Pure Ludington BrrrewFest

January 26, 2019

A sure-fire way to beat cabin fever is with Ludington's premier winter event... the Pure Ludington Brrrewfest! It will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1-6pm in Ludington's Rotary Park. In 2017, more than 30 brewers came to Ludington to offer patrons a taste of the best and most unique flavors of beer from all around Michigan.

Tickets are $25/person in advance online or $30/at door, and include six drink tokens and a 5 oz. commemorative tasting glass. Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.com. Live music will be provided by Rusty Horse, with the opening act by Mike Lenich.

The beneficiary is Friends of the Ludington State Park.

Participating breweries from 2018 included:

  • Arbor Brewing Co.
  • Austin Brothers
  • Bell's
  • Big Hart Brewing Co.
  • Blake's Hard Cider
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Callarman's
  • Elk Brewing
  • Farmhaus Cider Co.
  • Fetch Brewing Co.
  • Founder's
  • Great Mead Hall & Brewing Company
  • Jamesport Brewing Company
  • Love Wines
  • Ludington Bay Brewing
  • Mountain Town Brewing Co.
  • Perrin Brewing Co.
  • Ridge Cider
  • Roak Brewing Co.
  • Rochester Mills Brewing Co.
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co.
  • Shorts Brewing Company
  • Starving Artist
  • St. Ambrose Cellars
  • Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen
  • Stormcloud Brewing
  • Virtue Cider

Other Activities

A Boozy Breakfast kicks off the day at Barley & Rye from 9-11am. The event features a variety of dishes such as breakfast bowls, quesadillas, burritos and biscuits and gravy. Drink specials like beer-mosas, mimosas, Bloody Marys, Irish coffees and a few other fun cocktails will also be offered. Barley & Rye will also have their traditional cocktails and some non-alcoholic options.

Snowshoeing/cross country skiing is available at the Ludington State Park. Guided snowshoe hikes are at 2pm and 6p, with the evening hike along a lantern-lit trail. Several snowshoes are available for borrowing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meet at the warming shelter for the 90-mninute hike.

Winter biking A 4.3 mile fat tire single track trail is groomed by the Shoreline Cycling Club at the Ludington School Forest, off Sherman Street/Tinkham Avenue and Jebavy Drive. The School Forest also offers a sledding hill and a walking path for cross country skiing and showshoeing.

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Craft Beer is Big Business

Ludington is making a name for itself with two breweries in town and other popular bars. Ludington is also the venue for the Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival, usually held mid-August and Downtown Ludington's Octoberfest.

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