Can beer save downtown Fresno? KSEE24's Evan Onstot says it's about time to stop and smell the hops. Beer is about to flow through the heart of Fresno, and there is hope that it will be a catalyst for a new downtown boom.
"If you have an active beer scene, you likely have an active downtown."
"I believe we can become a full-on beervana."
"I didn't think it was going to happen this soon."
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Dan Zack, Fresno's Assistant Planning Director, on why the new downtown development code is so important for revitalization.
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Full Circle's Arthur Moye, on why he's optimistic downtown's growing craft scene won't fizzle out. Plus, he talks about some of his brewery's favorite beers.
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411 Broadway's Joseph Soleno on why he left a popular Oregon craft brewery to open his own shop in downtown Fresno. Plus, a preview of what the space will look like when it opens with the help of co-owner Juan Martinez.
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HoP PK's Tommy Caprelian and Chafic Dada on how they met, and what led them to downtown Fresno.
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Tioga-Sequoia is upgrading it's facilities. Company president Mike Cruz says one new piece of equipment means you can expect to see more of their beer in cans.
By The Numbers
barrels of beer are exported out of California
craft breweries are in operation across California
jobs in the craft brewing industry in California
billion dollars contributed to California's economy (7.288 billion)