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Amy Martin | Author

Hopping into Spring

April 23, 2022

Great beer and good times are headed to northern Michigan. Saturday, May 7, is the Michigan Brewers Guild Spring Beer Festival, held at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City. Touted as the 3rd Annual Inaugural Spring Beer Festival, this event has been a long time coming.

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Spring Buds and Suds

March 12, 2022

With the groundhog’s prediction behind us and the first day of spring mere days away, signs of the northern Michigan thaw are all around: waning snow drifts, mud (or if you’re lucky, grass) peaking through, and the early onset of spring beer fever. It’s time to empty you... Read More >>

Filling Station's Fjord Norwegian Farmhouse Ale

Feb. 11, 2022

If you haven’t been to The Filling Station Microbrewery in Traverse City, it’s a must-visit. They’re known for their wood-fired flatbread pizzas and high-quality, diverse beer menu. One of the latest brews from them is one surely not to miss — their Fjord Norwegian... Read More >>

The Beers of Summer: 6-Pack Edition

June 5, 2021

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and it’s time to indulge in some summertime craft beer. In your best interest (and for the purposes of “research”), we’ve compiled not only our picks for some of Michigan’s best warm-weather sippers but also the ... Read More >>

Five Shores Brewing’s Blackberry Seltzer

May 15, 2021

Diving into its second year, Five Shores Brewing is known for its eclectic menu of carefully crafted beer styles, with an offering for all palates (yes, even for non beer-drinkers.) These quality brews are their primary focus, but they’ve recently taken the plunge into a new venture... Read More >>

Brewing at 30 Below

March 13, 2021

The following five men and women — every one under the age of 30 — are part of a new generation of brewers shaping the future of Up North’s beer scene. Here’s a look at their unfiltered love for beer making, their favorite beers to brew, and how they cut their teet... Read More >>

The Cure for What Ales You

Dec. 19, 2020

As any seasoned Michigander knows, the time has come to brace for the mountains of snow, icy roads, and gloomy grey skies that inevitably arrive with the winter season. Fortunately, there are many options for coping: perhaps winter sports like skiing or curling, or — our personal pr... Read More >>