Stormcloud Brewing Company

belgian inspired. michigan made.

Stormcloud Brewing Company is a northern Michigan brewery crafting Belgian inspired ales two blocks from the Lake Michigan beaches in Frankfort, MI and features flatbread pizza, small-plate appetizers, sandwiches, soups and popcorn.

Stormcloud in the News

We truly appreciate the press coverage we have received since opening our doors in June 2013. While not a complete list, here are some Stormy mentions in the news.


Stormcloud Brewing Co. expands brewing production - UpNorthLive, September 2017

Brian Confer - From Cameras to Craft Beers - MIBrew Magazine, Summer 2017

Michigan brewing company to open new facility this year - Crain's Detroit Business, July 2017

Stormcloud facility taking shape; Frankfort operation on track to brew in September - Traverse City Record-Eagle, June 2017

Top 10 Best Northern Michigan Breweries and Tap Rooms 2017 - MyNorth, June 2017

5 Michigan Breweries to Visit in the Lower Peninsula - Hour Detroit, May 2017

Stormcloud Brewing Co. Hosting Spelling Bee To Benefit Local Nonprofit - 9&10 News, May 2017

Good or Gong: Stormcloud brews up classic TV talent show - Traverse City Record-Eagle, March 2017

How Beer Revived Bellaire and Other Northern Michigan Towns - Northern Express, March 2017

Stormcloud Brewing Company and The Garden Theater Team Up on Film and Beer Series - MyNorth, January 2017

Stormcloud hosts traditional Spanish dinner - Traverse City Record-Eagle, January 2017

Podcast: John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman Catch Up with Stormcloud Brewing Company at Michigan Brewers Guild Conference - Behind The Mitten, January 2017

There's a curling venue at a Northern Michigan brewery and it's awesome - MLive, January 2017

Annual Beer Week brings influx of people to Frankfort - UpNorthLive, October 2016

Stormcloud Brewing to celebrate win as Michigan's Best new brewery - MLive, September 2016

Stormcloud to build production brewery - Traverse City Record-Eagle, August 2016

Frankfort Brewery Stormcloud Announces Major Expansion - MyNorth, August 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company Expanding, Building New Facility - 9&10 News, August 2016

New beer production facility coming to Benzie County - UpNorthLive, August 2016

Stormcloud, Michigan's Best New Brewery, announces expansion, wider distribution - MLive, August 2016

Stormcloud - Michigan’s Best New Brewery - Set to Expand - The Betsie Current, August 2016

Sleeping Bear Ale Trail creates a buzz among beer lovers - MLive, August 2016

Michigan's Best New Brewery: Stormcloud Brewing Co. 'humbled' and 'honored' with award - MLive, August 2016

Stormcloud Creates Employee Commuter Program - Traverse City Ticker, August 2016

Amy and John talk to two brewery owners who made the Top 10 List for Michigan's Best New Brewery - Behind The Mitten with Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez, August 2016

Michigan's Best New Brewery Revealed - MLive, August 2016

Michigan's Best New Brewery: The Readers Have Spoken - MLive, July 2016

Red Hot Best 2016 Northern Michigan Brewers - MyNorth, July 2016

Michigan's Best New Brewery: Trolls and Yoopers - MLive, July 2016

Breweries Share Epic Employee Nicknames - CraftBeer.com, July 2016

Brewery plans fundraising event for area recreational trail - UpNorthLive, July 2016

Local Residents, Businesses Featured On National TV Shows - Traverse City Ticker, July 2016

Stormcloud Bright Skies Ahead - Northern Express, July 2016

Legally Wed and Off To Bed Collaboration Beer at Stormcloud - MittenBrew, June 2016

New Ale Trail Promotes Leelanau, Benzie Brewpubs - Traverse City Record-Eagle, June 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company Celebrates Third Birthday - MyNorth, June 2016

Stormcloud Brewing to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week - MittenBrew, May 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company Celebrates Annual American Craft Beer Week - 9&10 News, May 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company - A Frankfort Gem - Life In Michigan, April 2016

Fermenta and Stormcloud Brewing Unite to Brew Summer Fest Beer - Brewbound, April 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company Named One of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch - 9&10 News, March 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company Receives Business Award - MyNorth, March 2016

Stormcloud Brewing named a company to watch - Traverse City Record-Eagle, March 2016

Stormcloud Topples Founders in Michigan Civil Beer War - MyNorth, February 2016

Northern Michigan Microbreweries Near Ski Towns - MyNorth, February 2016

Stormcloud Brewing Company triumphs in Michigan Civil Beer War Quarter-Final - BeerPulse, February 2016

Stormcloud to raise funds for Benzie County Water Festival - Traverse City Record-Eagle, February 2016

Stormcloud Ranked #1 Restaurant following New Executive Chef Hire - I'm a Beer Hound, January 2016

