This article shows how a library is collecting information about their local craft brewing industry. Oregan State University Library has key archives. While is this currently a small collection, they are collecting it. Cornell University has a research wine library, and he Louis B Nunn Centre has an oral history collection about bourbon.
With the expansion of craft brewing in Australia there is a lot of potential for collecting oral history, ephemera and other material.
This is not the only area to explore. There has been some very interesting work done by industries as this recent digital story about wool in Shetland shows.
How are you collecting local industry as part of local studies?