Excerpt from article: Recent expansions, contractions and strategy recalibrations serve as reminders that the relatively young industry will not be immune to the financial and competitive laws of gravity impacting most other business sectors.
- Vasquez noted that as of March 7, San Diego County had 119 brewing locations in operation, including breweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms. There were another 39 sites in planning or application stages, several of which could open before year’s end
- The industry has a long runway for potential growth, with craft spirits currently comprising 2 percent to 3 percent of all U.S. spirits sales. Craft beer, which is also deemed ripe for more growth, currently accounts for 11 percent of U.S. beer production volume and 19 percent of dollar sales volume, according to the latest data from the Colorado-based Brewers Association.
Citation and Link from article: Hirsh, Lou. “Brewing Scene Experiences Changes as the Sector Expands” San Diego Business Journal. 10 Mar. 2016. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.
Picture Citation and Link: Longwell, Lance. “Hopped Up At San Diego’s Breweries” Travel Addicts. 15 Jun. 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.