California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement and at the forefront of the industry’s growth. Today, more breweries call California home than any other state in the nation. As of December 2017, more than 900 craft breweries are in operation across the state, more than any other state in the nation.
CCBA’s brewery members and craft beer enthusiasts play an important role in supporting the economic engine in California. In 2016, craft breweries contributed $7.3 billion to the state’s economy, up from $6.5 in 2014. The industry supports more than 49,308 jobs across the state.
Download the full 2016 Economic Impact graphic here.