UMaine, Maine Brewers’ Guild study cited in Mainebiz article on industry challenges

A study released by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in the Mainebiz report, “Next act: New challenges arise as craft brewing industry matures.” Craft breweries are no longer just competing in the beer industry, but in the bigger alcohol and beverage industry, according to the article. The recent Maine Brewers’ Guild and UMaine study found an average of six craft breweries opened in the state each year over the past decade, with breweries spreading beyond Portland to rural Maine, the article states.