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‘Beer in the Buff Festival’ planned for New Buffalo

April 21, 2018 GMT

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. — Looking for a way to try some of the best local/regional craft beers Michigan has to offer? Then it’s time to purchase a ticket for New Buffalo’s inaugural “Beer in the Buff Festival” held in Lions Park on Satufay from 1 to 5 p.m., with VIP entrance from noon to 1 p.m.

“A lot of people love the name “Beer in the Buff” but have been a bit confused thinking it’s a nudist festival, not so,” said Cathi Rogers, producer of the New Buffalo Business Association event. “It’s a tongue and cheek reference to our city name (New) Buff (alo).”

The craft beer fest will offer more than 15 Michigan breweries sampling over 60 different beers, ciders and meads including: Arclight Brewing Company, Black Dragon Meadery, Blake’s Hard Cider Co., Grand Armory Brewing, Greenbush Brewing Co., Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, North Pier Brewing Company, Odd Side Ales, Old Nation Brewing Co., Perrin Brewing Company, Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, and Tapistry Brewing. Special Guest for VIP tasting: Journeyman Distillery


Food offerings such as Beer/Cheese Soup in a Pretzel Bowl, Beer Brats, Fire-over Pizza and more will be available from Classic Catering for purchase inside the festival along with cold coffee and sodas. The music lineup of Johnny V, Jeff Robinson and Keith Scott, all playing their blend of rock, soul, and blues favorites will keep everyone entertained. A select group of vendors will be on hand selling beer related goods including soap, leather items, glasses, T-shirts and more.

Supporters are Classic Catering, Journeyman Distillery, Fusion Design Group, Four Winds Casino, Coldwell Banker Residential, Horizon Bank, Beer Church Brewing Co., and Equilibrium Fitness.

Tickets are on sale at Event brite/beerinthebuff.

$10 + fee Designated Drivers

• Unlimited pop and water

$70 + fee VIP Enthusiasts Package includes:

• Entrance 1 hour early at noon, special or exclusive beers tastings (noon to 1 p.m.)

• Journeyman Distillery spirit tastings (noon to 1 p.m.)

• Special Giveaway from Journeyman Distillery (entered automatically at purchase)

• Commemorative beer glass

• Exclusive Beer in the Buff T-shirt

• 12 tasting tickets after VIP time (3 oz. pours)

$40 + fee General Entrance

• Entrance from 1 to 5 p.m.

• Commemorative beer glass

• Pretzels


• 10 tasting tickets (3 oz. pours)

Beer in the Buff Fest utilizes drink tickets and specially marked cups to ensure compliance with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the festival – 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20.

This is a 21 and over only event – Valid ID is required regardless of age. No dogs allowed unless service animal. For more info, visit newbuffalo.org, facebook.com/beerinthebuff or call (888) 660-6222.

The event will take place at the L­ion’s Beachfront Park, New Buffalo. Free parking in the beach lot.