11th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival

Saturday - May 28, 2016

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling over 75 of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held outdoors, slopeside. 

2015 event information below!


Birdies & Beers | 10AM-2PM            

On Mountain Ridge golf course, on hole #2, a Stormcloud Brewing representative offering opportunities to win prizes like brewery swag and gift cards! Specialty craft beers will be offered on all beverage carts during golf course hours Saturday. Stormcloud beer will be offered at the Plaza BBQ at Kinlochen. 


Sweetwater Blues Band

The Rock Show

2015 Participating Breweries:


2015 Participating Brat Vendors:

Honor Family Market
Pleva's Meat Market
Buntings Cedar Market
Maxbauer Market
Kelly's Venison
Kaleva Meats
Walt's Smokehouse
Sander's Meats

Stay tuned for more participating Breweries and Brat Vendors!

Beer available while supplies last.

Back to Future Car EVent

This year, joining our traditional British car collection on display during the festival will be a series of Electric Vehicles (EVs). British car owners and auto-technology industry representatives will be available for questions and viewing of the vehicles during the V.I.P. portion of the Beer & Brat Festival for V.I.P. ticket holders. Cars will remain on display throughout the remainder of the Beer & Brat Festival until 8pm. 

Camp & Craft Childcare

Let our Camp & Crafts program entertain your child while you Beer and Brat! This childcare program is open to children ages 12 and under. Camp and Crafts program includes age appropriate crafts and games. Dinner included : Hot dogs, chips and watermelon.

Advanced reservations required. Please call the Park at Water's Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcoholic consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who chose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available.

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