San Diego's Amplified Ale Works Closes Miramar Brewery Igniter Location

November 27, 2020 

San Diego's Amplified Ale Works has announced the permanent closure of its 4-year-old location within the original H.G. Fenton Brewery Igniter space in Miramar. 

First launched in 2009 by owner Alex Pierson as California Kebab in San Diego's College Heights area, the company eventually relocated to its beachside mezzanine space in Pacific Beach in 2012 before transitioning into Amplified Ale Works. In order to increase craft beer production, the crew opened a tasting room and brewing facility outpost at HG Fenton's original Brewery Igniter facility in Miramar in 2016. In April 2018, Amplified expanded again, taking over the ground floor space below its Pacific Beach location to open the Backstage Beer Lounge, a rock-themed tasting room and private event space. That same year, the company also moved into the Fault Line Park adjacent building that previously housed dual concepts Stella Public House and Halcyon in San Diego's East Village and opened a second brewpub, restaurant and full service bar. Earlier this year, Amplified Ale Works also announced it would open a nearly 5,000 square-foot brewery and tasting room in the building that last housed Lemon Grove Bakery in San Diego's East County, but that project was scrapped in early spring due to COVID-19. 

"We are sad to announce that this weekend will be our Miramar locations last days selling to go beer and merchandise," posted Amplified Ale Works to the company's social media. "2020 has been hard on everyone and Amplified is no exception, so we will be winding down our brewing operations and outside sales and distribution." 

Amplified Ale Works locations remain open at 4150 Mission Boulevard, #208, in Pacific Beach and 1492 Island Avenue in San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit