Mission Brewery ~ San Diego, California
Posted by: brwhiz
N 32° 44.516 W 117° 11.027
11S E 482782 N 3622692
Quick Description: The Mission Brewery was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1989.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 2:45:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMAJAT
The original Mission Brewery was one of the first commercial breweries in San Diego, and opened in 1913. Like thousands of other breweries across the United States, it closed its doors due to Prohibition. At some point later, the Brewery was acquired by American Agar and Chemical Company for use in kelp extraction. In the 1960's American Agar moved offshore to Portugal and the building was agin vacant. It has been turned to various uses and renovated several times since. It is now back in use as an office building with an attendant parking garage underneath.
The Mission Brewery was re-opened by Dan Selis in June of 2007 and got off to a promising start. But they were brewing their beer in Chula Vista, not in the historic building.
In early 2010, New English Brewing Company started brewing beer in a portion of the Mission Brewery Plaza, a renovation and expansion of the original Mission Brewery. There is now a tasting room open on the premises, and those of you old enough with enough memory left can compare the new brew to the original of the early 1900's.