While most co-op breweries are in urban areas, the business model has also found success in rural towns, uniting neighbors for a common purpose.
Two hours north of Montreal, this 5-barrel brewpub is housed in a 150-year-old building that once served as a general store. Its small town of Saint-Tite also hosts a rodeo every September.
Like all good fairy tales, the story of Grimm Artisanal Ales starts with a moment of enchantment. One night in Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University students Lauren and Joe Grimm attended a talk on wild fermentation that left them spellbound.
Last year saw more craft beer start-ups than ever using creative funding methods to fill in the financial gap, with brewers often going directly to the public with their pleas.