Events

High Growth Happy Hour: Cheers to SE MI’s growing craft beverage scene

Detroit City Distillery

Oct 24, 2017 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the New Economy Initiative and Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk featuring entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit’s fast-growing craft beverage companies.

Tony Lopez, Tequila Cabresto

Tony Lopez was raised by an entrepreneur. His father started Lopez Tire thirty years ago, eventually handing it off to Tony when he retired. A serial entrepreneur himself, Tony wanted to dive into new busineses after running the family company. Tony started Tequila Cabresto, a Detroit-based tequila importer that sources its ingredients from the Lopez family farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Additionally, Lopez is working on re-opening a convenience store in the neighborhood where he grew up in Southwest Detroit.

Michael Forsyth of Detroit City Distillery

Michael Forsyth is a founding partner of Detroit City Distillery in Eastern Market, which he started with a group of friends turned business partners.The Detroit City Distillery project is growing. In September, Forsyth and his team opened a 20,000-square-foot production facility inside the old Stroh’s Ice Cream Facotry. The factory is expected to increase production tenfold. Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near our distillery and tasting room located in Detroit’s famed Eastern Market. The result is a drink of distinction made for the revolutionaries rewriting the history of a great American city.

Agenda

6-6:30 p.m. – Networking & drinks

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Casual chat and Q&A with attendees

7:30-8:00pm – Networking & drinks

Space is very limited for this special event.

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Drinks and light appetizers will be served.

This installment of NEI’s High Growth Happy Hour series is presented in partnership with Model D. The series brings together southeast Michigan’s aspiring entrepreneurs and founders who have successfully scaled companies.