GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Football Club today announced a two-year partnership with Coppercraft Distillery for the 2019 and 2020 National Premier Soccer League and United Women’s Soccer seasons. The partnership includes the sale of Coppercraft’s iconic canned cocktails at two locations within Houseman Field during all men’s regular season games, as well as hosting the wildly popular Beverage Breakaway, a canned cocktail mascot race during halftime that features fans as participants.
“Our team is excited to partner with the Grand Rapids Football Club as the organization’s official canned cocktail sponsor,” shared Brandon Joldersma, director of sales for Coppercraft Distillery. “This partnership advances our commitment to sharing our award-winning spirits and premium canned cocktails with the growing number of soccer fans throughout West Michigan, while showing our continued support to the Boys in Blue.”
“We’re thrilled to have Coppercraft Distillery return as a Club Sponsor for the 2019 season,” said Matt Roberts, president of the Grand Rapids Football Club. “After teaming up in 2018, and receiving so much positive feedback about their ready-to-drink products, we are proud to have this great brand support our club for another summer and beyond.”
Coppercraft was founded in Holland, MI, in 2012 as one of the first licensed distillers in the state. It has received numerous awards for the quality of its spirits, including being named Michigan Bourbon Distillery of the Year at the 2018 New York International Spirits Competition. Coppercraft’s canned cocktails were introduced in mid-2018 and quickly gained popularity statewide. Their canned gin and tonic will be available beginning May 4, at the Grand Rapids Football Club’s first home game, with additional varieties of canned cocktails being introduced over the course of the season.
About Coppercraft Distillery:
Every bottle of Coppercraft Premium Spirits is a tribute to the American Craftsmen. We build upon the legacy of our West Michigan tradition–the makers and manufacturers; creators and curators; designers and developers. We bring together grain, oak and time to craft the finest premium spirits. Every detail is considered in what we craft and blend, and how you experience it. Coppercraft spirits include rum, gin, vodka, citrus vodka, whiskeys and bourbon that can be found throughout the Midwest. For info about spirits, restaurant menu and tours, visit www.coppercraftdistillery.com.