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About Marie Orttenburger

An Upper Peninsula native, Marie's passion for both Michigan and its beer is as bottomless as you wish your next pint to be. Relocating to Grand Rapids in 2010, her love for community, journalism and photography has played an integral role in shaping her professional and daily life. By day, Marie is currently employed as a technical writer/marketer. By night, her dreams are occupied by fields of hops filled with puppies and permeated by the melodies of local music.
Latest Posts | By Marie Orttenburger

North Channel Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening in Manistee

North Channel Brewing Company opened the doors to its freshly renovated historic building November 11.

The grand opening was preceded by a soft opening on November 10 that served to …
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The Mitten Brewing Co. Celebrates with First-Ever Can Run

For the first time ever, fans of The Mitten Brewing Company beer will be able to bring it home in that portable, recyclable aluminum vessel the industry loves so much.


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Rockford Brewing Company Returns From GABF 2017 with Metal

Rockford, Mich.—Rockford Brewing Company returns to Michigan from this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, with national recognition.

The brewery won multiple awards including Small Brewpub and Small …
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Michigan Craft Beer Stroll celebrates Royal Oak’s Rich Food & Drink Culture
2 months ago

Michigan Craft Beer Stroll celebrates Royal Oak’s Rich Food & Drink Culture

Royal Oak is recognized as a destination for great entertainment, dining and drink. To understand all the reasons why might seem a lofty endeavor.

But once a year, the Royal …
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Gravel Bottom Announces Plans for Production Facility Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Mich — Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply, an Ada-based brewery and home brew supply shop, is bringing their experience-centric philosophy on beer to a larger audience.

Owner …
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B. Nektar Sets New Standard for Mead with Unique Libations
1 year ago

B. Nektar Sets New Standard for Mead with Unique Libations

In its eight years of existence, B. Nektar Meadery has grown steadily, upgrading from fermenting in carboys and 55-gallon food-grade drums to producing up to 150 barrels of liquid a …
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Mashpaddle to Celebrate West MI Beer and Music

Brewers from five West Michigan breweries have joined forces to create a beer and a band, and they’re going on tour to ring in Michigan Beer Month.

Catch them at …
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Hot Summer in the City: Founders Fest 2016
1 year ago

Hot Summer in the City: Founders Fest 2016

Thousands spent last Saturday ringing in what’s sure to be a very hot summer at Founders Fest 2016. This year’s celebration of beer and music featured eight musical acts, food …
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