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Detroit, Mich. —  Batch Brewing Company, located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, is rolling out its first beer subscription called the Batch Brewing Company Expansion Pack. The Expansion Pack will include an exclusive 4-pack of beer per month, only available to subscribers. In addition, the subscription includes other perks such as the ability to prepay for bottle releases.

Batch Brewing Company is in the midst of growth, adding its second location ‘The Funk Room’ at 2841 E Grand Boulevard, where they recently started canning beer and expanding distribution. “Growing a small business is a balancing act,” says co-owner Stephen Roginson. “You’ve got to rely on subcontractors and vendors to honor their commitments, deliver on time, and care about your business.”

 

 

With a goal of opening The Funk Room, the brewery has found itself short of funding after a vendor vanished with a $95,000 equipment deposit. “We’re hoping the additional revenue from the Expansion Pack will help us bridge the financial gap and get our second tap room open to serving the North End and Milwaukee Junction communities,” added Roginson.

The first installment of the Expansion Pack will be available to subscribers in February as Batch Brewing Company celebrates its 4th anniversary. More information about the Expansion Pack can be found at their website.

 

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Batch Brewing Company has been voted as Best Microbrewery / Brewpub by both Metro Times and Hour Detroit, Best Brewery in Michigan according to Yelp, and was chosen as the #3 Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive in 2016. Winners of Hatch Detroit in 2013, Batch Brewing Company opened their doors in early 2015. Batch Brewing Company’s original location is at 1400 Porter Street in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and recently launched the Batch Brewing Company Funk Room at 2841 East Grand Boulevard.

 

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Detroit, Mich. — From September 14 to September 16, Batch Brewing Company will be celebrating their 4th Oktoberfest since opening their doors in 2015.

While the brewery dons lederhosen and the requisite decorations, they also reassume their alter-ego as Batch Brauerei, focused entirely on the Oktoberfest experience. Throughout the weekend of celebration, Batch Brauerei’s beer menu will be entirely made of German-style beers, with the exception of their Feelgood Tap collaboration with Hatch Detroit ‘The GORGAntuan’.

batch brewingThe weekend will feature German-style food, as well, highlighting Chef Matt Johnson’s take on Oktoberfest fare, including half roasted chicken, cheese spatzle, and pretzels, among other items.

German music, food, and beer are all a part of Batch Brauerei’s Oktoberfest party, one of the highlights of the brewery’s year. Their Festbier is available on draft at the brewery, as well as in cans. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but a ticketed option exists, which includes a meal, 1L stein, a beer, and reserved seating. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Batch Brewing Company has been voted as Best Microbrewery / Brewpub by both Metro Times and Hour Detroit, Best Brewery in Michigan according to Yelp, and was chosen as the #3 Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive in 2016. Winners of Hatch Detroit in 2013, Batch Brewing Company opened their doors in early 2015. Batch Brewing Company’s original location is at 1400 Porter Street in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and recently launched the Batch Brewing Company Funk Room at 2841 East Grand Boulevard.

 

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Detroit, Mich. — Batch Brewing Company has debuted their September Feelgood Tap beer the ‘GORGAntuan’ as a fundraiser for Hatch Detroit and named in honor of founder Nick Gorga. The brewery will be contributing $2 from each glass of GORGAntuan sold to Hatch Detroit.

Hatch Detroit was established in 2011 to support the growth of independent retail in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. One of the organization’s most recognized programs, its annual contest, introduces 10 aspiring entrepreneurs to the city, ultimately awarding one business with a $50k grant from Comerica Bank, and $200K in support services. In 2013, Batch Brewing Company won Hatch Detroit’s business incubator contest, and has since gone on to grow and expand, including their new facility ‘The Funk Room’ on East Grand Boulevard in the North End neighborhood.

feelgood tapThe fundraising concept was launched in 2015 at Batch Brewing Company. The Feelgood Tap has since gone on to become a 501c3, fundraising for nonprofits across Michigan through craft beer sales. More than 35 breweries, bars, and restaurants have partnered to raise money through the Feelgood Tap.

“The Feelgood Tap was a part of our business plan from early on,” said founder Stephen Roginson. “It was important to us that we were doing more than making beer and making money. The community has provided tremendous support to our business, and Hatch Detroit has been a big part of that. It’s our honor to pay that forward.”

“Stephen and his team at Batch Brewing are the perfect example of why we started Hatch Detroit, to support incredible entrepreneurs who recognize the pivotal role they play in their communities,” said Nick Gorga, founder of Hatch Detroit. “We are thrilled and humbled that Batch has chosen Hatch Detroit as its Feelgood Tap beer and we hope the GORGAntuan is a huge success for both Batch and Hatch.”

