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Craft Beer Industry Reaching Critical Mass in North County

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Chris Jennewein, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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The report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research was commissioned by the San Diego North Economic Development Council and presented at a symposium in Vista.

Erik Bruvold, president of the policy institute, said craft brew is still a small part of the overall beer market, but growing at double-digit rates. He said San Diego County leads the state in breweries and brewpubs, with a total of 90.

“A significant degree of craft brewing activity in San Diego is centered in North County. With greater collaboration between brewers and elected officials, more industry development and opportunities can be created,” the report concludes, noting that regulations covering breweries vary among the different