The eighth annual UPtoberfest beer and wine tasting event is coming to Escanaba on Sat., Oct. 12, 2013 The festival will once again run from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET) along First Avenue North in downtown Escanaba, immediately behind Hereford & Hops Steakhouse & Brewpub.
UPtoberfest is hosted by Bay de Noc Brewers, Inc., a home brewing group, to showcase craft beers and wines from throughout the region, offer education about the brewing and wine-making process and support the local community. All profits from UPtoberfest will benefit the United Way of Delta County .
Guests will be able to sample more than 40 microbrews and 20 wines from across Michigan in keepsake souvenir glasses. The ticket price includes a large selection of foods paired to the beers and wines offered at the festival. The food is being specially prepared by chef Mark Ammel, owner of Bobaloon’s Café in Escanaba.
Once again this year, there’ll be a special emphasis on beers and wines made in the Upper Peninsula , according to Bay de Noc Brewers President Tom Uelmen. The Brewers’ Club will also conduct a beer brewing demonstration, and there will be live music by the band “ToHuBoHu.”
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets will be available soon online at www.uptoberfest.org, as well as at Hereford and Hops and Bobaloon’s Café in Escanaba and White’s Party Store in Marquette .
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