Resident Brewing Taking Over Third Avenue Alehouse Space In San Diego's South Bay

February 2, 2024

San Diego's eight-year-old Resident Brewing has signed on to take over the Chula Vista space last occupied by Third Avenue Alehouse for the company's first satellite tasting room. 

In 2015, local hospitality industry investors James Langley and his long time business partner Scott Dickson joined with Langley's brother-in-law, avid home brewer Robert Masterson, to launch Resident Brewing Company in downtown San Diego. Masterson had actually began brewing when Langley gifted him a home brew kit in 2009, and then he went on to win Stone Brewing Co.'s 2013 Homebrew Competition & AHA Rally for his coconut IPA. Being Langley had ownership interest in downtown's The Local bar and restaurant, his partner on The Local Mina Desiderio suggested installing Resident in the 1,700 square-foot adjoining space, using The Local as the brewery's tasting room.

In 2020, Resident Brewing Company was in negotiations to purchase the13,850 square-foot Vista facility that last housed Iron Fist Brewing for nearly a decade, but that deal fell through and Pure Project brewing ultimately took over the space. Resident Brewing is now ready to expand and has entered a lease for the 1,785 square-foot former Third Avenue Alehouse unit in the heart of downtown Chula Vista. Resident's first tasting room will offer many taps of their craft beers, plus a merchandise area. 

Resident Brewing is anticipated to open by this summer at 319 Third Avenue in San Diego's South Bay city of Chula Vista. For more information, visit