ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The current issue of the St. Louis Business Journal features a story about a former Anheuser-Busch executive who is driving a big change at another local brewery.
Owner Jim Gorczyca took over at O'Fallon Brewery in 2009. Back then the brewery was producing just 2,000 cases of beer per year.
In 2012 the business produced 140,000 cases thanks to a renewed focus on sales and marketing, which is also translating to a healthy bottom line,
In 2009 O'Fallon Brewery generated about $500,000 in revenue. This year it's expected to bring in about $3.5 million.
But that's not the only beer-related story in this week's edition.
A micro brewery in Idaho is enjoying new success thanks to a name synonymous with beer.
Adolphus Busch IV came across the Salmon River Brewery three years ago.
Busch, who was not directly involved with Anheuser-Busch, liked it so much he signed on as a minority partner and made an undisclosed investment that's expected to boost the brewery's production from 300 barrels a year to 1,500.