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Mission Brewery, San Diego

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Mission Brewery is a historic brewery building in the Middletown neighborhood of San Diego, California. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1989. It is also the name of a San Diego microbrewery which opened in 2007.Historic buildingBuilt from 1912 to 1913, the brewery was the first in the U.S. to be designed in the Mission Revival style; it is still the only Mission Revival industrial building in San Diego. The brewery was operated by the San Diego Consolidated Brewing Company, a group led by August F. Lang. Due to the impending threat of Prohibition on the brewing industry, the brewery began production of a non-alcoholic drink called Hopski in 1915; however, the drink sold poorly and was discontinued, and the brewery closed in 1918.The building served as an isolation hospital during the 1918 flu pandemic; the physician in charge of the hospital, Dr. Peter C. Remondino, claimed to have never lost a patient to the flu. The American Agar Company purchased the building in 1923 and converted it into San Diego's first agar production plant. While the American Agar Company folded in 1933 due to Japanese competition, the building became an agar plant again after Japanese imports ceased during World War II. The American Agar and Chemical Company produced agar in the building from the 1940s until 1987.
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  • We went there to check out the beer. They have over 20 beers on tap and one hard rootbeer. These beers taste german style and i wasnt overly impressed. The hard rootbeer was just ok. 
  • Excellent brewery. My opinion is worth a visit not only beer-lovers. Do not go with fans ' beer on a bench near the House ", but will appeal to all lovers of taste
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  • Went on a tuesday night . Great looking building . We asked if their was table service and the bartender couldnt be bothered to look up from her phone . We asked about flights and she gave us a pen an...  more »
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  • I went on a brewery tour at Mission and even though it was a smaller facility, it was a great tour. Our guide, Steven, was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the brewing process. The beer is unique and high quality. I tried beers during the tasting portion of the tour that I thought I wasn't going to like, but ending up loving. Overall, I would highly recommend coming here and taking the tour!
  • Great price. $7 for a flight (at this time) is hard to beat. Pair that with a cool historic building and award winning beers and it's a must to hang out here.
  • Fantastic citrusy IPAs. Friendly staff and a great vibe.
  • Went there for a meet up of the Ingress Mission Day event.. had a few beers.. the whole experience was so great.. thanks to all the bartenders and personnel working there.. you have a very nice brewery!!
  • I arrived to this place while touring the US on a motorcycle. Cheap beer, good ambiance and overall a good experience. It was at this brewery that I saw a woman breastfeeding a baby while chugging a pint of beer as her dog lay next to her. This place is awesome.