We are excited to announce that we are now members of the California Craft Brewers Association. We strongly feel that the CCBA is a key component to the growth of new breweries, and gives a great opportunity to stay on top of what is going on in the craft brewery world. The primary function of the CCBA is to monitor legislative activity at the state Capitol and provide a single and coherent political voice representing the interests of all of California's craft breweries. Every member of the CCBA gets access to a wide range of services, as well as being able to attend gatherings and events to help encourage communication and education among all brewers and the allied trade network.
Craft beer has long been a part of California, but the growth in the last decade has been tremendous. The implementation of the CCBA has helped grow the craft brewery scene as well as give people a place to connect online with other breweries in the state. In 1990, a year after the CCBA was founded, there were 67 breweries in the state of California. Through 2016 the amount of craft breweries grew to over 700. That is a large number of hard working owners and employees making sure that the craft beer scene is alive and well. From the owners that we have had the pleasure to meet and get to know, there hasn't been one that doesn't truly care about the product that they are making and the community that they're are a part of. They take pride in providing high quality beer, and giving back to the community.
If we haven't had the chance to meet you yet, we look forward to meeting you in the future. Cheers!