West Hills is proud to announce our newest corporate partnership with Latitude 42. Mike Stoddard has been a fixture at West Hills for more than 12 years and made the unprecedented decision to install a corporate membership for his restaurant employees. Latitude 42 is the first restaurant with corporate membership at West Hills in its 45-year history. Mike Stoddard, Joe Stoddard, Todd Neumann, and CEO Brad Bishop have previously made generous contributions to West Hills in the form of program and tournament sponsorships, and have demonstrated great commitment to their employees and West Hills with this corporate membership. Look for Mike in the fitness center and on the pickleball circuit!
In August 2012, master brewer Scott Freitas resigned as the Head Brewer at the Maui Brewing Co in Hawaii to open a brewing company in Portage, Michigan With more than 20 years of brewing experience, Scott and co-founders Todd Neumann and Joe Stoddard designed and built the 11000 square foot Brewery and Restaurant. The Brewery was called Latitude 42 due to the geographical location of the brewery on the latitude line of 42 degrees. The brewery opened in August 2013 with a menu of 14 beers and now has brewed, distributed and served more than 57 varieties of beer to date. Some varieties of their beer are available in cans. Latitude 42 Brewing Co. is passionate about craft beer and spirits paired with inspired food, that is intended to be enjoyed in the company of family and friends. We are committed to providing fresh, locally sourced and innovative menu options that can only be found here at L42. Our devotion to providing a full-circle customer service experience to all of guests is of the utmost importance. We will always be committed to our community and to showcasing local nonprofit's admirable causes. The Oshtemo location of Latitude 42 opened at the end of February on West Main.
In 2016, Latitude 42 Brewing Company won a Can Can award, which is an international beer competition focused on canned beers from the US and Canada. Latitude 42 won first place in the American Style Indian Pale Ale category with their I.P.EH! beer.
In 2015, Latitude 42 won the Michigan Brewery of the Year award at the New York International Beer Competition.
Latitude 42 has also won gold and silver medals for different beers at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Los Angeles International Beer Competition, New York International Beer Competition, North American Brewers Association awards, and multiple others.