Michigan’s Beer Boom: for Craft Brewers, the Glass isn’t just Half-full, it’s Overflowing

Picture courtesy Jonathon Gruenke of the The Kalamazoo Gazette

(Guests pack the Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall on a recent afternoon. The brewery is completing a $700,000 project to increase capacity, add a conference room, office and more.)

Written by John Liberty for the Kalamazoo Gazette

KALAMAZOO — These are heady times for Michigan craft beer.

While the state’s unemployment rate stood around 12 percent entering this year, breweries, microbreweries and brew pubs from West Michigan to Detroit to Bellaire and Bay City are adding jobs, increasing production and investing in expansions and renovations totaling more than $70 million.

Michigan’s total of more than 80 beermakers ranks fifth nationally; at least three more plan to open this year.

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Club Update: Music City Brewers


Nashville, TN area


Upcoming Franklin festival

wasn’t at the meeting so I may have not have an updated list. This is what I have so far for the Franklin Beer Festival. We will likely need 1 more volunteer and a few more kegs. Please contact me (bjones615@att.net) if you can do wither one.

Gil- Volunteer (not sure about beer donation)
Adam Hargrove -Volunteer
Tyler- Volunteer and beer donation
Brandon-Volunteer and Beer donation
Chris Rueger – Beer donation

Brandon

The club will give each member that donates a keg $5 for reimbursement.
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MCB officers for 2011

President-Chris Rueger
Vice President- Brandon Jones
Treasurer- Steve Johnson
Communications- Tyler Crowell
Burgermeister- Mark Forrester
Secretary- Millie Carman
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Chris Rueger will be going down to Atlanta on Saturday morning. Anyone wanting to send entries down for PSBO can drop entries off at Rebel Brewer until closing time on Friday. Please be sure to include a little extra $$ for Chris’ trouble.
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