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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

California's Craft Brewery Economy


Last updated 3/22/2018 at 9:54am

When people think about major San Diego economic drivers, they look to the military, tourism, biotech and in North County, probably agriculture, including wineries. But they usually don't think about beer.

Even so, craft breweries have become a major economic engine throughout California, with the largest concentration located in San Diego County. It's been estimated that 91.4 percent of all Californians live within 10 miles of a brewery, but it's unlikely that very many North County residents have to travel that far to reach their local brewpub.

According to the San Diego North Economic...

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