Eppig Brewing To Temporarily Take Over Former Waypoint Public Space In North Park For New Brewery Tasting Room

October 6, 2020

San Diego's 4-year-old Eppig Brewing is returning to North Park with a new satellite tasting room, at least temporarily, having taken over the 5,000 square-foot space that last housed Waypoint Public. 

Eppig Brewing is a San Diego brewery started in 2016 by Stephanie Eppig, her husband Todd Warshaw, and brewer Clayton LeBlanc. The craft brewery honors the brewing legacy of Eppig's great grandfather, who operated a 310,000 square-foot brewery in Brooklyn, NY in the late 1800s until it was shut down during Prohibition. Eppig originally launched in San Diego as part of the second Brewery Igniter in North Park. In early 2018, the company opened a waterfront Biergarten in America’s Cup Harbor on Point Loma's Shelter Island. Last fall, Eppig closed its original North Park brewing location and relocated its headquarters to an approximately 16,000 square foot building at 1347 Keystone Way in San Diego's North County area of Vista, allowing the craft brewery to increase production to meet demand, provide space for long term growth, and offer a spacious indoor/outdoor tasting room with ample guest parking.

Eppig Brewing will soon move into the expansive former Waypoint Public space in the heart of North Park. The brewery plans to occupy the property on a temporary basis until the owner sells the space, aiming to open by this Thanksgiving and hoping to stay until early spring. Depending on meal requirements, Eppig may partner with a local San Diego restaurant or chef, or possibly use the onsite kitchen for their own concise menu. Expect plenty of Eppig's award-winning beers to be on tap and available for take-away, ranging from German lagers and classic West Coast IPAs to kettle sours. 

"We always wanted to return to our original neighborhood where we have a loyal local fanbase so we have been looking at real estate in the community for some time," explained Eppig Brewing founder Stephanie Eppig. "If the location sells too quickly, it may not happen, but we are hoping to stay through the spring and find another North Park space at some point."

Eppig Brewing aims to open its satellite tasting room by late November at 3794 30th Street in San Diego's North Park. For more information, visit eppigbrewing.com