Northwest Arkansas Microbreweries A Growing Industry
Posted: July 28, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
ROGERS -- Trisha Bays and Paula Kronberg said they were enjoying the beers they drank while sitting on the patio of Brick Street Brews in downtown Rogers last week. By doing so, they joined a growing market for craft beers.
Craft beer brewing is an expanding cottage industry.
Craft beer breweries increased production by 18 percent over the course of 2013.
Arkansas has 13 craft breweries with an economic impact of 211.6 million.
10,417 barrels of craft beer produced per year in Arkansas in 2012.
Overall beer market is $100 billion per year, craft beer is $14.3 billion.
The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation. Craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent.
Source: Staff Report
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