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About Christopher Epplett

As an original co-founder of MittenBrew, Christopher Epplett now contributes periodically as a writer. A former editorial assistant with The Grand Rapids Press and reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune, Epplett loves reporting the news and sharing opinions.
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FOX 17: MittenBrew and Rockford Brewing to release ‘Grandma’s Cookies’

ROCKFORD, Mich. — MittenBrew.com and Rockford Brewing Company are teaming up for a release party Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the new oatmeal raisin craft brew called “Grandma’s Cookies.

Michigan Cider Association forms amid growing cider market
2 years ago

Michigan Cider Association forms amid growing cider market

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Knowing the quality of Michigan apples, Paul Vander Heide is investing in the superiority of Michigan fruit.

It’s not just buying apples from local farmers that …
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Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration
2 years ago

Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — The evolution of Vander Fest brought the event to new territory on Saturday.

Now in its fifth year, the annual craft cider and beer celebration hosted …
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Capping off the warm weather with Odd Side
2 years ago

Capping off the warm weather with Odd Side

Ain’t No Sunshine When Saison

6% ABV — You might not think that smoke and fruit work together. Surprisingly, Ain’t No Sunshine pulls this off very well, in a sweet, …
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Odd Side booming, but balancing growing beer production
3 years ago

Odd Side booming, but balancing growing beer production

GRAND HAVEN — As craft beer continues to sweep the state — and the nation — microbreweries have a unique position when it comes to expanding production.

For Odd Side …
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Keeping it on the Odd Side
3 years ago

Keeping it on the Odd Side

Certainly its name is not a misnomer. When it comes to the eccentric, strange or just plain odd, Grand Haven’s Odd Side Ales advertises itself accurately.

Since opening its taproom …
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New Holland Big Fiets Dutch Lager
3 years ago

New Holland Big Fiets Dutch Lager

6.5% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Golden tone, no head with minimal carbonation Aroma: Malty, there are sweet and slightly fruity scents Taste: Sweet malts come forward with good rounded flavor and …
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New Holland Our New Lake
3 years ago

New Holland Our New Lake

4.9% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Copper with a thin light head Aroma: Malty Taste: Malt-forward with plenty of bread-like flavors. It finishes fairly strong, dry and bitter. Mouthfeel: Creamy with a …
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