Elk Street Brewery has done it again. The local Sandusky business was selected as the winner, out of seven area businesses from seven counties who vied for the “Catapult Your Craft Food & Beverage Business Competition.” The winners take home the $5,000 grand prize. Cash prizes of $3,000 and $1,000 were awarded to the second-place winner, Harsens Island Brewery, (St. Clair County) and third place finisher The Tap Room at Bird Creek Farms from Port Austin in Huron County. With the winnings, owners of Elk Street intend to double the size of their tap room to 3,400 square feet.
Each of the seven businesses that competed advanced to the finals, after winning the county-level contests. The I-69 Thumb region includes Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Huron and Tuscola counties.
The other contestants were: Town to Town Gourmet Pastries (Shiawassee); Olympus Fare Salsa (Genesee); Mulefoot Farms (Lapeer); and Fostoria Bread Company (Tuscola)