Dedicated to brewing premium beer
Mission Brewery was originally established in 1913, but like most breweries of the time, it went out of business during the first year of Prohibition. In 2007, Dan Selis, an avid homebrewer, re-established the brand and has built it into one of the top craft breweries in San Diego County. Mission Brewery has over 40 National and International awards under its belt and crafts a fairly focused lineup of beer and non-beer beverages to appeal to all of its loyal customers.
What began as a humble brewery addition to a restaurant is now located in downtown San Diego, California in the Historic 1894 Wonder Bread Building in the East Village, right on the edge of the city's popular Gas Lamp District. It is a beautiful brewery space with original brick and bow trusses that make it unlike any other San Diego brewery. Also interesting to note is that the brewery uses the bakery's vintage flour silo as a re-purposed grain silo and mill. Besides its historic awe, Mission Brewery is also unique in that the brewhouse is set overlooking the tasting room - so visitors are right in the middle of all the action!
All of the Mission Brewery beers (and non-beer beverages) are brewed, bottled, canned, and kegged on site. The most popular beers include the California Craft Lager, the Shipwrecked IPA, the Mission Blonde, Mission Hefeweizen, and Mission Amber - all of which have garnered multiple awards from national and international beer competitions. The non-beer 'craft cocktail' beverages include a Hart Root Beer, Frozen Orange Lemonade, and Frozen Tropical Punch.
There are a lot of great breweries in San Diego, and a lot of great beer, too - but Mission is definitely one to know, as it continues to prove its dedication to brewing premium beer while having fun and staying at the forefront of market demands. In fact, in 2013, it became the first U.S. microbrewery to release 32-oz. cans. These quart size 'cannons' were Mission's first entry into the popular canned craft beer niche and they are currently available in select retailers and at the brewery directly.
We are happy to feature the award winning Mission Brewery from one of the top craft beer cities in the country. Enjoy!