Stormcloud Brewing Company is celebrating six years of being open for business this June. The northern Michigan brewery will commemorate its “Beerthday” on Saturday, June 15 at Stormcloud’s pub in downtown Frankfort. In addition to beer cupcakes and live music, the birthday party includes a fundraising event for the Betsie Valley Trail, a 22-mile, non-motorized pathway stretching across Benzie County.
Stormcloud will donate a portion of proceeds from pub sales between the hours of 4-6pm to the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail, a non-profit organization that oversees the development and successful operation of the trail. The fundraiser is also part of the brewery’s Stormcloud Builds Community initiative, which has supported 26 non-profit organizations in northwest lower Michigan since the program’s inception in 2014.
“After completing our first year of operation, we were able to act on one of our core values at Stormcloud, which is giving back to our community,” says Stormcloud co-owner Rick Schmitt. “The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail were our very first beneficiary in June 2014, and every year since we have continued to support this essential community resource.”
Stormcloud Brewing Company will also celebrate its big day with beer can chicken on the grill, free cupcakes made with Stormcloud’s Rowed Hard Stout, and live music from Traverse City band Jack Pine starting at 7pm. To learn more, visit: Stormcloudbrewing.com/beerthday.
About the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail
The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail is a Michigan not for profit corporation formed in 1993 to advocate, promote and encourage the development and successful operation of a recreational trail on the former Ann Arbor Railroad corridor in Benzie County. More info: betsievalleytrail.org.
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. In June 2017, Stormcloud was named Best Local Brew Pub or Tap Room by the readers of Traverse Magazine. Stormcloud Brewing Company is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild, Lakeshore Brewers Guild, and Brewer’s Association. Visit Stormcloud online at Stormcloudbrewing.com.