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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
Michigan cider takes over Traverse City pub
4 years ago

Michigan cider takes over Traverse City pub

TRAVERSE CITY — 7 Monks hosted one of its infamous tap takeovers on Tuesday. this time featuring 20 different hard ciders from throughout the state.

I enjoyed a flight of …
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Michigan Beer & Brat Fest offers the perfect start to summer
4 years ago

Michigan Beer & Brat Fest offers the perfect start to summer

Memorial Weekend marks the beginning of the summer season, and Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville celebrated with its 8th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival on Saturday.

The festival has …
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Right Brain’s Brewtopia an opportunity to expand beer knowledge
4 years ago

Right Brain’s Brewtopia an opportunity to expand beer knowledge

TRAVERSE CITY — If you’re looking to expand your knowledge in the world of beer, look no further than Brewtopia presented by Right Brain Brewery.

Brewtopia is a monthly educational …
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Pints and painting? Only at Right Brain
4 years ago

Pints and painting? Only at Right Brain

Known for its creative brews, Right Brain Brewery is now putting creativity on its walls. The Grand Traverse Art Bomb, Intuitive Art Workshops and a student art show have all …
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Suds & Snow combines microbrews and winter fun
5 years ago

Suds & Snow combines microbrews and winter fun

TRAVERSE CITY — During a time of the year when Michiganders are tiring of the snow, Timber Ridge’s Suds & Snow brought excitement back to the season.

The seventh annual event …
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Festival spirit alive at Winter Microbrew and Music Fest
5 years ago

Festival spirit alive at Winter Microbrew and Music Fest

For the fourth year, Porterhouse Productions created the summer festival atmosphere in February with the Traverse City Winter Microbrew and Music Festival.

The festival was held in downtown Traverse City …
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Right Brain’s new location becoming an “advocate for creativity”
5 years ago

Right Brain’s new location becoming an “advocate for creativity”

A move away from bustling Downtown Traverse City might have been a brave and bold move for Right Brain Brewery, but customers and its new neighborhood have embraced the change.


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7 Monks celebrates Michigan’s birthday in style
5 years ago

7 Monks celebrates Michigan’s birthday in style

TRAVERSE CITY — The great Mitten State turned 176 on Saturday. What better way to celebrate than with a Michigan craft beer and a “Brewed in Michigan” t-shirt?

7 Monks …
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