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• Craft Brewers Tap Big Expansion

Craft Brewers Tap Big Expansion

Niche Market Is Bucking the Broader U.S. Beer Industry. Craft brewers are making a big bet on their small-label beers. As sales of specialty craft beers increasingly encroach on established U.S. brands, dozens of regional brewers are pouring millions of dollars into new brew kettles, fermenting tanks and bottling lines, while others are buying land […]

• Iowa: Microdistillery trend poses potential solid growth industry

Iowa: Microdistillery trend poses potential solid growth industry

LECLAIRE — Two brothers and a custom-built German still are behind Iowa’s newest microdistillery, opening recently in LeClaire and a symbol of what many think could be a solid growth industry for the state. “We kept waiting for someone to tell us ‘You’re crazy,’ especially the banks,” Ryan Burchett said. He and his brother, Garrett, […]

• Iowa: Microdistillery industry growing from zero to sixty

Iowa: Microdistillery industry growing from zero to sixty

Two brothers and a custom-built German still are behind Iowa’s newest microdistillery, opening this week in LeClaire and a symbol of what many think could be a solid growth industry for the state. “We kept waiting for someone to tell us ‘You’re crazy,’ especially the banks,” Ryan Burchett said. He and his brother, Garrett, natives […]