The region’s largest cask ale festival - "The craft beer of craft beer". Over 25 casks of real ale from around the country available all at one time.
We created the Michigan Cask Ale Festival a number of years ago to showcase a third kind of beer beyond conventional draft and bottle: cask ale, also known as real ale. This event requires months of planning and working through our strong relationships with brewers and distributors. We personally deliver our own casks to breweries for them to fill with unique, fresh beer from around the country and then put it all together the first Saturday in May at this, the largest festival of its kind anywhere in Michigan. It’s a lot of work, but we think when you taste these beers you’ll agree with us that it’s worth it.
The list of beers is still developing. Brewers include: Bell’s, Founders, Short’s, Vivant, Green Flash, Latitude 42, Odd Sides, Blue Point, Greenbush, Heavy Seas. The list goes on. Visit the Festival’s web-site and check updates on Facebook
Live music throughout the Festival. Located in the beer garden next to Ashley’s.