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Suds on the Shore Beer & Wine Tasting Festival in Ludington

August 17th, 2024

Ludington hosts the annual craft beer tasting festival, aptly named Suds on the Shore from 12pm-5pm at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) at Gaylord and Court Streets. This popular event, scheduled in mid-August, is fun for participants and is also a fundraising effort for the United Way of Mason County. 

The festival features vendors from all around Michigan, with 40 represented in 2022. The vendors serve over 100 samples of craft beer, hard cider and Michigan wine, while participants also enjoy live music and food.

Tickets are $50 each and include entry into the festival, plus 9 sample tokens and a souvenir glass. Each token gets you 4oz. of beer or 2oz. of wine. Designated Driver tickets (for those who won’t be drinking) are $5 at the gate. This event is only for those 21 and older. No babies or children.

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Here is a list of participants from 2023:

  • 3 Gatos Brewery
  • Archival Brewing
  • Backwoods Homemade Wine
  • Bell’s Brewing
  • Big Hart Brewing Co.
  • Black Star Farms
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co.
  • Cider Mill Winery
  • Coopersville Brewing Co.
  • Dark Horse Brewing Co.
  • Diageo Beer Co.
  • Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
  • Dr. Strangelove Premium Mixers
  • Farmhouse Cider Co.
  • Founders Brewing
  • FUL Beverage
  • Great Lakes Brewing
  • Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company
  • Griffin Claw Brewing Co.
  • Hitch Hiker Coffee
  • Iron Fish Distillery
  • Jamesport Brewing Co.
  • Love Wines Winery
  • Ludington Bay Brewing Co.
  • Mountain Town Brewing Company
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • North Branch Winery
  • North Channel Brewing Company
  • Pink Barrel Cellars
  • Reed City Brewing Co.
  • Roak Brewing Co.
  • Shorts Brewing Co.
  • St. Ambrose Cellars
  • Starving Artist Brewery
  • Third Life Brewing
  • Third Nature Brewing Co.
  • Trail Point Brewing Company
  • Two Guys Brewing
  • Unruly Brewing Co.
  • Upper Hand Brewery
  • Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery
  • Vosa Spirits
  • Walldorff Brewpub

Stay tuned for updated information on the 2024 Suds on the Shore!

For more information on the Suds on the Shore Beer & Wine Tasting Festival, please contact the event organizer:

Suds on the Shore Committee

(231) 843-8593

sudsontheshore.com

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