San Diego's Historic Mission Brewery Unveils First Satellite Tasting Room

August 4, 2023

San Diego's historic Mission Brewery has unveiled the company's first satellite tasting room in the space that last housed Kensington Brewing Company.

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. He moved the company into the 25,000 square-foot, historic Wonder Bread building in San Diego's East Village in 2011. 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.

This past January, Mission Brewery took over the 1,500 square-foot space that last housed Kensington Brewing Company, which shuttered in July 2022 after 10 years in business. Opening today, Mission Brewery's first satellite tasting room will offer 24 taps featuring the company's beer varieties like hefeweizen, IPA, blonde ale amber styles, as well as wine, seltzer and pizza from nearby The Haven Pizzeria. The tasting room will also keep a couple Kensington Brewing beers available as legacy taps. Customers will be able to sign up for a "Mug Club", which will come with several privileges, including 20-ounce beer pours, $4 "Mug Monday" beers, 10% off merchandise and to-go brews, early access to limited-release beers and a Mug Club gift.

Mission Brewery's tasting room is now open Monday through Thursday from 2-9pm, 12-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12-8pm on Sundays. The tasting room is located at 4067 Adams Avenue in San Diego's Kensington neighborhood. For more information, visit