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Craft beer brewing grows in Livingston County

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Photo - In this photo taken July 14, 2014, Dayna and Mike Tran begin the setup of brewery equipment at Eternity Brewing Co. in Genoa Twp., Mich. The Colorado-based Brewers Association ranked Michigan 14th last year in number of breweries at about 150 last year. (AP Photo/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, Alan Ward) NO SALES
In this photo taken July 14, 2014, Dayna and Mike Tran begin the setup of brewery equipment at Eternity Brewing Co. in Genoa Twp., Mich. The Colorado-based Brewers Association ranked Michigan 14th last year in number of breweries at about 150 last year. (AP Photo/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, Alan Ward) NO SALES
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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Livingston County is becoming a hotbed for craft beer.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1rgPlAx ) that Brewery Becker has opened in Brighton, Eternity Brewing Co. is under construction in Genoa Township and the Shark Club in Howell plans to revamp the restaurant and bar into a brew pub called the Block Brewing Co.

They are joining a crowded field in the state. The Colorado-based Brewers Association ranked Michigan 14th last year in number of breweries at about 150 last year. Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs records show 58 brewery and microbrewery licenses pending in the state.

Meanwhile, Howell residents Troy Hinds and Ryan Dickey say they plan to launch Hoppedup.com. The site that will cover the trade starting in the next few months.

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Information from: Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, http://www.livingstondaily.com

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (Howell).

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