Despite the rapid expansion of Michigan farmland dedicated to growing hops and grains for the state’s craft beverage sector, experts say the industry has more room to grow. A new Michigan State University Product Center study examines the potential economic impact for Michigan craft breweries to produce beer exclusively with in-state ingredients.
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.
After a decade of steady growth, one Northern Michigan hop farm and processing company plans to ramp up its operations with an injection of capital from an in-state private equity firm.
A “boutique” new nonprofit organization aims to draw more attention to one small but growing agribusiness sector in Michigan.