Who Doesn't Love Beer?
Judging by the popularity of Michigan craft beer, the answer is “no one.” Last year, our 357 craft breweries produced 899,792 barrels of ales, IPAs, stouts, porters and other beers – or enough to provide nearly 3.7 gallons for every Michigander of legal drinking age.
The economic impact of all these suds? A cool $2.1 billion dollars for our state – and growing. In fact, data released in 2017 showed the national market for craft beer grew 22 percent from 2014 to 2016.