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What The Rise, Fall Of San Diego’s Green Flash Means For Local Craft Beer Industry

Three glasses of craft beer at the Mike Hess brewery in North Park, San Diego...

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Above: Three glasses of craft beer at the Mike Hess brewery in North Park, San Diego, March 28, 2018.

What The Rise And Fall Of San Diego’s Green Flash Mean For The Craft Beer Industry


Peter Rowe, beer critic, The San Diego Union-Tribune


The sale of San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Co. after a loan foreclosure can be explained by failures within the company.

But there’s also a larger issue at play.

If one of the San Diego’s most-established beer companies is having trouble staying afloat, what could happen to other members of the local craft beer community?

Peter Rowe, beer critic for The San Diego Union-Tribune, said while the craft beer industry has become increasingly competitive, there are still more breweries opening their doors than closing down.

In San Diego County, there are an estimated 150 breweries with many more planned.

Rowe discusses missteps the state of America’s craft beer industry Thursday on Midday Edition.


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