10th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival

Saturday - May 23, 2015

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment from Sweetwater Blues Band and The RockShow Band while sampling over 75 of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held outdoors, slopeside. This year, be sure to check out the Car EVent with award-wining British cars from the 1940's-1980 and the latest Electric Vehicles on the market!

Breweries and Brat Vendors Listed Below!


VIP Access: 3-4pm
Beer and Brat Festival: 4-8pm


Day of Admission

• $30, includes 5 tokens
• Additional tokens: $2 each
• Children 2 years old and under are free
• Admission includes commemorative glass, while they last.

Buy Online and Save - AVAILABLE UNTIL 11:59PM FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015. 

Buy Admission Online and in Advance to Save
• $25, includes 5 tokens and a commemorative drinking glass while supplies last

Must purchase online admission by Friday, May 22, 2015. Tickets are non-refundable.

Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at the Front Desk located at Crystal Mountain in the Inn at the Mountain starting 9am on Monday, May 18, 2015.

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VIP Admission - SOLD OUT

• $40, includes 10 tokens
• Early entrance to festival - 3pm
• Admission includes commemorative drinking glass and t-shirt (while supplies last)

Limited number of VIP passes available.


Additional tokens cost $2 each and are available for purchase during the festival.
Two Tokens: One whole brat or full glass of beer
One Token: One half brat or half glass of beer

Festival Packages

Michigan Beer & Brat Festival Lodging Package
Starting at $99 per adult, per night. Includes:
• VIP Admission to Beer & Brat Festival
• $10 in event tokens per adult, valid towards beverages and food
• One souvenir glass per adult
• One event t-shirt per adult
• Breakfast daily
• Nightly lodging

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Birdies & Beers

Saturday May 23 | 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. 


3-5pm: Sweetwater Blues Band

 5:30-8pm: 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.

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 (3pm-4pm) 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.


• 4-8pm: $35
• $5 multiple child discount

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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