Breweries form guild
The craft beer industry’s “soul is its collaborative spirit.”
That’s partly why two breweries in Muskegon have started the Lakeshore Brewers Guild, according to the newly formed group this week.
During the winter, owners of Unruly Brewing Co. and Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. shared pints and discussed the potential to foster collaboration and relationships among the growing number of breweries along the Lake Michigan shore.
The lakeshore guild will act as a supplement to the Michigan Brewers Guild and focus on only the counties that touch Lake Michigan.
Working together, the guild hopes to establish a Lakeshore Ale Trail and further bolster the area as a beer tourism destination.
Joint advertisements and cooperative support will “allow guild members to grow.”
The guild said the lakeshore region is “rich in craft breweries, natural beauty and the economic benefits that flow from successful locally owned and oriented businesses.”
Guild President and Pigeon Hill Co-Owner Michael Brower said the recruitment of members started about a week ago, and membership is expected to grow in the coming weeks.
Lakeshore Brewers Guild members
(as of 6/11/15)
Our Brewing Co.
Old Boy’s Brewhouse
Big Lake Brewing Co.
Trail Point Brewing Co.
Grand Armory Brewing Co.
Newaygo Brewing Co.
Stormcloud Brewing Co.