Belgian Black Friday – High Five/EB Coffee and Pub Collaboration Beer Release

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The holidays are right around the corner!The fine people at EB Coffee & Pub reminded us that when we visited a few weeks back to collaborate on a beer that could bring some cheer. The fresh brewery on the scene in Caledonia is releasing a full 12 beers of Christmas lineup this season and High Five had the pleasure of getting in the mix!EB head brewer Cody Dalton, High Five board director Josh Smith, and High Five Member-owners Jeremy Manning and Nick Duesbery teamed up to brew a Belgian Strong Dark beer sure to please that they’ve dubbed “High Five Before Christmas”.We’ll be hanging out at EB Coffee and Pub on Black Friday, which we’re now referring to as Belgian Black Friday, starting at 6:00pm celebrating their 12 beers of xmas and our collaboration High Five Before Christmas brew.

Join us in the tastings and learn a little bit about the High Five Co-op in the process!

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Introducing Informal Monthly Meetups!

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Introducing monthly, informal High Five Meetups!

As a co-operative business, we want to provide many opportunities for our members and supporters to introduce ideas, ask questions, and drink beer together! We think that monthly, informal meetups at our favorite local joints will serve as a great way to cultivate those conversations and grow our co-op beer community.

Our next meetup will be at The Speak EZ Lounge at 600 Monroe st. downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm

Please RSVP here and join us for a brew and conversation!

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Open Membership Meeting Sunday, November 16th 5:00pm

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We’re inviting all of our members and supporters out to The Factory, downtown Grand Rapids for a meeting, open forum, and beers about where the High Five Co-ops stands today and the direction it’s heading.

Members are highly encouraged to attend! The High Five Co-op is a democratically governed entity. This event provides members the opportunity to have their voice heard!

Also, members if you bring one friend that joins the co-op at our meeting on the 16th, we’ll hook you up with a free High Five T-shirt! So please help us build our community and get your friends in on the fun!

The event is BYOB and labeled home brew is encouraged.

Open to the public 21+

Please RSVP here!

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Our Kickstarter campaign is live!

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We put a lot of time into building our Kickstarter in hopes that we’ll be able to get some great exposure through the nationwide crowdsourcing site. We’re shooting to raise $15,000 through the campaign that we’d love to use as a down payment on a space. However, this shan’t be an easy feat! During the remaining 52 days that the Kickstarter is live we’re going to be doing everything we can to draw attention, and we’d love your help!

Click the link below to watch our new promotional video and check out some of the awesome rewards we’ve come up with for your generous donations!

If you’re unable to make a donation don’t feel bad! You can still help out the co-op in a major way by sharing the Kickstarter link with friends, family and coworkers!

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Announcing the High Five Co-op Riverside Mixer and Kickstarter Launch Party!

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Sunday, August 24th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at Riverside Park along the Grand River just north of downtown Grand Rapids.

Join us for our second official sixer mixer and Kickstarter launch party at the Island Pavilion inside Riverside Park as we bring together our amazing community of passionate beer enthusiasts in support of building our very own co-op brewery! We’ll be providing some member donated home brew in kegs for those attending and encourage you to contribute to the community coolers with your own labeled home brew, cellar treasure, or other favorite brew you just have to share!

Our last mixer filled four coolers full of some of the most interesting beer we’ve ever seen! This time we’re shooting to double our attendance and create a truly unique selection of professional and home brewed beers for our community of supporters to enjoy free of charge! The power of collaboration, right?!

We’ll also be doing a drawing for everyone in attendance to give away some cool new High Five swag and give back to everyone supporting our effort!

You don’t have to be a member of the co-op to attend the event, we actually highly encourage non-members to come out and share in the fun! So, members bring a friend!

This event is 21+ and we will be checking ID’s.

Please RSVP HERE and help us promote the event by sharing the page. Besides, this is YOUR co-op, help spread the word and grow our community of supporters so we can build our actual brewery sooner!

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