for information and details on the current

2012 3rd Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival.





Friday, February 11 – TCWMMF Kick Off Party
 (5-10 PM) &
Saturday, February 12 – Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival (3-10 PM)
In Traverse City’s Old Town, Traverse City, MI

PLEASE – drink responsibly, have a safe ride, 21+ only, no smoking, no dogs, no bags, and dress warmly!

Please note on the map below, there will be FREE parking at the Old Town Parking Deck during festival hours – after 5PM on Friday and all day Saturday! You are encouraged to walk, ride, ski, sled, or carpool to this event! THIS MAP REPRESENTS THE LAYOUT FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. FRIDAY NIGHT’S ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BLUE TRACTOR AND IN THE HEATED TENT IN BLUE TRACTOR’S PARKING LOT.

> FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 – Tickets are SOLD OUT.
> Friday’s Kick Off Party – At Blue Tractor & in heated tents in the Blue Tractor Parking Lot (423 S Union Street in Old Town, Traverse City, MI)
> $12 in advance, $15 at the door / attendees must be 21+, no exceptions / 5-10 PM / ID must be present at time of entry
> North Peak $1 Happy Hour Pours, North Peak Microbrew Pints, Full Bar Happy Hour and All Night Specials
> My Dear Disco, Levi Britton Band, Andrew Sturtz Trio
> Featuring Blue Tractor’s BBQ and Smoked Food as well as Blue Tractor’s Full Menu and Personalized Service
> Join the FREE After Party – Meet & Greet the Musicians, Late Night Menu & Continued Drink Specials available for purchase.

Check out this fun video our friend Scott McCambridge in Grand Rapids made about the Friday night kick-off party – Thanks Scott!

> SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011 – Tic
kets are SOLD OUT. 
> Saturday’s Festival – In Heated Tents in Old Town, Traverse City, on South Union Street between Seventh & Eighth Streets, at Blue Tractor, The Shed, Hibbard’s Parking Lot, and Blue Tractor Parking Lot (423 S Union Street in Old Town, Traverse City, MI)
> $25 in advance, $30 at the door / attendees must be 21+, no exceptions / 3-10 PM / ID must be present at time of entry
> Over 75 Microbrew Flavors, Local Wine, Cider & Mead, Five 7-oz. pours with your ticket, drink tickets available for purchase ($1 each)
> Steppin’ In It, Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums, Funktion, Levi Britton, Joe Wilson, Joshua Davis, Andrew Sturtz, Younce Guitar Duo, DJ Dominate, Fire Twirlers, Bruce Grossman, Soul Patch, Steven Leaf, Eric Chamberlain
> Craft Brew Education, Hop-N-Brew Shack (provides attendees with an opportunity to meet brewers face-to-face and sample limited-edition and select lines of brews and ales. Big enough to hold groups of 10-12 at a time, the Shack features a different brewery every half hour or 45 minutes. Tastings are open to all festival-goers on a first-come, first-served basis)
> Featuring Old Town food from Blue Tractor (Smoked & BBQ Specials, Homemade Chips), Soul Hole (Right Brain Beer Braised Pork Sandwiches, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Mac-N-Cheese), Maxbauer’s (Homemade Brats & Hot Dogs), Wishbones (Gyros, Homemade Soups)
> Non-Alcoholic Drinks will be available at our Hydration Station (which raised $3,900.00 in 2010 for Munson Medical Center’s Cancer Support Units!) – Pure Waterworks water, Northwoods Soda, Higher Grounds Coffee, and more
> Join the FREE After Party – Meet & Greet the Musicians, Late Night Menu & Continued Drink Specials available for purchase

* All ticket purchases are final
* In addition to microbrew samples, festival attendees will have access to great musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, and festival activities. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available for designated drivers or non-drinkers. Thank you for your understanding.
* Please dress appropriately for the weather!
* Please leave your 4-legged companions at home. Thanks!
* No coolers, outside drinks or food, please.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES & BREW FLAVORS (this list is a work in progress)
Short’s Brewing Co. Cup a Joe Coffee Cream Stout, Raisin Apollo IPA, Imperial IPA, Snow Wheat
New Holland Brewing Co. Night Tripper Imperial Stout, Mad Hatter IPA, Full Circle Kolsch-Style Beer
Atwater Block Brewery Dirty Blonde Wheat, Winter Bock High Gravity Lager
Lagunitas Brewing Co. Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ High Gravity Wheat Ale, Brown Shugga’ Brown Ale
Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Smoked Porter
Big Sky Brewing Co. Moose Drool Brown Ale, Trout Slayer Pale Ale

Big Sky Brewing Co. is a distillery and tavern situated in the area of Missoula, in Montana claimed by Brad Robinson, Neal Leathers, and Bjorn Nabozney and is the biggest brewing works there. It originally started its entryways during 1995, yet in the long run, shifted to its present area. The distillery highlights occasional and standard lagers and has kept on working under similar proprietors for 23 years, look at this web-site to find out more.

