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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 visited some friends who have this place on their self developed walking/trolley brewery tour. I enjoyed the pale ale and the smell of pork belly or bacon being roasted right in the bar! On your wa...  more »
  • Very cool place to visit. Brewery tour was so so, but worth it to try the beers. Nice that you can bring your own food in and drink at their bar.  more »
  • We visited Mission Brewery last week as a stop on our way to our hotel. We had a difficult time getting to the brewery, as there's construction going on on the street, and street parking can be hard t...  more »
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  • We booked Mission Brewery Cellar and Loft for our wedding after looking at similar spaces in downtown San Diego. The size and value of this venue was outstanding! We immediately fell in love with the industrial/modern decor of the building and were imagining all the ways we could decorate it. It is a very charming and historic space on its own, which made decorating the space much less intimidating. Our guests kept mentioning how beautiful the space was. Our wedding size was 100 and it was perfect, plenty of space, we easily could have fit more guests. Donna was our contact and she was absolutely amazing, you can tell how hard she works at getting things just right for the wedding. She is very detail oriented, prompt and professional with emails, and is downright cool. She worked very well with the other vendors and made the process fun for us! We really enjoyed the freedom of being able to choose a caterer without being locked down to one contracted by the venue. Mission provided a list and gave excellent recommendations for many vendors that we ended up choosing. Their beer is what is served at the ceremony. We had 7 of their year-round beers, 5 seasonal beers of our choice as well as 4 wines and champagne offered. The beers were all delicious and many of our guests came up to me raving about their beers! Overall our experience with Donna and Mission Brewery was excellent. They were so organized and fun to work with! We would recommend this space very highly and are very very happy with our choice to celebrate our beautiful wedding here! Cheers!
  • Came here for the brewery tour which was led by a fantastic guide called Stephen! He was super knowledgable of all things mission brewery, and made all of us laugh during the tour. My favourite was the blonde, and also the sour beer which was surprising to me! It was great to get to enjoy little tasters of what this place had to offer, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone passing through!
  • LOVE this brewery. I really like their DIPA. The outside of this location is solid, too. While in town, make sure you visit Mission Brewery.
  • The brewery is located in some kind of an old factory building, which gives it interesting vibe. I popped in there for a quick beer. The place was quite crowded, which was a good sign. I had a set of 4 tasters (Mission Amber, Mission IPA, Plunder IPA, Shipwrecked IPA). All the beers tasted very good. I definitely recommend checking this place out.
  • Two bartenders and a packed game day. Local friends of ours wanted to give it another chance since their last bad experience. If your from out of town there are plenty of other places to check out.