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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

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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Inaugural Learn To Homebrew Day to be hosted at Gravel Bottom
3 years ago

Inaugural Learn To Homebrew Day to be hosted at Gravel Bottom

ADA – Veteran homebrewers, novices, and people-who-just-want-to-drink-beer-outside alike are invited to the first Learn To Homebrew Day hosted at Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery and Supply.

The brewery and homebrew supply …
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Experience Grand Rapids unveils Beer City Passport Program
3 years ago

Experience Grand Rapids unveils Beer City Passport Program

GRAND RAPIDS – Starting today, Grand Rapids residents and tourists alike will have the opportunity to win the title of “Brewsader” and a free T-shirt.

Experience Grand Rapids, a local destination …
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Harmony Hall embodies heritage at new westside location
3 years ago

Harmony Hall embodies heritage at new westside location

GRAND RAPIDS – After almost exactly two years in the works, the owners of Harmony Brewing Company opened their massive new restaurant and brewery, Harmony Hall, Oct. 6.

A …
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Library hosting wine, cider educational programming

GRAND RAPIDS – Kent District Library is hosting a series of informational programs about wine and cider tasting and making. There are still a number KDL Uncorked events hosted …
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