This past Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal had a nice article, now online, about the state’s craft brewing industry. Profiled breweries include the brand-spanking-new Port Huron Brewery, House of Brews, Ale Asylum, New Glarus, and Point. The good news?
According to the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, there are more than 50 small breweries and brewpubs in the state employing more than 1,000 people, and those numbers continue to grow as startups come online and existing breweries expand.
Stellar, right? But then there’s this…
Despite the booming popularity of craft beer, it accounts for only about 8 percent of all beer sold in the state.