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Aztec History

The original Aztec Brewery was started in 1921 in Mexico during Prohibition. This year is the 100th Anniversat of the start of the original Aztec Brewing Company (also known as Azteca). When Prohibition ended, the brewery was moved to San Diego. It became known as ABC - Aztec Brewing Company. In 1948 the brewery was purchased by a competitor from the midwest. The brand was later retired and disappeared from San Diego.

In 2008, John Webster discovered the brand and began bringing it back to life with his partner, Claudia Faulk and their youngest son, Tristan Faulk-Webster. In 2011 they opened a small production brewery with tap room in Vista, California. In the spring of 2012 Paul Naylor joined the team, first as an assistant and then he rapidly moved up to the position of Head Brewer. He has a creative imagination plus an excellent palate when it comes to making new beers or maintaining the consistent flavor of some of our favorite original brews.

This year (2021) is also the 10th Anniversary of our version of Aztec Brewery. We have been celebrating by making a series of special retro beers that look back to the 1930s for the basic recipes. We also have a series of IPAs that are focusing on a primary hop for the flavor profile. The first one of course used the hop Centennial. We are now on version 2 which features Mandarina Bavaria. Be sure to come by and check all these new beers out.