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Back in 2010, there were high hopes in Colorado that locally grown hops, the plant that gives beer a bitter or citrusy flavor, would help feed the then booming craft beer market. In just six years, the industry sprouted from almost nothing to 200 acres, according to the trade association Hop Growers of America.

Midwest Farmers Brew Up Hops for Local Craft Beer

Sep 14, 2016
Ariana Brocious for Harvest Public Media

With craft beer booming and local breweries springing up all over the country, Midwest farmers are testing out ways to play a role in the growing market and, in the process, make local beer truly local.

Iron Spike ready to break into Craft Beer Market

Sep 13, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/IronSpikeBrewingCompany

A new Brewery and Restaurant is coming to Galesburg but construction is just one of the challenges the new business will have to face.