(Frankenmuth, MI) The 16th Annual World Expo of Beer is set to take place May 20 & 21, 2011 held rain or shine inside the Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park in Frankenmuth. The event has been hugely popular in Mid-Michigan and throughout the entire state for the past 16 years
The World Expo of Beer began in 1996 under the helm of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. In February of 2003, the Frankenmuth Jaycees took over operation of the Beer Expo with the goal of raising money for community efforts. The Jaycees have been wildly successful in their endeavors and they are having fun again in 2011 raising more money for the community while bringing beer enthusiasts and visitors to one of Michigan’s premier destinations.
Highlights this year include an expanded sampling area to provide a comfortable experience for even more fest goers. The event has also partnered with BuyMichiganNow.com to put the spotlight on its Michigan Brewery participants. Now you can look for the Buy Michigan Now logo on Michigan Brewery booths to find your favorite Michigan beer! This year we will also have the World Beer Pong Tour Championship Qualifier Event hosted by Snafu Sports.
The World Expo of Beer (WEB) has become one of the premier brewing competitions in the Midwest. This year, a number of Cask Ales will be available from breweries around the state of Michigan. The Certified Beer Judging part of the event was the biggest ever with more than 400 entries. Fest goers will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite at the event for the coveted "People’s Choice" award.
Great food is always expected at the WEB and this year our vendors are back with even more choices and a larger food area. But it’s not just about tasting beer or eating well; as a fundraising event for the community it is a unique opportunity to have fun helping dozens of worthy causes.
Hours for the 2011 World Expo of Beer are 5:00PM until 10:00PM on Friday, May 20 and 3:00PM until 10:00PM on Saturday, May 21. The event is limited to guests that are 21 years of age or older. The event is located in Heritage Park (at the north end, 601 Weiss Street) in Frankenmuth. The $7 cover charge includes admission and a souvenir sampling mug. 4oz samples are 4 for $5. There will be free shuttle service to and from the World Expo of Beer and many Frankenmuth hotels and the official after party at Sullivan’s Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill. Enjoy the samples responsibly!
Don’t miss this great community fundraising event hosted by the Frankenmuth Jaycees!