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Economy hops: thank craft brewers

They create jobs, contribute much more impact than Comic-Con

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Monday, April 22, 2013

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That year, there were an estimated 497 brewery workers and 1,133 brewpub employees. An additional 1,630 jobs were created indirectly as a result of the ripple or multiplier effect. In total, that's 2,796 jobs. As of June of last year, the county had 52 small beer manufacturing licenses, more than double the amount in Los Angeles and Orange counties.