Breckenridge Brewery Avalanche Amber Ale, Vanilla Porter
Abita Beer Purple Haze Raspberry Wheat, Turbodog Dark Brown Ale
North Coast Brewing Co. Red Seal Pale Ale, Scrimshaw Pilsner
Rogue Brewery Dead Guy Ale, Morimoto Soba Ale
Avery Brewing Co. Avery IPA, White Rascal Wheat
Arbor Brewing Co. Ypsi Gypsi Pale Ale, Arbor Brewing Faricy Fest Irish Stout
North Peak Brewing Co. Diabolical IPA, Siren Amber Ale, Vicious Wheat IPA, Furry Black IPA
Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Ale, 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Bell’s Brewery Java Stout, Special Double Cream Stout, Winter White Ale, Best Brown Ale, Oarsman Ale, Hopslam Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Bigfoot Barley Wine Ale, Glissade Golden Bock, Charlie and Fred’s Imperial Helles Bock, Grand Cru
Frankenmuth Brewery Munich Dunkel, Hefeweizen
Tri-City Brewing Co. Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial Brown Ale, La Parcela Pumpkin Ale
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Dortmunder Gold Lager, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Founders Brewing Co. Red’s Rye PA, Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale
Michigan Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Black Ale, Mackinac Pale Ale
Schmohz Brewing Co. Treasure Chest ESB, Bone Crusher Stout
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company Iron Horse India Pale Ale, Gruit Ale
Three Sergeants Sergeants American Ale, Sergeants Easy Amber Lager
Magic Hat Brewing Co. Vinyl Lager, #9
Arcadia Brewing Co. Hopmouth Double IPA, Angler’s Ale
Keweenaw Brewing Co. Widow Maker Black Ale, Pick Axe Blonde Ale
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. Old Leghumper Porter, Twisted Kilt Scottish Export Ale
Dark Horse Brewing Co. Too Cream Stout, Black Bier Ale
Stevens Point Brewery Point Classic Amber, Point Cascade Pale Ale
Gray Brewing Co. Gray’s Busted Knuckle Honey Ale, Gray’s Honey Ale
Capital Brewery
Black Star Farms Be Dazzled Sparkling Wine
Bowers Harbor Vineyards Pinot Grigio
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Late Harvest Riesling
Chateau Chantal Celebrate Sparkling Wine
Chateau Grand Traverse Silhouette Dry Red
Peninsula Cellars Detention Sweet Red
Acoustic BzZz Draft Mead Cherry BzZz, Apple BzZz, Honey BzZz
Left Foot Charley
Non Alcoholic Beverages Coffee, Homemade Chai, Hot Chocolate, Northwoods Soda, Water from Pure Water Works

Friday, February 11
5-6 PM: Andrew Sturtz Trio
6:15-7:35 PM: Levi Britton Band
8-10 PM: My Dear Disco

Saturday, February 12
Main Stage
3-3:30 PM: House Music
4:30-5:40 PM: Funktion
6-7:20 PM: Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys
7:35-7:55 PM: Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
8:10-10 PM: Steppin’ In It
Acoustic Stage #1
3-3:30 PM: House Music
3:30-4:20 PM: Joe Wilson
4:30-5:20 PM: Joshua Davis
5:30-6:20 PM: Andrew Sturtz
6:30-7:20 PM: Younce Guitar Duo
7:30-8:20 PM: DJ Dominate with Fire Twirler
8:40-10 PM: Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
Acoustic Stage #2
3-3:50 PM: Bruce Grossman
4-4:50 PM: Levi Britton
4:50-5:10 PM: Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
5:10-5:55 PM: Wink of Soul Patch
6-6:50 PM: Steven Leaf
7-7:50 PM: Erik James
8-8:50 PM: Levi Britton
9-10 PM: Younce Guitar Duo

Blue Tractor Smoked Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Slow Simmered Mustard BBQ Chicken served on Steamed Buns with Housemade BBQ Chips. Bags of BBQ Chips will also be available for munching.
Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market Homemade White German Brats, Smoked Brats, Homemade Original Franks (since 1913), Homemade Sauerkraut
Soul Hole Chicken Gumbo, Deep Fried Bacon Mac-N-Cheese with a Bachemel Sauce
EMS Catering Greek Lamb Gyros, Greek Salad, Chicken Gyros, Veggie Gyros


The Porterhouse Productions team and our countless volunteers and helping hands!

