Category Archive for "Brewery"

National Bootleggers Day and Alpena’s History

January 17 has been proclaimed as National Bootleggers Day. This date marks the birthdays of Templeton Rye Whiskey, bootlegger Al Capone, and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff.

Alpena's John A. Lau Saloon in 1895

Alpena’s John A. Lau Saloon in 1895

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10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter

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A snowy, crystalized Thunder Bay River. Why not try out your hand at photography this winter? Photo courtesy of Amy Lijewski

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of … Read the rest


Alpena’s Off-Beat Shopping Guide

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Bob’s Bullpen offers the largest collection of comic books and memorabilia in Northeast Michigan!

Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Don’t get lost in online conglomerates and big box stores! Here’s a list of Alpena’s hidden treasures … Read the rest


6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the bikingnew vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.

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7 Ideas for a Rainy Day in Alpena

The arrival of spring and summer brings us warmer weather, greener foliage, and bluer skies. We often credit rainy days for spoiling our plans, somber days inside, and that all around feeling of doom and gloom. Kick those rainy day … Read the rest


You Might Love Alpena If…

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Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow

…you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of  Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free!

…you love ripping through the trails … Read the rest


Alpena’s Gourmet Burger Bucket List

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Check out this Burgies original, complete with a side of jumbo, hand-breaded onion rings and jalapenos! Mmmmm…

Let’s face it, grilling season is still 2 months away. Unless of course, you are one of those grill-masters that does not let … Read the rest


Gotta Check it Out Adventure: Wine, Hops, Pick Your Stops!

Summer is over and the air is turning crisp, it’s time to switch up seasonal activities in northern Michigan and we’re excited! It’s the perfect time of year to put on cozy layers and go sample wine and hops; one
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6 Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown of Alpena, Michigan

Say ‘goodbye’ to checked baggage fees and high gas prices and say ‘hello’ to your own backyard! “Staycation” is the bikingnew vacation and here are 6 tips to having the best tourist experience in your hometown of Alpena.

  1. Think about
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From Road Trip to Local Brewery

Brant and Blake turned their favorite vacation town into their dream hometown.

Brant and Blake turned their favorite vacation town into their dream hometown.

The Austin family discovered Alpena about 10 years ago while on a month long family road trip in a motor home. Leaving their hometown just outside of San Read the rest


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235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
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