Northern Michigan Events: With Traverse City Beach Bums owners John and Leslye Wuerfel hailing from the hotel industry, it’s no surprise they’ve done such a fine job honing the visitor experience at Wuerfel Park. This year they further dial up the hospitality with two additions: the Microbrew Pub and the Beach Bums Café. In a tasty nod to the “buy Michigan” ethos, only Bell’s Brewery beers (Oberon, Amber Ale, Two Hearted Ale, and Oarsman Ale) will flow in the taproom. At the nearby cafe, the menu will offer up such All-American stalwarts as BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and Philly steak and cheese. Rest assured, the game is visible from both the microbrew parlor and the cafe, so you won’t miss a pitch on your mission to round up the vittles.


This article was originally featured in the July 2012 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magainze. Order your copy online at!