New Think Tank Formed to Promote San Diego Craft Beer
Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
Friday, April 18, 2014
Founding partners of the think tank are David Lizerbram, an attorney with David Lizerbram & Associates; Omar Passons, senior counsel at the law firm Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz; Tim Stahl, photographer and owner of Stahl Photographics; Vince Vasquez, senior policy analyst with the National University System Institute for Policy Research; Gonzalo Quintero, professor of marketing with the San Diego State University Business of Craft Beer certificate program; and Tiffany Bromfield, an expert in small business issues and economic development.
San Diego County’s craft beer brewers – numbering more than 80 with more in development ¬– saw sales grow from $680.9 million in 2011 to $781.5 million in 2013, a rise of nearly 15 percent, according to a recent report by the National University policy institute.