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.

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Gerald's Talking Dog Story Contest

  • Stormcloud Brewing Company 303 Main St. Frankfort, MI (map)

Join us in the pub this December for our 4th annual story writing contest to celebrate the release of "Gerald's Talking Dog," a Belgian Rye Dubbel fermented with a blend of Michigan sweet and tart cherries.

All story contest entries will be read by a panel of judges. The top three stories will then be presented at a public reading in the pub on Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm.

Contest Details: Each essay submission should be a creative undertaking, meant to captivate and entertain, beginning with the following title and first line. The rest of the story is up to the writer to spin the tail in 500 words or less.

Title: Gerald's Talking Dog
First Line: "Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he ever talks about…"

Contest Submissions: All story submissions are due by Monday, December 4. Email your essay to us or print it and drop it off at the pub. Each submission must include the entrant's name, email address, telephone number, and age. Only one submission of 500 words or less is allowed per person. There is no fee to enter the writing contest. Authors are encouraged to attend the public reading but do not need to be present to win.

Contest Prizes:
• 1st Place Prizes: 2018 Cloudspotter Membership, $100 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Growler, and 5 pounds of dried cherries from Graceland Fruit.
• 2nd Place Prizes: $50 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Growler.
• 3rd Place Prizes: $25 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Crowler.

The top three stories will also receive publication in The Betsie Current.

Earlier Event: December 8
Mistletoe Magic in Downtown Frankfort
Later Event: December 17
Barrels & Carols Holiday Sing-Along