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San Diego's Craft Beer Economy, in Three Charts

Andrew Keatts, VOICS OF SAN DIEGO

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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The study earlier this year that pegged the size of the craft beer industry didn’t include the effect of beer tourism. The study’s author at the National University System Institute for Policy Research said it had to leave those numbers out due to practical constraints.

So whatever affect people visiting San Diego to check out its breweries and drink its beers has on the region, it’s not included here. And that’s the piece of the beer industry that Thursday’s summit is specifically targeting.

One thing the study was able to demonstrate, however, was that the industry’s growth is still going strong.