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About Kaitlyn Rickman

A Northern Michigan native, Kaitlyn is passionate about all the region has to offer: food, festivals, untouched lakeshore and craft beer. With homebrews continuously rotating through her household and new small town breweries opening regularly, she loves to discover new twists on old favorites. In addition to writing for MittenBrew, Kaitlyn also recently became part of a beer podcast, Behind the Hops, and lives a separate life as a teacher.
Latest Posts | By Kaitlyn Rickman
Suds and Snow Continues to Grow
2 weeks ago

Suds and Snow Continues to Grow

Over a decade ago, Suds & Snow started as a small beer festival meant to break up the winter. On Saturday, the 11th annual Suds & Snow was larger and …
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A Look Back At Traverse City Beer Week
4 months ago

A Look Back At Traverse City Beer Week

Typically, November in Northern Michigan means dark skies before 6:00 p.m., shorter business hours, and an exodus of summer and fall visitors. However, Traverse City Beer Week keeps the area …
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Four Years of Creative Brews with Brewery Ferment
6 months ago

Four Years of Creative Brews with Brewery Ferment

Breweries come in all shapes and sizes—some experiment with unconventional ingredients while others focus on specific styles, some only distribute and some intentionally do not distribute. Brewery Ferment in Traverse …
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Traverse City Beer Week: #HoppyinTC
6 months ago

Traverse City Beer Week: #HoppyinTC

Many cities have their own beer weeks which highlight the best of the local craft beer scene. Traverse City Beer Week, held every November, does just that with its own …
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Michigan Hop Alliance Leads the Way in Booming Industry
7 months ago

Michigan Hop Alliance Leads the Way in Booming Industry

What differs in taste and aroma depending on where it is grown, and is squeezed to determine if it’s ready to be harvested? Hops, of course!

Hops are a …
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Kayak, Bike and Brew: Explore Breweries by Pedal and by Paddle
7 months ago

Kayak, Bike and Brew: Explore Breweries by Pedal and by Paddle

There are a number of ways to have a memorable Traverse City adventure throughout the summer and fall. With 19 breweries and taprooms, alongside unique tour options such as TC …
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Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth
8 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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Take Your Beer Outside At Hop Lot Brewing
8 months ago

Take Your Beer Outside At Hop Lot Brewing

There is something enticing about Northern Michigan and its endless summer charm. That charm led Hop Lot founders Drew and Steve Lutke to leave Chicago and pursue their dream of …
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