Craft Beer & Craft Distilleries
With over 100 breweries and brewpubs, San Diego County prides itself as the “Craft Beer Capital of America.” The City of San Diego has one of the densest concentrations of craft breweries in the country – outside of Portland, OR. The economic impact of craft beer on the regional economy is as surprising as it is significant. From 2010 to 2014 the County’s breweries’ direct economic impact to the region doubled from $300 million to $600 million. During the same period, the number of jobs generated or sustained by the industry grew from 2,800 jobs to 6,203 jobs.