Annual Bru Fest Supports Children's Leukemia Foundation


 TROY — Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is hosting its third annual BRU Fest Michigan fundraiser to bring together aficionados of craft beers and delicious food to benefit Michigan children and adults affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers.  

The event will be held from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday (June 15)  at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. General admission tickets are $39, and VIP tickets are $60. VIP tickets include 6 p.m. early entrance, private beer tappings with exclusive food pairings, a larger mug, a BRU Fest shirt and more. With each ticket purchase, attendeesreceive 10 tokens good for one five-ounce pour of beer each and four ticketsfor burgers and wings. Tokens and tickets for additional beers and food can be purchased for $1 each.

The Square Pegz will provide the musical entertainment at the event.

Event sponsors include:

  • Culinary partners: Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings and Treat Dreams
  • Exclusive Microbrew Brand: Bells Brewery, Inc. Bells will provide 22 of its craft beers, six of which are rarely available to the public (Bell’s Batch 9000, Bell’s Roundhouse India Red Pale Ale, Bell’s 2011 Cherry Stout, Bell’s Black Note, Bell’s Sweet Potato Stout and Bell’s Smoked Lager).
  • Exclusive Microbrewery Distributor: Rave Associates
  • Mike Savoie Chevrolet

“An event doesn’t have to be black-tie to make a big impact,” said Bill Seklar, president and CEO of Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. “We created thisfirst-of-its-kind food and craft beer event three years ago to tapinto a younger, broader audience through an affordable experience. Royal Oak has been a perfect home for this event that raises awareness and funds for our patients and families based in Michigan affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related diseases.” 

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