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Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Friday, February 28, 2014

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San Diego County’s craft brewers posted sales of $781.5 million in 2013, up nearly 15 percent from 2011, according to a recently revised report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 82 local craft-brewing companies employing 2,279 workers countywide, a 40 percent increase from 2011. An additional 30 to 40 local beer businesses — including breweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms — are in the works.