The High Five Co-op Brewery is a democratic community space in West Michigan where brewers and consumers come together to learn about, make, and enjoy quality craft beers.
High Five sound awesome! Can I join online?
Yes! You can now join online.
Do member-owners have limited legal liability like with an LLC?
Member-owners of a cooperative enjoy limited liability for the debts and obligations of the business, including liability for the unlawful acts of other shareholders and employees. Your liability ordinarily is limited to amounts invested in the cooperative. However, limited liability does not relieve you from personal liability for your own unlawful actions.
A co-operative brewery? That sounds great! When are you opening?
We are still in the planning stages, but we are actively meeting together as a group and as committees to work towards our eventual goal of opening our own microbrewery in Grand Rapids, MI.
Where will you be located?
We have signed a lease at 3834 52nd St. SE in Kentwood, MI. Our space is located west of East Paris in the center of the “Shoppes at 52nd Street.”
Will I have to be a member to enjoy your beer?
No way! Members will get the benefit of being part-owner of the brewery, with the voting rights and other benefits that go along with membership, but the brewery will be open for all to enjoy. Our brewing committee has already brewed some fantastic beers. Check our events and news for opportunities to sample our beer and get involved.
I'm interested in learning more. What can I do?
Please see our Resources page, where in the spirit of transparency and cooperation you can view our Articles Of Incorporation, our Co-op Bylaws, and more.