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Women break the craft beer industry’s glass ceiling in West Michigan
The substantial craft brewing industry in Grand Rapids seemingly has something to offer for every beer drinker. Yet despite ranking 13th in the nation for breweries per capita, the local industry has one glaring omission: gender representation.
Reporter's Notebook: Companies mum on SCOTUS abortion ruling
More than half of America’s population lost their constitutional right to bodily autonomy on June 24 — a decision that kicked off the U.S. Supreme Court’s likely effort to take away additional fundamental rights from the country’s most disenfranchised citizens.
Legislation aims to bring clarity around liquor licensees’ charitable giving
Newly introduced state legislation aims to bring clarity to a legal gray area that has prevented some Michigan bars and breweries from using their businesses to fuel charitable giving.
Michigan businesses join call for state climate action plan with 2050 carbon-neutral target
Major automakers, craft breweries and an outdoor recreation resort are among Michigan companies calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to finalize a statewide climate action plan that includes a carbon neutral target by 2050.
Breweries enter ‘make-or-break’ year as industry slowly rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic
With 2021 data pointing to a healthy rebound for the ailing nationwide craft beer industry, West Michigan brewers are heading into a pivotal year.
Bell’s, New Belgium synergies could unlock cost savings with deal
While Larry Bell maintains that his patrons won’t see any noticeable changes after the planned sale of his Bell’s Brewery Inc. to the parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co., the two like-minded breweries have several synergies they could leverage to unlock cost savings.
Broad Leaf Brewery unveils new gin, vodka with more spirits on the way
KENTWOOD — Jason Spaulding recalled in the spring of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the bar and restaurant industry and left him sitting on 400 kegs of dead beer.
Brewers Association board position gives Brewery Vivant exec national platform
Kris Spaulding, co-owner and president of Grand Rapids-based Brewery Vivant, has long advocated for sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion in the local brewing community. Now she has a larger platform to promote the business values.
Black Calder Brewing Co. brings new flavors, representation to craft beer scene
GRAND RAPIDS — Black Calder Brewing Co. is launching its first beer on Nov. 27, or “The Blackest Friday,” as the new brewery’s owners are calling it.
Facing widespread can shortages, West Michigan breweries weigh packaging options
Heading into 2021, Brewery Vivant has worked with its distributor to get three different six-pack placements into Meijer Inc. stores on a statewide basis.
Virtual school puts strain on parents, local business owners
GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of Brewery Vivant have gotten creative out of necessity when it comes to virtual schooling for their two children, sharing the responsibilities with two other families in their neighborhood.
Recycling company plans to reduce food waste for grocers, restaurants
GRAND RAPIDS — A recycling company hopes to help Kent County achieve its ambitious goal of diverting 90 percent of the county’s trash from landfills by 2030 by working directly with restaurants and grocers to reduce food and beverage waste.
New bar, restaurant coalition wants to set model for operating safely
A coalition of bars and restaurants started in Grand Rapids is “trying to build some solidarity” within the industry around managing facilities responsibly during the pandemic, following recent COVID-19 spikes linked to bars that led Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to close many of them for indoor service.
After unbridled growth, Michigan craft beverage companies gird for devastating lows
Michigan’s craft beverage industry is facing a challenge with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that is unlike any other in its history.
Michigan craft beverage M&A to ease in 2020?
While craft beverage industry insiders expect more deals ahead nationally in 2020, the market in Michigan may be poised to level off.
Broad Leaf plans self-distribution to get real-time feedback, weigh demand for beers
GRAND RAPIDS — An established West Michigan brewery whose products are available on shelves statewide is taking a novel approach to getting its newest brand out to market.
Public Thread breathes new life into West Michigan’s discarded textiles
GRAND RAPIDS — Handbag and luggage manufacturer Public Thread developed its business strategy around the idea that one company’s waste could be another’s raw material.
MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.
Brewery Vivant to open second Grand Rapids-area brewery taproom
Brewery Vivant is planning to open a satellite facility that will help ease space constraints and give the company a broader reach into the greater Grand Rapids area, MiBiz has learned.
Controversy mounts over GR Chamber endorsement of Schuette in race for Michigan governor
The backlash against the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its controversial endorsement of GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette continues to percolate.
As headwinds arise, craft brewers refocus on community, smart growth
The craft brewing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As breweries strive to stay relevant in the eyes of thirsty customers, they also need to find ways to keep their distributor and retail partners happy. Companies need to balance all those demands and more if they plan to grow beyond the taproom model, which still provides their most lucrative sales.
Craft beer pours $2 billion into Michigan economy
GRAND RAPIDS — As the craft beer industry continues to grow, it’s contributing to more economic activity in Michigan, both within the sector and its expanding supply chain.
To overcome struggles, new Grand Rapids brewery scales up
GRAND RAPIDS — When Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje announced plans in late 2015 to launch a craft brewery north of downtown, only one other producer had set up shop in the area.
Michigan’s craft beverage industry: A comprehensive MiBiz report
“It’s definitely not easy anymore.”
— Jason Spaulding, Brewery Vivant
As Michigan’s craft beverage industry matures and gets more competitive, it’s causing more than a few growing pains to emerge. Additionally, the pace of growth has slowed, forcing producers
to rely on solid business practices to succeed. In this comprehensive special report, MiBiz examines how these companies are adapting their strategies to survive in the ever-changing market.
As competition heats up, Michigan craft brewers focus on business practices, taproom sales
Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.
After year of uncertainty, Michigan solar companies now share optimistic outlook
Executives in Michigan’s solar energy industry spent most of 2016 dealing with anxiety and uncertainty over proposed legislative changes most believed would have stifled growth in the state’s nascent sector.
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.
The Highland Group becomes certified B Corp
The Highland Group of Grand Rapids LLC, a digital marketing firm headquartered in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, has earned certified B Corporation status, according to a statement.
Navigating a shifting market: Beer braces for eventual plateau, retail challenges; cider and spirits see room to grow
As the craft beverage industry matures, it’s attracted new entrants who may be more concerned with making a quick profit than with the quality of the liquid.
Craft breweries bet on sustainable technology
As the craft brewing industry matures, many West Michigan producers have started seeking out technology that provides sustainable solutions to common issues.