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 November 2016, more than 750 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 2015, craft breweries contributed $7.288 billion to the state’s economy, up from $6.5 in 2014. The industry supports more than 51,000 jobs across the state and exports nearly one million barrels of beer out of California.
Both the 2015 and 2014 economic data included in infographics below.
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