North Park Beer Co


HISTORY: It was a long, winding road that brought North Park Beer Co out from the garage and into the spotlight.  Our Head Brewer and Proprietor, Kelsey McNair, arrived in San Diego 20 years ago to live the California dream and design video games with his friends.  But it wasn’t long before his love for cuisine, chemistry, and craft found an outlet in the city’s fledgling beer scene which teemed with exciting, bold new flavors and inspired talent. His homebrewing career was nothing short of meteoric, and soon his Hop-Fu! IPA had become the most award winning homebrew recipe in history, in the most competitive category — the American IPA. Over the next decade, the awards accumulated, the name North Park Beer Co was established and run out of his North Park residence, and plans for the commercial-scale brewery took shape. What followed was an uphill battle spanning several years to raise capital, find the right location, and build out a brand new taproom and brewing facility.  Enduring setback after setback, Kelsey and his wife, Amanda, persisted, leaving behind their careers in game design to fulfill their dream of opening the business. For all of the McNairs’ efforts we are thankful… thankful that their vision of a community focused brewpub — dedicated to the preservation of Kelsey’s passion for craft and quality — has materialized. Since we opened our doors in June 2016, we feel North Park Beer Co has become a fitting tribute to its namesake neighborhood, where the McNairs and their daughter Ruby continue to make their home. Truly a place made for the very best ales and lagers, and our favorite friends and neighbors.

EVENT SPACE: North Park Beer Co. is an 8,000 square foot brew-pub in the heart of San Diego’s fastest growing craft beer scene. NPBC has set the standard in the community for providing world-class service and a welcoming, neighborhood-centric environment. Across our counters pass the highest quality in handcrafted beverages and cuisine, served against the backdrop of our stunning, craftsman-inspired space with soaring barrel vaulted ceiling. Featuring 32 taps, a versatile layout and an exclusive catering contract with our on-site partners, Mastiff Kitchen, the NPBC taproom is the perfect setting for your event! Overlooking the iron street lamps and state-of-the-art brewhouse of the main floor, our 1,400 square foot second floor Mezzanine is by far the most accommodating and versatile area in our space. With modular furniture arrangements, ADA lift access, integrated PA system, and social games including darts and shuffleboard, this area is perfect for your larger scale private or semi-private event.

Hops, Hash & Hip-Hop Brunch | Sat. & Sun. 10:30am-3pm: Join us for our new and improved Brunch! And for those who are a little beer shy, don’t worry, we have mimosas too. Channel your inner Biggie while eating, drinking, and jammin’ to some hip-hop. Our friends in house at Mastiff Kitchen have ramped up their brunch menu and will be featuring new items such as Seasonal Avocado Toast and Hungry Man Hash. Come try our signature ‘Brew-tails Flight’ featuring a Lemon Shandy with Wildfire Wit, Grapefruit Radler with Hop-Fu!, Haze-mosa with Art Is Har Hazy IPA, and a Bloody Covi made with NPBC Chipotle bloody mix. Also featuring $4 mimosas and $16 mimosa carafes. Want to add a little sparkle to your brunch? Our signature Glitter Guava-Pom Mimosas are only $5! BONUS! We have Happy Hour during Brunch times!!! $2 off full pours of all in-house NPBC Beers! (We also offer Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6pm)
Monthly Brewery Tour (see website for dates & tickets): How is beer brewed at North Park Beer Co.? Where fo we store the hops and ingredients? How often do we brew beer? These are just some of the questions we get on the regular at NPBC. So let’s answer all those questions and more!!! Join us each month for a guided tour and a snifter of NPBC beer for a behind the scenes look at our beer production and history!