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Beer of the Week November 21 Hideout Brewing Company

Dorothy Zehnder

Frankenmuth, MI- It’s Michigan’s Christmas Wonderland.  It’s home to fried chicken dinners.  It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state.  It can only be one place: Frankenmuth!  I think everyone in Michigan has a favorite memory of this iconic Bavarian village, as it’s on most Michigander’s must visit ...

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Beer of the week November 14 Upper Hand

Escanaba Black

Mackinac Island, MI-This weeks show brought us back up to our second home, .  We have been lucky enough to visit the island several times this season, for everything from opening weekend, to hosting the Lilac Festival, to enjoying the fall colors.  Every visit is unique and different, but what stays ...

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Mac & Cheese Please

mac and cheese

Grand Rapids, MI— This Thursday after finishing Behind The Mitten’s segment with Neal Dionne on Wood Radio’s West Michigan Live, Gonzo invited me along on his journey to find the mitten’s best Mac and Cheese for MLive’s Michigan’s Best series. He has the awesome yet difficult task of finding the very best mac and cheese the state has to ...

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Things To Do (Nov. 13-15)

tc beer

There are lots of great things to do this windy weekend in Michigan. Whether you want to stay nice and warm indoors or go for a chilly run outside, we have your top five things to do this weekend.   5.  Traverse City Beer Week Nov. 13-20 Local restaurants and breweries will have ...

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Great Beerd Run and Hops for Hope

Great Beerd Run

Grand Rapids, MI- One of the things I love about Michigan is that any given day you can find some kind of wacky event to participate in.    Most of these occur outdoors and celebrate something great about Michigan.  Festivals celebrating asparagus or mint.  An ice fishing derby.  Cardboard sled races. ...

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Things To Do This Weekend (Nov. 6-8)

kalamazoo craft beer

Here is our list the top five things we think you will love this weekend (Nov. 6-8)  in Michigan. Whether you want to throw it back to the glory days and enjoy a night listening to the king of pop or simply chill out with a couple of craft brews, we have your weekend plans set. 1. ...

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Amy Sherman on West Michigan Live With Neal Dionne

Amy Sherman with Neal Dionne

Every Thursday at 9:45 a.m. John and Amy have the pleasure to be guests on Wood Radio’s West Michigan Live with Neal Dionne to talk about what’s going on around the mitten. And of course to bring a morning sample of beer of the week! This week Amy flew solo, bringing the host, Neal Dionne, ...

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Beer of the Week October 18 Saugatuck Brewing

Chef Chris Doebler from Bowdie's

Saugatuck, MI- We visited Saugatuck Brewing Company to visit our good friend Gabe Bober from Treetops Resort who was there brewing up a beer for Hops for Hope.  We here at Behind the Mitten have partnered with Hops for Hope this fall to help raise money for the Purple Community to fight cancer, and Treetops Resort ...

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