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ST. JOSEPH, MICH. — St. Joseph Today invites everyone 21 years and older to come out of hibernation and meet friends at this lakeside destination during the 2022 St. Joe Winter Beer Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, January 29 from 12:00p-4:00p, outdoors under two heated tents located at the corner of Broad St. and Lake Blvd. in St. Joseph, Mich. 

Southwest Michigan is a year-round craft beer destination. “January in Michigan is a perfect time to celebrate the craft brew industry.” Said Ken Kozminski, owner of The Buck Burgers and Brews, “There will be a great mix of both regional and local brewers (16) bringing some outstanding specialty brews to this event. Expect to sample some of the best beers ever brewed and some never brewed before.” 

With available tickets limited to only 850, Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “This is one of the hottest tickets around. People come from all over the region to participate in this awesome fest.” Tickets are $40 in advance and go on sale at 10:00a January 3. Ticket price includes: admission, tasting cup, 12 tokens (one token per sample), entertainment courtesy of Sunset Coast DJ, and winter comradery. Food will be available for purchase from two vendors. Festival attendees can order tickets online at, over the phone through The Mendel Center Box Office, or in person at the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center, 301 State St. 

Zapal expects that beer fans will be excited about the lineup of Michigan breweries planned for the festival. Breweries include: Austin Brothers, Bell’s Brewery, Grand Armory, Haymarket, New Holland Brewing, North Pier Brewing, Peat’s Cider, Perrin, Rochester Mills, Round Barn Brewery, Saugatuck Brewing, Silver Harbor Brewing, Sister Lakes Brewing, Tapistry, The Livery and Watermark Brewing!

Thank you to Beaudoin Electrical Construction, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, NOBO, Re/Max by the Lake, The Buck Burgers and Brew and SWMI Brew Tours for their sponsorship of Winter Beer Fest and for their support of our community. 

For more information on the St. Joe Winter Beer Fest, visit Catch these upcoming St. Joseph Today winter events: 

Ice Fest: February 4-6, 2022 

March Mannequins: March 11, 2022 (7:00p-8:30p) 

St. Joe Today is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization dedicated to producing fantastic events and promoting local businesses in St. Joseph, Michigan and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events and details call St. Joe Today at (269) 985-1111 or visit