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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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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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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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Beer of the Week October 10 Arcadia Ales

Mr. Surprise of Arcadia Ales

Kalamazoo, MI- We always love to stop by Arcadia Ales, whether we are in Kalamazoo or Battle Creek.  Each place is distinctly different.  I’ve been good friends with owner Tim Surprise since I taped an episode of the Great American Brew Trail with him at the original location in Battle Creek.  It was ...

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Beer of the Week September 26 Pike 51

Hudsonville, MI- I’ve gotten just a bit behind on my Beer’s of the Week updates, but better late than never, right?  So let’s head back to the vault and catch up one beer at a time.  September 26th we headed out to Pike 51 Brewing to visit my friend Manda Geiger.  Manda ...

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Beer of the Week October 3 Ellison Brewing

The boys at Ellison Brewing

East Lansing, MI- We were super excited to be able to travel to East Lansing this week and help celebrate the opening of Ellison Brewing Company.  Owner/Brewer Todd Schwem had told us of his plans last year when we visited him at his previous job at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company.  His brews there were ...

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