ESCONDIDO (CNS) - Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido was the10th largest craft beer maker in a nationwide ranking released Wednesday by a trade group.
The Brewers Association ranking of the top 50 beer makers, based on sales volume, also included the San Diego-area operations Karl Strauss, ranked 39th, and Ballast Point, 46th.
The top spots went to Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, Calif., maker of its eponymous beer products; and New Belgium Brewing Co., of Fort Collins, Colo., which puts out Fat Tire.
Actual sales totals were not released.
"In 2012, craft surpassed 6 percent of the total U.S. beer market, with volume and dollar sales reaching record levels," said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association. "Increasingly, beer lovers are turning to craft brewed beer from small and independent producers to satisfy their thirst for bold, innovative and flavor-forward beers."
Another ranking that includes bigger commercial breweries ranks Stone Brewing 17th and Karl Strauss 50th. The list is topped by Anheuser-Busch Inc.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.