I met Clayton Emery and his wife at Cranker’s Brewery in Big Rapids, MI on a Thursday evening, December 18th. We chatted for awhile and enjoyed a few beers together. As an editor, he had drafted an article for Brewery Collectibles of America. Clayton asked me to read a preview of the story. It was well written and very accurate. It reminded me of last June’s story that ran in the Huron County Tribune that Seth Stapleton had written. Both of these guys took the time to research and ask questions.
I enjoyed my meeting with Clayton. He was very thoughtful and has a genuine passion for breweries and the collectibles that are a part of the trade. So sit back and enjoy this nicely done article written by Clayton Emery.
I posted this article on March 4, 2015 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”. and said:
“An excellent story has been written by Clayton Emery, the Editor and RaffleMeister of Brewery Collectibles Club of America. It is a five page article for Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 loaded with history details and photographs of Sebewaing Brewing Company memorabilia. Here is the link to read it. http://sebewaingbrewingcompany.com/…/Brewery-Collectibles-C…”
Here are the comments from the post:
This organization is looking for new members and you can read more at www.bcca.com
What an incredible article to post for everyone to read. Scott, I’ve said it before and it needs to be repeated. What you are doing with this website not only thrills me because it’s family, but it reminds people what the American dream is all about. Hard work and people pulling together with a common interest to make a name for their town that will be remembered forever. Keep up the good work. It is so appreciated.
William, it may not be for everyone. I wanted to help on awareness that it existed. I am not a member currently.
Thank you so very much Kathie. Your words of encouragement really have helped me with this project. It makes me happy that you and others are reading this information. Thanks again.
Scott just letting who are trying to collect know this group has common labels and cans no posters and to help them save money. Been to a couple shows don’t have to be a member to go.
Sound good William. Thank you.
just the editor and raffle guy for the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the BCCA. Thanks for the plug.
Bill, some of the items in your collection actually came from one of our members, Wes Rundell. I believe he has other things that you may be interested in. Some of the Items listed were from his collection. He is a really great guy.
One item and that came from a garage sale by the marina, and that was a 1947 dog calendar it did not come from one of your shows Clayton,that is the only thing I bought from Wes
Nicely laid out, will have to copy.
Thank you to those who took the time to comment in Facebook.