A co-op is an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit. In our case that mutual benefit is beer. High Five Co-op Brewery is a democratically run, member-owned and operated cooperative. We are working together to form Michigan’s first co-op brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. Our mission is to start a brewery that is produces amazing beer while operating on the cooperative principles of democracy, equal ownership, non-discrimination, environmental consciousness, education, living wages for workers, and concern for our community.
The co-op is owned equally by member-owners. The member-owners elect the board of directors, vote on important decisions, form committees, and work with the board to guide the co-op to success.