INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Beer booming in Indiana

2013-10-11T12:28:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Beer booming in IndianaGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
October 11, 2013 12:28 pm  • 

Indiana's emerging craft beer industry is showing no signs of slowing down. The Brewers Guild of Indiana says there are nearly 70 craft breweries in the state, compared to 30 in 2011. Revenues have grown from roughly $1.5 million in 2009 to a projected $6.2 million this year. Barnaby Struve from Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing Co. and Clay Robinson of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. discuss some of the reasons for the success during this weekend's special edition of Inside INdiana Business Television focusing on the business of craft beer.

 

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