“It’s happening,” DeYoung said. “Look at how the wine industry grew over the years. We are seeing that followed path for growth in the beer industry and craft beers. We are talking about responsible use of the agribusiness we have in our community. It’s a growing agribusiness.”
Some see Michigan in the midst of a beer boom. One study out of the University of Delaware states Michigan beer distributors have a $2 billion impact on the state economy, which makes sense to Daily.
He sees Traverse City as an important part of the state’s beer scene over the long haul. When asked how long the Ale Trail will last, Daily said “forever.”
“It never ends,” Daily said.