Highlands Resort to host brew-ski festival March 12th

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 4, 2011 8:45 am

Boyne Highlands Resort in Michigan is hosting the second annual Brew-Ski Festival on Saturday, March 12 fand eatures over 100 craft beers, music, brats on the grill, sun soaking and a day of spring skiing.

Tasting is available 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and admission to the tent is free. The slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and event goers can roam in and out of the tented area. Following the outdoor fun, the party continues at the resort’s legendary Zoo Bar where live music can be heard by the Aaron Vaughn Band.

Craft brewers throughout Michigan and beyond gather in a large tent at the base of the slopes to serve up samples of their premium brews at this outdoor festival. A massive ice bar serves as center stage from which pale ales, stouts, porters, lagers and wheat beers are delivered for tasting. Sampling tickets are $2 each and good for 4-ounce pours. Participating breweries include Short’s Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, New Holland Brewing Co., North Peak Brewing Co., Ann Arbor Brewing Co., Arcadia Ales, among others. For a complete list, click here.

A Brew-Ski Festival weekend package offering a Friday night hors d’oeuvres reception, two nights’ hotel lodging, breakfast daily, a Saturday and Sunday lift ticket, t-shirt, pint glass and five drink tickets starts at $233 per person.

For reservations and more information, please call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963) or visit BOYNE.com.