Belching Beaver To Open Hard Seltzer Speakeasy In San Diego's North Park

April 23, 2021

San Diego's Belching Beaver Brewery has taken over the space next door to its North Park tasting room and will open hard seltzer-focused speakeasy. 

Founded by Tom Vogel & Dave Mobley in 2012, Belching Beaver has grown from a modest start in Vista’s Business Park with a facility that produced 1,800 barrels per year into a mid-size brewery that can produce up to 40,000 barrels of craft beer annually. The company's beers, credited to head brewer Troy Smith, are now sold throughout California - from San Diego to San Francisco, as well as in Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Belching Beaver currently has 4 locations, including a large Oceanside brewing facility & tasting room, a North Park tasting room, and two spots in the brewery's hometown of Vista in San Diego's North County - the original location and a full service restaurant and brewpub that debuted in 2016.

Belching Beaver has taken over the 1,500 square-foot space adjacent to the North Park tasting room and will soon install a neon-cladded seltzer speakeasy. The bar will be accessed through a secret entrance in the tasting room and will eventually be able to house around 50 patrons. Expect 10 taps devoted to Belching Beaver's vast array of seltzers, including smoothie-style blended versions made with real fruit. The new area will also house an outdoor patio featuring fire pits and heaters. 

Belching Beaver Brewery's new seltzer speakeasy is expected to unveil as early as this summer at 4223 30th Street in San Diego's North Park. For more information about Belching Beaver, visit