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Hop on This Northern Michigan Beer Tour

Submitted by on June 6, 2011 – 6:00 amOne Comment

If you’re taking a Road Trip for Beer in Northern Michigan later this month, you might want to park your vehicle and hop on this beer tour to some of the region’s craft breweries.

Here’s the info from the organizers:

Image courtesy of Promote MichiganJoin us on the first ever tour of its kind in Northern Michigan – one designed specifically for the craft beer lover. With a heavy focus on tasting, the Great Northern Beer Tour will sample beer in the breweries, taprooms and even a hops field of some of the country’s most accomplished and dedicated brewers.

Set amongst the stunning backdrop of Northern Michigan and the Old Mission Peninsula, the Great Northern Beer Tour aims to inspire Michigan’s craft beer lovers. With tastings conducted by the experts from four distinct and well-loved breweries, we will learn more than just the basics of making and enjoying craft beer.

We will start the tour by visiting the Short’s brewing facility in Elk Rapids for a tasting and lesson in brewing from one of Northern Michigan’s most innovative brewers. Then we will head over to the Old Mission Peninsula where we will walk in a hops field and learn about the beautiful little clusters that have been flavoring beers for well over a millennia.

Next, we will head to the Jolly Pumpkin restaurant to taste both Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak seasonal and annuals in a historic setting in the stunning Bowers Harbor on the West Bay. And we will top things off by visiting the eclectic Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City’s Warehouse District. For a day filled with lagers, stouts, pilsners, IPAs, porters and a cask ale or two, call By The Bay Tours at 231-932-1065 to purchase tickets.

Included in the tour cost are tastings at every stop, transportation including Traverse City hotel pick-up/drop-off, all tours and tasting information with goodies along the way. Additional tastings along with beer to go and merchandise will be available to purchase along the way.

For any questions, please email tour designer Bob Lovik at rlovik@hotmail.com.  Cheers!

The Great Northern Beer Tour

Sunday June 26, 2011,  noon to 5 p.m.

$65 per person

By The Bay Tours

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  • Grant says:

    This sounds like a pretty legit tour. Too bad my annual trip north god knocked out this year! I’ll have to give it a go next summer!

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