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San Diego Tourism Authority Makes Beer, 72 and Hoppy

Published on: July 14, 2017


San Diego Tourism CEO Joe Terzi says, Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy! He helps make a batch of the Tourism Authority’s 72 and Hoppy brew, pictured.

With Nevada legalizing marijuana, Sin City was close to running out of inventory this past week, creating a crisis of epic proportions, according to reports.  Will California be far behind? Pot is legal in the state, but the current rage seems more about microbrews. Here’s what’s new:

San Diego Craft Brew Capital of the USA!

  • San Diego Tourism Authority ( cites a study supporting its claim that California’s 2nd largest city is the Craft Brew Capital of the United States
  • More than 140 breweries
  • The first destination to release an official beer, “72 and Hoppy” Session IPA

California Beers & Breweries News 

  • Anaheim brews up new Craft Beer offerings
  • Bridgeport  welcomes a Nano-Brewery to Mammoth Lakes Region
  • Burbank has new tap rooms
  • Solvang Brewing Company opens in Lompoc
  • Napa’s new Tannery Bend Beerworks serves ultralocal craft beer made from regionally grown hops
  • Oakland Brewery Old Kan & Beer Co. and Roses’ Taproom are new
  • Redding Final Draft Brewing Company joins Wildcard Brewing’s Downtown Tied House and Woody’s Brewing
  • Sacramento opens The Bank (D.O. Mills Bank Building,) with original bank vaults converted to a taproom
  • Torrance’s Zymurgy Brew Works is the first “DIY” brewery in town
  • Westlake Village  Five Threads Brewing Company expands Taproom
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