Some consider California the birthplace of the American Craft Beer movement. Currently, more craft breweries reside in California than any other state, with more than 620 in operation, as of November 2016. These breweries produce over 3.3 million barrels of craft beer per year and employs over 51,000 people. Below is a list of breweries we’ve had the pleasure of sampling beer from. If you had one of the samples posted, please leave a comment so other craft beer lovers can read about your experience.