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After a frenzied period of M&A activity for craft breweries, industry insiders and investors expect the pace of deals to moderate in the near future.

Published in Manufacturing

Michigan craft breweries have only just started to sell their beer in international markets, but many in the industry believe exporting could soon become an important diversification strategy.

Published in Beer and wine

As they worry about talent and uncertainty, executives from a cross-section of industries voiced optimism in the pro-business policies pushed by President-elect Donald Trump. 

Published in Crystal Ball

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

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

Published in Beer and wine

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. 

Published in Beer and wine

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 Beer and wine

Craft beer enthusiasts throughout the Upper Midwest will have more opportunities to find Founders Brewing Co.’s products closer to home.

Published in In the News

Both Holland-based New Holland Brewing Company LLC and Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids have announced expansions near downtown Grand Rapids that total near $55 million and are targeted for sites that were otherwise fairly “low use,” sources said.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

A low-key but high-powered group of West Michigan influencers and business leaders thinks it’s time to put the rapids back in the Grand. They want to restore a 2-mile-long section of the namesake river flowing through downtown Grand Rapids to attract whitewater enthusiasts.

Published in Economic Development

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