Ferris (1553) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 2, 2018| Updated February 4, 2018
Oh so old school. Big warehouse, you are right in the thick of things in the brewery and there are a ton of beers with cheap tasters. Only problem isn't too well done. Great for ticks, but move on if you want tastier beer.
Roomy interior has an industrial feel that I like in microbrewery tasting rooms. Servers make you feel welcome and make sure you stay well-hydrated. Their beers are outstanding, so if you are just passing through, try a sampler - then take some bottles home. If you love good beer and live in or near San Diego, you will want to visit again and again.
Large open building with tons of old school brick walls. The brewery is separated from the bar area by a short wall. When I was there mid-day they were actively working. It was enjoyable watching them create their brews. The space can be loud but it wasn’t overly so when I was there. Loads of their beers on tap with a few craft cocktails too. Quick service. Food is brought to you by different trucks depending on the day. Good place for a few pints.
Fun environment, location is really cool for being a full brewery. They offer tours of the brewery which are great. For being such a large bar and brewery is awesome that they are so centrally located. They have games and such to enjoy along with the awesome beer. Location is large (warehouse like) and somewhere you have to visit while in SD. Their shirts and stuff are also very cool and make great gifts. Their beer is fresh and bartenders are helpful and attentive.
Mission occupies a prime spot on Padres game days, just across the street from one of the major parking lots. Otherwise, it is still a convenient location, large and open with barrels and brewing equipment all around. There are usually some special tap selections to accompany the regular and seasonal line up. Food trucks round out the micro brewery experience here.
Nice place in central San Diego, close to Petco Park. A long bar on the right side and a quite big destinationer area. The brewery is visible all the time. Nice range of their own beers. Will visit again next time I visit San Diego.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 23, 2014| Updated October 24, 2014
Visited September 20, 2014.
Stopped in after Woodshop which was held at Downtown Jonny Browns this year. Just a short trolley ride south to Mission. There was a Giants Padres game going on at the time so we could hear the crowd. I was pretty burned out on beer by this point and a baseball game would have been more enjoyable than ticking but I’m so rarely in downtown and the Giants have been falling apart at the end of the season here. Anyway, the Mission brewery is a pretty cool place. It’s a large warehouse brewery but there were a lot of people in there and they of course had the game on. The bartender was nice and let me order a bunch of individual tasters. While I had no interest in trying a (probably) warm cask the artwork for it was funny. It was their Conquistador with peaches added so they drew the conquistador helmet and drew a picture of Princess Toadstool (Peach). I ordered four of the season beers: dunkelweizen, the "Tominator", the raspberry wheat, and an IPA that I can’t remember the name of. The total was $6 so not bad, especially if you want a beer before the game (if you don’t like paying $12 for a beer in a plastic cup). Over all a nice place to head before or after a game but I don’t think I’ll be making the trek to San Diego just for this.