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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
Kayak, Bike and Brew: Explore Breweries by Pedal and by Paddle
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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North Peak: A Traverse City Cornerstone
1 year ago

North Peak: A Traverse City Cornerstone

At the corner of Front and Hall Streets sits a building that has been a part of Traverse City since 1899. It was first the Big Daylight Candy Company, then …
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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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Taproot Cider House: A Central Root In Craft Community
2 years ago

Taproot Cider House: A Central Root In Craft Community

Tap·root (ˈtapˌro͞ot,-ˌro͝ot/) noun: a straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.

In other words, the central root of the system. Taproot Cider …
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Suds & Snow: Ultimate party in the Woods
2 years ago

Suds & Snow: Ultimate party in the Woods

Suds & Snow started ten years ago in the back of Timber Ridge Resort. The festival has continued to grow each year, setting itself apart from others it’s unique atmosphere. …
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Winter Microbrew Fest Returns for Seventh Year
2 years ago

Winter Microbrew Fest Returns for Seventh Year

Negative wind chills and endless amounts of snow couldn’t keep thousands from attending the seventh annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival on Saturday.

Each year, the winter …
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