Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dina Miller
The craft brewing industry is booming and it’s no wonder. Craft beer aficionados simply love the diversity of flavor and camaraderie that goes with lifting that glass and extolling the virtues of their favorite craft brew or a unique new seasonal. Small craft brewing companies claim a larger share of the market each year, and Indiana plays a big part in that growth. The latest statistics compiled by the Brewers Association, a national organization that tracks craft brewing trends, showed that the Hoosier State ranked 15th among the 50 states for the number of craft breweries, with 181.
An article in The Atlantic magazine attributes much of the popularity to “fuller flavor, greater variety, and more intense support for local businesses.” Local brewers couldn’t agree more, and that’s why they put so much thought and creativity into their product, one microbrew owner noted.
Owners of craft breweries throughout the region are passionate about their frothy product and are excited to put their best brews forward. These brewers are a friendly, cohesive lot, sharing a love for their craft and a respect for each other.
Find out who competed in Indiana’s Cool North Best Seasonal Beer Wars, and who was declared the winner here