World Expo of Beer 2013 is this weekend in Frankenmuth

If your weekend plans include gathering up some friends and going bar-hopping, here's a suitable alternative that's purely Michigan.

The World Expo of Beer 2013 kicked off in Frankenmuth Friday night and continues Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. at Heritage Park.

Visitors can sample 250 beers from more than 70 different breweries. All proceeds go to charity, local churches, schools and fire departments. â??With the industry blowing up right now and expanding in Michigan and all over the country it's a great way to try something new,â?? event chair Eric MacKinnon said.

Admission to the World Expo is $8 per person 21 years and older.