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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Frankfort Beer Week - Chefvitational Beer Dinner

  • Rocks Landing 1577 Crystal Drive Frankfort, MI (map)

Join us at Rocks Landing on the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake for the Stormcloud Chefvitational Beer Dinner, part of the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week.

Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal with each course prepared separately by a prominent Michigan chef. Each chef has chosen a specific Stormcloud beer to pair with their dish.

2019 Chefvitational Chefs:
• Patrick Conrade of The Søvengård (Grand Rapids)
• Toby Dunne of Muy Loco Tacos (Benzie County)
• Chris Hoffman of The Towne Plaza (Traverse City)
• Gabe Lava of Gabe's Old Fashioned Frozen Custard (Traverse City)
• Joe Meyers of Rocks Landing (Frankfort)
• Peter Siagkris of The Riverside Inn (Leland)

Date & Time: Monday, October 7 at 6:30pm

Cost: $90 per person, includes food and beer pairings.


Seating is limited. Limit of two tickets per person. Must reserve in advance. Gratuity not included. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Dining Notes: Dinner is community style seating. Menu will be available prior to the event.

A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Home Delivered Meals Program operated by the Benzie County Council on Aging.

2019 Chefvitational Menu

Patrick Conrade of The Søvengård
Country Pork Paté en Croute, Pickled Blueberry, Preserved Lemon Pureé, Grainy Mustard, Cornichon Pickles. Paired with Kerplunker Saison.

Toby Dunne of Muy Loco Tacos
Medium Rare EMU meat patty from Wallin Farms served on a sweet hot plum drizzled with Red Port plum sauce and finished with Rowed Hard mustard. Paired with Rowed Hard Belgo-Oatmeal Stout.

Chris Hoffman of The Towne Plaza
Slow roasted, seared, pork belly with fried green tomato, chèvre medallion, arugula, red hot vinaigrette. Paired with B., Sirius Belgian-style Dubbel.

Gabe Lava of Gabe's Old Fashioned Frozen Custard
Bourbon Dream Frozen Custard, brown butter cake, chantilly cream, smoked orange marmalade, candied caraway and fennelseed. Paired with The Bard Card.

Joe Meyers of Rocks Landing
"Pasteis de Bacalhau” (Portugese Salt Cod Fritter), Piri Piri Sauce, Molho Cry Sauce, Micro-cilantro. Paired with Rainmaker Ale.

Peter Siagkris of The Riverside Inn
Beer Braised Venison Shanks, Celery Root Pureé, Wilted Mustard Greens, Salt Cured Local Egg Yolk. Paired with The Farthest Shore.

The Cheese Lady of Traverse City and Common Good Bakery of Traverse City
Cheese and Pastry course paired with Trigger Hippie.

Frankfort Beer Week is happening October 7-12, 2019. Explore all Frankfort Beer Week Events.

Photos of past Chefvitational Dinners

Earlier Event: October 7
Pints for Polio - Frankfort Beer Week
Later Event: October 9
Frankfort Beer Week - Storm Ride