Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mission Brewery Building - Brewery Open Tomorrow

I posted in early March that beer was being brewed in the old Mission Brewing Building along Interstate 5, just north of downtown San Diego.  The post explained that New English Brewing and a new brewer, 5 Points Brewing, are using the brewing facilities.  I on a BeerAdvocate post that there was a soft opening on Friday.   I tried a few Google searches and could not find anything on 5 Points Brewing, and the New English website has not been updated since March.  I emailed Peter Rowe, the San Diego Union's beer and food critic and beer blogger, to see if he knew any news.

Rowe emailed back that he thought the "soft" opening had occurred last Friday.  I went down to the Mission Brewing Building this afternoon to see if the brewing facility was open.  I smelled the brewery, saw the brewing facility, but found no signs or entry to the brewing area.  Late today, Peter Rowe emailed back saying he had just received an email from 5 Points' Clint Stromberg, and there were over 200 people at last Friday's "soft" opening and that the grand opening is tomorrow.  Regular hours for the tasting room will be Wednesday through Friday 4:00 PM through 8:00 PM and 11:30 AM through 5:30 PM on Saturdays.

I want to try to go soon to see what is going on in the Mission Brewing Building.  I think Coronado Brewing may be using the facility, too.  I will post what I find.


Pat Wood said...

Awesome! I was wondering if anyone was actually brewing down there, I've driving past it so many times on the 5. I'll have to check it out this weekend, thanks for spreading the word about this!

Rational Realist said...

I am going to try and check it out, too. There is plenty of pay parking, but I think there is free street parking along Hancock St.