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Successful Brewfest

September 22, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

Thanks to all who played a part in the success of the Third Annual Keweenaw Brewfest.

The many people and businesses of the greater Keweenaw community made generous donations, provided services in-kind and volunteered their time to make this third Keweenaw Brewfest a great success. Without everyone who participated, it could not have happened. The event brought together more than 1,200 people from our region on a truly spectacular afternoon to sample more than 100 different beers from more than 35 different breweries. Fantastic food was provided by: Pilgrim River Steakhouse, Carmelita's, Rock House Grille and Portage Health Food Service.

Please patronize and thank the food providers mentioned above and the sponsors listed below for their support:

Boodie Creek; Coca Cola; Ambassador Restaurant; Ameriprise Financial; Book Concern; Rukkila-Negro, CPAs; City of Hancock; City of Houghton; Copper Country Cubes; Copper Country Ford; Continental Fire Co.; Crown Cleaners; The Daily Mining Gazette; Dollar Bay Linoleum and Tile; Douglass/Remax-Ginger Stroube; Douglass Agency/Remax; Douglas House Saloon; Edward Jones-Calumet; Edward Jones-East Hancock; Edward Jones-Hancock; 5th and Elm Coffee House; Favorites T-Shirts; Hairsmiths Salon; Endres Machining; Hanke Auto Body; Houghton Power Sports; Keweenaw Automotive; Keweenaw Brewing Company; Kissel Chevrolet; Kirkish Furniture; LJJ Construction; Library Brew Pub; U.P. Marketing Department; McCabe Distributing; McGann Building Supply; Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union; Mike Lahti Properties; MTM Contracting; OHM; Pat's/Festival Foods; Penegor Lumber; Peterlin Distributing; Pisani Distributing; Quincy's Restaurant; Retirement Solutions; Shelden Grill; Shipping Shop; Stone Reflections; Super 8 Motel; Superior Block; Superior Rent-All/Sales; Surplus Outlet; Thermoanalytics; Up and Running; Wickley Agency; 97.7 WOLV-FM Radio; Mix 93 WKMJ-FM and WLUC TV6.

I want to especially thank the Keweenaw Community Foundation board members and the Brewfest staff-volunteers. More than 80 of them gave up the entire day to set up, serve our customers and then clean up. They are simply the best.

Fact Box

The Daily Mining Gazette welcomes letters to the editor from readers.

Letters should be signed and include name, address and telephone number. Names will not be withheld and letters should be no longer than 400 words. No personal attacks. Writers are limited to one letter per month. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length, as well as for spelling and punctuation.

Mail letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Daily Mining Gazette, P.O. Box 368, Houghton, MI 49931. Letters may also be e-mailed to or submitted on the Gazette's Web site,, by clicking on "Submit News."

All proceeds from this event benefit the Keweenaw Community Foundation. Its mission is to promote philanthropy, develop and manage permanent endowments from a broad range of donors and award charitable grants that enhance the quality of life in the greater Keweenaw community.

Thanks again to all who helped and participated. See you next year.

Michael Rose

Keweenaw Brewfest founder/




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