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Hire a guide for a beer festival experience

Submitted by on July 16, 2010 – 4:00 am7 Comments

Image courtesy of Promote MichiganEverest climbers have their Sherpas, and fishing boats have their captains. So why wouldn’t beer adventurers have their own guides?

The Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti will offer this service to beer lovers who may be overwhelmed by the different breweries, beers and styles offered.

The Beer Adventurer Guides will be volunteers, who will get into the festival free and share their knowledge of Michigan breweries, beers and beer styles with those who sign up for the service.

You and a group of up to four other members will arrive at the festival, come in the VIP entrance and meet with your Adventurer Guide. After discussing which beers, styles or breweries you’d like to sample, you’ll assemble a “battle plan” for the group and go forth.

Your group will then take their sampling cups, hit the tastings you’ve decided on, and then come back together in about an hour to discuss what you’ve found.

The Beer Adventurer tour costs another $10 on top of the festival ticket, but it sounds like it would be well worth it for the craft beer novice or an aficionado who might be unfamiliar with the festival’s offerings.

The Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival will be Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24. The Beer Adventurer experience will be available Saturday only. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at gate, if available, for Friday and
$35 in advance or $40 at gate, if available, for Saturday. For more information, click here.

If you are interested in being a Beer Adventurer guide, go here, or if you want to be guided, click on this link.

For information on other volunteer opportunities, check out this link.

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