A little while ago we reported that craft beer used, comparatively, very little water to other drinks. Considering California is going through a disastrous drought, considering where water goes is a good thing. Craft Beer adds $6.5 billion to the California economy. Not surprising considering the amazing breweries there. There were 554 breweries in California at the end of March, which was an 18% increase over last year, which was great but not quite as good as Washington, who had the most brewery openings in 2014. According to California Craft Beer craft beer had this impact on the economy
But if there’s such a massive drought should beer be considered a luxury?! It uses water, but as we reported, not much. Only 2 gallons per beer.