TRAVERSE CITY, MI—The Beach Bums are excited to host their 1st Annual Microbrew & Wine Festival July 8th and 9th 2011. “A lot of people have been waiting for us to use Wuerfel Park for more than just baseball,” said John Wuerfel. “We have a beautiful facility with parking, restrooms, 20 concession areas, beer and ice cream parlors with seating for 5,000 + people.” We are especially excited to showcase the microbrews and wines made in Michigan. Michigan has some of the finest, if not the finest microbrews and wines in the US.

The festival will host a large number of Michigan microbreweries and wineries offering a wide variety of quality products to sample.  Giveaways are planned for every 15 minutes and contests will be running throughout the event offering guests the opportunity to win a wide variety of merchandise.   Festival logo merchandise, such as t-shirts, hats, glass pints, mugs and more will be available at the park.  The Wuerfel Park Microbrew & Wine Festival kicks off on Friday, July 8th at 3pm and runs until 8pm, and continues Saturday, July 9th from 12 noon until 6pm.

Some of the participating Vendors Include (more being added daily, please visit our website for an up to date list)

Arbor Brewing Company—Ann Arbor, MI
Bell’s Brewery, Inc—Kalamazoo, MI
North Peak Brewing Company—Traverse City, MI
Dark Horse Brewing Company—Marshall, MI
Founders Brewing Company—Grand Rapids, MI
Frankenmuth Brewery—Frankenmuth, MI
Keweenaw Brewing Company—Houghton, MI
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery—Traverse City, MI
Shorts Brewing Company—Bellaire, MI
New Holland Brewing—Holland, MI
Atwater Block Brewery—Detroit, MI
Detroit Brewing Company—Detroit, MI
Michigan Brewing Company—Webberville, MI
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company—Mt. Pleasant, MI
The Livery—Benton Harbor, MI
Schmohz Brewing Company—Grand Rapids, MI
Right Brain Brewery—Traverse City, MI
Arcadia Brewing Company—Battle Creek, MI
Midland Brewing Company—Midland, MI

Black Star Farms Winery—Traverse City, MI
Chateau Chantal—Traverse City, MI
Chateau Grand Traverse—Traverse City, MI
Leelanau Wine Cellars—Omena, MI
Bowers Harbor Vineyard—Traverse City, MI

Tickets for the event will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday, June 1st at the Wuerfel Park ticket office or online.  A sold out event is anticipated and individuals interested in attending are encouraged to order your tickets on June 1st. Take advantage of advance ticket purchase discounts!  For more information on tickets and vendors who will be attending please visit us online or call (231) 943-0100.

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