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  • Beerfest on the Bridge

  • 8/13/2022

    Better than ever...   CRAFT BEER * WINE * CIDER (on a bridge!)




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  • We want to thank our brewers, sponsors, volunteers and community leaders for their commitment to BeerFest on the Bridge.

    There is a lot of good happening throughout the Portland area during this difficult time and we are proud to be a part of this special community.

    Stay safe, be healthy and enjoy your favorite Michigan craft beer, wine and cider with a cozy group of friends

    – we look forward to hosting you on Veteran’s Memorial Bridge again in August 2021.

    Please link here for the formal statement.
    #beeronbridge #inthistogether #craftbeer #localwine

  • Mid-Michigan's Favorite BeerFest Returns         
    Link Here for Tickets and EARLY DEALS!

    Recently voted “Best Local Event” by local beer aficionados, Portland Downtown Executive Director Tina ConnerWellman is excited to be part of #BeerOnBridge.

    "I get to work with great promoters and outstanding volunteers. It’s exciting to see the community come together to welcome visitors from everywhere, all enjoying each other’s company in a fun and inviting environment.  It's easy to see why it was voted ‘Best Local Event.’ Cheers to great tastes!” said ConnerWellman.

    It’s about the people and, of course, the craft beer, wine, cider, soda and, for the first time, spirits - all provided by fermented and distilled artisans including American Fifth Spirits, Arbor Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery, BrickHaven Brewery, ConfluxCity Brewing Company, Cranker’s Brewery, EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, Ellison Brewery, Dark Horse Brewery, Grand Armory Brewing, Lansing Brewing Company, Looking Glass Brewing Company, Leelanau Cellars, Ridge Cider Company, The Sanctuary, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Schmohz Brewery, and Tabor Hill Winery.

    Each year offers a new flavor of this events signature beer, Portland Strong.   

    Unique eats are provided by food trucks and caterers designed to compliment the beer, wine and cider offerings.  Live music by a variety of artists completes the ambiance.  However, it’s about more than the drinks, food and music, according to festival promoter Eric Proctor.

    “The boardwalk, bridge, and park surrounding the river are what separates this festival from other beer festivals out there. At the end of the day, a beer festival is a beer festival. However, Beerfest on the Bridge has one of the most vibrant atmospheres,” said Proctor.

    Portland City Manager Tutt Gorman agrees.

    “Beerfest on the Bridge has become a hallmark event that showcases our historic downtown and local landmarks — the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the boardwalk overlooking the Grand River,” says Gorman. “We are extremely proud of our community and what it has to offer and look forward to showing it off.”

    This beer festival stands out as it is held on the historic, metal truss, continuous use bridge constructed in 1890.  The bridge offers a historic and exciting entrance into downtown Portland.

    The earlier you buy, the more you save!   VIP entry, offers an extra hour of the beerfest (early entry at 2 p.m.), a logo tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets – 3 oz. each. The General Admission, ticket gives 3pm entry and  includes a logo tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets – 3 oz. each. 

    Save up to 1/2 off early March to mid May (or until this limited batch is sold out)
    $20 General Admit   $30 VIP   Online Purchases Only

    Save 35%  on Summer Savings mid May to early July (or until this limited batch is sold out)
    $25 General Admit    $35 VIP  Online or at Portland Party Store

    July to midnight the evening before BeerFest
    $30 General Admit    $40 VIP

    Any Tickets still Available 'Day Of' 
    $40 General Admit    $50 VIP

    For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit beeronbridge.com.

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