Celebrate Michigan Wine and Beer at Michigan International Speedway, May 9th

Celebrate Michigan Wine and Beer at Michigan International Speedway, May 9th
Michigan Wine & Beer Fest May 9, 2015 | Photo Courtesy of Experience Jackson
Wine Pour at Michigan Wine & Beer Fest Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Photo Courtesy of Experience Jackson

Local Michigan-made beverages are a point a pride for us Michiganders. We love our Michigan craft beer and wine, and we take every opportunity to celebrate it. Michigan Wine & Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson, May 9th at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, provides another great opportunity to celebrate.

Tickets are $30 and include $10 worth of tasting tokens. Other activities include wine and food pairings, Hot Laps Rides around the track, concessions, food trucks, and arts & crafts vendors. This event lasts from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and is for guests 21 and older only. With over 30 wineries and over 20 breweries to sample, you are bound to find your new favorite drink!

With over 100 wineries in the state, it could take weeks to tour (designated driver-led, of course) all of the wine trails throughout the state, such as Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, Wineries of Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula, Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, Sunrise Side Wine Trail, or Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. Or, at the Michigan Wine & Beer Fest, you could sample a few of each, all in one place.

Grand Rapids of course won Best Beer City by USA Today, but there are over 150 breweries and growing throughout Michigan, the Great Beer State. According to The Michigan Beer Fight Song by Fred Bueltmann, you can find Michigan beer “From the U.P. to the mitten… From Motown to the Soo,” and this May in Brooklyn too!

Speedway Stomp 5k paced by Experience Jackson
Speedway Stomp 5k paced by Experience Jackson Friday, May 8

New this year, Speedway Stomp™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson will get the party started early with a 5k for the Michigan wine and beer connoisseur in mind. Speedway Stomp™ registration begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, and the race starts 7 p.m. that evening. Cost is $45 per runner and includes an inaugural finisher’s medal, commemorative event shirt, official timing and scoring bib and results, and a ticket to the Michigan Wine & Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.

What: Michigan Wine & Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson

When: May 9, 2015, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Michigan International Speedway, 12626 US 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230

Who: All Michigan Wine and Beer Connoisseurs 21 and older only

Tickets: $30 Call (800) 354-1010 or click MISpeedway.com.

Bonus: Friday, May 8, Speedway Stomp™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson
$45 per runner and includes tickets for Saturday!

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