Council Approves Craft Beer Ordinance

The craft brewing community has a lot to cheer about after San Diego approves new zoning ordinance

White Rascal, Bonobos, Brainfood and Sweedway Stout, the names are as unique as the brewers and those who drink these beers.

San Diego craft brewers and their customers are raising their glasses to a City Council vote that will result in expanding downtown business.

City Council signed off on zoning changes Tuesday that would allow craft brewers to expand their businesses.

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Craft brew bars are now permitted to open full service tasting rooms and restaurants.

The combination has been very successful at the Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery. Bartender Mark Wright says the downtown can only benefit from council’s decision.

San Diego is nationally recognized for its craft brewing industry.

City Council apparently listened to the complaints about past restrictions. Some Microbrewers were actually considering moving to other cities because of them.

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