| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Five companies have announced plans to add nearly 200 jobs after the Michigan Economic Development Corporation backed expansion plans.
The Michigan Strategic Fund approved incentives for Arcadia Brewing Company, Kalamazoo; ArcticAx US, Grand Rapids; Blue...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:35 PM
It sounds like a hell of a simple, good idea: cutting federal taxes on small breweries, thus helping out boutique producers of fine, foamy delights and maybe even getting them to hire more workers.
And our own U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is all over...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Super Bowl Sunday promises to be another epic day in the annals of gluttony, with Americans consuming 1.3 billion chicken wings, 2,000 tons of popcorn and enough avocados to cover the floor of the Indianapolis stadium 28 feet deep.
But there will...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:08 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Sacramento-based Rubicon Brewing Company has gotten a little bigger, adding a new facility in West Sacramento.
The new 16,000 space off Stillwater Road will be used entirely for production.
"We've really been selling a lot more to restaurants and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Jay Gatsby would have been astounded by today’s beer market, especially the spectacular growth in craft brews.
Beer from small and independent makers is performing far better than more mainstream labels in the U.S. Through the first half of 2012,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What does the third-best beer bar in the world look like? It looks like a lot of other bars.
HopCat, stationed on a corner in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., has a long, curving wood bar packed with drinkers, beer placards on...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Dante Liberatore already knew the value of participating in a "restaurant week" — a special promotion in which restaurants offer various discounts and special menus to showcase their establishments. With restaurants in Harford and Baltimore...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Greg Hall is nothing if not a savvy businessman and even savvier tastemaker.
In 23 years at Goose Island, the beer company his father founded, Hall's commitment to barrel aging and brewing classic Belgian styles with modern American twists, while...