5 Northern Michigan Beer Picks for Winter - MyNorth, December 2015

U.P. yeast adds new flavors to local beers - Second Wave Media, December 2015

Escape: Benzie County, Michigan - Cincinnati Magazine, November 2015

18 Michigan Breweries off the Beaten Path - MLive, November 2015

Stormcloud Brewing Company to host creative writing contest - MittenBrew, November 2015

Stormcloud Brewing Company Brews Harvest Beer with 100 Percent Michigan Ingredients - BrewBound, October 2015

Frankfort Beer Week Celebrates Beer Cooking, History - Traverse City Record-Eagle, October 2015

Tour Traverse City Area Microbreweries - Traverse City Record-Eagle, July 2015

Sirius Clouds Ahead: Taking a Look at Stormcloud Beers - MittenBrew, July 2015

Stormcloud Sees Smooth Sailing - Traverse City Record-Eagle, July 2015

Best of the Breweries in West Michigan - West Michigan Tourist Association, July 2015

Brian Confer: Photographer Turned Brewer - MittenBrew, June 2015

Stormcloud Celebrates Two Years of Business in Downtown Frankfort - I'm A Beer Hound, June 2015

Stormcloud Celebrates Two Years with Music, Games and Plenty of Brews - Mitten Brew, June 2015

Stormcloud Aims to Become "Third Place" for Frankfort - Mitten Brew, June 2015

Eat Your Way Through Western Michigan: 27 More Stops on a Foodie Adventure - Pure Michigan, April 2015

Stormcloud Builds Community with Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy - I'm A Beer Hound, April 2015

50+ Fabulous Food Finds with Mario Batali - Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine, March 2015

Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort Claims First Prize - MyNorth, March 2015

Stormcloud Brewing Company Claims Victory in Michigan Civil Beer War - I'm A Beer Hound, March 2015

Inside The Kitchen: Frankfort's Stormcloud Brewing Company - 9&10 News, February 2015

Brewery pours custom beer for foreign film series - UpNorthLive, January 2015

Dark & Stormcloudy Film Series Returns! - MyNorth, January 2015

North VS. South: Civil Beer War Underway in Maple City - Mitten Brew, December 2014

Write for beer, says Gerald's Talking Dog - Grand Traverse Insider, December 2014

Top 10 Belgium Pale Ales Brewed in the United States - Beer Info, November 2014

Pairing Ice Cream and Microbrews, a Northern Michigan Brewer Advises - MyNorth, October 2014

5 Michigan breweries take home medals from Great American Beer Festival - Mlive, October 2014

Short's & Stormcloud bring home Great American Beer Festival Hardware - EatDrinkTC, October 2014

Congratulations To All The Michigan Breweries Who Placed At The Great American Beer Festival In Colorado - I'm a Beer Hound, October 2014

Michigan Breweries Take Home Six GABF Medals - Mitten Brew, October 2014

11 Places to Quench Your Thirst in Northern Michigan and the U.P. - A Healthier Michigan, October 2014

New beer fest, autumn celebration welcomes the change of seasons - Grand Traverse Insider, October 2014

Top 10 Northern Michigan IPA's - MyNorth, October 2014

Interview with Charla Burgess, Head of Beer Education - Elberta Alert, September 2014

Stormcloud, Cru Cellars celebrate one year in Frankfort - Betsie Current, July 2014

Cool Jobs: I make beer - Second Wave Media, May 2014

Drink My Brewcast: Stormcloud Brewing Company - Drink My Brewcast, March 2014

Stormcloud Brewing Company & Garden Theater Announce Beer & Film Series - Glen Arbor Sun, February 2014

Video: Stormcloud Brewing Company - MyNorth, January 2014

Stormcloud Brewing Releases Leelanau Pale Ale Series Featuring Locally-Grown Hops - Promote Michigan, January 2014

Leelanau Pale Ale Series from Stormcloud Brewing - EatDrinkTC, January 2014

Podcast: Stormcloud Brewing enjoying great success in Frankfort - Mlive, October 2013

A Visit to Stormcloud Brewing Company - Awesome Mitten, July 2013

7 Questions for Stormcloud Brewing Company Kitchen Master John Snyder - Elberta Alert, June 2013

Brewery's grand opening is huge success - UpNorthLive, June 2013

Stormcloud Brewing Co. opens in Frankfort, Michigan, on Friday - Beer Pulse, June 2013

There's a Storm a Brewing in Northern Michigan - Drink Michigan, June 2013

New pub brewing up a storm in Frankfort - Second Wave Media, June 2013

A Stormcloud is Brewing in Frankfort - Mountain Life Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013

City tapping into thriving brewing industry - UpNorthLive, April 2013

Sun to Shine on Stormcloud - Traverse City Record-Eagle, January 2013

Near Beer: Stormcloud Brewing - The Elberta Alert, January 2013

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