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Mission Brewery, San Diego

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • We bought our tour on Grupon and it was worth it!! Cool place with great vibe! Mia our tour guide was excellent!!! Pet friendly! 
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • Off the beaten path a bit is Mission Brewing, located in of course an old mission building. The space is enormous though some is still being constructed, and there is plenty of space to stretch out. Sadly the large bar means slower service, but the beers here are worth the wait. The Shipwrecked double IPA at over 9% is the most popular draw here, but for a largely hop forward brewery, the maltier wheats, dunklebocks, and koclshs are pretty tasty as well. The shuffleboard table is also nice if you can get a turn at it. The world’s biggest dog, a husky that looked like a direwolf also was here, but that might not be like a permanent thing.
  • And Wow, just wow. This place definitely had a nice vibe popping off. It's pretty nice that all beers are the same price no matter the type, nice freaking equalism right there. This place is definitely not racist. The free bar snacks really go well with the tasty beers. I guess what I'm trying to say is this place changed my life for the better in some indescribable way.
  • This is a nice place after a Padre game and if you walk with a crowd you should be fine. The Ambiance is great the beer nice and cold and the food good.
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