San Diego's First Harborside Brewery Tasting Room Opens This Week | Eppig Brewing Brings Craft Beer To Shelter Island With Launch Of Waterfront Biergarten

February 7, 2018

Eppig Brewing’s new Waterfront Biergarten opens to the public this Friday, February 9. Nestled in the heart of America’s Cup Harbor, Eppig Brewing’s Waterfront Biergarten is San Diego’s first harborside brewery tasting room.

Eppig Brewing joins Shelter Island’s newest marina, Intrepid Landing, home to a two-time participant of the America’s Cup, the 12-meter yacht Intrepid. The marina development was formerly home to Kettenburg Boatworks. The new tasting room boasts an expansive 2,000 square-foot outdoor patio with scenic views of the Shelter Island marina and downtown San Diego skyline. Inside, the space is open and airy, with Eppig’s first beer recipe- Civility San Diego Summer Ale- scripted on the wall. The biergarten has 20 taps to serve Eppig’s wide range of award-winning beers, all of which are locally produced at their North Park brewhouse. The location will also offer fresh pre-packaged sandwiches and cheese trays prepared by local chef. While there is no parking immediately adjacent to Eppig Brewing’s new location, there is a large public parking lot located a short 3 minute scenic walk away on Shelter Island Drive in front of the Brigantine Restaurant.

"We’re operating at 100% of capacity in order to meet the anticipated demand for this new space," commented Eppig Brewing's Co-founder Stephanie Eppig. "Our hope is to move into a larger production facility within the next few years.” The location will also offer a variety of fresh sandwiches and snacks prepared by a local chef.

This is Eppig Brewing’s first satellite tasting room. The 14-month old North Park-based brewery was named Best New Brewery in 2017 by multiple publications, in addition to wide recognition for its lagers, which pay tribute to the Eppig family’s brewing roots dating back to 1866 in Brooklyn, NY. In its first year, Eppig received multiple awards at San Diego International Beer Festival, Los Angeles International Beer Competition and the California State Fair. 

Eppig Brewing’s biergarten opens to the public Friday, February 9, with daily soft opening hours from 12-8pm. A grand opening celebration is planned for early March. For more information, visit and check out the food menu below.