The meteoric rise of Michigan’s craft brewing industry has spawned the creation of hundreds of new companies in communities all over the state.
Bellaire-based Short’s Brewing Co. LLC will expand its production facility in Elk Rapids, the company announced Thursday.
After months of speculation and rumors, Short’s Brewing Co. said today that it plans to sell a 20-percent equity stake to a division of Dutch brewer Heineken International.
A new bill proposed in the Michigan Legislature could more than triple the state’s excise tax on beer.
Pioneers of the craft brewing industry face a steep challenge from the growing market they helped establish.
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.