Located in the historic Corktown District of Detroit, Michigan, Brew Detroit operates in a 68,000-square-foot facility. Brew Detroit was incorporated in September 2012 and installed its BrewHouse and its canning and bottling lines in 2013, with the initial brewing and packaging beginning in early 2014. Brew Detroit’s 100-barrel brews are fermented in fifteen 400 barrel fermentation tanks and two 200-barrel fermentation tanks. The 200-barrel tanks are primarily used for our customers’ seasonal brands throughout the year. After the centrifuge, the beer is moved to our 400- and 200- barrel brite tanks. Customers have the option of pasteurization and packaging into cans, bottles and kegs. Our facility consists of a keg cooler for kegs and a temperature controlled section for finished cases of bottles and cans.
Brew Detroit’s commitment to quality includes an internal lab, with a certified lab technician, a certified HACCP food safety plan and in-process inspection equipment for packaging lines.
In our Tasting Room, patrons can enjoy the creation of our craft beers brewed on the Nano system from recipes created by our head innovation and nano brewer.
Brew Detroit started with one customer in January 2014 and grew to eight customers by mid-2016. We are still growing today, with new customers and additional available capacity to grow our BrewHouse.
Jerry Kocak, CEO
Jerry is responsible for overseeing the growth and development of Brew Detroit. He has over 30 years of financial and operational experience in companies from start-up to $1 billion in revenues. He has helped companies with cost control and revenue generation, acquisitions, public offerings, cash management, reengineering operations, financial and SEC reporting, strategic planning, forecasting, financial analysis, and cash flow. Jerry has over 15 years of experience working directly with entrepreneurs on issues ranging from strategic planning to day-to-day operations.
Jerry has assisted past companies through his focus on increased revenues and a reduction in operating expenses by organizing, developing and implementing the financial and operational processes required for growth, increased profitability, and meeting rapidly changing market and operational demands. He provides and implements plans at a tactical level thereby ensuring success by establishing performance standards and metrics to hold associates accountable for results at all levels. Jerry’s past experience includes: CFO of a $100 million retailer, VP- Finance and Operations of a $75 million wholesaler, VP- Corporate Controller of a $500 million telecommunications company, VP of Finance and Operations of a $100 million hospitality company, and Audit Manager of Coopers and Lybrand (currently Price Waterhouse Coopers).
Jerry received his BS-Business Administration degree from Duquesne University and his MBA degree from Florida Atlantic University. He holds a CPA license and belongs to the AICPA.
Eric Lovell, Business Director
Rob Nicholl, Production Manager
Phil Krukowski, Inventory/Purchasing and Warehouse Manager
Kevin Ahrens, Taproom and Events Manager
Dave Cicotte, Brew Detroit Brand Director of Sales and Marketing
1401 Abbott Street
Detroit, MI 48216
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