A guest post written by Diana Usrey from Escondido, California
Many herald the growth of the craft beer and microbrewery industry as good for the economy, good for socializing, good for the neighborhood, and good for independent small businesses. “As of the end of November (2015), there are now 4,144 breweries in the country.” says the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. What I find interesting is that there are more than two brewery openings every day and fifteen states are now home to over 100 breweries.
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