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Craft brewing in California is picking up!

Our Journey

Angel City truly are craft beer mastersCalifornia, the state formerly known as “wine country”, has gained a new scene and craft brewing is gaining a heavy foothold throughout the state.  While this may worry some folks who feel that the creative and rebellious craft breweries do not belong in such a “refined” state, we can truly say that craft brewing is there to stay and going strong.  However, exactly how many new craft breweries are there throughout the state and are they proving to be successful?

Craft brewing in California cannot fail

The answer to our question really shocked us.  Not only are there quite a few craft breweries throughout this lovely state, they are VERY successful.  We’ve all heard of Sierra Nevada, right?  Well, folks, they are a California brewing company.  As are Angel City Brewing and a host of others that we’ve listed below:

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Anchor Brewing Company
  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Green Flash Brewing Company
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Bear Republic Brewing Company
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • BJ’s Brewery

Those in the list are only the ones that have reached the Top 50 ranking from the Brewer’s Association for last year!  There are a wealth of others, as well, who are headed to that list.  Yes, folks, quite literally 1/5 of the Top 50 Breweries in the United States for 2016 were California brewing companies.  This certainly shows that California breweries are here to stay and going strong!  Have you tried a California craft beer recently?

Tell us about the great California craft brewing labels you have tried!

We would love to hear about the many craft brews you have tried from the outstanding craft breweries throughout California.  Be sure to leave us a comment with the name of the brewery, the craft beers you tried, and what you thought of them!  Your comment will likely spark our next feature post on California craft breweries!  In the meantime, happy tasting!



Jun 21, 2017