Michigan Ranks Fourth in Nation for Most Craft Breweries, Says CBRE
MICHIGAN — Craft beer has become big business in Michigan, especially in the Detroit area, where breweries have expanded by 680,000 square feet since 2010, according to a report from CBRE. In 2017, the craft brewing industry contributed $76.2 billion to the U.S. economy. Of that amount, the total craft beer industry in Michigan contributed nearly $2.5 billion — ninth highest in the nation. In total, the state is home to 330 craft breweries, ranking it fourth in the nation by the number of establishments. From 2008 to 2016, Michigan added 1,600 jobs in breweries, accounting for sector employment growth of more than 760 percent.