Beer republic

California has most craft breweries in the nation

If you like variety in you beer choices, California is the place to be. According to the Brewers Association, the trade organization for craft breweries in America, California has 518 craft breweries, more than any other state. That’s 1.9 breweries for every 100,000 people, which is enough to rank it 24th in the nation (Vermont is No. 1) for number of breweries per capita. The volume of beer produced by Cali’s craft brewers is 3,799,785 barrels (second, behind Pennsylvania), creating a nearly $7 billion economic impact that ranks highest in the nation.