Rincon Reservation Road Brewery Shutting Down Ocean Beach Tasting Room, Owned by Native Americans
Rincon Reservation Road Brewery, owned by the Native American tribe Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, is set to close down its tasting room in San Diego’s Ocean Beach after just one year in operation. This comes as a surprise to many beer aficionados who applauded the brewery for being the first certified Native American owned and operated brewery on tribal land in Southern California.
The Rincon Reservation Road Brewery replaced the former beer concept SR76 Beerworks and opened its doors to the public in late January 2020. The 5,000 square-foot space adjacent to Harrah’s Southern California Resort’s casino in Valley Center, CA was designed to portray the rich history of the Rincon tribe through its beers. The brewery prides itself on its unique beer offerings that highlight the tribe’s culture.
In 2021, Rincon Reservation Road Brewery expanded its operation, taking over the Newport Avenue space that previously housed Belching Beaver Brewery next door to Gianni Buonomo Vintners. The satellite tasting room was a success and opened up in March 2022 to cater to the growing number of beer enthusiasts in the area.
However, the brewery has decided to close its Ocean Beach location after end of service this Sunday, May 21, much to the disappointment of the local community. Nevertheless, 3R Brewery has secured a new space in an undisclosed location that comes with a full kitchen. The new gastropub is slated to open later this year, which promises to delight beer lovers with its exceptional beer and food offerings.
The tasting room at 4836 Newport Avenue in San Diego’s Ocean Beach is Rincon Reservation Road Brewery’s latest closure. Its original location sits at 777 South Resort Drive in Valley Center, CA, and it continues to operate as usual. For those interested in learning more about the brewery and its offerings, visit 3rbrewery.com.
In conclusion, the closure of Rincon Reservation Road Brewery’s tasting room in San Diego’s Ocean Beach comes as a surprise to many. However, the brewery’s commitment to providing excellent beer and upholding tribal traditions will continue in its new gastropub slated to open later this year.