California city dubbed prime spot for craft brewery businesses

Oct. 30, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Fairfield’s ample water supply and high capacity wastewater system are attracting craft breweries to the area.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — The San Francisco Bay Area, and specifically the city of Fairfield, have been pinpointed as the ideal area for the growing craft brewery business, according to an article on Reuters.

According to the article, the area's ample water supply, high capacity wastewater system and available properties make it ideal for incoming craft breweries.

"Fairfield's wastewater treatment plant can handle the high strength waste that occurs in a brewery's operation, so brew masters do not have to concern themselves with treating the wastewater," says Talyon Sortor, assistant general manager of the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.

"The district's treatment plant was specifically designed to handle brewery waste, because it was built to support the Anheuser-Busch facility located here," Sortor added.

Fairfield's economic department, according to the article, is currently in talks with a number of breweries seeking to expand into the area.

Heretic Brewing Company recently moved its operations to Fairfield and plans to expand in March 2014, the article noted.

Read the full article here.