Half Door Brewing
Half Door Brewing Co is a "pub" in the traditional Irish countryside sense of the word – a place where beer is made and served fresh. At one time in the recent past, every hamlet on the Emerald Isle had its own pub, its own brewer, and its own unique brew. HDBC was built to celebrate this tradition, with the next generation of our family at the helm, right here in the Capital of Craft– San Diego, California. A half door is a familiar sight in Ireland, flanking the front of farmhouses & village pubs as a way to let fresh air in and keep the nosy farm animals out! To us (the Drayne family that is), Half Door represents the brewing traditions of our ancestors, carried out daily in pubs. These pubs acted as the cultural hub for every tiny village across the Irish countryside, and each one brewed their own unique beer until the 1950s. That’s when a certain macro brewery (we won’t name names!) began to impressively dominate the industry, but also wipe out the unique character of small brewing operations. The turn-of-the-century house we call home was a natural for our family-run brewpub – we Draynes are naturally hospitable – the welcoming spirit is in our blood!
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