GRAND RAPIDS — A statute in Grand Rapids’ noise ordinance that the city used to prosecute the owners of the Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grille was unconstitutionally vague, according to a ruling issued last week by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
In launching a monthly beer series for 2016, Big Rapids-based Cranker’s Restaurant and Brewery wanted to package its specialty beverages in 22-ounce bottles for distribution throughout Michigan.
While EV and hybrid sales continue to be a challenge in the era of sub-$2 per gallon gasoline, some automakers say the cheap gas has also forced them to re-evaluate their strategy for small sedans.
A Northern Michigan craft brewer has decided to expand the distribution footprint of its products to out-of-state markets for the first time.
Industry watchers expect some of the same consolidation activity that’s taken the craft brewing industry by storm in recent years to spread into its agricultural supply chain, particularly for hops.
Despite a long career in the beer distribution business, Keith Klopcic lacked expertise in making the beverages he sold to bars and retailers around the state of Michigan. So when the opportunity arose to buy Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Co. last year, he tapped a partner with extensive craft brewing resources who had the know-how to help him continue scaling up the business.
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- craft beer
- Perrin Brewing Co
- West Side Beer Distributing
- Oskar Blues Brewery
- Fireman Capital Partners
- Founders Brewing Co
- Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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- Virtue Cider Co
- Goose Island Beer Co
- Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC
- Mahou San Miguel Group
- Mergers and acquisitions
Grand Rapids-based Windquest Group Inc., the family office for Amway scion Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy DeVos, that invests in a portfolio of companies, is getting into the booze-making business, MiBiz has learned.
The readers of MiBiz.com seem to have an unquenchable thirst for stories related to craft beer and retail. That’s the takeaway as we look back on the most-read stories published in 2015.