Three Years of Beer, Bands, And Beach At Burning Foot

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Imagine you and your friends on a sandy beach along Lake Michigan, encircled by the area’s best breweries, jamming out to some awesome live music; could there be a better way to end summer? Well, on August 26, the Burning Foot Beer Festival will once again take over the Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, MI. […]

Brewery 4 Two 4 Excitedly Anticipates Grand Opening

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Brewery 4 Two 4, one of only two breweries on the north side of Holland, MI, is excited to announce its official grand opening weekend starting Friday, June 30th. Planned hours for the opening weekend (which will be same as regular hours going forward) are as follows: Fridays, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturdays, 12 […]

Railtown Brewing: Investing in the Future of Dutton

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Gim Lee and Justin Buiter, co-founders and fellow brewers of Railtown Brewing Company, opened their doors in December of 2014. Initially, Lee and Buiter would brew during the week  and open for business on the weekends. However, after two weekends of positive feedback and satisfied beer-drinkers, they decided to quit their day jobs and fully […]

Beer Church Brewing Company: Join the Congregation

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Beer Church Brewing Co. was open barely a month when they invited us to sit down and listen to head brewer Nate Peck preach the gospel this past March. “There’s a fine line between being thematic and kitschy,” says Peck. Yeah, we get that for sure—they opened New Buffalo’s first brewery, in a church from […]

North Pier Brewing Co.: A Mature 1

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Jay Fettig, founder and owner of North Pier Brewing Co., is not “from” the beer industry. He’ll even tell you he’s only a mediocre-at-best homebrewer. But, that doesn’t disqualify him from running a successful brewery. While in business school at Indiana University, he drafted a business plan for what would eventually become a Benton Harbor, […]

Transient Artisan Ales: Where The Wild Things Are

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Chris Betts quietly goes where the wind blows. Transient Artisan Ales’ founder/owner is soft-spoken and unassuming, which is respectable considering the stirring buzz his beers conjure. He has kind, yet seasoned eyes, his hair is a little messy, and his beard is longer than his girlfriend would prefer. His clothes are relaxed and mismatched—a cross […]

Craft Brewers Conference: A Survival Guide For First-Time Attendees

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MittenBrew sent Jeff Rogers, Brewery Operations Manager at Harmony Brewing Company, to Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Washington, D.C. to document the annual event from the lens of a first-time attendee. What follows is his experience, and a few recommendations to ensuring a successful show for those considering attending. MittenBrew edited some of […]


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Founders Brewing Co. announced today that, for the first time in their 20-year history, they will open a second taproom. The new facility will feature a fully-operational brewery and retail taproom located in the lower Cass Corridor neighborhood in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, a burgeoning cultural hub adjacent to sports arenas, music venues and more. “Having […]