When first entering the Vista brewery, Booze Brothers Brewing Co., you don’t initially get the feeling of an industrial park brewery. Located along the Hoops Highway (Hwy 78) in North County San Diego, is somewhere you want to hang out. With the decor being very visually appealing it does not feel like your typical brewery. This place has style! With the décor having an Old West feel the brewery features planks of different wood paneling throughout creates a rustic décor and the antler taps, American Flags and vintage hanging bulbs doesn’t hurt either. They were able to create the homey vibe with a lot of help from family and friends.
Brother’s Donny and Dave Firth first started brewing beer in their garage after making beer for their sister’s wedding about 5 year ago. Donny, who has a science background started experimenting with the help of Dave and realized just how much they enjoyed it. As they continued to get better at brewing and receiving praise from everyone who tried their beer the idea came to be they should move their operation out of the garage and open their own brewery. Booze Brother’s first opening in October 2013 with only 4 beers on tap. Donny and Dave continued to brew new beers and with the help of their family and friends. All employees are either family or friends and have been helping grow the brewery from the ground up. The Firth Brother’s have created a laid back atmosphere and are continuing to grow their brewery with some of their closest friends.
Currently, Booze Brother’s is open Wednesday-Sunday and has anywhere from 8-14 beers on tap at a time. My first visit I thoroughly enjoyed the creative beer names and had to try as many as I could so I ordered a flight I was thrilled to have enjoyed each one I tried. Some of the beers you can find on tap (that I loved!) are Pail Ale, Easy Rider Brown, Ol’ Grand Daddy IIPA, and Mama Kombucha. The brewery features ping pong, a large outdoor patio with taps outside for busier nights, food stand (Thursday-Sundays), dog and kid friendly, live music and tons of space to kick back and enjoy some tasty beer. The brewery also features one of the largest patios with tons of nooks for good conversation over delicious beer. If you can’t find a beer you like you should probably reconsider drinking beer and stick to wine or hard liquor! Manager Kris Anacleto said it perfectly “Brew Beer, Have Fun, Make a Living”.
2545 Progress Street, Suite D - Vista, CA 92081
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Ashley Williams was born and raised in Encinitas, a beach community in Northern San Diego. She has been photographing weddings and lifestyle photography for the past four years and loves it! Living in Southern California, she enjoys road tripping and exploring this beautiful state of California. She is looking forward to sharing her travels and being a part of the Established California Team. Keep an eye out for her as she shares this beautiful state we are all lucky to call home!