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Drink local at A Sip of Michigan

Drink Michigan is turning 1 year old and they’re celebrating with a big birthday bash. The second A Sip of Michigan event is Friday, July 15th at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit and will feature Michigan wine, beer and spirits along with food pairing stations and live entertainment.

Drink Michigan’s first Sip of Michigan event was a rousing success and I highly recommend getting your tickets early for their birthday bash.

Many of Michigan’s finest breweries, wineries and distilleries will be on hand for you to sip including:

  • L. Mawby
  • Chateau Chantal
  • Valentine Vodka
  • Arcadia Ales
  • Atwater Block Brewing
  • New Holland
  • Short’s Brewing

Tickets are $35 and include 35 tasting tickets plus food and entertainment. 1 ticket per tasting or 3 for a full pour. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. You must be 21 years of age to attend this event.

The event is a benefit for Homefront Hugs, a national non-profit based in Ann Arbor that takes care of our troops overseas, the wounded heroes and military families.

But wait, there’s more! Win a pair of tickets!

This has been the summer of giving on Detroit Moxie with giveaways galore and we’ve got one last contest for you. We’re giving one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the Sip of Michigan Birthday Bash!

How to enter:

Add a comment to this post with your favorite Michigan-based adult beverage. You must leave your email address when leaving the comment or you won’t be eligible. (Your email won’t be published; I just need to contact you if you win!)

For an additional entry, tweet the following:

I entered to win tickets to @DrinkMichigan’s Birthday Bash from @becksdavis & Detroit Moxie #sipmoxie

For the additional entry, you must have posted a comment.

The contest ends on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at noon, EDT. The winner will be selected at random using The winner must be 21 years of age.

So, what’s your made-in-Michigan drink of choice?

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Reader Comments (41)

my new fav is Valentine Vodka.....

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacey K

I took a tour of the Leelanau Peninsula Wineries last was amazing. Also doesn't hurt to have a Bell's now and again!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid G

My fave MI brew is Bell's Cherry Stout.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Miller

Hands down, it's Huma-Lupa-Licious!! Love Short's Brewery!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt B

Arcadia and Short's...sounds delicious!!! Great chance to try Michigan spirits i've never had before.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig D

Can't go wrong with St. Julian wines!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikkiC

Ghetto Blaster by Motor City Brewing Works. Best local beer. Best name.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I love the spirits from New Holland Brewery and L. Mawby has some phenomenal sparkling wine. Sounds like a fantastic event!!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Oh wait...not made in MI. So then I'd say Bell's Oberon Ale!


July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Favreau

I can't wait for the Sip of Michigan Bash! My 21st birthday is this Friday, July 8th and I'll be enjoying a great glass of wine at Sandhill Crane Vineyard in Jackson!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColette Pollitt

REALLY diggin' on Short's Sustenance Black Beer...mmmmm!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Brown

Hard Luck Candy Red Fish Vodka with a touch of club soda-yum

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterQuanniece

Ghetto Blaster, baby!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Favorite Michigan drink is a toughie. I'd say Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia, but it's just not something I could drink every day on a desert island, which is kind of my criteria for these things. I'm gonna go with Founders Backwoods Bastard. Rich, sweet, malty, and bourbony, but not too heavy to enjoy while dehydrating and awaiting rescue. Shame they can't put that stuff out year round.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Meray

Leelanau Cellars makes a killer Winter White wine, and it's only about $7 a bottle. My fave!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica Finley

I have to say my fave is New Holland's Golden Cap Saison Ale. It's a great summer beer AND it has a flying monkey on the label!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Westfall

I love Oberon! =)

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

For beer it is Kuhnhenn Double Rice IPA and for cocktails it is B.Nektar Wildberry Pyment Mead mixed with Faygo Rock N'Rye and a splash of Valentine vodka. We've dubbed it the "Super Michigan Drink" (we're not very creative).

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I have so many favorites, it's hard to pick just one! I definitely LOVE Wolverine Beer (new tap room in Ann Arbor!) and Valentine Vodka is my new found vodka of choice...

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay M

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