participating breweries

Boatyard Brewing Company
B. Nektar
Grand Armory Brewing
Final Gravity Brewing Company
The Distant Whistle Brewhouse
Great Mead Hall and Brewing Co.
Lucky Girl Brewing Company
Creston Brewery
Cranker’s Brewery
Gonzo’s Biggdogg Brewing
New Holland Brewing Co.
Brite Eyes Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Dragonmead Brewery
Brooks Brewing
Lansing Brewing Company
Black Dragon Meadery
Short’s Brewing Company
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
Odd Side Ales
Silver Harbor Brewing
Barn Brewers Brewery
Kelsey Block Brewing Company
Atwater Brewery
Roak Brewing Co.
Cellar Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Arcadia Brewing Co.
One Well Brewing
Brewery Vivant
Virtue Ciders
Forbidden Fruit Ciders
Beards Brewery
Blake’s Hard Cider
Bell’s Brewery
Schmohz Brewing Co.
Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Rochester Mills
Arclight Brewing Company
Rupert’s Brew House
Texas Corners Brewing Company
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Ridge Cider Co.
Cotton Brewing Company
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Griffin Claw Brewing
Uncle John’s Cider
Alpine Brewing
Alaskan Brewing
Anchor Brewing
Brooklyn Brewing
Cider Boys
Green Flash Brewing
Leinenkugel Brewing
Nebraska Brewing
Revolution Brewing
Shiner Brewing
Spencer Brewing
Uinta Brewing
Right Brain Brewery
Ironbark Brewing Company
Elk Brewing
Rogue Ales and Spirits
Founders Brewing Company
Perrin Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing
Haymarket Brewing
North Coast Brewing
Boulevard Brewing
Big Sky Brewing
Sam Adams
Dogfish Head
Sierra Nevada
Southern Tier
Maui Brewing
Heavy Seas Brewing

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