BRU Fest to Raise Money for Children’s Leukemia Foundation

The fourth annual event featuring craft beer and yummy eats will be held June 14 in Royal Oak.

BRU Fest Michigan, a fundraiser for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, is returning for a fourth year to Royal Oak. (Photo: brumichigan.com)
BRU Fest Michigan, a fundraiser for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, is returning for a fourth year to Royal Oak. (Photo: brumichigan.com)

The fourth annual BRU Fest Michigan fundraiser will pair local craft beer with delicious food and entertainment with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 7-11p.m. 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 and more.

With each ticket purchase, attendees receive 10 tokens for one half-pour of beer each and four tickets for burgers and wings. Tokens and tickets for additional beers and food can be purchased for $1 each.

BRU Fest fundraisers bring together aficionados of great craft beer and delicious food, with microbrews provided by Bell’s Brewery and food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings and Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern. The event has sold out in previous years, with beer lovers enjoying the casual, fun environment to raise money to support a worthy cause.

Event sponsors include:

The Beer List For BRU Fest:  

  • Oberon Ale

  • Two Hearted Ale

  • Amber Ale

  • Lager of the Lakes

  • Quinannan Falls Special Lager

  • Third Coast Beer

  • Midwestern Pale Ale

  • Double Cream Stout

  • Expedition Stout

  • Cherry Stout

  • Java Stout

  • Porter

  • Kalamazoo Stout

  • Oatmeal Stout

  • Bull in A China Shop

  • Sweet Potato Stout

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout

  • Berry Ale

  • Mercurial Belgian Style Ale

  • Wheat Love Ale

First-Ever BRU Pong Tournament

For the first time ever, BRU Fest 2014 will feature a fundraising “BRU Pong Tournament.” The tournament will allow teams of two to enter a single-elimination tournament and represent a CLF patient family in their quest for the grand prize, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Leukemia Foundation’s The WALK fundraiser on July 21st. The individual donation to participate in the BRU Pong Tournament is an additional $5 to a regular BRU Fest ticket.

“An event doesn’t have to be black-tie to make an impact,” said Bill Seklar, president and CEO of Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. “We created this first-of-its-kind food and craft beer event four years ago to reach 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. “

Go here for more information or to register for the event.

About Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a statewide nonprofit organization helping families cope with leukemia, lymphoma and related disorders by providing information, financial assistance and emotional support. In addition, CLF has provided more than $6.5 million in research dollars to Michigan’s comprehensive cancer institutes. For more information about Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, please call

(248) 530-3000 or visit the web site.


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