It’s been nearly four years since developer H.G. Fenton debuted the first of its lease-to-brew Brewery Igniter facilities on Kenamar Drive in Miramar. Bolstered by tenants such as Pure Project Brewing, Rouleur Brewing and Eppig Brewing (which will become the first tenant to successfully vacate its leased starter brewery when it opens in Vista next month), the company constructed two more Brewery Igniter campuses in North Park and Carlsbad. And now, H.G. Fenton is in the early stages of constructing a fourth set of facilities in Oceanside.
“Brewery Igniter will accommodate two new businesses and activate a vacant space, providing a great community benefit and accommodating growth to the Oceanside brew scene,” says Bill Hooper, commercial portfolio manager for H.G. Fenton. “South Oceanside is a community that has been identified as a commercially viable area for growth. The new Brewery Igniter location will be positioned at the western boundary of North County’s Hops Highway.”
The new Brewery Igniter will be sited at 1575 South Coast Highway, a mile from the western terminus of the aforementioned State Route 78. The former home to the Oceanside College of Beauty will be split into two 3,500-square-foot turnkey brewery facilities, including customizable tasting rooms, offices and restrooms.
The public areas of the spaces will account for just over 30% of the total area of each suite. On the production side, each suite will include a 10-barrel stainless steel brewhouse, five 20-barrel fermenters, a glycol chiller, mill and 26-by-18-foot cold box.
H.G. Fenton has received early interest from entrepreneurs about the Oceanside location. The company invites interested parties to email them.
“We continue to be inspired by the spirit and success of the Brewery Igniter brewers,” says Hooper. “It’s that same passion that drives us to continue to help them succeed.”