Antoine Novotny came to Traverse City in the 1880′s. Working as a lumberjack, he helped cut the timber that built the great cities of the Midwest. Along the way, he noticed something. Lots of farmers and lumberjacks. Not a lot of saloons. So he did something about it. Novotny’s Saloon opened in 1886. For the next 20 years, life was good. Then came one of the most woebegone periods in the history of western civilization. Prohibition. Novotny’s closed its doors soon thereafter. Eventually, the dark clouds parted. Bill Dill purchased the building and opened Dill’s in 1938. In the years since, the saloon has had many incarnations, changed hands more than a few times and even endured one hell of a fire. But through it all, the mission remained the same: give people a place where they can relax, knock a few back and enjoy good American food. The Blue Tractor is here to carry on that tradition.

Jutting north between the azure arms of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. Situated at the globe’s 45th parallel – the ideal climate for growing varietal wine grapes – the seven distinct wineries that comprise this stunning appellation have been well recognized by international wine enthusiasts. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines. Visit our renowned wine trail today!

GT-RESORTIf you are looking for a premier Traverse City Hotel, you have come to the right place. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is located near Traverse City, Mich. along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and is known as the area’s top golf resort and spa getaway. The 900-acre resort property is one of the Midwest’s finest full-service, year-round, resorts and conference destinations offering 600 rooms, suites, and condominiums, 86,500 square feet of versatile function space, 54 holes of championship golf including The Bear, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and The Wolverine – a Gary Player signature golf course. Additional features include a diverse selection of restaurants and lounges, seasonal recreation, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s center, dog care facility, and shopping gallery. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is certified as a “Green Leader” by Green Lodging Michigan and is proudly owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Michigan-BrewersThe Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the Michigan brewing community; to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education; and to monitor and assure a healthy beer industry within the state.


TeamBobsTeam Bob’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing and is made up of 25 employees dedicated to providing the same customer service and old fashioned work ethic along with the most progressive training and equipment that Bob started over 25 years ago. Call us anytime for service to your existing equipment or for an estimate on a new system.


little-fish-sm odom MyNorth.com


and to North Peak, Britten Banners, Copy Queenz, Team Elmer’s, Pure Water Works, FLOW For Water, Northwoods Soda, Higher Grounds Trading Co.,Charter Communications, Northern Express, GT Insider, WNMC, Rare Earth Hardwoods, Ferguson, Kitchen Choreography, Precision Plumbing & Heating, Little Artshram, Toxic Cherry Roller Derby, Bay Area Recycling for Charities, Munson Cancer Support Units, SEEDS, Urban Diversions, Soul Hole, Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market, Celtic Shuttle, Wishbones Cafe, EMS Catering, Bayshore Resort, Park Place Hotel.

The Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival is presented by Blue Tractor, Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse Resort, and Porterhouse Productions, with additional support from the Michigan Brewers, Team Bob’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Little Fish Woodworks, Odom’s Reusable Building Materials, Old Town merchants and community volunteers. Porterhouse Productions is dedicated to supporting local businesses and creating year-round events that support local food, beer, wine, arts, youth and downtown merchants. For more information, visit www.porterhouseproductions.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/porterhouse.mi.

GET GREAT ROOM PACKAGES through the Grand Traverse Resort! Package includes: 1 Night Accommodations (Saturday), 1 Microbrew festival ticket per adult (must be 21+), $10 Casino e-Credits per adult, Resort transportation provided to & from the Festival on Saturday 2:00-11:00 p.m. Starting at just $87.00 per person in the Hotel. For reservations, please call 800-236-1577.

Information is still being added and may be subject to change.

oneupweb’s Creative Meat Blog: “Top 5 Michigan Microbrew Beer Label Design”
Traverse Magazine/MyNorth.com: “Live Music at the Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival”
The Record Eagle: “Michigan Beer in the Spotlight in Old Town”
The Grand Traverse Insider: “Cool Brew”
The Traverse City Ticker: “Microbrew & Music Fest Coming to (Down)Town”