Craft brewers gear up for 'The Art of Beer Festival'

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Benton Township, MI The 8th annual Art of the Beer Festival is one week away.

Beer lovers from across the region will gather at The Mendel Center for a celebration of craft beers and ciders.

Chris Mason, of Watermark Brewing, and Mike Nadolski, Executive Director of The Mendel Center, joined Maria Catanzarite on 16 Saturday Morning to tell us about the festival.

The Art of Beer festival will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 5- 9p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Admission includes 12 beer tastes, $10 in food, a collectible festival pint glass and the evening's entertainment.

Designated driver tickets are available for $20, which includes two non-alcoholic beverages, $10 food samples, a collectible festival pint glass and entertainment.

Tickets can be purchases at or by calling the Mendel Center Box Office at 269-927-1221.

You must be 21 or older to attend the event.