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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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  • The Mission Brewery leans a little more toward dive than some of the slicker craft breweries in San Diego. Just a little. And that's a good thing. It felt comfortable. The beers we sampled were good. ...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I came here with 2 other friends for the brewery tour. Another friend ended up meeting us here after the tour. The beer was tasty and the tour was fun. Our tour guide was funny and ch...  more »
  • The neighborhood this place is in is a little sketchy but the brewery makes visiting worth it. It's in a massive former Wonder Bread factory and it retains the feel. They have a ton of rotating taps w...  more »
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  • Great staff. Gray helped us taste a great selection of beers. If you check this place out ask for Gray. He is honest and always has a smile on his face. If you are having a rough day walk in and be welcomed.
  • Dog friendly! great service with even better beer. nice open layout, typical of a San Diego brewery, with large tap selection and an assortment of board games to play. great atmosphere!
  • I love mission and all the beer tenders, they are all super friendly, everyone is relaxed, and Mission has great beer! This place is dog friendly, close to petco park, and is the perfect place to grab a beer.
  • Excellent place! (as long as you go in, on a certain time, or are accompanied by a "regular" or Caucasian. A few of their emplyees have a tendancy to mistake people of color for "someone else" (cussed me out, refused to serve me, because he thought that I was the one that slept around/pee'd upon/whatever their building/etc.). They brew their own beer (big assed kegs lol.. and forklifts... to take a pee) you have to be here, to understand.. HOWEVER, never treated wrongly... sorry.. just took a star away, because of one of their scandalous waitresses.
  • Great place for an event! This place is huge and I love how the brewery is integrated into the space. Great Imperial IPA too, can't wait to try the Stout!

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