Stormcloud Brewing Company

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© Brian Stechschulte

I had the pleasure of visiting Stormcloud Brewing on a Michigan road trip to see family and friends, and of course drink local beer. Stormcloud is located in Frankfort, just a few blocks from the coast of Lake Michigan and the city’s iconic lighthouse. It opened in June of 2013.

Rick Schmitt and Brian Confer founded Stormcloud. In addition to being an owner, Confer is also the brewmaster. He’s been creating a steady line up of Belgian and Belgo-American beers, many of which he perfected over 10 years as a homebrewer, prior to opening the brewery.

Since the doors opened, Stormcloud has been welcomed with open arms by locals (Frankfort is only home to 1,282 residents), and overrun by vacationers in the summer months. I’ll be back to try more beer and delicious food.

Special thanks to Brian Confer for letting me hang out in the brewery all morning.