October 1st, 2012 by CCBA
$3 Billion into the Economy and 22,000 Jobs for Californians
California Craft Brewing Association President Steve Wagner of the Stone Brewing Company today announced the state’s craft brewing industry generated approximately $3 billion in total impact to the California economy in 2011. California’s craft brewers also created more than 22,000 jobs in a state still facing double-digit unemployment. Citing a 2012 study sponsored by the CCBA in conjunction with UC Berkeley, Wagner issued the following statement:
“The craft brewing industry is thriving in California, generating approximately $3 billion in total economic impact and creating 22,000 jobs in 2011 despite being on the heels of the most significant recession since the Great Depression,” said CCBA President Steve Wagner. “The California craft brewing industry is an integral part of the state’s economy.”
The 2012 California Craft Brewing Industry: An Economic Impact Study, sponsored by the CCBA in conjunction with the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, quantified the total economic impact by dollar value of the California Craft Brewing industry for 2011. The study also estimated the number of jobs created, community contributions and the taxes paid locally, statewide and federally by the California craft brewing industry. California leads the nation’s craft brewing industry producing more craft beer per year than any other state.
See the full report and other details here.
September 28th, 2012 by CCBA
In the culinary world wine has long been the beverage of choice for fine dining. But these days’ things are changing. The renaissance in Craft Brewing has brought a new focus on the potential for fine craft beer to offer an extraordinary compliment to fine cuisine.
December 26th, 2011 by CCBA
Uncommon Brewers is certainly uncommon among California brewers. Unlike most West Coast breweries that feature hops in most of their beers, this Santa Cruz brewery does not.
Full article here
December 15th, 2011 by CCBA
California State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett got a little beer shower tapping a firkin of “Winter Warmer” at Drakes Brewing Company in San Leandro, CA. Senator Corbett visited the brewery, enjoyed a draft, and lent her support to California Craft brewers.
December 12th, 2011 by CCBA
Former collaborators, turned rivals, turned collaborators again to produce Allies Win the War, a collaboration beer by Shaun O’Sullivan and Nico Freccia of 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing Co in Eugene, Oregon.
The name, O’Sullivan elaborates, is “a play on the idea of rivals coming together for the greater good of the world.”
November 17th, 2011 by CCBA
Barbara Gerovac, co-founder of Anaheim Brewery found the art of brewing beer fun. With co-owner and husband Greg they reprised the prohibition era Anaheim Brewery and opened the doors a couple of years ago. When it comes to brewing beer many think men, but ladies like Barbara Gerovac, are part of a group trying to change those misconceptions.
Barbara is also a member of the Pink Boots Society, a networking and educational organization of woman brewers