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About Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a special education teacher and writer who lives in Ann Arbor. She is very involved with her community, participating in the storytellers' guild, the public art commission, A2 Geeks, the Rec & Ed Commission, and the local film festival. Patti enjoys boxing, English country dancing, and hosting dinner parties. She hopes to one day sell her young adult novel for at least a three figure advance. Until then, you can find her enjoying her husband and step-cats in the best city on earth! Her newest book, A History of Ann Arbor's People's Food Co-op will be released on April 17. It will be available at the co-op or online.
Latest Posts | By Patti Smith
Baffin Brewing: You Gotta Drink Your Way In
2 weeks ago

Baffin Brewing: You Gotta Drink Your Way In

On one trip to Maine, brewer Evan Feringa found something that he had not seen in his home state of Michigan—a mug club that you had to drink into.


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What’s Up In The Washtenaw County?  Part One
2 months ago

What’s Up In The Washtenaw County? Part One

Washtenaw County is blessed with many things—beautiful downtowns, spacious parks, green space, and a wide variety of brewpubs for our drinking pleasure. This article will examine the six non-Ann Arbor …
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8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival RECAP
1 year ago

8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival RECAP

Beer festivals happen several times a year. From fest to fest, some things are different—the weather, the breweries, the food. But many things are exactly same from year to year—the …
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ROAK: Rock, Roll and Beer
1 year ago

ROAK: Rock, Roll and Beer

Everything about ROAK Brewing Company screams rock and roll—from the décor, to the music, to the names of the beer. For an old rock chick like me, this was a …
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A Rooster Walks Into a Bar. He Kicks Ass.
1 year ago

A Rooster Walks Into a Bar. He Kicks Ass.

You can’t judge a beer by its label. Or can you? When you are drinking Bitter Old Fecker, you will not only get a beautifully drawn label featuring a farm …
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Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books
1 year ago

Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books

The frozen washcloths helped. So did the shady trees. But the biggest relief from the sweltering heat was the beer. Because that is what this festival is about—beer. Specifically, Michigan …
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A Peek at the Peak
2 years ago

A Peek at the Peak

Grizzly Peak is one of the pioneer brewpubs in Ann Arbor, MI. Along with Arbor Brewing Company, it anchors Washington Street in downtown in a way that beer drinkers might …
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Schmohz: The Driving Force Behind Good Beer
2 years ago

Schmohz: The Driving Force Behind Good Beer

This is what people do for beer: they go to a job at in southeast Michigan five days a week, and then, they drive across the state to brew beer …
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