San Diego is home to more than 100 breweries and has gained an international reputation as the nation’s craft beer tourism capital behind numerous innovative and award-winning ales and lagers. In 2014, San Diego brewers and brewpubs generated $600 million worth of economic impact in the region, and the craft brewing industry employs more than 6,200 individuals county-wide.
With nearly two thirds of the City’s breweries located in my district, there is a significant market for craft beer tourism. As a City leader, I feel I can provide a pathway to bring breweries together and highlight the great beer they make. District 6 is San Diego’s beer belt with so many breweries that are operating close to each other and an increase of visitors to the area will benefit everyone. My vision is to make these clusters a craft beer destination for beer lovers across the country.