Annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival returns to Mt. Pleasant

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Mt. Pleasant Jaycees is hosting its 7th annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival where attendees will be able to enjoy live music and food, and experience different ciders, brews, and wines from around Michigan.

Rachel Blizzard, Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Jaycees and Director of Marketing and Business/Fund Development for McLaren Central Michigan, says they pride themselves on a classy beer tasting event.

“It is just really laid-back, great people, and we have representatives from every single brewery that comes to participate,” says Blizzard.

People living in the Mt. Pleasant community are able to engage safely and freely with other tourists and with the money raised, the Jaycees give back to the community.

Previously, the event has been held in June in the parking lots of Town Center and Jockey Alley, but due to COVID-19, the festival will take place in the fall at Broadway Central in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

There will also be new breweries showcasing their products that have not participated at previous festivals as well as new entertainment.

About 20 breweries will be participating in the event and include Hunter’s Ale House, Four Leaf Brewing, Bell’s Brewery, Third Monk Brewing Company, St. Ambrose Cellars, Mountain Town Station, MiddleCoast Brewing Company, Forbidden Fruit Cider, Collective Arts Brewing, Tri City Brewing Company, Wild Ohio Brewing, Big Lake Brewing, and Blake’s Hard Cider.

To buy tickets for the festival, visit the website at mpbeerfest.com. For pre-event ticket prices, general admission is $25, while VIP is $40. For tickets purchased the day of the event, general admission is $30 and VIP is $45.

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Danielle Patrick is a Chesterfield resident who finds passion in writing about the Mt. Pleasant community. In addition to her freelance work with Epicenter Mt. Pleasant, she also journals for Ignite Donuts and is an editor for Grand Central Magazine. She is set to graduate from Central Michigan University in Dec. 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Follow her on Instagram @_daniellepatrick_.