Big Lake Brewing to host ‘Haze Craze Weekend’

Courtesy Big Lake Brewing

A Holland brewery is inviting the public to the lakeshore for a weekend event featuring a 5K run, live music and a pub crawl.

Big Lake Brewing said Friday, April 1, it will host the first-ever Haze Craze Weekend from Thursday-Sunday April 21-24 at various places in the city of Holland.

The event will include a 5K run, beer garden with live music and a pub crawl. Big Lake plans to make Haze Craze weekend an annual event.

“We have spring fever at Big Lake, and we’re kicking off the return of hazy beer season with an annual event that will get West Michiganders outside and celebrating the place where we live,” said Travis Prueter, president of Big Lake Brewing. “Big Lake’s Hazy IPAs like Blood Orange Haze, Cotton Candy Haze and Tangerine Haze are some of our most popular brands, and Haze Craze weekend will bring them all together through a series of signature events.”

Pub crawl

Big Lake’s favorite Holland bars will have limited edition Big Lake Hazy IPAs on tap April 21-24, and participants can hop around to sample them all. Pub crawl T-shirts are available for purchase, and those who order by April 7 will receive the early bird discount. Participants wearing the shirt will receive $1 off every pint ordered at Big Lake during Haze Craze Weekend.

5K run

Haze Craze Weekend will feature a 5K fun run through downtown Holland. The race begins in Centennial Park at 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, and runs past Window on the Waterfront, out to Windmill Island and back to Centennial Park. People can register by April 7 for access to a custom-designed race T-shirt.

Beer garden fruit stand

Following the race on April 22, participants 21 and older can exchange their race bibs for specials at the Big Lake beer garden at the brewery, at 13 W. Seventh St. in Holland, where they can drink a fruity IPA at Big Lake’s new beer garden fruit stand while listening to live music from local band Van Mason from 7-9 p.m.

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