After spending years of taking orders in the military, a growing number of Michigan veterans are now giving orders in the civilian world.
"A couple years ago, I had a few home-brew beers with a buddy of mine," Erik May says. "And I started asking him where the beer geographically came from. Where the ingredients came from. Pretty quickly I realized there was a big need for local malt."
From that realization, Air Force veteran Erik May launched his West Michigan malt-making business.