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Behind the Mitten Goes to Flint

flint

Get ready for a special Behind the Mitten this weekend! Not only has BTM now been picked up by SuperTalk 1570 WWCK AM in Flint, but this week’s show was recorded in Flint as well. I’m sensing a theme. With all the international media and political attention this historical Michigan city ...

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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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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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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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