Collaboration beer release at B.O.B.’s Brewery – May 21 @ 6pm

Collaboration beer release at B.O.B.’s Brewery – May 21 @ 6pm

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Join us on Thursday, May 21st as we indulge on our latest collaboration beer at B.O.B.’s Brewery! Brandon Grzegorczyk of our brewers committee teamed up with brewer John at the B.O.B. to create a Blood Orange Saison just in time for refreshment in these early summer weeks!

We’ll be hanging out with t-shirts, pint glasses, referral cards, a joining station, and answers to your questions about our co-op at 6:00pm, Thursday evening. Come say hi and get a taste of that sweet Blood Orange!



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Annual Member’s Assembly May 31st – Please Join Us!

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You’re invited to the High Five Co-op’s 3rd Annual Members’ Assembly! This is our biggest party of the year, where we attempt to bring all of our fellow members-owners and friends together under one roof in support of our own co-op brewery in the making. This year’s event will be held at local West Michigan Farmlink headquarters, 1111 Godfrey, Suite S250 Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Each year we take this opportunity to present our progress as a board to the membership, as well as hold open forum among all. We also kick off our official board election at this event (we’ll get more into that if you’re interested in running).

Other sweet stuff going on at our Annual Members’ Assembly include:

  • Tasting of our Brewers Committee prototype beers
  • Nacho bar featuring a sampling of food from our proposed menu
  • Friends and Family Sixer Mixer
  • Contest for favorite beer contributions to mixer
  • Live music from local musicians (TBA)
  • Speeches from running board of director candidates
  • Lot’s of awesome people drinking great beer together


Want to run for the board?

If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, e-mail the board at to receive your official election packet.  To become eligible to run for this year’s election, a member-owner needs to attend at least one board meeting with our current directors. Those meetings are set for May 19 and 28. The May 19 meeting will take place online via Google Hangouts. The May 28th meeting will take place at 5:30 PM upstairs at HopCat Grand Rapids. Please e-mail the board at and let us know which meeting date you would like to attend.

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Many Hands: The Movie Screening – April 14th

Many Hands: The Movie Screening – April 14th

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The Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities presents “Many Hands -Building a Cooperative Future” on Tuesday, April 14th at Wealthy Street Theatre.

Many Hands is the story of how co-ops in Austin, TX over time became a prospering model for cooperative communities everywhere. It’s also the story of how a group from Grand Rapids learned from that experience and began a new cooperative community.

Join us at 7:30pm for drinks and mingling, listening to music from Tom Hymn.

More details:


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Join us @ Chilly, Blues & Brews at the B.O.B. on March 21st

Join us @ Chilly, Blues & Brews at the B.O.B. on March 21st

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High Five is making a chili for the Chilly, Blues & Brews event at the B.O.B. on March 21st.

Stop by, grab a beer and some chili and say hello!

Want to help us out? Email for more info.


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March monthly meetup @ Pyramid Scheme, March 11th

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It’s time for another meetup! This month we are meeting at Pyramid Scheme at 68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. It’s on a Wednesday night, so that means half off Short’s pints!

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.

Please join us for a brew or two and let’s chat about the great future that the High Five Co-op has in store!  And bring a friend!  We’ll be there from 6pm-9pm, March 11th.

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