List of breweries in California
This list of breweries in California, both current and defunct, includes both microbreweries and larger industrial scale breweries. Brewing companies range widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, ranging from small breweries to massive multinational conglomerates. Since 1983, California has allowed breweries to sell beer on their premises, giving rise to numerous brewpubs and microbreweries.
Breweries in California produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 2012 California's 458 breweries, importers, brewpubs, and company-owned packagers and wholesalers employed over 7,000 people directly, and more than 109,000 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing. Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply California's breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by California's breweries and related industries was more than $5.1 billion. Consumer purchases of California's brewery products generated another $1.1 billion in tax revenue. In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, California ranked 1st in the number of craft breweries, and 19th per capita with 325.
For context, at the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.
- 1 Breweries by county
- 1.1 Alameda County
- 1.2 Butte County
- 1.3 Contra Costa County
- 1.4 Fresno County
- 1.5 Humboldt County
- 1.6 Kern County
- 1.7 Lake County
- 1.8 Los Angeles County
- 1.9 Marin County
- 1.10 Mendocino County
- 1.11 Merced County
- 1.12 Nevada County
- 1.13 Orange County
- 1.14 Plumas County
- 1.15 Riverside County
- 1.16 San Bernardino County
- 1.17 San Diego County
- 1.18 San Francisco City and County
- 1.19 San Joaquin County
- 1.20 San Luis Obispo County
- 1.21 San Mateo County
- 1.22 Santa Barbara County
- 1.23 Santa Clara County
- 1.24 Siskiyou County
- 1.25 Solano County
- 1.26 Sonoma County
- 1.27 Stanislaus County
- 1.28 Ventura County
- 1.29 Yolo County
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 Further reading
- 5 External links
Breweries by county
- Ale Industries in Oakland
- Altamont Beer Works in Livermore
- Buffalo Bill's Brewery in Hayward, the first brewpub licensed in California since Prohibition
- Drake's Brewing Company in San Leandro
- Eight Bridges Brewing Company in Livermore
- Faction Brewing in Alameda
- Fieldwork Brewing Company in Berkeley
- Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge in Berkeley
- Jack's Brewing Company in Fremont
- JP DasBrew in Fremont
- Linden Street Brewery in Oakland
- Main Street Brewery in Pleasanton
- Pacific Coast Brewing Company in Oakland
- Pyramid Breweries in Berkeley
- The Rare Barrel in Berkeley
- Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse in Berkeley
- Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley
- Woods Bar & Brewery in Oakland
- Working Man Brewing Company in Livermore
- Feather Falls Casino Brewing Company in Oroville
- Feather River Brewing Company in Magalia
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico
- Western Pacific Brewing and Dining in Oroville
Contra Costa County
- E.J. Phair Brewing Company in Pittsburg
- Elevation 66 Brewing Company in El Cerrito
- Schubros Brewery in San Ramon
- Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna
- Humboldt Brews in Arcata
- Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka
- Mad River Brewing Company in Blue Lake
- Redwood Curtain Brewing Company in Arcata
- Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville
Los Angeles County
- Alosta Brewing Co in Covina
- Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles
- Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont
- Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles
- El Segundo Brewing Company in El Segundo
- Golden Road Brewery in Los Angeles
- Gordon Biersch Brewing Company in Burbank
- Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance
- Ohana Brewing Company in Los Angeles
- Pacific Plate Brewing Company in Monrovia
- Skyscraper Brewing Company in El Monte
- Smog City Brewing Company in Torrance
- Timeless Pints Brewing Company in Lakewood
- Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville
- Mendocino Brewing Company in Ukiah
- North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg
- Boca Brewing Company in Boca (opened 1876, closed 1893)
- FiftyFifty Brewing Company in Truckee
- Nevada Brewery in Nevada City
- Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company in Truckee 
- Anaheim Brewery in Anaheim
- Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton
- The Bruery in Placentia
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company brewpub in Costa Mesa
- Noble Ale Works in Anaheim
- Old Orange Brewing Company in Orange
- Steelhead Brewing Company in Irvine (opened 1995, closed 2013)
- Black Market Brewing Company in Temecula
- Blind Pig Brewing Company in Temecula (opened 1994, closed 1997)
- Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company brewpub in Temecula
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Francisco City and County
- 21st Amendment Brewery
- Acme Brewery (opened 1907, closed 1958)
- Almanac Beer Company
- Anchor Brewing Company
- Ballast Point Brewing Company
- Cervezería de MateVeza
- San Francisco Brewing Company (opened 1985, closed 2009)
- Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
- Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
San Joaquin County
San Luis Obispo County
San Mateo County
Santa Barbara County
Santa Clara County
- Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir
- Etna Brewing Company in Etna
- Mt. Shasta Brewing Company in Weed
- Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg
- Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma
- Moonlight Brewing Company in Santa Rosa
- New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma (opened 1976, closed 1982)
- Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa
- Sonoma Springs Brewing Company in Sonoma
- St. Florian's Brewery in Windsor
- Stumptown Brewery in Guerneville
- Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa
- Old Redwood Brewing Company in Windsor
- Beer in the United States
- List of breweries in the United States
- List of microbreweries
- History of California wine
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