Today is the last day in business for Escondido Brewing, opened in 2017 and well known for their Hopcondido IPA.
If you can get there before 5 p.m., growler fills are $15 (but you must bring your own container) and merchandise is 20% off.
Co-founder Ketchen Smith provided West Coaster with this statement:
“It was not an easy decision, but a bunch of things happened all at once and the major culprit was our to-go restrictions from COVID. EBC was designed for on-site sales with little distribution. Running out of growlers and cans very quickly became an issue. I am trying to be positive and look at this as a opportunity for growth. I worked very hard to make my passion job a reality and it resulted in amazing friendships, especially in the community and the brewing industry. Those connections will not go away, nor my experience as an owner and brewer. I will brew again and hope to share tasty brews with San Diego in the future.”