FRANKFORT — Stormcloud Brewing Company is marking six years of business with a Saturday, June 15, "Beerthday" celebration at its downtown Frankfort pub.
The event will include live music, beer-can chicken on the grill, free beer cupcakes (made with Stormcloud's Rowed Hard Stout), and a fundraiser for the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail. A portion of pub sales proceeds between 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday will go to the nonprofit, which oversees development and operation of the 22-mile non-motorized pathway across Benzie County.
The brewery's Stormcloud Builds Community initiative has supported 26 nonprofit organizations in the region since it began in 2014. The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail was the initiative's first beneficiary that year.
Traverse City band Jack Pine will begin playing at 7 p.m.
The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail formed in 1993 to advocate, promote and encourage the development and operation of a recreational trail on the former Ann Arbor Railroad corridor in Benzie County. More information is available at BetsieValleyTrail.org.
Stormcloud Brewing Company opened in June 2013 in downtown Frankfort, just two blocks from Lake Michigan. It specializes in Belgian-style brewing. It offers 16 taps and a menu of flatbread pizzas, small-plate appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and specialty popcorn. Stormcloud opened a new brewing facility on the east end of Frankfort in March 2018. More information is available at StormCloudBrewing.com.