And then there were…

1000! Some time this month, according to the California Craft Brewers Association CCBA, California became the first state with more than 1000 independent craft breweries. While that is an impressive number, California is also quite populous. Looking at breweries per capital the Golden State is very much middle of the pack, ranking 28th in 2018, maybe moving up a few spots once this year is done. Still, it is now highly likely that no matter where you live, someone will be making beer nearby. 95% of Californians now live within 10 miles of a craft brewery, says the CCBA. We’ll hoist a pint or two this weekend to all the neighborhood breweries out there. Cheers!

Roger Kunsemueller