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More than 30 breweries at the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

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The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson on Saturday, May 10 continues to expand the number of participating breweries.

More than 30 breweries from across the state of Michigan will be on hand to highlight more than 100 varieties of ales, porters, lagers, stouts and wheat beers. Many of the participating breweries are distributed by Ann Arbor-based Rave Associates, a new corporate partner at Michigan International Speedway. The 2014 event will feature more than 10 new breweries.

The list continues to grow daily so be sure to check out the complete list at www.miwineandbeerfest.com.

The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is a celebration of Michigan wine, beer and food – all at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR’s fastest racetrack.

“The list of breweries is impressive and we are excited to see so many want to showcase their beers at the event,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “Michigan has become the hotbed for craft beers in the entire United States and is home to some of the best beers in the world.  Many of those breweries will be here next weekend and for Pure Michigan beer lovers, the festival will be great because it will bring the best beers form all over the state to one location for tasting, buying and enjoying.

Michigan wineries and food vendors will also be featured, making the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson a Pure Michigan event.

Curtis notes the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson kicks off summer at MIS and is conveniently situated in the southeast corner of the state, a growing area for wine and beer enthusiasts.

Guests may sample wines, beer and food from Michigan vendors, and buy favorite wines by the bottle or case. The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines and beer available for purchase at the event. In addition to wine and beer sampling, seminars covering wine, food and other topics of interest will be held throughout the venue. Live entertainment throughout the day will also be featured.

This event will once again feature the tastes and toasts of Michigan wineries, Michigan breweries and Michigan eateries in a unique setting — the state’s only NASCAR Sprint Cup racetrack and the fastest track on the circuit.

Advance tickets for the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson are $30. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens.

This event is for guests 21 and older.

Stay on site! Weekend camping is also available for $35 (nonelectric sites) and $50 (electric sites) in the track’s MISCamping.com Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at www.MIScamping.com.

Or stay nearby! Contact the Jackson County Visitors Bureau at www.experiencejackson.com for a listing of convenient hotels, all with free shuttle service to and from the wine fest.

Tickets and details are available at www.MiWineandBeerFest.com or by calling 800-354-1010. Also, please visit our Twitter feed @MIWineBeerFest for information about the wine festival.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.MISpeedway.com or by phone at 800-354-1010.

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2014 Michigan International Speedway Schedule

Saturday, May 10             Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson

Friday, June 13                  ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Sprint Cup Qualifying

Saturday, June 14            NASCAR Nationwide Series

Sunday, June 15               NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400

July 18-20                            Faster Horses Festival

Friday, Aug. 15                  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday, Aug. 16             NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation

Sunday, Aug. 17                NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400