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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North Peak and Jolly Pumpkin Launch Yearlong TART Trails Sponsorship

Northern United Brewing Company, parent company to North Peak and Jolly Pumpkin, is pleased to announce a yearlong sponsorship with TART Trails, a Traverse City non-profit organization that works to enrich the Traverse region by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use.

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Veterans Day Concludes Strong Foundations, New Possibilities – Chelsea’s Community-Wide Historic WWI Centennial Exhibition

For the past three-and-a-half months, the community of Chelsea in northwest Washtenaw County, has proudly displayed 36 unique banners throughout town as part of the historic interpretation installation World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities.

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Jolly Pumpkin to Open Restaurant and Brewery in Hyde Park, Chicago

Jolly Pumpkin is heading across Lake Michigan to open a new restaurant and bar in Hyde Park, near the University of Chicago, in 2017. The 5,800-square-foot restaurant will serve craft beers, distilled spirits, and wines available through the Northern United Brewing Company (NUBC) brand – including Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, North Peak Brewing Company, Nomad Cidery, Civilized Spirit and Bonafide Wines, as well as a full pub menu.

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Plum Market West Bloomfield “Gang of 6” Pop Up Dinner in the Lounge to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

You’re invited to exclusive dinner featuring five acclaimed Chefs and one Master Sommelier, benefiting the community efforts of Forgotten Harvest and presented by Plum Market West Bloomfield. Seating is extremely limited for this prix fixe menu event.

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Chelsea Uses Technology to Tell its Local World War I Historic Stories

The 36 historic banners that make up the Chelsea District Library’s community-wide historic interpretation installation, World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities, have found a digital home at MapMe—a publishing platform that allows for the mapping of sites and sharing of stories.

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Explore the World of Michigan Craft Beer Aboard Traverse City’s Tall Ship Manitou

Michigan has made a name for itself as one of the premier craft brew states in the country, and considers itself the “Great Beer State”® with more than 200 breweries throughout two peninsulas, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. What better way to partake of these fine beverages than from the deck of the Schooner Manitou, while sailing in the freshwaters of Grand Traverse Bay (and northern Lake Michigan, weather permitting). The Traverse Tall Ship Company is offering a 4-Day Michigan Craft Beer Cruise (Sept. 15-19) with chef and craft beer aficionado Amy Sherman, who will serve as host and tasting guide.

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Hemingway Enthusiasts Trek to Petoskey for Annual Fall Historical & Literary Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is currently accepting reservations for its annual conference, October 14-16, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in historic downtown Petoskey (a property built in 1899—the same year Hemingway was born and a place where he stayed in 1916—paying just 75 cents for his room). This year’s Michigan Hemingway Conference theme is 1919—the last year that a 20-year-old Hemingway spent in the Walloon Lake area, 10 miles southwest of Petoskey.

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Bushels of Fresh Foods & Family Fun Are Waiting to be Explored Along Kent Harvest Trails

Nearly 20 farms in the Greater Grand Rapids area are participating in the 2016 KENT HARVEST TRAILS, providing families the opportunity to enjoy loads of country fun. Activities and tours begin mid-September and run through the end of October (although farms may actually open sooner and extend their season into early November, weather permitting).

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