Craft Beer is growing rapidly in popularity across the country, but perhaps nowhere more quickly than in Minnesota. Two thirds of the breweries in the state have opened in the past three years. Ryan Petz, the president of Fulton Beer, attributes some of the growth to supportive state and city governments.
"That has been one of the biggest difference makers. If the city of Minneapolis hadn't been willing to ... actually be proactive in helping us, the industry would be in a different place."