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Displaying items by tag: Brewers Association

Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:38

Federal tax changes benefit craft beverage producers

Changes to the federal tax code implemented at the beginning of the year could alleviate burdensome financial and bureaucratic rules for many craft beverage makers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:26

$25 million propels HopCat brand forward

For Mark Sellers, the magic number of sorts is $300.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:18

An industry at a crossroads: Closely-held craft brewers — noted for fierce independence — weigh options for succession

As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied. 

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 24 July 2016 13:46

Michigan sits out ‘arms race’ to attract national brewery investments

When Deschutes Brewery founder Gary Fish launched a two-year search to locate the Oregon company’s first satellite production facility, one of his top criteria was determining whether the state and local community wanted his business.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:48

ROTATION NATION: Pressured from above and below, larger craft brewers seek out their place in the market

Pioneers of the craft brewing industry face a steep challenge from the growing market they helped establish. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:29

As consolidation continues, craft brewers worry about access to market

If ever there was a sign that the craft beer business has matured, it’s that the money has finally showed up and taken an interest in the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:25

West Michigan’s booming craft beer industry grapples with growth

A year and a half after launching Railtown Brewing Co. in Dutton, Justin Buiter and Gim Lee realized their craft brewery needed to expand well ahead of schedule. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 24 April 2016 20:00

Michigan ranks 10th nationally in craft beer production

With its 348 barrels of beer produced last year, Newaygo Brewing Co. accounted for less than 1 percent of all craft beer made in Michigan in 2015.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:07

West Michigan breweries Founders and Bell’s rank among top 20 producers nationwide

Founders Brewing Co. now ranks among the top 20 U.S. breweries by sales volume for 2015, a list that includes both craft brewers and large domestic producers.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 01 April 2016 11:34

Exports add fuel to growth for American craft breweries

As craft beer exports present consistent growth opportunities for American producers, internationally-distributing companies such as Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. note that overseas markets are making up an ever-increasing portion of their sales.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:41

HAVE BEER, WILL TRAVEL: Mobile bottling service fills niche for small-scale craft breweries

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:26

Growing craft breweries find capital options plentiful for funding expansion

Bartenders at Rockford Brewing Company Inc. have poured more pints of craft beer than expected in the company’s three years of operation. With production at its taproom and brewhouse in Rockford maxed out at 800 barrels of beer annually, co-founder Seth Rivard said the craft brewery will need to look outside of its existing facility to add capacity.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

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