Mission Brewery recently moved into the Wonder Bread Factory building downtown near Petco Park and Tuesday, April 5th they’re celebrating with a soft opening of their tasting room to coincide with the Padres home opener.
They’ll open up around 1pm and stay open until about 8pm both Tuesday and Wednesday. No word on what their regular tasting room hours will be after those two days, but I’ll post them when I hear.
Confusingly, it should be noted that Mission Brewery isn’t located in the Mission Brewery building on Hancock Street near the airport. It will be nice to have another centrally located urban brewery in town, hopefully Mission gets some growlers and opens their tasting room a few times a week at least.
UPDATE: The folks at Mission Brewery told me that until they finish work on their tasting room they’ll only be open during Padres games. I’m told they’ll open about three hours before the game and stay up about two hours after the game. This post on Twitter says they’ll be open weekend afternoons as well.
They didn’t have a firm date on when the grand opening would be, but said eventually they’ll be open most if not all days of the week and longer hours. I’m told they’ll probably stay open until midnight some nights and that their license allows for to go beer sales between 12-10pm.
UPDATE 2: Mission Brewery’s hours for the time being are: M-W closed, TH-FRI 3-8 PM, SAT-SUN 12-8 PM, Padres Days: 2 hrs pre-game – 8 PM. I’ve also heard that they are thinking about selling plastic growlers, which would be perfect for tailgating.
The picture below posted to Mission’s Facebook page shows the entrance to their tasting room near the corner of 14th St and L St.