Craft beer craze produces economic ripple effects By Brian Meyer & Nick Maxwell • Oct 26, 2015 ShareTweetEmail The growing popularity of craft beer is having an economic impact in numerous arenas. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look. Listen Listening... / 3:53 Listen to how the craft beer craze is creating economic spin-off for other businesses. Flying Bixon Brewing founder Tim Herzog Credit WBFO file photo This feature was researched and produced by Nick Maxwell. Tags: BeerCraft beerBreweriesShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Craft beer forum draws wide interest By Mike Desmond • May 8, 2014 Mike Desmond/wbfo news Once just a hobby for home brewers, the craft beer industry continues to expand. That growth was on display Wednesday night at a forum at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Festival celebrates locally-made craft beers By Chris Caya • Jun 17, 2015 Festival season continues this weekend with the second annual Buffalo-Niagara Brewers Festival at Canalside. Organizers say the event highlights how craft brewing is a growing industry across the region. Listen Listening... / 1:24 Schumer envisions Buffalo as a craft beer destination By Chris Caya • Jan 21, 2014 Chris Caya/WBFO News Local craft brewers would pay less in taxes under a bill unveiled by Senator Charles Schumer in Buffalo Tuesday, which he says will spur investment and tourism.