MIS: Wine and beer flights added to the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 30, 2015) — The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson continues to expand the wine and beer knowledge of enthusiasts. This year you will have the opportunity to partake in a wine or beer flight on May 9.

A tasting flight allows you to sample a variety of wines or beers to experience the true breadth of the wineries and breweries. The wine flight will include a selection of cheese and crackers to cleanse the palate of the patrons.

The popular wine and food pairings have been a hit with guests and the tasting flights are sure to be just as popular.

The tasting flights are on sale in advance of the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson for $15 per flight. Advance tasting flight purchases can be made by calling800-354-1010. You must have an admission ticket to the wine fest to attend.

“I love trying a wide range of wines and beers from Michigan wineries and breweries,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “The tasting flights are a great opportunity to sample a wide range of selections and learn about each one. These flights are sure to be a big hit and will sell out quickly.”

The tasting flights will feature a two-ounce pour of five different wines or beers from a participating winery or brewery at the fest, along with a cheese and crackers. All the flights will be held in the Pit Road Suites.

Each flight is limited to 30 guests so advance tickets will likely be the only tickets available.

The lineup is staggered so guests may choose to attend one or all. Each flight is sold separately.

New Holland Brewing
BEERS: Dragon’s Milk (Barrel Aged Stout)

Mad Hatter (Midwestern IPA)

White Hatter (Belgian Style White Pale Ale)

Sundog (Amber Ale)

Monkey King (Farmhouse Saison)


TIME: 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 215

Pleasantview Winery
WINES:  C.S. Grassello (dark, tart berry with smoky oak tones)

Sweet Summer Red (big vanilla flavor with pecan)

Dolce Rose (apple skin, tart cranberry, raspberry and spices)

Wild Rose (tart/crisp raspberry and clean/dark oak)

Enaj (peach and pear)


TIME: 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 215

The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is a celebration of Michigan wines, beers, hard ciders, distilleries and food – all at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR’s fastest racetrack.

The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is one of the only events that you can taste and buy beer from all over the state at one place. The on-site retail store makes it easy for you to take home your favorite wine, beer or spirit to share with family and friends.

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

Guests may sample wines, beer, hard ciders, spirits and food from Michigan vendors, and buy their favorite selection by the bottle or case. The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines, beers and spirits 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.

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.

Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson on Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.

Cost is $45 per runner and includes an inaugural finisher’s medal, commemorative event shirt, official timing and scoring bib and results and a ticket to the May 9 Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson. (Please note: Any age may enter the SPEEDWAY STOMP™ paced by Experience Jackson, but only guests 21 and older may use the ticket to the wine fest.)

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.

Tickets and details are available at www.MISpeedway.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.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Android and iPhone can now download Discover MIS, the official app of MIS, on Google Play and iTunes.

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2015 Michigan International Speedway Schedule:

Friday, Saturday 8            SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson

Saturday, May 9               Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson


Friday, June 12                  ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying

Saturday, June 13            NASCAR XFINITY Series

Sunday, June 14               NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400


July 17-19                            Faster Horses Festival


Friday, Aug. 14                  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday, Aug. 15             NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation

Sunday, Aug. 16                NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400