Beer sales on the rise - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Beer sales on the rise

GREEN BAY (WXOW) -- Beer sales in Wisconsin are up for the first time since 2008.

The rebound is being driven by craft beer.

An industry group called The Beer Institute says craft beer sales are up 13%.

That's left brewers trying to keep up with demand by expanding their businesses.

"Our distribution spans about six states right now and we just can't make enough beer, so we just keep adding tanks and keep streamlining the process," says Bill Tressler, owner of Hinterland Brewery in Green Bay

Is the growing popularity of craft beer a sign of consumer confidence?

Or is it just a change in taste?

Economics experts say it's a little bit of both.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at