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Islay's Barrel | 2nd Annual Journeyman & Friends Barrel Aged Brew Fest


An event presented by Islay’s (I-La) Barrel and hosted by Journeyman Distillery, it's the 2nd Annual Islay's Barrel Brew Fest with Journeyman & Friends! We are truly humbled by the interest and commitments from the brewing industry.

100% of the ticket sales go to Islay’s Barrel, a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to extend summer program opportunities to South West Michigan children. Through various fundraisers, Islay's Barrel raises money to send recipients to local summer programs. This is also a chance to support valuable programs, such as the Dunes Learning Center and Camp Eberhart, that serve kids in your community. Because of the generosity of friends like you, we are able to continue to enhance the lives of the students and families we serve both socially and academically!

30+ Breweries, Mead/Cideries, and Wineries will be on-site bringing their choice selection of brews. Any brewery that uses a Journeyman Barrel to age a beer, will then be entered into the event's competition. Last year's winner was Greenbush Brewery with Rodeo de Cabra, an 11.7% Imperial cream stout with blueberries, maple syrup, and vanilla. The winner will have their name and brew mounted onto the Golden Barrel, get bragging rights, and receive a custom tap handle.

VIP Tickets: $75 
Doors at Noon for VIP ticket holders
+ Get an extra hour of tasting
+ Custom Barrel Aged Brewfest T-shirt
+ Barrel Aged Brewfest Glass
+ 8 beer tickets

General Admission: $45 
From 1pm - 5pm EDT
+ Barrel Aged Brewfest Glass
+ 6 beer tickets

Designated Driver: $15

• 1 ticket per beer, Additional beer tickets can be purchased. (4 for $10, 8 for $20)

• Grilled Food by Staymaker Restaurant's Chef, Luke Caenepeel, will be available for sale.

• Brewers Competition for Breweries using Journeyman Distillery barrels, determined by a panel of judges.

If you have any questions about the event, or for breweries wanting to join,
please contact

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at

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