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Aztec Brewing Company History

The original Aztec Brewery was started in 1921 in Mexico during Prohibition. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the original Aztec Brewing Company. When Prohibition ended, the brewery was moved to San Diego. Its core beers were branded ABC - Aztec Brewing Company. In 1948 the brewery was purchased by the Alts Brewing Company of Michigan. The brand was later retired and disappeared from San Diego.

In 2008, we rediscovered the brand and began bringing it back to life. Inspired by those who brewed before us, in 2011 the new Aztec Brewing Company opened a small production brewery with tap room in Vista, California. Paul Naylor joined the team as our Head Brewer and his creativity and dedication to excellence has helped us produce numerous award winning brews.

2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the revived Aztec Brewery. We have been celebrating with a series of special vintage style brews that tap into our historic roots.