Small craft breweries have been on the rise in Minnesota in recent years, a wave of popularity that has recently reached the shores of Lake Bemidji.
“Minnesota is 26th in the nation in breweries per capita, with one for every 147,331 people, according to the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association. Vermont, Oregon and Montana topped that list.
While the craft brewing industry grew by 13 percent in volume in 2011 nationwide, they remain far behind the juggernauts of the industry. Craft beers represent only about 6 percent of national beer sales, according to the Brewers Association,” via DL-Online.