The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) has published the 2016 edition of Michigan. The Great Beer State.® The 78-page magazine which identifies a record 205-member breweries and detailed listings for each of those members which identifies those properties which offer brewery tours, outdoor seating, live music and more. A pull-out map, which identifies all member breweries from coast to coast to coast, is also included. The publication is also available online in PDF format, available on MiBeer.com.
“We are pleased to release our annual promotional publication and we hot it will be useful to anyone seeking a fresh, local pint of Michigan craft beer,” said MBG Executive Director Scott Graham.
Among the pages of The Great Beer State, Michigan craft beer fans will find articles about the Guild’s commitment to protecting the craft beer industry in Michigan; insider tips for attending each of the Guild’s four popular festivals; suggestions on cooking with craft beer; words to the Michigan Beer Fight Song; information about how to acquire MiBeer merchandise and details on how to support the Guild as an Enthusiast Member.
The Michigan Brewers Guild was formed in 1997 and held its first festival in July 1998. Today, the Guild hosts four festivals dedicated exclusively to Michigan craft beer produced by its more than 200 member breweries. One of those festivals is the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival Feb. 26 – 27 at Fifth Third Ballpark
The association is a network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20 percent of the market by 2025.
Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”