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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
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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Gravel Bottom Brewery and KDL ask homebrewers to get literary

KENT COUNTY – Calling all book-loving home brewers: Kent District Library (KDL) has a contest that seeks to combine the passions of reading and brewing.

As part of …
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West MI Beer Tours doesn’t want to spend Black Friday at the mall either

ST. JOSEPH – If you’ve never really understood or desired to partake in the frenzy of Black Friday shopping, West MI Beer Tours is offering an alternative way to …
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Stormcloud Brewing Company to host creative writing contest

FRANKFORT – Writing for beer is something we at MittenBrew.com obviously endorse. We do it every day. So when we heard about Stormcloud Brewing Company’s creative story writing contest, …
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Eat burger from new menu at Grizzly Peak, make a difference

ANN ARBOR — The holidays have a way of inspiring people to do good deeds. Usually, they don’t involve simply sitting down and enjoying a burger and a beer. Grizzly …
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Grand Rapids Cocktail Week to educate palates, minds alike

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild, Michigan Distillers Guild, and Experience GR are teaming up to host 11 days of cocktail appreciation starting this week.

From Nov. …
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