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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

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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Mitten Brewing Company Announces “Art of Pitching” Series
5 months ago

Mitten Brewing Company Announces “Art of Pitching” Series

The Mitten Brewing Company has built itself around bringing the worlds of craft beer and baseball together. Something the two worlds share is the idea of pitching.

In baseball, pitching …
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Michigan Craft Beer heading to BrewDog Bars in UK
5 months ago

Michigan Craft Beer heading to BrewDog Bars in UK

Brew Export recently announced it will be shipping over 100 different midwest beer products to be served at BrewDog Bars throughout the United Kingdom.

BrewDog is the United Kingdom’s largest …
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Speciation Artisan Ales Releases First Spontaneously Brewed Ale
6 months ago

Speciation Artisan Ales Releases First Spontaneously Brewed Ale

Standing on the shore of Lake Superior at night, lit only by the moon or maybe the northern lights, you get a sense of how big the lake is. Without …
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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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