Entries by MittenBrew

Cheboygan expands products and region

CHEBOYGAN — One of Michigan’s newest craft breweries, Cheboygan Brewing Company, has expanded its product line and will soon be offering its products to a larger Michigan audience. Building on the great success of its flagship beer Lighthouse Amber Altbier, the northern Michigan brewery now offers seasonal brews, has expanded its distribution market and will […]

Founders partners with Epic Planks

GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. and Epic Planks announced the release of their collaborative skis and snowboards this week. “Founders and Epic Planks have so much in common,” says James Barber, one of the owners of Epic Planks. “We’re both about enjoying life and being more than just a couch decoration.” Founders has been […]


BeerSocialGR to put emphasis on winter flavors

GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew is gearing up for its second BeerSocialGR event — a collaboration between the beer news site and Grand Rapids-based restaurant group The L&B Portfolio. The first event, held in September, brought together 10 local social media gurus to chat, eat, drink and tweet about their experience. The second event looks to […]


Leading to Saturday: The latest on Hoptoberfest

Grand Rapids is prepping up for what could be one of the largest beer celebrations in West Michigan. Celebrating the German Oktoberfest heritage, Saturday’s Hoptoberfest will feature great beer, art and entertainment. Six of the eight breweries have confirmed their line-ups for the event: HopCat: Hopfenkatze Festbier, Zugspitze Weizen, Roggen Bitch, Fornicator, Black Mamba The […]

North Peak carves out pumpkin brew

TRAVERSE CITY —– Tired of having to choose between your favorite pumpkin beer and your favorite IPA when fall comes around? Well, fret no more. Enter the Hooligan —– the new hoppy pumpkin beer from North Peak Brewing Company. Coming in at 5.5 percent-ABV with 35 IBUs, Hooligan is a real treat for beer lovers […]

North Peak introduces wet hopped IPA

TRAVERSE CITY — Crafting rich IPAs is second-nature to the brewers at North Peak Brewing Company, and the new Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA is no exception. Brewed exclusively with fresh-from-the-farm Vanguard, Cascade and Centennial Michigan hops — grown and nurtured at the Old Mission Hop Exchange — Hoodoo displays an unparalleled flavor just begging […]

Jolly Pumpkin set to release Lupulo de Hielo

DEXTER — For the second consecutive year, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is special releasing Lúpulo de Hielo, a spiced pumpkin brew. Brewed by Jolly Pumpkin to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign, it will be featured in The Rare Beer of the Month Club in October. […]

Craft beer “enthusiasts” offered brewery tours

LANSING – One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is special VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state. To participate in one of these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group dedicated to celebrating the growing craft beer industry in the […]