Hops 'n Highlands
Saturday, September 29th

Hops 'n Highlands

  • Saturday, September 29th
  • Beer
    Craft Beer

Join us for the 5th Annual Hops 'n Highlands Microbrew Festival on Saturday, September 29! Boyne Highlands' fall beer festival will be featuring 45+ Michigan breweries and 175 microbrews. A special weekend lodging package includes two nights' hotel lodging, Friday night party, commemorative gift, drink tickets and free entry. If you are not part of the lodging packing there will be a $10 cover charge.

***Online advance purchase admission includes 3 drink tickets. Day of at the door admission purchase does NOT include drink tickets.*** 

New This Year

We'll be celebrating the upcoming winter season with a new, and fun snow corner at Hops 'n Highlands! Guests 21 years and older that purchased a 2018/19 season pass at Boyne Highlands Resort or on boynehighlands.com can receive free entry to the festival. It's not too late to purchase your season pass and get your free entry, make it happen! If you already purchased your 2018/19 pass at Boyne Highlands and are 21 and older, RSVP for the season pass party so we can arrange for your free entry to the festival. You can also pick up your season pass in the snow corner, which will come with lots of free goodies and discounts.

We will be giving away an IKON Base Pass in the snow corner. Also, the first 50 season pass holders that visit the snow corner will receive a free Boyne Highlands commemorative season pass 5 oz glass - which you can use to drink your Hops 'n Highlands brews in while at the festival. Come and see us!


Friday, September 28

Kick-off Party in Slopeside Lounge: 7pm-Close

  • Welcome reception 
  • Bar snacks, cash bar with Michigan craft beer specials

Saturday, September 29

Festival Grounds Open: 1-6pm

  • Featuring 45+ Michigan breweries and 175 craft beers
  • $10 cover charge for those 21 and up to enter
  • Tickets are available for purchase to sample beers ($2 per four-ounce pour)
  • Entertainment featuring Huckleberry Groove
  • Food trucks: Happy Tacos and Burnt Offerings
  • Complimentary Scenic Chairlift Rides from 11am-5pm
  • Discounted Twin Zip Rides with Festival Wrist Band, $15 for two rides from 4-7pm

After Party in Slopeside Lounge: 6:30pm-Close

  • Cash Bar
  • Entertainment featuring Darby

2018 Participating Breweries

  • Arbor Brewing Co. - Ypsilanti
  • Arcadia Brewing Co. - Battle Creek
  • Atwater Brewery - Detroit
  • B. Nektar Meadery - Ferndale
  • Beards Brewery - Petoskey
  • Bee Well - Bellaire
  • Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo
  • Blackrocks Brewery - Marquette
  • Blake's Hard Cider - Armada
  • Boatyard Brewing - Kalamazoo
  • Brewery Terra Firma - Traverse City
  • Brewery Vivant - Grand Rapids
  • Cheboygan Brewing Co. - Cheboygan
  • Dark Horse Brewing Co. - Marshall
  • Dragonmead Microbrewery - Warren
  • Founders Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
  • Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewery- Kalamazoo
  • Grand River Brewing - Jackson
  • Greenbush Brewing Co. - Sawyer
  • Griffin Claw Brewing Co. - Birmingham
  • Hideout Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter
  • Keweenaw Brewing Co. - Houghton
  • Latitude 42 Brewing Co. - Portage
  • Left Foot Charley - Grand Traverse
  • Liberty Street Brewing Co. - Plymouth Township
  • Motor City Brewing Works - Detroit
  • Mountain Town Brewing Co. - Mt. Pleasant
  • New Holland Brewing Co. - Holland
  • North Peak Brewing Co. - Traverse City
  • Odd Side Ales - Grand Haven
  • Ore Dock - Marquette
  • Paw Paw Brewing Co. - Paw Paw
  • Perrin Brewing Co. - Comstock Park
  • Petoskey Brewing Co. - Petoskey
  • Right Brain Brewery - Traverse City
  • Roak Brewing Co. - Royal Oak
  • Rochester Mills Beer Co. - Rochester
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co. - Douglas
  • Short's Brewing Co. - Bellaire
  • Staircut Ciders - Bellaire
  • St. Julian Ciders - Frankemuth
  • Superior Lakes Meadery - Harrison Township
  • Tapistry Brewing - Bridgman
  • Tri-City Brewing Co. - Bay City
  • Uncle Johns Cider Mill - St Johns
  • Vander Mill Cider - Spring Lake