Adam & Jon met at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio in the Spring of 2011 and instantly bonded over arguing over which state, Ohio or Michigan, was superior, especially in craft beer quality. (Adam growing up in Cleveland, OH and Jon in Detroit, MI)
What we didn't argue over, however, was our love and dedication to hiking the outdoors, exploring the National Parks, and sailing the Great Lakes.
In 2017 we asked ourselves: with ~600 craft breweries between Ohio & Michigan, 1000's of craft beer choices, and with the rise of internet shopping being the new normal, why are regular folks stuck with the same ~10 craft beer selections from their local grocery stores weekend after weekend? And what about the folks that have moved away from the snow and cold? How are they supposed to enjoy their home state brews?
Rivalry Brews was born.
With Jon traveling the USA and becoming an exclusive member of the All Fifty Club (traveling to all 50 U.S. States), Adam struggled with obtaining a liquor license from Ohio's Liquor Control (Michigan makes it much harder to obtain a liquor license we discovered, so still working on that)
After 2 years, stacks of paperwork, numerous inspections and meetings, and being denied 3 times due to "Nobody has ever shipped Ohio beers before", Rivalry Brews was finally certified.
Our Mission is simple. Whether you live local or across the country (finalizing our ability to ship out of Ohio, stay tuned on this!) we are bringing you Ohio (Michigan soon) craft beer right to your doorstep while donating a portion of the proceeds to clean up the Great Lakes,end pollution of the water and beaches, and save marine life.
Join us on our adventures. The responsibility to preserve the beauty of the Lakes is up to all of us. We might as well enjoy a beer while we are at it. #ForTheLakes
Our Goal is simple, bring different Ohio craft beers right to your door while giving back to clean up the Great Lakes.
Enjoying beer while fighting pollution and saving animals, pretty cool, huh?
MEET THE FOUNDERS
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
Beer enthusiast. Entrepreneur. Eagle Scout. Cleveland sports aficionado. Excited to bring Ohio craft beer right to you, wherever you may be, while giving back to clean up our Great Lakes.
Beer lover. World Traveler and Adventurer. Explorer. Detroit sports die hard. Excited to obtain our Michigan license and offer our customers MI beers so we can all finally decide who has better beer; Michigan vs. Ohio.
RIVALRY BREWS BENEFITS
100% Fresh Beer
Minimal time from beer canning/bottling to when it arrives at your front door
Dozens of Breweries featured
Hundreds of beers tasted for quality
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