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About Emily Hengstebeck

Emily hails from southeast Michigan, but followed her passion for craft beer up north to join the team at Beards Brewery in Petoskey. Operating as the Director of Sales & Events and general harbinger of beer, she gladly gives back her time and enthusiasm to an industry that she loves. This combined with her work done with MittenBrew and Fermenta keeps her extremely happy and extremely busy, and reminds her that beer dreams do come true.
Latest Posts | By Emily Hengstebeck
Crystal Mountain Celebrates 60th Summer with 12th Annual Festival
1 week ago

Crystal Mountain Celebrates 60th Summer with 12th Annual Festival

Memorial Day weekend: a weekend that boasts endless activities, events, and happenings under the hopeful curtain of a warm spring sun. Barbeques, boating, backyard hangouts, downtown strolls, outdoor festivals. So, …
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From Behind the Table: Working the MBG Winter Beer Fest
3 months ago

From Behind the Table: Working the MBG Winter Beer Fest

Before I worked in the craft industry, I was a beer festival attendee. My perspective only stretched as far as to see the glorious, seemingly never-ending flow of beer from …
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Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest
8 months ago

Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest

Nothing could stop people from enjoying U.P. Beer Fest this past Saturday.

Not the 10-hour drive to Marquette (for downstate attendees).

Not the monsoon rainfall that started at …
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Burning Foot Beer Festival is on Fire for its Second Year!
9 months ago

Burning Foot Beer Festival is on Fire for its Second Year!

The Saturday morning of August 27 looked dicey. There was lightning cracking and rain coming down sideways. Perhaps this was the curse of Burning Foot? After all, the festival’s inauguration …
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Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth
10 months ago

Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth

Short’s Fest is the best kind of combination parking lot & lawn party—it’s fun and laid-back, and bonus, the beer is fabulous.

It’s just a pure, simple gathering of …
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Lakeshore Brewers Guild: Placing Lake Michigan at its Heart
10 months ago

Lakeshore Brewers Guild: Placing Lake Michigan at its Heart

Here in Michigan, we have lakes. Lots of lakes. In fact, we are referred to as the “Great Lakes State.” We have other great stuff, too, but it’s pretty amazing …
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Crystal Mountain Beer & Brat Festival: Ultimate Backyard BBQ
1 year ago

Crystal Mountain Beer & Brat Festival: Ultimate Backyard BBQ

“Memorial day is transformative,” says Brian Lawson, Director of Public Relations at Crystal Mountain.

Memorial Day in Michigan marks the beginning of summer, no matter the temperature. The focus …
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Be More Awesomer: Short’s Brewing 12th Anniversary
1 year ago

Be More Awesomer: Short’s Brewing 12th Anniversary

“You think about how you give your whole self to something. And this is it,” says Joe Short, looking around the new extension on the pub.

“It’s always surreal …
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