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Michigan farmers targeting the state’s expanding craft beer business could benefit if a newly proposed “Farm to Glass” bill gains traction in the state Legislature.

Mega-retailer Meijer leveraged its relationship with the LPGA to bring the world’s best female golfers to West Michigan this month.

Kalamazoo's Tibbs Brewing Company is not alone in its lean startup approach to business, which could explain the continued launch of new breweries throughout Southwest Michigan despite an abundance of existing options.

As the West Michigan craft beverage industry begins to shift beyond beer, one West Michigan company has set its sights on producing the so-called “nectar of the gods.”

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s acquisition of another staple in the West Michigan coffee industry has the potential to position the combined company for national growth.

A supplier to West Michigan’s growing craft beverage industry plans to become the first company on this side of the state to take advantage of Michigan’s new crowdfunding law.

Saugatuck Brewing Co. plans to expand the distribution of its products to the Ohio and Minnesota markets, the company announced last week.

Despite being decades ahead of the state’s craft breweries in coming to market, Michigan’s wine industry has yet to experience the same explosion in popularity.

The first Michigan company to launch a crowdfunding campaign under a state law enacted late last year has reached it goal of raising $175,000 in startup capital after it got a boost from a single major investor last week.

Rockford Brewing Company Inc. co-owner Seth Rivard has a new way to get his company’s craft beers into the hands of patrons at local watering holes.

Imagine setting up a manufacturing operation and not being able to ship your signature product for close to two years after it was made.

Partners behind a fledgling craft distillery in Grand Rapids think the city’s reputation as a haven for craft beer drinkers plays well into their marketing of small batch vodkas, rums, gins and whiskeys.

Mitten Brewing Company LLC plans to significantly expand its beer production capacity with a new facility on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Global food manufacturer ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to scale back its West Michigan footprint. Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra (NYSE: CAG) plans to shutter its operation at 4490 44th Street SE in Kentwood and layoff 260 people, according to a statement the company provided to MiBiz.

People's Cider taps into local growers

Written by | Sunday, 19 January 2014 20:52 |

The growing popularity of Michigan craft beer has provided the catalyst for one Grand Rapids entrepreneur to commercialize another type of alcoholic beverage: hard cider.

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