The Craft Brewing cluster has given rise to not just scores of craft brewers but craft distilleries and wineries as well. Other companies involved in the cluster include beverage distribution, equipment manufacturers, curators of tourism, and providers of specialized ingredients. It isn’t a coincidence that San Diego’s main craft beer industry group, the San Diego Brewers Guild. has offices in the heart of North County’s The Film Hub.

The industry has given rise and synergizes with specialized academic programs at CUSM and MiraCosta College. Finally, the cluster has influenced the thinking (and been supported by) real estate development firms like SDNEDC-investor H.G. Fenton with its craft brew accelerator – the Brewery Igniter.

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