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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Michigan Beer and Brat Festival is back! Join our 15th annual celebration of Michigan made food and craft beverages happening Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets.


Token Admission

VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. Ages 3 and under are free. This year, guests will pick up a token for festival admission. Tokens are designated with your appropriate festival entry time (either 3pm or 4pm). Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Guests will then be provided a color coded wristband to verify age and admission.

Tokens are available for pick up May 16 - 28 at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your token on Saturday, May 28, they will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.

VIP Admission - SOLD OUT!

$75 per person. Includes early festival access (3pm), one 8oz beer glass, one lanyard glass holder, 20 event tickets and two special edition beers.

General Admission

Includes one 8oz beer glass and 10 event tickets. Admission begins at 4pm.

April 5 - May 27: $50 per person
Day Of: $60 per person


Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor, brats, soda, water, and delicious sides! No refunds.

Full Pour: 3 - 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets

*Some specialty craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, and liquor may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.


TC Knuckleheads , 3-5pm

The TC Knuckleheads are a fun-loving group of musicians that play great rhythm and blues, classic and current rock and country. They're ready to get the party started!

Jedi Mind Trip , 5:30-8pm

Jedi Mind Trip is a rock and roll band playing your favorite hits from the 70's, 80's and today! If you're ready to dance and rock out, you won't be disappointed. 

Participating Vendors


Saugatuck Brewing Company
Tapistry Brewing
Beards Brewery
Uncle John’s Hard Cider
Draught Horse Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.
Bell's Brewery
Iron Fish Distillery
Stormcloud Brewing Company
Brewery Terra Firma
Black Star Farms
Five Shores Brewing
Atwater Brewery
North Channel Brewing Co.
St. Ambrose Cellars
Boss Cider
MiddleCoast Brewing Company
Ludington Bay Brewing
Upper Hand Brewery
North Peak Brewing Company
Blackrocks Brewery
Blake's Hard Cider Co.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales


Honor Family Market
Mikowski's Meat, Market & Deli
Maxbauer's Meat Market

Free Benzie Bus Rides

In addition to our resort shuttles that can transport guests to and from their resort accommodations, Benzie Bus will also provide free rides for festival attendees in the local area. Please schedule your ride by calling 231-325-3000 .

See the Benzie Bus schedule below:

To Crystal Mountain        
Frankfort Family Fare 2pm 3:10pm 4:20pm  
Beulah Depot 2:10pm 3:20pm 4:30pm  
Benzie Bus Station 2:20pm 3:30pm 4:40pm  
Crystal Mountain 2:40pm 3:50pm 5pm  
From Crystal Mountain        
Crystal Mountain 5:10pm 6:10pm 7:10pm 8:10pm
Benzie Bus Station 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm
Beulah Depot 5:40pm 6:40pm 7:40pm 8:40pm
Frankfort Family Fare 5:50pm 6:50pm 7:50pm 8:50pm

Coolers and backpacks are not permitted on the festival grounds. Not outside alcohol is allowed in the festival. No pets allowed. Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur regardless of the weather conditions. If you cannot attend for any reason, you may sell or transfer your ticket to someone else.

Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcohol 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 choose 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. Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. 


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