Half Door Brewing Co.

Where the West Coast mashes in with the Emerald Isle

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For inquiries, contact Stacy Drayne at Stacy@halfdoorbrewing.com

THE 50 BEST IPAS IN AMERICA - DRAFT MAGAZINE

8. Interleague
Belching Beaver Brewery/Half Door Brewing Co. (both from San Diego, California)
ABV: 7.2%
http://draftmag.com/50-best-ipas-america/3/

 

 

beer alien

10.9.2016

On a warm, sunny afternoon in Downtown San Diego, this alien was exploring for beer, and found it at Half Door Brewing Company, located just down the street one block from Petco Park...
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san diego magazine

9.22.2016

When Half Door Brewing Company opened nearly two years ago, the place was a breath of fresh air. Not only was it enhancing the downtown brewing scene,it was housed in an old residence—at the corner of Island and Ninth—just a ball’s throw from Petco Park...
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Pacific

7.18.2016

Half Door Brewing Company expands: second floor bar is now open. Residents of San Diego should prepare themselves. Not only is Half Door Brewing Company open for late night happy hour on Thursdays, it now has...
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Discover SD

There can only be one undistributed beer of the week. The competition is fierce in San Diego’s beer community, but someone has to take the title. This week’s best undistributed beer is...
Half Door Brewing Co.: #Buzzwords
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The Culture Trip

Half-Door Brewing Co. is a family-owned Irish-style pub located about one block away from Petco Park in a converted Victorian-style house. The bar brews and serves its own beers and has a wide selection of ales, IPAs, and more. Half-Door Brewing offers a full, hearty brunch with house hash and egg plates. The pub also serves lunch and dinner, with popular items such as their fried goat cheese, sage scotch eggs, white truffle flatbread, and ‘brewer’s pie’ made of stout-braised short rib.
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PACIFIC SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE

2.26.16

HALF DOOR POT O’GOLDEN ALE
There’s no need to follow a Leprechaun somewhere over the rainbow — at least not when a pot of artisanal beer gold can be found at this homey, Irish-owned brewpub, where brewmaster Dan Drayne mixes styles tracing back to his familial homeland with brewing that’s in line with the top-notch craftspeople in America’s Finest City. 
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Locale Magazine                                                                                                              1.26.2016

Located in Downtown San Diego, this family-owned brewery has everything to make you feel at home. The brewery opened their doors one year ago and they’ve created a devout local following. Step inside Half Door Brewing Company and experience early 1900s renovated décor, a wide selection of homebrews and a chicken pot pie made with Half Door’s own pale ale. When you cut into a slice of this inventive spin on pot pie you’ll discover what Half Door chefs know best: Everything is better with beer. The pub also serves fish and chips, brewer’s pie and pretzel bites that are made with Half Door stouts and sours.
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SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE                                                                                                          12.24.2015

Father Ted Belgian Blonde (Half Door)
I love Belgian-style beers, but many of them are often too “Belgian-y” for me, meaning the characteristic esters imparted by the yeast strain tend to overpower the other elements in the beer. Half Door’s blonde, however, strikes just the right balance for me. It’s got plenty of that fruity-and-bready, spicy Belgian-like yeasty character, but it’s tightly wound into a light, crisp, exceptionally food-friendly beer.
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Fine Homes and Living
10.07.2015

This balance between new school experimentation and old school tradition is what brings Half Door out of the tried–and–true Irish pub mold and into today’s craft beer scene. Though its doors have only been open a few short months, Half Door Brewing is already well on its way to making its mark on the industry.
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Pacific San Diego Magazine
10.07.2015

Not since Danica Patrick broke into the IndyCar Series has auto racing been this hot, and that’s not just because it’s 94 degrees outside downtown’s K1 Speed kart racing center. Before blind daters Stacey and Tim arrive in the Epic Limo that’s about to drop them off for a thrill ride around the indoor track, let’s review their pre-date interviews.
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Pacific San Diego Magazine
07.30.2015

Stacy and Dan, the masterminds behind our brewpub, made an appearance in Pacific San Diego Magazine's 30(ish) under 30(ish) spotlight. Learn more about our vision, growth and what's to come!
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San Diego Magazine
07.24.2015

"Happy hour just got a little happier thanks to this charming gastropub located in an old Victorian home..."
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West Coaster
07.07.2015

Assessing the first half of the Class of 2015. Learn more about Half Door Brewing Company.
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San Diego Magazine
04.24.2015

"Just opened in January, this new brewery and pub (in an old two-story home) is a fine addition to the downtown brewing scene. Brewer Dan Drayne—formerly of Coronado Brewing Company—has an impressive range, which he uses to brew small batches in a constantly changing lineup."
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San Diego Eater
04.23.2015

"Situated in a regal Victorian-era building, Stacy and Dan Drayne’s East Village pub that gives a big nod to the Emerald Isle boasts on-site brewed stouts, ales and IPA’s (not to mention delicious comfort food), a stone’s throw from Petco Park."
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San Diego Eater
04.02.2015

"The East Village's new brewery restaurant serves commendable upscale pub food, from fish and chips with kaffir lime slaw to scotch eggs with a side of horseradish aioli..."
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West Coaster
04.01.2015

Half Door Brewing Company has been included in the SD Brewing Industry Watch. 
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pacific san diego magazine
03.26.2015

"Whether it’s the call of the suddenly well-equipped Padres or simply a love of San Diego beer that brings one to this Petco Park-adjacent brewpub, anyone will be able to get behind this tart, slightly creamy, low-alcohol beer. Designed to be refreshing and full of lemony zing, it’s easy-drinking and goes down well from Half Door’s second-story outdoor deck, offering a view of the ballpark and Park at the Park."
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san diego magazine
02.23.2015

Pick 5 for San Diego Magazine's
"10 Hot Plates - San Diego Restaurant Rumors, Openings & Coming-Soons of March [2015]."
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SAN DIEGO READER
02.16.2015

"[...] somehow, they buckled down and rocked it out. Their reward—and the reward of East Village denizens—is a comfortable brewpub with a healthy buzz and friendly neighborhood feel."
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SAN DIEGO eater
01.27.2015

"The East Village has a new brewpub, and it's a beaut. Siblings Stacy and Dan Drayne, whose family runs The Field Irish Pub, have branched out with their own Irish-inflected project, which has transformed a 4,000-square-foot 1900s-era building owned by Creative House's Douglas Hamm into Half Door Brewing Co."
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