Protector Brewery Opening Downtown San Diego Tasting Room

July 4, 2023

San Diego's six-year-old Protector Brewery is opening a tasting room on the base floor of the Intercontinental Hotel along downtown's bay front. 

Founded in San Diego's craft beer soaked Miramar by husband-and-wife Sean and Cory Haggerty in 2017, Protector Brewery produces a lineup of organic beers like the Warfighter Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA and Lite Lager. The couple recently signed a lease for the 1,900 square-foot space at BRIC at InterContinental San Diego, which was once slated to become a taproom from Vista-based Latitude 33 Brewing Company before a company shakeup in 2019

Protector Brewery's incoming tasting room should satisfy a much needed craft beer fix along downtown San Diego's tourist-filled waterfront. Sited adjacent to Lane Field Park, the taproom will be outfitted with a covered outdoor patio with fire features, communal tables, a craft beer cooler, a merchandise section, and a bar selling Protector's signature and special release organic brews. The space will also offer an onsite food component featuring shareable dishes. 

Protector Brewery's new tasting room is anticipated to open in early 2024 at 901 Bayfront Court in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit