2018-08-09 / Front Page

Hops on the Harbor planned

Annual craft beer festival to benefit local Elks Lodge

MANISTIQUE – The time is approaching to partake in a wide selection of craft beer and good company under the tents of Hops on the Harbor. The event, set for Aug. 18, is hosted annually by the Manistique Elks Lodge No. 632.

The third annual event – the only one of its kind in the area – will take place rain or shine in the Manistique Marina. The event boasts a large selection of craft beers and ciders from Michigan brewers, including Upper Hand Brewery, Ore Dock, Shorts, Mackinaw Trails Brewery, Starcut Ciders, Cognition, Monkey Fist, Founders, OddSide Ales, and Bells Brewery.

Hops on the Harbor also features music from Radio Results Network, as well as food available for purchase from Ray’s BBQ Cookout.

According to Mary Hook, Elks member, the event offers something for everyone.

“If you like beer, you’re a beer brewing enthusiast or even if you don’t know if you like beer or cider, here is a great opportunity and, by far the cheapest, way try so many different craft beers and ciders,” she said. “Unlike larger festivals where waiting in line is common, you will be able to talk to the brewery representatives about which choice is best for you and ask questions about their beers.

You will be able to mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and discuss what you like about each of the beers … (and) have a beer menu to keep track of your beers that you have tried,” she added.

More than 35 beers or ciders will be available at the event.

“Come down and see what this craft beer craze is all about and seek your perfect beer or cider at the Harbor,” Hook said. “All proceeds will go to support your local Elks Club. As Elks we pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow’s leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans; help support our communities. And always remember Elks care, Elks share.”

Tickets are available for $35 in advance at the Manistique Elks Lodge, Wheaty’s Pub or online at www.hopsontheharbor.com. Online tickets sales end at 12 p.m. Aug. 17.

Tickets may also be purchased at the gate the day of the event for $40 per person.

Each attendee will receive a free souvenir glass.

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