Craft beers reap profits for state

Capital News Service
LANSING – Nineteen breweries in the Northwest corner of Michigan’s Mitten are in pursuit of the perfect pint, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. They stretch from Mason to Emmet counties and are just a sampling of beer’s impact throughout the state. With 159 breweries, Michigan ranks sixth in the nation, according to the Brewers Association, an American trade group that promotes craft beer. And more Michigan beer aficionados are converting their home-brewing hobbies into careers. Dutch Girl Brewery in Ottawa County, a husband-and-wife run craft brewery, recently passed its 90-day anniversary.