After 10 years as a beverage marketer for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies,
Stephen Roginson started his quest of opening the 1 st Nano-Brewery in Detroit.
Batch Brewing Company began in 2013 with a successful crowdfunding campaign,
raising over $25,000 of early seed money for the venture. Later in the year, Stephen
went on to enter and win Hatch Detroit. In 2017, Batch Brewing Company earned a
Motor City Match grand for the development of their second location, the ‘Funk
Room’, slated to open in 2018 for the production of wild fermented beer and cider.
With a strong belief in something he calls ‘Altruistic Capitalism’, Stephen developed
the Feelgood Tap, a 501(c)3 that raises money for other nonprofits via craft beer
sales. He serves as the Executive Director and Board Chair. To date, the Feelgood
Tap has 30+ participating establishments and has raised over $200,000 for the
Stephen led the development of the Detroit Beer Experiment, an annual
collaboration between every brewery in the city of Detroit. Currently, he’s also
working to develop a Detroit area craft beverage guild, highlighting the multitude of
producers that work in the Detroit area.
He has been featured as a Ted X Detroit speaker, on Mashable, in Huffington Post,
WDET, and many other local media outlets.
Stephen has an incredible 16-year- old daughter named Ayla, and his wife, Diana
Roginson, is Co-Founder of Rebel Nell and T.E.A., Detroit’s graffiti-jewelry
visionaries and nonprofit.