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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
Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day 2016

REGIONAL—The days until the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD) are being counted down all over the world. March 8, 2016 will be a day when breweries globally come together …
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On the Road: Craft journey around Bays of Michigan
2 years ago

On the Road: Craft journey around Bays of Michigan

“Up north is sacred,” a phrase uttered quite a few times throughout the day. Indeed, a Michigander grows up well-conditioned to survive and thrive on road trips. Children learn …
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Short’s celebrates their 5,000 batch with special beer release

Short’s Brewing Company always ushers in its milestones with proper pomp and circumstance. Coming into their 12th year of brewing, they’re kicking off 2016 with a celebration of their …
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U.P. Fall Beer Festival crowd “favorite”
3 years ago

U.P. Fall Beer Festival crowd “favorite”

MARQUETTE – Ask anyone at the U.P. Fall Beer Festival and he or she will say it’s the favorite festival of the year. Of course, under the influence of amazing …
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