The Best Michigan-Brewed Beers For Fall

The Best Michigan-Brewed Beers For Fall

Fall in Michigan means crisp mornings, spiced cider, warm donuts, and of course — speciality Michigan beer. Michigan brewers are known around the country for crafting delicious and complex beer for every season, but this year’s pick of fall-focused brews are especially spectacular. From Pumpkin Spice Latte to Oktoberfest and S’mores flavored concoctions, read through […]

Leaving Michigan: 13 Things You Miss Most When You’re Gone

Growing up in Michigan, I’ve always loved the wonderful things about our state—the people, the food, the lakes, the beautiful scenery, and the ability to show strangers where I live on the palm of my hand. But part of me has also taken the simple pleasures our Great Lakes State for granted. Like some Michiganders […]

Never Too Much Beer In Marquette

Ore Dock Brewing Company - #MittenTrip - Marquette - The Awesome Mitten

While I wouldn’t consider myself a craft brewery connoisseur, I certainly do enjoy a nice microbrew. As I researched restaurants and places to visit in Marquette for my #MittenTrip, Ore Dock Brewery and Blackrocks Brewery were two that kept popping up. After taking in the simultaneously massive and hauntingly eerie remains of the Lower Harbor […]

Michigan Mobile Apps: Accessing the Mitten Through Your Thumbs, Part II

Michigan mobile apps

Whether connecting the weary traveler to their surroundings, or adding perspective to the cultured native, useful and fun mobile apps help to unlock the secrets of the Awesome Mitten experience. Back in July, we explored two Michigan-based mobile apps: a digital Mitten tour guide app (Michigan Travel Guide) and a hoppy variation to Candy Crush […]

Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival

Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival

This year, mitten state craft beer fans have a new beer-sampling event to add to their repertoire. This November 1st, Wings Stadium Events Center will be hosting the first Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival. For fans of the ever-growing number of award-winning breweries in Michigan, this event is a can’t-miss; of the more than 50 breweries that […]

Party in the Pantry

Traverse City knows food. Our local cuisine attracts people from all over the world. The music scene is exploding and producing some of the most lively, upbeat music that I have ever seen live. And of course, the spirited beverages are flowing generously. The brewers and vintners in this region have created products so skillfully […]

Lansing Fall Fest

Now that November is upon us, many Michiganders are scrambling to find ways to celebrate our beautiful fall season before the first flakes begin to descend. If you’re anything like me, you’ve done the haunted corn mazes, pumpkin patch, and costume contests, but still feel like your celebration of fall in Michigan is incomplete. I […]

Tip of the Mitt Paddlefest

Tip of the Mitt Paddlefest

As kids go back to school and summer comes to a close, the paddlers of Michigan are not going to give up just yet. On September 7 and 8 at Aloha State Park in Cheboygan, MI, Green Veil Outdoor and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have invited paddlers of all kinds (SUP, kayak, canoe) […]

Paddle for Pints

With August quickly disappearing, we only have a short time to complete the activities on our summer to-do lists. Well, I am here to inform you of an item that may not already be on that to-do list but should take top priority: Paddle for Pints. This is a Brewery Pub Crawl put on by […]

Brewers Giving Back- the “Tree Beer”

Anyone who has gotten swept up in the homebrew/craft beer/brewery tour/Beer City wave knows that the brewing industry is about as collaborative as it gets. Head brewers achieved a piece of celebrity as Grand Rapids was awarded the title of Beer City 2013: a boon to local business and area hotels as beer tourists began […]

Michigan Beer Tour: March


“Beer: proof that God loves man.” I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. Whether or not the hoppy libation is actually tangible proof of divine adulation is not something I’m prepared to discuss in this article. However, you’d be hard-pressed to miss the recent bumper crop of breweries sprouting around Michigan. In 2011, according to […]