I again had the pleasure of joining journalist and Indiana University Media Adviser Kenny Smith on The Best Story I’ve Heard Today podcast. Today we discuss why the craft beer industry is thriving, based on this story from The Atlantic: Craft beer is the strangest, happiest economic story in America.
From 2008-2016 the number of craft breweries expanded by a factor of 6 and the number of brewery workers grew by 120 percent. The growth was fueled by a number of factors, including consumer tastes, support for local businesses, trendiness, social media and the falling cost of production equipment due to globalization.
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