Beer Festival Calendar

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Choose festivals, Beer Weeks and more. They say “BeerFestivals.org is the Internet’s most comprehensive source of information about beer festivals and other tasting events around the world. Last year, they provided the lowdown on 1354 festivals from 20+ countries, from Canada to Estonia to New Zealand and, of course, the U.S. and Great Britain.” Check them out

Craft beer is now a $6.5-billion industry in California

There are now more than 550 craft breweries operating in California and the number just keeps going up. Statistics from the California Craft Brewers Assn. illustrate just how much the industry is growing.

While Los Angeles may have been slow to catch on, California as a state was ground zero for the craft beer industry when now-billionaire Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada Brewing in 1980. Thirty-five years later, California’s craft breweries have developed into a powerful economic engine that provides jobs (some 48,000 of them) and contributes more than a billion dollars in local, state and federal taxes. more >>

San Diego County Breweries

LIST OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY BREW HOUSES in alphabetical order:
provided by West Coaster

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1. Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment (Midtown)**
2. AleSmith Brewing Company (Miramar)
3. Alpine Beer Company (Alpine)
4. Amplified Ale Works (Pacific Beach)*
5. Arcana Brewing Co. (Carlsbad)
6. Automatic Brewing Company (Normal Heights)
7. Aztec Brewing Company / 7 Nations Brewing Company (Vista)
8. Back Street Brewery (Vista)
9. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits (Scripps Ranch)
10. Ballast Point Home Brew Mart (Linda Vista) Continue reading