St. Joseph Heats Up the Season with Winter Beer Fest

Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 3
On Jan. 27, St. Joseph Today invites everyone 21 years and older to come out of hibernation and meet friends at this lakeside destination during the third annual outdoor Winter Beer Fest presented by The Buck Burgers and Brew. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m., at the corner of Broad St. and Lake Blvd. in St. Joseph, Mich.
Ken Kozminski, owner of The Buck Burgers and Brew said, “Southwest Michigan is a four-season craft brew destination and we are more than excited to launch our third event. January in Michigan is a perfect time to celebrate the craft brew industry. We have a great mix of both regional and local brewers (16) bringing some outstanding specialty brews to this event. Expect to sample some of the best beers ever brewed and some never brewed before."
With tickets limited to only 850 available, Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “This is one of the hottest tickets around. People come from all over the region to participate in this awesome fest.” They are $35 in advance and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. January 3rd. Ticket price includes: admission, tasting cup, 12 tokens (one token per sample), entertainment courtesy of JellieFish Productions, and winter comradery. Festival attendees can order tickets online at or purchase them at the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center, 301 State St.
Kozminski expects that beer fans will be excited about the lineup of Michigan breweries planned for the festival. Breweries include: Arclight Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, Blackrocks Brewery, Black Dragon Meadery, Founders Brewing Co., Grand Armory Brewing Co., Greenbush Brewing Co., The Livery, North Pier Brewing Co., Old Nation Brewing Co., Round Barn Brewery, Shorts Brewing Co., Silver Harbor Brewing Co., Sister Lakes Brewing Co., Tapistry Brewing Co., and Watermark Brewing Co.
Thank you to The Buck Burgers and Brew, Beaudoin Electrical Construction, SWMI Brew Tours, and the KitchenAid Senior PGA for their sponsorship of Winter Beer Fest and for their support of our community.
To learn more about this and other winter events, contact St. Joseph Today. Visit, or call 269-985-1111.
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