Karl Strauss Brewing Still On Track to Open San Marcos Location

The New Beer Bar Adjacent to the Palomar Station Community was Originally Planned for a 2021 Opening
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After a tricky two years of navigating various pandemic-related challenges, San Diego original Karl Strauss Brewing is pushing along with plans for their multiple outposts for beer in Southern California. 

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Karl Strauss Brewing announced over the weekend that after a 2-year hiatus, they would be reopening doors at their Downtown Los Angeles taproom on Tuesday, July 12th. Curious San Diego residents also received clarification via Instagram on the temporary closure of the Pacific Beach taproom, which the brewery says will be repurposed as an event space. 

Next up, long-awaited plans to open a location in San Marcos looks to be back on track. Originally slated to open in 2021, Karl Strauss Brewing planned to move into the vacant lot next to the Palomar Station Apartment Community. 

According to the city of San Marcos, the new project is planned on a nearly 2-acre site on the corner of Las Posas Road and Los Vallecitos Boulevard. Featuring a 6,132 square foot tasting room complete with commercial kitchen, a 2,916 square foot game room, and a 1,480 square foot cabana with adjoining restrooms. 

Independently brewing since 1989, co-founders Chris Cramer and Matt Rattner have grown Karl Strauss from humble beginnings to leaders in the craft beer movement. Karl Strauss Brewing currently operates eight locations across San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

A rep for Karl Strauss says the project is still in the works but an opening timeline is currently unavailable. Be sure to follow Karl Strauss Brewing Company on Instagram for updates.

Jeannine Boisse

Jeannine Boisse (she/her) is a What Now Media Group staff reporter with a background in Radio & Television. Based in San Diego, you can usually find her exploring local breweries, trying new recipes, and listening to podcasts.
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