San Diego’s Craft Beer Scene Over Time

Photos of the founders of Karl Strauss Brewing Company and others as they started their breweries.

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Chris Cramer
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Chris Cramer, founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
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Chris Cramer
Karl Strauss, uncle of Chris Cramer who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Strauss helped Cramer and his partner Matt Rattner establish the brewing company.
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Chris Cramer
Karl Strauss, left, and Chris Cramer, left, of Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Strauss helped Cramer and his partner Matt Rattner establish the brewing company.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
The Karl Strauss brewing team at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
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Chris Cramer
Karl Strauss, uncle of Chris Cramer who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Strauss helped Cramer and his partner Matt Rattner establish the brewing company.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Chris Cramer
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Chris Cramer
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Chris Cramer
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Matt Rattner and Chris Cramer, who founded of Karl Strauss Brewing Company together.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Matt Rattner.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
The original downtown location for Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
The original downtown location for Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
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Ballast Point
Yuseff Cherney (of Ballast Point) and Colby Chandler, circa 2012.
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Yuseff Cherney and Jack White
Yuseff Cherney and Jack White of Ballast Point, circa 1992. This photo was taken prior to Ballast Point opening.
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Yuseff Cherney and Jack White circa 2000
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