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New Think Tank Formed to Promote San Diego Craft Beer

Lou Hirsh, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Friday, April 18, 2014

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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.