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Craft Brewers Thrive, Drive Need for Space

PROPERTY: Industry Growth Expected to Continue for Years

Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Monday, July 15, 2013

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Data from the Colorado-based Brewers Association indicates that San Diego County is home to 61 of the nation’s 2,403 craft breweries. According to the National University System Institute for Policy Research, local brewers and brew pubs generated $680.9 million in sales and represented a nearly $300 million direct impact on the San Diego region’s economy in 2011, as the industry employed 1,630 locally.