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The growing popularity of craft beer in Michigan hasn't escaped the Ludington area. Visitors and locals alike are tapping into some of the best Michigan beer around, thanks to two popular places; Jamesport Brewing Company and The Mitten Bar.


The Mitten Bar, voted by Draft Magazine three year's straight as one of the Top 100 Beer Bars in America, this a must when visiting Ludington. Located in the heart of downtown Ludington, this cozy bar serves up exclusively Michigan made beer, liquor, wines and food! The music scene on any given night at this place is amazing as well.


Jamesport Brewing Company, also located in downtown Ludington, is Ludington's only brewery. On site, Jamesport brews an IPA, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, Brown Ale, Altbier and Apricot Wheat just to name a few. This hot spot also serves up some great food---a little bit of something for everyone. Summer is great time to stop by becuase you can enjoy your brews with a view. Sit on their outdoor deck to find amazing views of the harbor and if you are lucky, the SS Badger too!



Check out these festivals and events that celebrate BEER!


Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival - August 19, 2017

Ludington City Park welcomes over 50 brewers from throughout Michigan. Come spend the afternoon sampling, socializing and enjoying live, local music. Benefits United Way of Mason County.

1PM TO 7PM (RAIN OR SHINE!) Rotary Park - Ludington, Michigan

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter and present ID. Due to this type of event - no babies, no children, no strollers, no one under 21. $25 in advance. $30 at the door

Ticket includes: entry, 8 tokens (worth one 4oz sample ), souvenier glass

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Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival- September 29-30, 2017

The 4th Annual Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival has expanded to include a full weekend of activities kicking-off Friday through Saturday.


General Admission includes:
Two drink tokens
$20 before October 1st
$25 on/after October 1st


VIP Admission includes:

Bell's Beer Stein

Friday Evening Beer School (7pm)

Two drink tickets
$40 (online only)




4th Annual Pure Ludington BrrrewFest - January 287, 2018

A Michigan winter is never complete without beer! Bundle up and head outside for the Pure Ludington BrrrewFest on Saturday, January 27th from 1-6pm in downtown Ludington. Brewers from throughout Michigan will be showcasing their best. Spend the weekend in Ludington and enjoy Michigan Craft Beer and live music!


This fundraising event benefits the Friends of Ludington State Park, who do so much to continue to maintain and enhance one of our community's biggest assets.


Your ticket includes entry, six tokens and a souvenir cup. Each token gets you 5oz. of beer or cider. Five additional tokens can be purchased for $5. This event is only for those 21 and older.


Order Tickets Online: TBA