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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 returns for tenth year!

Suds & Snow will return for its tenth year at Timber Ridge Resort on Saturday, March 5. Timber Ridge Resort, Create TC, and Craft Beverage Artisans have partnered to put …
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TC Ale Trail: Stout Challenge 2016

TRAVERSE CITY–The TC Ale Trail and Little Fleet have once again teamed up to present a local beer competition. The inaugural Stout Challenge will be held Friday January 29 at …
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Lake Ann Brewing: Where Everyone Knows Your Name
2 years ago

Lake Ann Brewing: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Breweries come in all shapes and sizes. Some breweries have massive distribution reach, while others stay within their small towns. Some breweries experiment with ingredients while others focus on quality …
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IPA Challenge Returns to Traverse City
2 years ago

IPA Challenge Returns to Traverse City

We all have our favorite beers, but what if you had to pick your favorite without knowing what it was?

The TC Ale Trail, along with sponsors Drink My …
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Empire Hops Festival Celebrates Another Successful Harvest
2 years ago

Empire Hops Festival Celebrates Another Successful Harvest

The weather has gotten cooler, the leaves have started to change color, and the hops have been harvested; it must be fall in Northern Michigan. To commemorate the harvest season, …
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U.P. Fall Beer Festival crowd “favorite”
2 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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Lively Weekend of Music and Brews at TC Microbrew Fest
2 years ago

Lively Weekend of Music and Brews at TC Microbrew Fest

With blue skies, sunshine, and the end of summer looming, the eighth annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival captured the spirit of summer in Northern Michigan on Friday …
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Beards Brewery celebrates three years
2 years ago

Beards Brewery celebrates three years

Beards Brewery celebrated its third anniversary on Saturday with a special Three Years of Beards event. In its first three years, Beards has established itself within the Petoskey community and …
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