Stormcloud Production Brewery & Tasting Room
In 2018, Stormcloud expanded brewing operations with the opening of a nearly 13,000 square-foot production brewery, located on the east side of Frankfort near the gateway arch on M-115.
The brewery is home to a seasonal public tasting room, which features 12 taps, indoor/outdoor seating, and an outdoor beer garden with space to host food trucks.
Tasting Room Hours - Fall 2019
Saturdays Only: 2-7pm
Saturday, October 12: 2-7pm
Saturday, October 26: 3-6pm
Tasting Room Address & Contact Info
366 Parkview Lane, Frankfort, MI 49635
231-352-0118 ext. 612
Food Truck Schedule - Fall 2019
Muy Loco Tacos
Sat, Sep 7: 2-7pm
Sat, Sep 14: 2-7pm
Sat, Sep 28: 2-7pm
Sat, Oct 12: 2-7pm
Public tours of the production brewery are available. View Brewery Tour Schedule »
Tasting Room Pet Policy
Our public tasting room features a large fenced lawn area where leashed pets are allowed. But pets are not allowed inside the tasting room or brewery.
Private Event Rental
The Stormcloud tasting room is available to rent for private events. Learn more about private event rental »
Stormcloud's brewing facility houses a 20-barrel brewhouse, handcrafted by W.M. Sprinkman Corporation of Waukesha, Wisconsin, with the capacity to brew 4,500 barrels of beer annually. The brewery is also home to a new Craft Canning System, built by Codi Manufacturing, Inc. in Golden, Colorado, with the capacity to fill approximately 40 cans per minute.
Designed by Byce & Associates, Inc. of Kalamazoo, the production brewery houses brewing, fermentation, packaging, cold storage, and all shipping and receiving processes. The facility is also home to a brewing laboratory, office space, and public tasting room with merchandise space.
In March 2018, Stormcloud began canning its two most popular beers - Rainmaker Ale, a Belgian-style Pale Ale that brought home a bronze medal from Denver's Great American Beer Festival, and Whiled Away® IPA, a Belgian-style IPA and best seller in Stormcloud's downtown Frankfort pub. In March 2019, Stormcloud added Birdwalker Blonde Ale to its canned beer lineup.
As of April 2019, six-packs of all three beers in 12oz cans have been distributed to stores in 31 Michigan counties, including the cities of Traverse City, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Manistee, Ludington, Petoskey, Cheboygan, Alpena, and Muskegon.
The increase in beer production capacity at the new brewery has also enabled Stormcloud to expand its keg beer distribution to downstate Michigan including parts of greater Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids in partnership with West Side Beer Distributing. Stormcloud's current keg beer distribution footprint includes 30+ counties in Michigan's lower peninsula.
Energy efficiency was top-of-mind when designing the new brewery, and a number of environmentally friendly systems were put into place at the production facility, including:
6.2 kW Solar System with 10 two-panel ground mounted arrays that automatically orient to the sun's location in the sky. Installed by Traverse Solar of Traverse City.
Large sections of vertical glass curtain walls and strategically placed skylights in the production area to maximize daylighting.
All interior lighting is controlled by occupancy sensors and shuts off automatically when vacant.
All exterior lighting is controlled by photocell and timeclock. Exterior lighting shuts off at dawn.
All light fixtures are LED, using less than half of the lighting energy (watts per square foot) allowed by the latest energy code.
Office furnace is 95% efficient (minimum requirement is 80% efficient).
Office condensing unit is 15 SEER (minimum requirement is 13 SEER).
Production area gas heaters are 90% plus efficient (minimum requirement is 80%).
Two electric car charging stations (Tesla and generic). Available summer 2018.
Here's a video of Stormcloud's Rainmaker Ale on the canning line at the new brewery.