Batch Brewing Company

Launching Detroit's 1st Nano Brewery. Contributing to charity through the 'Feelgood Tap'. Small-batch handcrafted beer from Detroit's Corktown Neighborhood.
Batch Brewery
Small Business
United States
6 Team Members


The campaign continues! Thanks to all of our contributors thus far. And while we're hopeful, we're a long way from our goal. Perhaps you, or someone you know, can help us get closer!

Some recent press?


Beer Makes us Happy

We love beer. In fact, we love beer so much, we want to make more of our beer and share it with you. In all truth, our passion for beer is only rivaled by our passion for Detroit, so opening our Nano Brewery in Detroit was kind of a no-brainer.

Brainstorming about what we'd like to feature in our brewery has been easy. Refining that list has been the hard part.

What we know for sure:

-We're going make great beer and have an atmosphere perfect for quaffing (drinking heartily).

-Charitable contribution will be an integral part of our business model.

-We're going to make *some* impact on the community, just by opening the doors.

-We're going to support other small business in Detroit.


Digital Panhandling?

Turns out, opening a brewery is pretty effing expensive. And while banks are tripping over themselves to lend money to start-ups like this, we thought we'd take our efforts right to the people: our friends, family, and community. 

We like to think of this akin to a Public Radio fundraiser (the NPR dorks that we are). While a bit pesky, it's definitely necessary. The main difference? We aren't going to do this twice a year in perpetuity. This is our one capital-raising effort. After that, we better make great beer - and you better drink it.

You could give money to a thousand different things - we know that. What does supporting Batch Brewing Company really mean?

-It could mean you know us, like us or love us, and want to see us manifest this dream into reality. (Ain't too proud to beg, clearly.)

-It means you support entrepreneurship and the continued diversification of the marketplace. (There's three $50 words in that sentence alone. I mean, come on!)

-It could simply mean that you love Michigan Beer and want more breweries in Detroit, especially a brewery in Corktown (Finally.)

-It could mean you want to see another business help strengthen Detroit, one storefront at a time.

-It means that you know you can support both a start-up and nonprofit organizations with one contribution.


What was that last thing you said?

Clearly, we don't take ourselves too seriously. We do have a serious side, though. Seriously.

We're committed, not only to making great beer, but to making some small difference in our corner of the cosmos. At all times, Batch Brewing Company will have a special beer on tap called the 'Feelgood' beer. Why does it make you feel good? Well, aside from it being a unique beer sure to quench your royal fires, each beer sold from the 'Feelgood' tap will contribute $3 to charity. Every month, we'll feature a different beer and a different charity, with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society being our go-to charity for much of the year.

We're not a nonprofit, and we aren't pretending to be. That being said, if everyone gave a little bit, this world could be a little bit better, right? This is our little bit.

You want a charity that you're affiliated with to be considered for the 'Feelgood' tap? Check out our giving levels.


How we'll use your contribution

Where's your money going? A fair question. If you pulled out your abacus, you'll notice our $25,000 goal is way less than the actual amount we need. We're hoping to exceed our goal, needless to say.

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Spreading the word

Not everyone has a wad of cash earmarked for someone else's dream, just kicking around waiting to be spent. We get that. Every little bit is going to help, though.

Just as important? Helping us spread the word:

Drop this link onto your facebook page, and comment on it, keeping it in the news feed:

Tweet this link for us (and make sure to mention us): @batchbrewing

Tell your friends about us. You know that beer-dork of a coworker you have? Tell them about us. Better yet, send an internal email blast to your entire company - people just love that. You can send them to our facebook page, or to the indiegogo page:


Again, thanks in advance for supporting Batch Brewing Company in any way you can!




About me (the panhandler):

Stephen Roginson

Homebrewer since 1996.

Beverage Marketer since 2005, supporting Detroit one event at a time.

Father, Musician, Generalissimo P.I.T.A.

twitter: @sroginson, @batchbrewing


About the partner:
Anthony O'Donnell
Helping rebuild Detroit since 2006 
Auto parts designer since 1995 
Aspiring artist, Entrepreneur, General nice guy.



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raised by 226 people in 1 month
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$25,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 18, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Buy a round! (We're up next)

    LIke picking up the tab for the 1st round, you're entitled to an enthusiastic high-five, backslap, or a one-armed bro hug (I'm hugging ya, but I'm hitting ya). Whichever you prefer. Plus, your 1st beer is on us! One size fits all.

    56 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    "Beer Makes Me Happy"

    Great for any occasion, this "Beer Makes Me Happy" bumper sticker works well in bathrooms, street signs, laptops, and, well, bumpers. Also included? Your 1st beer when we open!

    31 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50USD
    Drinking Jars - set of 4

    That beer isn't gonna drink itself, so we'll send you 4 Batch Brewing Company drinking jars to facilitate your next session. They've each got a handle and everything. Sure to make your mama proud.

    45 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    T-Shirt or Hat + Drinking Jars

    While the drinking jars are great for at-home usage, our Batch Brewing Company t-shirt and hat are easier to carry around town. Great for hands free / on-the-go use. Tshirts: Men's or Ladies, Sm-XXL. Hat: Snap Back

    45 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $250USD
    Mug Club Member For Life

    The closest thing we have to a secret handshake. Welcome to the Fam. $1 off each beer when you're a Mug Club member. For the mathemeticians in the group, while you're buddy is paying $5 a pint, you're only paying $4.

    13 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    Founder's Club Drinking Member

    For the inspired drinker. Not only will you get a lifetime mug club membership, but you're signed up for $5 growler fills for-ev-er! Booya.

    8 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $750USD
    Brew a Batch with us!

    Homebrewer wanting to get your hands dirty on bigger equipment? Beer lover that's never seen barley? Come brew a batch with us! We'll even send you home with some of the beer you helped make: 2 cases of bottles, or we'll fill a corny keg!

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Norm's Corner

    Heavens to Murgatroid! Someone is in your favorite seat at the bar? Fear not! Givers at this level are not only Founder's Club Drinking Members, but they have reserved seating for our 1st year of operation. If you walk in and someone is sitting in your chair, the management will kindly ask the other patron to relinquish the chair. How will anyone know it's your chair? Your name on the back of it will be the 1st hint...(For the lo-fi elitist in all of us)

    1 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $2,500USD
    'Feelgood' Tap Sponsor

    All kidding aside, part of our model is giving back. The beer on the 'Feelgood' Tap changes every month, with $3 of each pint going to charity. Givers at this level have the opportunity to pick their own charity for the month and name the beer on tap, even join us for the brewing process. This is a giving level we hope you'll consider, as it's something we're very proud of.

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  • $2,500USD
    Excellent. Party time.

    Was your holiday party a little lack-luster? Your beau's birthday is around the corner and you don't feel like organizing? Tired of ordering bottle-service for strangers, those weird sparklers, and that empty feeling you get buying overpriced vodka? $2500 is gonna get you one hell of a soiree! Food, beer, live music, and fun for 25 of your closest friends, coworkers, or family members. We can work the details out together...

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