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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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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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Beer of the Week August 22 Perrin

Amy and John at Perrin Brewing

  Gaylord, Michigan- This weeks show took place up in Gaylord Michigan with our good friend Paul Beachnau.  Paul is the expert on all things Gaylord, as he runs the tourism bureau up there.  You can check out what he’s working on here.  He’s also something of  a craft beer expert ...

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