Coppersmith Brewing Company

27719 Seven Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

Andrew Schumacher is a chemical engineer by day and a homebrewer by night. The principles are the same: mix together the perfect ingredients and let chemistry do its magic. In the case of Coppersmith Brewing Company, the right inputs are coming together to formulate a great new small business in Livonia.

With a location, a signature IPA, and a nationally trademarked name in hand, Andrew reached out to the local municipal government, which recommended him to the Michigan SBDC. Andrew then met Business Consultant Meri Dembrow, who helped with start-up assistance, business plan development and coaching to secure financing and capital. 

Like many start-ups, Andrew’s plans have taken twists and turns. A driver experienced a medical emergency and crashed into their existing building; lenders were reluctant to fund a new hospitality venture during and just after COVID. But Andrew and his partner are not deterred – they hired architectural design firm Synedoche to draw up plans for a new 1,500 square foot microbrewery and beer garden that reflects the heritage of German beer making, and intend to break ground soon.

“I want Coppersmith Brewing Company to be the place to be in Livonia – a community placemaking space, strengthening the connections between people and the neighborhood. We look forward to the community participating in bringing our vision to life,” said Andrew.


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