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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
8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival RECAP
4 months 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
5 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
10 months 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
1 year 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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Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form
1 year ago

Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form

Ann Arbor, MI–One of the great things about modern society is that it gives people a chance to remake themselves, to be what they want to be. The same could …
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Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing
1 year ago

Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing

In college, the beer began to flow on Thursday evenings. But I got older, and figured that Thursdays belonged to the young’uns. Then I moved to Ann Arbor, and discovered …
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