Local wineries and breweries are cracking opening their best bottles for the 3rd annual Niles Craft Brew & Wine Festival this week.
The festival is at Riverfront Park in Niles, on Friday, July 29th from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and is hosted by the Four Flags Area Chamber Of Commerce.
Over 20 Michigan craft breweries and 10 local wineries around Michiana will showcase their beverages. Guests can enjoy food, live music, and activities like life-size beer pong and cornhole.
Additional full glasses of beer of wine can also be purchased.
Some of the featured breweries include: White Flame Brewing Co., Saugatuck Brewing Co, Frankenmuth Brewery, Rochester Mills Beer Co., Round Barn Brewery, Silver Harbor Brewing Co.
Sister Lakes Brewing Company is the newest brewery to come to the festival. Their philosophy is, “Fostering community one pint at a time.”
Sister Lakes Brewing Company is the newest brewery to come to the festival. The business is owned by the Morin brothers who have deep family ties to the area. Their philosophy is, “Fostering community one pint at a time.”
They will be showcasing two of their beers, with locally grown hops.
“We’re right next to the fire station here and every day at noon and six the whistle blows and it shakes the building basically so we have a Noon and Six O’Clock Whistle beer,” says owner Brian Morin.
Featured wineries include but not limited to: Lazy Ballerina, Crane's, Round Barn Winery, And Tabor Hill Winery.
Advanced tickets are $20 online and can be purchased online at Eventbrite and include cost of admission, exclusive 2016 souvenir glass, and five tastes of delicious craft beer or wine. Tickets are $25 at the gate.
Tickets can also be at Niles Martins Supermartket located at 720 S 11th St, Niles, MI 49120.
The event is 21 and older. No pets will be allowed.