Opening Day is coming soon. Not that one. On Mackinac Island, Opening Day is Mother’s Day weekend. At The Chippewa and Lilac Tree Hotels, we’re celebrating big time with The Michigan Craft Beer Opening Weekend. It’s a great way to bring in the 2015 Mackinac Island season in style.
The fun begins on Friday night, May 8th at our Meet and Greet where you can meet with World Famous Brew Masters from Petoskey, Bell’s, Cheboygan, New Holland and Mountain Town Breweries. You’ll enjoy sampling the 2015 draft beers that we’ll be offering this season at the Pink Pony. In previous years, we offered 12 draft beers. With the winter construction under way at the Pink Pony, we’re proud to now offer 24 draft beer taps! Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow! Plus, mouth watering Hors de’oeuvres and light refreshments to satisfy your palette.
Next, find out how beer makes you smart at our Trivia Night at the Pink Pony Bar hosted by the Chippewa Hotel’s very own, Josh Carley where the questions will put your knowledge of beer to the test. Sit down, relax or stand on your feet to live music with The Pink Pony’s very own Myk Rise as he rocks the stage with your favorite tunes! He’ll be performing right behind the new 24 draft beer taps so you won’t miss anything.
On Saturday morning, The Pink Pony will have education classes on Michigan made beer. The classes will be taught by famous Brew Masters from Petoskey, Bell’s, Cheboygan, New Holland and Mountain Town Breweries. After that, you’ll be able to say that you got your Masters in Beer! Cheers! Enjoy an All-American Mackinac Island BBQ with brats, beer (select your favorites) and corn hole on The Pink Pony Patio while taking in the breath-taking view of the water. The Michigan Craft Breweries will be also showcasing some of their best beers in the Pink Pony, so pony up! The stage will be rocking again starting with Brian Thomas, then you can dive into our Beer Pairing Dinner where you will enjoy a full 5-Course dinner perfectly prepared for you by our Pink Pony Master Chef where all meals will be paired with the perfect selection of Michigan Craft Beers. Then we wrap up our night and weekend with another stellar performance by Myk Rise.
After a long winter, it’s time to return to your home away from home and bring in the 2015 Mackinac Island Season in style. We’re taking reservations now for our Craft Beer Opening Weekend so give us a call. It’s a great way to spend Mother’s Day with your family and friends for Yachts and Yachts of Fun!
We’re looking forward to seeing you again. Welcome back!
George Piliouras for The Lilac Voice