Ann Arbor’s 24th Cheesecakerie helps craft pastry stout for ‘Support Black Businesses Beer Series’
Co-owner of 24th CC, Sean Brezzell, recently collaborated with Five Shores Brewing and beer blogger Siren of Stout to craft a pastry stout as part of its “Support Black Businesses Beer Series.” The February beer is the first in the series, which coincides with Black History Month. Read: Family-run 24th CC fills cheesecake void in Ann Arbor food sceneSiren of Stout’s Barb Baker and Five Shores brewmaster Oliver Roberts developed the beer recipe that features 24th CC’s sweet potato pies. Ad24th Cheesecakerie's sweet potato pies go into the mash to create a pastry stout with Five Shores Brewing and Siren of Stout. (Barb Baker)“The 24th Cheesecakerie is a third generation business and they make stellar cakes and pies,” Baker wrote A4 via email. The limited edition beer will be released on Feb. 26 and can be purchased on the Five Shores Brewing website with pick up options in Royal Oak and at Cultivate in Ypsilanti.
Metro Detroit nonprofit protects trafficking victims amid pandemic
PONTIAC, Mich. – As many businesses struggle to weather the pandemic, nonprofits are also fighting to stay afloat. When a woman is saved from trafficking, they need to find a place to find themselves and be brought back to life. Hope Against Trafficking, a nonprofit based out of Pontiac, is one of those places. RELATED: Hope Against Trafficking creates safe space for victims in Southeast MichiganFighting and saving survivors of human trafficking is difficult work to begin with without a pandemic. Hope Against Trafficking is a nonprofit organization which benefits from tremendous volunteers and community involvement.