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Posted on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 : 12:51 p.m.

Arbor Brewing Co. of Ann Arbor shows small business trend toward international expansion

By Paula Gardner


Matt Greff, Rene Greff, and Gaurav Sikka toast the birth of Arbor Brewing Co. India Ltd. in Bangalore, India, October 2009.

Photo courtesy of Matt Greff

The journey of Ann Arbor's Arbor Brewing Co. into starting a franchise in India was an example used in a recent Wall Street Journal article about small businesses pursuing global connections.

The brewpub's owners Matt and Rene Greff - who announced in fall 2010 that they would open a franchise in Bangalore - are among a growing number of small business owners following the lead of big companies that are expanding internationally.

According to the article, "Like their larger counterparts, they are drawn by new markets that are often growing much faster than those at home."

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here.

And here is an report from fall on the multiple changes facing Arbor Brewing Co. this year.

Lastly, here are more details on the brewpub's franchise in India.



Thu, Jan 27, 2011 : 7:07 p.m.

Their Sacred Cow IPA ought to be a big hit there!