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Mission Brewery, San Diego
(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Took the tour on Friday afternoon with Mia. Truly enjoyed the tour and was a big fan of the beer. Born and raised in Wisconsin I've done a lot of brewery tours and this one didn't disappoint. Only str...  more »
  • We went to several breweries while we were in town, this was my favorite. The atmosphere was just right and the have an excellent selection of beers. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • Had a Groupon for a tour We walked from b street which was a mistake. The brewery is in a ver heavy homeless area so if you go take an Uber. We arrived early and the two bartenders ignored us. My wife...  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.