Time for a BrewSki – Head to Boyne!

Who needs to jet off somewhere warm when there are all these great getaways right here in Michigan? That’s what hot tub packages are for. Craft beer lovers and ski bunnies alike will love the 2nd Annual Brew-Ski Festival on Saturday, March 12.

Just picture it: A massive ice bar serves as center stage from which Michigan-crafted pale ales, stouts, porters, lagers and wheat beers from breweries including Short’s Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, New Holland Brewing Co., North Peak Brewing Co., Ann Arbor Brewing Co., Arcadia Ales, among others are delivered for tasting.   Sampling tickets are $2 each and good for 4-ounce pours.

Tasting is available 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and admission to the tent is free.  The slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and event goers can roam in and out of the tented area.  Following the outdoor fun, the party continues at the resort’s legendary Zoo Bar where live music can be heard by the Aaron Vaughn Band.

A Brew-Ski Festival weekend package offering a Friday night hors d’oeuvres reception, two nights’ hotel lodging, breakfast daily, a Saturday and Sunday lift ticket, t-shirt, pint glassand five drink tickets starts at $233 per person.

For reservations and more information, please call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963) or visit www.BOYNE.com.

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