Beer Booming in Indiana
Indiana's emerging craft beer industry is showing no signs of slowing down. The Brewers Guild of Indiana says there are nearly 70 craft breweries in the state, compared to 30 in 2011. Revenues have grown from roughly $1.5 million in 2009 to a projected $6.2 million this year. Barnaby Struve from Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing Co. and Clay Robinson of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. discuss some of the reasons for the success during this weekend's special edition of Inside INdiana Business Television focusing on the business of craft beer. Three Floyds is the largest brewer in Indiana. It was launched in 1996 with four employees and now has 90 workers.
The company says it has produced double-digit growth every year and expects to pump out around 35,000 barrels of beer in 2013. That's compared to 27,000 in 2012.
The state's second largest brewer is Sun King. It launched in July, 2009 and produced 500 barrels that year.
The operation has grown to slightly more than 15,000 in 2012.
It also has a distribution system that includes more than 700 bars, restaurants and liquor stores in central Indiana.
Source: Inside INdiana Business, Brewer's Guild of Indiana, Three Floyds Brewing Co., Sun King Brewing Co.