Leading Up To Incoming Pacific Beach Taproom & Pizzeria, North Park Beer Company Scales Back Distribution

April 3, 2024

Leading up to the opening of the craft brewery's Pacific Beach taproom and pizzeria, North Park Beer Company has scaled back its distribution around San Diego.

North Park Beer Company was first operated out of founder Kelsey McNair's garage before the full-scale brewery unveiled in mid-2016 on the craft-beer saturated University Avenue in the heart of San Diego's North Park. As a home brewer, McNair racked up prestigious awards with his Hop-Fu! IPA becoming the most award-winning home brew recipe in state history. 

In 2021, North Park Beer's Art is Hard Hazy IPA won a silver medal at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival, but the following year, the company brought home the illustrious Brewery of the Year award for brewing companies producing 2,001 to 5,000 barrels per year, in addition to being awarded a gold, silver and two bronze medals.

In late 2022, North Park Brewing Company opened the doors to the company's first satellite tasting room on the base floor of Secoya by the Park, a mixed-use building on the corner of 5th Avenue and Redwood Street in Bankers Hill. Earlier this year, the company took over the 2,268 square-foot space that last housed The Hen House on the corner of La Playa and Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach's Crown Point Area. 
Dubbed North Park Beer Co. Pizza Shop, the newest location will feature an onsite bar with taps devoted to North Park Beer's award-winning craft brews, complimented by a kitchen serving house-made pizza and other tavern fare. North Park Beer's incoming third outpost is sited across the street from across the street from famed San Diego burger bar Rocky’s Crown Pub, as well as Bayside Landing bar & restaurant, and an incoming new location of Tajima Ramen House

Leading up to the opening of their third area tasting room and restaurant, North Park Beer has scaled back distribution of its beers around San Diego. Many bars that usually have a permanent handle of North Park Beer craft brews on tap will now have a difficult time receiving the award-winning beers.

"Our distribution capabilities are rather limited given our brewery's production capacity and our upcoming pizzeria/taproom expansion project in Crown Point," explained North Park Beer Company founder Kelsey McNair. "Trying to maintain a permanent handle just isn't practical right now. 

North Park Beer Co. Pizza Shop is expected to open by this summer at 3805 Ingraham Street in San Diego's Crown Point/Pacific Beach. For more information, visit northparkbeerco.com.