Stormcloud Brewing Company Builds Community with Frankfort American Legion

Stormcloud Brewing Company has announced the next recipient of its Stormcloud Builds Community fundraising initiative. For the fall quarter of 2016, Stormcloud is helping to support the Frankfort American Legion with a fundraising event happening this Veterans Day. On Friday, November 11th, Stormcloud will donate 50% of all pub sales between the hours of 4pm to 6pm directly to the Frankfort American Legion, John A. Mortenson Post 221.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that was established by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Today the American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members and approximately 14,000 posts worldwide.

Through the initiative of its posts, The American Legion consistently contributes to the nation’s quality of life through a variety of programs and endeavors to make communities better places to live. The Legion is committed to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to service members and veterans.

“Frankfort’s American Legion is an invaluable resource for our community,” says Stormcloud Co-Owner Rick Schmitt. “The Legion provides multiple levels of support to Benzie County veterans, including a gathering space for vets and their families to meet and socialize right here in downtown Frankfort. Now it’s our turn to give a little back to this organization that has given so much to our country, our county, and our city,” says Schmitt.

This year Stormcloud Brewing Company will also continue its Veterans Day tradition of serving free, one-topping flatbread pizzas to active and retired military personnel. Free pizzas are available from 11:30am to 10pm on Friday, November 11.

As part of its Stormcloud Builds Community initiative, Stormcloud Brewing Company selects one charitable organization making a difference in northern Michigan to share its message with Stormcloud’s customers and to help raise funding for the organization. Recipients are chosen every month during the summer season and quarterly thereafter.

To date, Stormcloud Builds Community has helped support 14 nonprofit organizations:

About Stormcloud Brewing Company

Stormcloud Brewing Company opened in June 2013 just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the coastal city of Frankfort, located in northwest lower Michigan. A small brewery specializing in Belgian-style brewing, Stormcloud offers 16 taps in addition to a full menu of flatbread pizzas, small plate appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, and specialty popcorn. In August 2016, Stormcloud was named the Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive Media Group. Visit Stormcloud online at