San Diego's Historic Mission Brewery Taking Over Kensington Brewing Company Space For New Tasting Room

January 26, 2023

San Diego's historic Mission Brewery has taken over the space that last housed Kensington Brewing Company to open the company's first satellite tasting room. 

Mission Brewery was originally established in 1913 in Mission Brewery Plaza in San Diego's Middleton area but went out of business during the first year of Prohibition. In 2007, avid homebrewer Dan Selis re-established the brand and launched Mission Brewery in the 25,000 square-foot, historic Wonder Bread building in San Diego's East Village. In late July 2021, Mission Brewery was purchase by a California holding company led by Kenneth Little, and former Anheuser Busch executive Dan Partelow was brought on as CEO. Over its tenure, Mission Brewery has received more than 50 national and international craft beer awards.

Mission Brewery has taken over the 1,500 square-foot space that last housed Kensington Brewing Company, which shuttered this past July after 10 years in business. When it opens later this year, Mission Brewery's first satellite tasting room will over more than 20 taps featuring the company's beer varieties like hefeweizen, IPA, blonde ale amber styles, as well as signature beers like Shipwrecked Double IPA, Carrack Imperial Red, Dark Seas Imperial Stout, and El Conquistador. The tasting room will also keep a couple Kensington Brewing beers available as legacy taps.

Mission Brewery's tasting room aims to open by this spring at 4067 Adams Avenue in San Diego's Kensington neighborhood. For more information, visit