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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.

The latest spin on the acclaimed barrel-aged stout incorporates coconut, hazelnut and chocolate   HOLLAND, MICH  — New Holland Brewing Company’s first Dragon’s Milk Reserve release of 2020 will be available starting in January. The Dragon’s Milk Reserve series puts a spin on America’s number-one selling bourbon barrel-aged stout. The brewery’s newest addition to the […]


The natural brewery and winery will open a new tasting room on Wealthy Street in 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.– Speciation Artisan Ales and Native Species Winery will have a new home at 928 Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids. The new tasting room for the nature-inspired brewery and winery will open later in 2020 pending licensing […]

cedar springs

The brewery is bringing its German-inspired brews to Grand Rapids’s West Side   GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Cedar Springs Brewing is bringing its German-inspired beers to a historically German neighborhood in Grand Rapids. The brewery has announced plans to develop a second location on the city’s West Side at 642 Bridge Street NW. Küsterer Brauhaus […]

safe haven

The producers will sell specially crafted drinks and merch to benefit Safe Haven Ministries A group of Grand Rapids craft beverage producers has come together to support Safe Haven Ministries’ mission of solving the problem of domestic abuse in the community. The 22 businesses have rallied around the proclamation that “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.”  Participating breweries, wineries […]

beer city brewers guild

The festival will feature new and exclusive beer selections from more than 20 Grand Rapids breweries   GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — The Beer City Brewers Guild has announced it will host a new beer festival celebrating the craft brewing community of Grand Rapids this fall. “Brews in the Grove” will take place on Saturday, October 19 […]