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Tuesday
May222012

Local libations are the star at Sip of Michigan

My friends at Drink Michigan are celebrating their two-year birthday with their ‘Sip of Michigan’ bash at The Rattlesnake Club! Audrey Walker and Trisha Verma are the lovely ladies behind Drink Michigan and I’m lucky to call them friends.

In case you didn’t know, Drink Michigan celebrates all of our local wine, beer and spirits in a friendly way. They’re not drink snobs, they won’t crinkle up their nose and judge you on your poor taste of beverage. (Well, they might if your sipping on a Bud Light.) Nope, they just love Michigan and all of the magical beverages that are made here.

Sip of Michigan promises to be the biggest party of the summer featuring the best beer, wine and spirits from our lovely state plus fabulous food from The Rattlesnake Club and live band karaoke. Oh, and just so you know, this isn’t your mama’s karaoke. Nope, you’ll be singing along with a live, rocking band.

The proceeds from the event benefit First Step in Wayne County.

The mission of First Step is to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes.  Prevention of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy and appropriate intervention is the ultimate goal of First Step. This is a cause that Audrey and I believe strongly in – they provide an invaluable service to women, children, and men in Wayne County who are trying to escape negative situations and create new lives. ~Trisha Verma

Tickets for Sip of Michigan on July 13th are $50 and include 35 drink tickets (1 ticket per 2oz. sample/3 tickets per full pour). All that plus the heavy appetizers and the live entertainment.

Would you like to go to this fine event for FREE? Yeah, I thought you might. Well, you’re in luck. Detroit Moxie is giving away 2 tickets to the event to one lucky reader.

How to enter:

Add a comment to this post with your favorite Michigan brewery, winery or distillery. 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 want to win tix to @DrinkMichigan’s birthday bash from @becksdavis & Detroit Moxie. http://bit.ly/KblsK4 #drinkmoxie

For the additional entry, you must have posted a comment. Did you read that part? You can’t enter by tweeting without leaving a comment first. Capiche?

The contest ends on Friday, May 25, 2012 at noon, ET. The winner will be selected at random using random.org. The winner must be 21 years of age.

So, who makes your favorite Michigan drink of choice?

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Reader Comments (26)

Love me some Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Miller

Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling from Black Star Farms (with some of that Raclette cheese!)

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly L

I love wine from L Mawby.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Belrose

I love the People Mover Porter from the Detroit Beer Company. Make my Friday afternoons much better.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamal Washington

I love Bell's beer (Two Hearted, anyone?), which is available all over, but when I'm on that side of town, I stop at Kuhnhenn Brewery in Warren.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Vujovich

The Bellaire Brown is quite delicious and I love a glass of the Chateau Grand Traverse Chardonnay...yum! ;)

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

My fav brewery is a tie between Bell's & Founder's

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBryan Willmert

Oh dear...I tweeted before posting! eeps!

I love Short's brewery... and Founder's but I have a friend who works there, so I am a little bias!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

I love Shorts and Right Brain!!!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

My favorite Brewery is Fort Street Brewery in Lincoln Park, Mi. I love the various weekly tapped brews.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

My favorite winery is St. Julian Winery. I love anything they sell!! :)

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQuanniece

Favorite beer is tough, but I love Dragonmead. Only been there once, but they have such a variety of quality beers. My favorite Dragonmead brew is Final Absolution.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermynameisbruce

A glass of Brys Estate Pinot Noir Riesling sounds good to me! (I know it sounds like an odd combination, but it is a tasty dream for those of us who like both of those varietals.)

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Bell's is always a favorite - double cream stout!

I also tweeted! I am @mehalv.

I love me some Round Barn & DiVine Vodka.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRev.StaceyAnn

So happy to be back in Michigan after barely surviving a year living out of state without my beloved Huma-Lupa-Licious from Short's. (Fortunately, I was able to find some staple items from Bell's and Founders, but also missed my favorites from Right Brain, OG, and Odd Side...).

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertopshelf72

Short's wins the brewery contest (you can never have too much of The Soft Parade! -- well, okay, at 9% alcohol, *maybe* you can :), and I'm also a big fan of Valentine Distilling Co.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni

Founders Brewery and Atwater...Double Trouble is a pretty great IPA!

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEnjoli

I was introduced to Founders Breakfast Ale last fall while playing disc golf on Belle Isle. I fell in love with it that day and my life has not been the same since. Thank you magical Founders fairy.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarc S.

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