A2: Business

As part of an article about how small businesses are exploring global markets, the Wall Street Journal reports on Matt and Rene Greff’s saga of opening a brewpub in India – the couple own Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. “The Greffs traveled to India, where they came to believe Mr. Sikka’s idea was feasible. They found that southern India had a beer-drinking culture, as well as lots of U.S.-educated professionals, including plenty of University of Michigan grads. Moreover, it was an untapped market for traditionally crafted microbrews like the ones the Greffs serve in Michigan. Now, a group of local investors, led by Mr. Sikka, is supervising arrangements for the Bangalore opening. The Greffs will have a stake in the new brewpub, and will receive consulting and licensing fees.” [Source]