What, Labor Day already?
With summer approaching its traditional end, the Michigan State Fair, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, heads to Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace August 30 – Sept. 2.
For the second year, Miller Lite will serve as a sponsor of the festival, ensuring a wide selection of beverages to quench an adult thirst. And this year, several Michigan-made craft beers will be highlighted at the Beer Garden.
Powers Distributing has pulled out all the stops to offer some excellent brews, including Griffin Claw Screamin’ Pumpkin, North Peak Diabolical, Saugatuck Blonde, Cheboygan Lighthouse Amber and Vandermill Totally Roasted.
“Michigan-made products are the focus of the 2013 Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair and Michigan-brewed craft beer is among something we’re proud to distribute,” said Gary Thompson, chief operating officer, of Powers Distributing. Michigan now ranks #5 in terms of craft beer production across the United States. The Michigan Craft Beer Association estimates there are about 140 breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs in the state, many of them producing fewer than 30,000 barrels a year. Michigan’s craft beer industry pumped about $133 million into the state’s economy in 2012. It has also received national recognition for its brewers and beer culture.
Michigan beers won’t be all that’s on tap. Powers Distributing will also deliver: Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Sam Adams Octoberfest and Redd’s Apple Ale–enough to satisfy any adult palate. Bright House Networks will air college football on screen so festival-goers won’t miss any of the sports action while family members enjoy Midway rides, livestock exhibits, circus performances, live music, outdoor vendors featuring made in Michigan products and more.
Powers Distributing and Miller Lite encourage metro Detroiters and fair-goers to drink responsibly. For information about the Michigan State Fair, passes and more, visit www.michiganstatefairllc.com.
About Powers Distributing
Powers Distributing was established in 1939 and is currently owned and operated by company co-presidents Robert and Gerald Powers. Powers Distributing has over 200 employees and 45 trucks managing 85 brands through 30 different supplier relationships across Oakland and Macomb Counties. Powers Distributing and its many suppliers strongly oppose illegal underage drinking, and for decades have played an active role by teaming with parents and educators to implement programs that help prevent underage access and illegal underage drinking. Powers Distributing is located at 3700 Giddings Road, Orion Township, Mich. 48359. For more information about Powers Distributing visit www.powersdistributing.com, and visit Powers on Facebook, Twitter @PowersDist, and Pinterest.