Wednesday, June 19, 2024

ICYMI Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: An in-depth look at Wilmington’s craft brewing scene

Headlines come and go faster than ever. Check out the stories people were talking about in this week's 'In Case You Missed It.'

This week we took a deep dive into Wilmington’s craft beer scene. We looked at the industry’s explosive growth and the new ways breweries are working to expand. We also explored the broader range of businesses – from beer tourism to the banking industry – that has grown up around breweries. We also addressed the elephant in the room — will the industry continue to boom, or will it bust? Check out the whole series below.

Part I — Wilmington has three times more breweries per capita than Charlotte, and several more are planned. Could Wilmington become a destination city for brewing? READ MORE

Part II — When a brewery produces more beer than it can serve, it comes to a crossroads. How can the business expand? In Wilmington – as in other cities – it increasingly looks like canning is a big part of craft brewing’s future. READ MORE

Part III — Wilmington is experiencing a craft beer boom. Will there be a bust? We took a closer look at the market so see if Port City needs – or wants – more breweries. READ MORE

Part IV — The craft brewing industry involves a lot more than just taprooms and brew-pubs. We took a look at the wider economic impact of brewing, from tourism to investment banking. READ MORE

Part V — In the final part of our series, we take a look at ‘demystification.’ In other words, what happens when the excitement and novelty of new breweries wears off? READ MORE



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