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“Most won’t say it,” [Harry Schuhmacher, publisher of trade journal Beer Business Daily] explained, “but water is a major reason craft beer behemoths such as Sierra Nevada and New Belgium opened plants in Asheville,” on the western edge of North Carolina. “It’s no coincidence that big brewers are congregating around the Smoky Mountains’ substantial water supply.”

I was JUST talking about natural resource availability and growth in craft beer.  Here is a more official-sounding point of view in a major publication to make the issue seem more important.