“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 producersto 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.
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.
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.
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.
As the craft brewing industry matures, many West Michigan producers have started seeking out technology that provides sustainable solutions to common issues.
Ask West Michigan craft brewers about their experiences with the federal bureaucrat who singlehandedly approved thousands of beer labels over the last decade, and nearly all of them will have a story. Some of them are even printable.