Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Palace Sports & Entertainment Presents 2nd Annual Michigan Beer Fest - Saturday, June 14 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston

Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) is celebrating great beers from nearly four dozen breweries and hosting an online contest to name an exclusive craft beer at the second annual Michigan Beerfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Saturday, June 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets, $30 in advance and $35 at the door, are on sale now at, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Parking is included in the price.

Patrons receive tickets for 10 four-ounce beer samples to taste beers from over 50 regional and national breweries. There will also be a “designated driver” ticket for $10 that includes two non-alcoholic beverages. Beerfest will also showcase craft beer seminars; live music; and a variety of food trucks.

Detroit-based Atwater Brewery and PS&E are co-hosting a contest to name an exclusive craft beer, awarding the winner “Beer for a Year” and two passes to this year’s Michigan Beer Fest. Applicants 21 years and older submitted their name for the craft beer and a panel of judges will narrow the entries down to three finalists. The public will decide the grand prize winner by voting online until May 21. The three finalists and one randomly selected voter will receive two passes to this year’s Michigan Beer Fest.

“As Detroit’s brewery, Atwater is excited to participate and partner with the 2014 Michigan Beerfest and showcase our award winning products to the best beer drinkers in the country,” said Mark F. Rieth, Atwater Brewery Owner. “We enjoy collaborating with other local companies like PS&E to make the experience even better for the public and this is going to be a great one!”


51 North Brewery
Anchor Steam
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
Arbor Brewing Company
Arcadia Ales
Atwater Brewery
Bell’s Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Boston Beer Co,
Boulder Beer
Brewery Vivant
Brooklyn Brewery
Cheboygan Brewing Co.
Cranker’s Brewery
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Falling Down Beer Co.
Founders Brewing Co.
Frankenmuth Brewery
Goose Island Brewery
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Griffin Claw Brewing Co.
Harpoon Brewery
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Liberty Street Brewing Co.
Magic Hat Brewing Co
McKenzie's Hard Cider
Millking it Productions
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
North Peak Brewing Co.
Perrin Brewing
Right Brain Brewery
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Round Barn Brewery
Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Shiner Bock
Short’s Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing Co.
Superior Lakes Mead
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Tommyknocker Brewery
Uncle John's Cider Mill
Vandermill Ciders
Vermont Hard Cider Co.
Virtue Cider

But there’s more than beer:

• Select breweries will participate in a “Tap Takeover” – every hour a different brewery (to be announced) will be highlighted at the “takeover,” offering samples of a limited supply of a featured brew;

• Food trucks from Dago Joe’s, El Guapo Grill, Mac Shack, People's Pierogi Collective, Shimmy Shack and strEAT mobile bistro;

• And vintage truck lovers will get a chance to check out refurbished and repurposed, mint condition trucks from Powers Distributing – the only drivable 1946 Mack Truck in the world, a 1936 Chevrolet and a 1952 Dodge.

Proceeds from the Michigan Beerfest will benefit Lighthouse PATH, one of the three program subsidiaries of Lighthouse of Oakland County empowerment program which provides two years of transitional housing in a safe and structured environment that offers homeless mothers an opportunity to rebuild their lives by helping them gain the skills needed for future success. They will have representatives on site to provide craft beer samplings. For more information on Lighthouse PATH, go to

Michigan Beerfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre is part of the Belle Tire Concert Series.

About Lighthouse of Oakland County: Lighthouse of Oakland County and its three program subsidiaries (Lighthouse Emergency Services, Lighthouse PATH and Lighthouse Community Development) have been providing services to low-income individuals, seniors and families in southeast Michigan since 1972. They offer a continuum of programs and services to help people reach their goal of financial stability and self-sufficiency. Lighthouse PATH is a transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently.

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