Meet Steve Michaud, Local Bar Owner and Founder of Bridge City Vodka.
I’m Steve Michaud, founder of Bridge City Vodka. I’m from Portland, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University. After graduating, I started with a job as a territory manager in the field of logging & related industries. After 4 years I married and started my own business, and soon after that, started one of the first sports bars in Tigard, Oregon. I’ve been in the restaurant business for over 28 years now, with several other sports bars, and I have absolutely loved it!
Now retired and looking for something to do, I came up with the idea of starting a small batch vodka distillery. I bought a small still and started with the help of small distillery. We made several small batches, adjusting our recipe along the way, and low and behold we created a quality vodka that several bars have picked as their favorite vodka! We then approached a few local liquor stores, and again, sales skyrocketed! Our handcrafted, corn vodka is now sold in several states and we hope to continue to grow.
Give us a try! After such a positive response, I’m going to take my shot at the world competition where I expect to do very well. I’ll keep you posted with our results.