Collabrewation Tour stop #5 at Gravel Bottom Brewery and Supply

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Tuesday April 29th, 6:00pm


Join us as well unveil our hopiest collaboration beer yet! Created in cahoots with the Gravel Bottom boys, the El Dorado Double IPA is sure to turn tastebuds gold.

High Five board directors will be hanging out with merchandise and membership certificates just waiting to have your name imprinted on them!

Remember, memberships to the High Five Co-op are just $150 one time and guarantee you lifetime benefits!

Member benefits include:

One equal part ownership of High Five Co-op Brewery!
Invitations to membership events (including soft opening)
One equal vote at membership events
Opportunities to run for the High Five Board of Directors
Employment Opportunities at the future High Five Brewpub
Membership discount at future brewpub
Brewing education opportunities
Investment opportunities
A bunch of new compadres

…plus the opportunity to tell us (your board) your ideas for other sweet membership benefits!

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First Official Membership Meet Up and Sixer Mixer!

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At The Factory, Saturday, February 8th, 6:00pm

The time has come! Since September, High Five Co-op Brewery has officially welcomed over 80 members!

It’s been an incredible experience collaborating with local breweries, Harmony Brewing Company, The Mitten Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Brewing Company, and Rockford Brewing. Thank you to all the nice people at each of these great local breweries, and to everyone that made it to any of these celebrations, tried the beer, and copped an early membership!

Ladies and gents, it’s time we bring everyone together. It’s time to collaborate. It’s time for some prototype beer tasting, home brew swaps, updates from the board, and suggestions from YOU!

Come out to The Factory on the 4th floor above San Chez Bistro on Fulton St., downtown Grand Rapids to meet your kin, try some great home brew, learn about the co-op, and join the team!

High Five Co-op members are highly encouraged to attend membership meet ups. A co-op’s membership is like the yeast in our beer (It’s real important). We believe in you guys and this community, and we’re excited to give you all the opportunity to collaborate, share brew, and grow this idea of cooperative beer.

This IS an open event, not just members! BYOB, samples will be provided. 21+ Must be current Michigan resident to become a member of the High Five Co-op.


Check out Work The Factory for a peek at coworking space, The Factory. This place is super cool and we’re stoked to be able to invite you guys up there for a gathering with us!

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Membership Buy-In and Collaboration Event 4

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For December our fourth membership buy-in and collaboration event will be held at Rockford Brewing Company! The event is an ugly Christmas attire theme with a full backdrop and photographers on hand to capture the hideous moment!

RBC and High Five’s collaborative brew is a Belgian Chocolate Orange Ale we hear will be sold at a very… very reasonable price the day of the party Monday, December 23rd! The party starts at 6:00 pm, you won’t want to miss it.

For more information check out the Facebook event page

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Membership Buy in and Collaboration Event 3

Membership Buy in and Collaboration Event 3

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The Grand Rapids Brewing Company will host us on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm!



We’ll be set up at a space in GRBC’s historic taproom with t-shirts, stickers, pint glasses, membership applications, and free high fives! Memberships are $150 Must be 21+ and current Michigan

resident to join.

Our own Devon, Nick, and Josh got to team up with GRBC brewers Jake and Cory to develop a Belgian Black IPA brewed up with all organic ingredients. The brew will be tapped and featured on draft at the event November 20th! RSVP and get more details HERE!


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Thank You Mitten Brewing Company!

Thank You Mitten Brewing Company!

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On Tuesday, October 22nd we raised our pints glasses and pizza slices at the old firehouse on Leonard that is now home to The Mitten Brewing Company in celebration of our progress and a killer collaboration beer!

The brown sugar and cardamom spiced porter was dubbed the ‘Dusty Baker’ after one of the two baseball players credited with inventing the high five in 1977.

At the event we signed on 20 new members bringing our total number of official members up to 76 and raising over $3,000 for the co-op!

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