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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

Harmony Brewing to Unveil Expansion and Beer, Pizza Delivery

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Grand Rapids’s Harmony Brewing is expanding. The addition of a second kitchen and an indoor/outdoor beer garden has more than doubled the brew pub’s seating capacity at its …
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The Mitten Brewing Company Opens Third In-State Location

Saugatuck, Mich. — The Mitten Brewing Company is bringing its signature craft beer and pizza to a third Michigan town: Saugatuck.

The brewery’s new location at 329 Water Street will …
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Thornapple Brewing Company Celebrates First Year

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Thornapple Brewing Company will celebrate its first anniversary with a party featuring special releases, live music, games and more.

The event will take place Saturday, June …
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New Holland Brewing Announces Hatter Days Weekend 2018

Holland, Mich. — New Holland Brewing Company will celebrate its 21st anniversary, as well as its beloved family of IPAs, with the annual Hatter Days party from Friday, June 8 …
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer

Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a giant cookout.

For the last 12 years, Crystal Mountain has been hosting just that, bringing together Michigan breweries and unique takes on …
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Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery opens larger location in Ada

Ada, Mich. — Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery will open the doors to its new facility as part of the Ada Village redevelopment project on May 11, 2018.

The new space is …
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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Makes a National Impression

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Coldbreak Brewing Equipment started modestly: Boyd Culver, a home brewer working in the tool and die industry at the time, needed an immersion chiller. So he made one …
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Beerfest at the Ballpark Celebrates Michigan Craft Beverages for Fifth Year

Lansing, Mich — Beerfest at the Ballpark will return to Cooley Law School Stadium this April for its fifth year celebrating Michigan beer, cider, mead and spirits.

Attendees will have …
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