The GORGAntuan is an Imperial IPA ringing in at 10% ABV. Medium-full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and notes of tropical fruit, candy sugar and pine. It will be available at Batch Brewing Company throughout the month of September.

Batch Brewing Company has been voted as Best Microbrewery / Brewpub by both Metro Times and Hour Detroit, Best Brewery in Michigan according to Yelp, and was chosen as the #3 Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive in 2016. Winners of Hatch Detroit in 2013, Batch Brewing Company opened their doors in early 2015. Batch Brewing Company’s original location is at 1400 Porter Street in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and recently launched the Batch Brewing Company Funk Room at 2841 East Grand Boulevard.

 

About Hatch Detroit:

Hatch Detroit is a Michigan based 501(c)(3) organization supports both existing and new retail initiatives in the cities of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck. Hatch Detroit was founded in 2011 to give residents and aspiring entrepreneurs a voice in the redevelopment of Detroit. Beyond its annual contest, Hatch Detroit provides funding, exposure and mentoring in support of its alumni entrepreneurs. Together, Hatch Detroit alumni have opened 34 businesses, employ over 500 people, and have invested over $6.5 million in their businesses. To learn more, visit www.hatchdetroit.com.

 

DETROIT — Batch Brewing Company hasn’t opened its doors yet, but the brewery is already on the radar of Michigan craft beer fans.

Founded by veteran homebrewer Stephen Roginson, along with partners Jason Williams and Anthony O’Donnell, Batch Brewing Company will be Detroit’s first nanobrewery, specializing in handcrafted beer brewed in small batches of four barrels or less.

Roginson said that the idea for Batch came to him three years ago after he moved from the suburbs to the city of Detroit. Living in a loft with limited brewing space of his own, he originally wanted to create a workspace for homebrewers, and the concept evolved from there.

To help get the business off the ground, Roginson launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo. Fueled by Roginson’s background in marketing and passion for brewing, the campaign was a success, and Batch Brewing raised $25,000.

“It helps when you’re inspired and have a vision,” he said, noting that the money has already gone a long way toward brewing equipment and materials for pilot batches.

Next came the 2013 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest, a competition for entrepreneurs wanting to open a business in the city. Out of more than 200 businesses that entered, Batch Brewing was selected as one of the top 10 finalists. From there, the public voted for their favorite via social media to determine the top four, and Batch garnered enough support to stay in the running. Each of the four finalists had to prove themselves through a “Shark Tank”-style presentation in front of a panel of Hatch Detroit experts, and Batch was declared the winner.

“That was nothing shy of nerve wracking,” said Roginson.

The Hatch Detroit victory came with $50,000 and some valuable perks, including a year of legal and accounting services.

“It has been incredibly collaborative and incredibly positive,” said Roginson.

One of the goals of Hatch Detroit is to help revitalize struggling areas of the city, which is something Roginson hopes to do by opening Batch Brewing in Corktown.

The building, located on Michigan Ave., is a diamond in the rough. It was built between 1890 and 1910, and work is underway to restore the 1,200 square-foot space and preserve the original tin ceiling, tile floors and exposed brick walls. The brewery will join many other new businesses that are breathing new life into the historic neighborhood.

Roginson also plans to have Batch Brewing Company serve as an incubator that will provide guidance to up-and-coming brewers who want to open breweries of their own.

“I’m not going to teach people how to make beer,” said Roginson. “I’m going to teach them how to open a business.”

While recent media reports have suggested that Michigan’s beer industry is reaching a saturation point, Roginson disagrees. He explained that a brewery can be an important asset to a community by increasing foot traffic, which also helps support surrounding businesses.

“Big breweries move numbers; small breweries move communities,” he said.

Batch Brewing Company will also feature guest brewers, art and music events, “Beta Test Thursday” tastings for new releases, and a monthly Feel Good beer to benefit a variety of charities.

“We’ll probably have a half dozen go-to beers,” said Roginson. “Everything else is going to be experimentation.”

So, when will beer lovers be able to try Batch Brewing Company’s beer?

The recent federal government shutdown had temporarily closed the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), meaning that the approval of new breweries, recipes and labels has been delayed. Roginson is still waiting for licensing, but said that his target opening date is Jan. 1, 2014. However, if the building itself isn’t ready by then, beer could still be available sooner off-site at pop-up events, festivals and tap takeovers.

“As soon as we’re licensed, we’ll be selling beer,” said Roginson.

In the meantime, Roginson is working on a few pilot batches: Brown Chicken Brown Ale, Czech 1-2, Simcoe SMaSH and Son of a Batch IPA.

For more information on Batch Brewing Company, visit batchbrewingcompany.com.