Suds on the Shore festival set for Saturday in Ludington

Submitted by West Michigan Guides

LUDINGTON — Adults looking for a refreshing way to spend the weekend can head to Ludington for the annual craft beer tasting festival, Suds on the Shore.

Running from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, event attendees can find more than 100 samples of craft beer, hard cider and Michigan food, along with food and live music at at Rotary Park (formerly City Park), on the corner of Gaylord and Court Streets.

This event, which features vendors from all around the state, is a fundraising effort for the United Way of Mason County. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at Jamesport Brewing Company, Pere Marquette Expeditions, The Mitten Bar and Surroundngs in Manistee. Tickets includes entry, eight tokens and a souvenir glass. Each token gets attendees 4 oz. of beer or 2 oz. of wine. Eight additional tokens can be purchased.

This event is only for those 21 and older.

Approximately 50 breweries are participating this year, including:

• Bells Brewery

• Big Hart Brewing Co.

• Cranker’s Brewery

• Founders Brewery

• Great Lakes Brewing Co.

• Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company

• Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery

• Virtue Cider

• Shorts Brewing Company

• Atwater Brewery

• Sam Adams Boston Lager

• St. Ambrose Cellars

• Jamesport Brewing Co.

• Farmhouse Cider Co.

• Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

• New Holland Brewing

• Reed City Brewing Company

• Perrin Brewing Co.

• Great Lakes Wines & Spirits

• Trail Point Brewing Company

• Brewery Vivant

• Ludington Beverage Company

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