Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stormcloud Builds Community with Grow Benzie

Written by  Paul Starr
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Stormcloud Brewing Company has announced the next recipient of its Stormcloud Builds Community initiative. For the month of August, Stormcloud is helping to support Grow Benzie.
Based in Benzonia, Michigan, Grow Benzie is a non-profit farmstead dedicated to enriching the lives of Benzie County residents through education in agriculture, nutrition, job training and life skills. Grow Benzie will benefit from a fund raising event happening Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Stormcloud Brewing Company. 20% of all sales at Stormcloud between the hours of 4-6pm on Saturday will be donated directly to Grow Benzie.

Stormcloud Co-Owner Rick Schmitt says growing Benzie County and improving the life skills of local residents is reason enough to support the community farmstead. “From teaching people of all ages how to grow their own food to helping low income families improve their financial opportunities, Grow Benzie is truly helping our community ‘grow’ in every sense of the word,” says Schmitt. “The residents of Frankfort and the rest of Benzie County are very fortunate to have an organization such as Grow Benzie operating locally.”

Stormcloud will also partner with Grow Benzie for Bayou on the Bay, a one day festival happening Saturday, August 29, from 1-11pm in Frankfort’s Open Space Park. Blues and zydeco musicians from Louisiana and Michigan will play throughout the day, with local food including a Louisiana gumbo made with fresh fish, a beer garden serving Stormcloud’s Belgian Inspired, Michigan Made beer, cooking demonstrations and more.

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. Recipients are chosen every month during the summer season and quarterly thereafter.

Previous Stormcloud Builds Community recipients:

About Glow Benzie

Grow Benzie is a non-profit 501(c)3 established in September 2008 with the mission of enriching the lives of Benzie County residents by fostering self-reliance through education in agriculture, nutrition, job training and life skills. Located on a 3.7 acre farmstead in Benzie County, Grow Benzie is working to become a demonstration/training center of excellence for sustainable farming and gardening, food preparation, and nutritional education. Learn more by visiting http://growbenzie.org.

About Stormcloud Brewing Company

Stormcloud Brewing Company opened in June 2013 just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the lakeside town of Frankfort, 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/salads, charcuterie plates, and specialty popcorn. Visit Stormcloud online at http://www.stormcloudbrewing.com.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.