Join us for our Club Luncheon at
the Renaissance Hotel
421 West B Street - San Diego, CA 92101
Luncheon begins promptly
at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Meal Price $33 Valet Parking $9
*SOCIAL AT KARL STRAUSS TO FOLLOW*
1157 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
"Pioneering San Diego’s Craft Beer Industry"
KARL STRAUSS: Chris Cramer
Back in the mid-1980s, San Diego was void of the thriving beer scene it has today. In fact, the city had not seen fresh beer since Prohibition, and the term “craft beer” didn’t exist. But that wasn’t going to stop Chris Cramer and Matt Rattner; two college buddies eager to change the status quo. Inspired by a brewpub Chris came upon while traveling through Australia, the pair had a dream: bring local, handcrafted beer back to San Diego.
It was on February 2, 1989 that Karl Strauss Brewing Company officially opened its doors in downtown San Diego and kicked off the city’s craft beer industry. Happily, as Karl Strauss Brewing Company grew, so did the industry as a whole. San Diego quickly became home to more breweries, many of whom got their start with Karl Strauss. Brewers and beer enthusiasts alike came to Karl Strauss, learned about quality and consistency from the best, and went off to create their own breweries. To this day, we take great pride in having influenced many of the brewers that now make up the DNA of our local brewing community.
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