Batch Brewing Company Partners with M4 CIC Distributing for Expansion Throughout Michigan

Batch Brewing Company has chosen to expand their beer distribution across Michigan with M4 CIC Distributing. After 2+ years in business, the demand for Batch Brewing Company’s beer has outpaced their bandwidth for self-distribution. With more than 100% growth in 2016, and targeted growth of nearly 100% in 2017, distribution will become a bigger part of the brewery’s business model.

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St. Julian Winery Introduces Michcato Wines to Celebrate Michigan Wine Month and the Pure Michigan Summer of 2017

May is “Michigan Wine Month” and with a Pure Michigan summer just around the corner, St. Julian—the state’s oldest, continually-operating winery—introduces its two latest wines to celebrate both occasions. Michcato and Sunset Michcato will be available beginning May 1 at retail outlets around Michigan.

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Ferris State University Announces Conference on Human Trafficking Awareness, April 5-6

The Ferris State University Coalition Against Slavery and the Professional Convention Management Association Student Organization are holding a two-day public Conference on Human Trafficking Awareness, April 5-6, at the FSU University Center, located at 805 Campus Drive, Big Rapids. Human trafficking continues to be a growing problem in Michigan. In 2016, 246 human trafficking cases were reported from Michigan alone. The National Human Trafficking Hotline saw a 37.5% increase in calls in 2016.

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Hemingway Film Event For Tweens & Teens Planned for March 25 at Petoskey District Library

A special program just for tweens and teens to discuss the life of young Ernest Hemingway in the local region, 1899 – 1919 – titled Saturday Morning with Ernie and Nick – will be held at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, March 25. The 90-minute event gets underway at 10:30 am in the library’s lower level classroom.

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North Peak Collaborates with Busch’s Fresh Food Market for Special Beer Release: Newfangled Pale Ale

Busch’s Fresh Food Markets and North Peak Brewing Company have partnered together to release their first ever craft beer collaboration. Newfangled Pale Ale is a beer that celebrates the two brands commitment to the craft industry and local business. With a shared emphasis on freshness, consistency and quality of their products, these two brands have created a top-notch beer specifically crafted for our local region.

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Jolly Pumpkin Releases Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company

Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers. You’ve asked and we finally listened, Sobrehumano Palena`ole will be released nationally beginning February 6.

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA

New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. Coming in at 6.7% ABV and 35 IBU, Stormy Oat IPA is full of haziness along with dry/late hop additions to create a juicy mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. Stormy is now available in draft and North Peak’s signature stubby bottle 6-packs.

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The Homestead Plans “Super Soups” Contest for #NationalHomemadeSoupDay (Saturday, Feb. 4)

You’re invited to warm yourself in a hearty celebration of National Homemade Soup Day (#NationalHomemadeSoupDay) on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Homestead’s “Super Soups” contest in Glen Arbor (in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore).

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Dreams Do Come True: $25-million Construction Project Underway in Northern Michigan

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce that construction has begun on the new performing arts venue. Team Elmers recently completed the scheduled paving of the new parking lot after preparing the site and installing utilities for the future performing and cultural arts venue.

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