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Minnesota Makes Great Craft Beer

Increase in hops production and interest in craft beer grow local economy

By Rachel Bertone on January 29, 2017

Rochester MN
Rochester / Staff Photo

Minnesota’sbooming microbrew and beer industry deserves a toast.

The North Star State’s 48 craft breweries garnered a national ranking of 18th in the number of craft breweries per capita in 2012, according to the Brewers Association.

Another report that year by the Beer Institute shows the state’s microbrew and beer industry having more than a $3 million impact on the state’s economy. The numberof breweries is expected to continue growing, thanks in part to the relatively new increase and interest in hops production across the state.

Read the full article and more about agriculture in Minnesota at FarmFlavor.com

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