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People From All Over Michigan Participate In Winter Beer Festival

Winter time is the perfect time to hold a beer festival in Mid-Michigan

January 30, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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Beer connoisseurs from all over Michigan came together at Lumber Barons Charcoal Grill & Brew Pub on Saturday, January 23, 2010 for Mid Michigan's Winter Beer Tasting Festival.

The event was held in the Ballroom and conference Center, Located inside the Dore Riverview Complex on historical Midland Street, Bay City.

Connoisseurs from Sterling Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw, Lansing, Warren, Frankenmuth, Port Huron, Grand Rapids and more traveled to Bay City for the opportunity to sample a variety of Beers from all over as well as local breweries.

Beer connoisseurs complimented the Dore Riverview's Geneviene room as being the perfect spot for the event and the best view of Bay City!

LUMBER BARONS featured Brewed Beers were: Rauchoier, IPA, Hefe Weizen, Oatmeal Stout, Red Ale and the famous Toughman Doppelbock

(Right) Marty Rapnicki, Director of Brewery Operations at Lumber Barons Brew Pub was overwhelmed with the turn out. Rapnicki said, "The attendance far surpassed beer festival we've ever held in the summer. Looks like winter time is the perfect time to hold a beer festival in Mid-Michigan."

Rapnicki continued, "You can bet we will shoot for January of next year for this annual event."

Beer sampling from all over included:
  • Arcadia Brewing Company
  • B Necktar Meadery
  • Black Forest Brewhaus
  • Dragon Mead
  • Europe
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Lumber Barons'
  • Michigan Brewing Co.
  • Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
  • Redwood Lodge
  • Samual Smith's
  • Sirra Neveda Brewing Co.
  • Tri-City Brewing Co.
  • Unibroue
  • Waldorf's Bistro

  • (Above L/R) Brewery Representative, Jim Brown and Pat Hyde, Jeff Russel, Kristin Russell

    (Above L/R) Dan McShane, Frank Zynda, Andy Fontana, Joe Lawrance, Barb Bauer,

    (Above) Erik Harms, Brewer, from Dragonmead Microbrewery, Warren Michigan

    (Above) Jay Green, Mike Hoepfner (Tower Solutions) and Rachele Hyde

    (Above Left) Cass River Homebrew Club member Jason Baker (Above Right) Dave Shaw holds up a growler from Black Forest in Frankenmuth

    (Above) JeanAnn DeShano, Deb Banaszak, Barb Baase, Virg Banaszak, Jerry DeShano, Wendy and Doug Warner

    (Above) Volunteers from Cass River Homebrew Club Karen Sweet and Pam Taylor smile for MyBayCity cameras

    (Above) Paul Krzysiak says Hi to along with Natalie Roznowski, Bill Stevenson and Dave Roznowski

    (Above Left) Volunteers, Kitty & Ron Morse of Saginaw. Michigan Brewing Co. (Above Right) Chris Sprague, Tri-City Brewing Co.

    (Above) Members of Cass River Homebrew Club volunteers, (L/R) Robert Walker, Pat Hyde, Jeff Russel.

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS On TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010. Join Lumber Barons for BEER STUDIES Featuring Belgium Beer, a Three Course Dinner with four beers for $15.00 Call Marty Rapnicki for More info: 891.0100


    Toughman BEER Shirts available at Lumber Barons!

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