Melvin Brewing closes down in San Diego

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  1. PNW

    PNW Initiate (156) Dec 23, 2019 Washington
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  2. IceAce

    IceAce Savant (921) Jan 8, 2004 California

    Just saw this on the West Coaster site today.

    Sad news indeed.
  3. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 Initiate (162) Oct 29, 2013 California

    This never seemed like a great idea to me anyways. Melvin is pretty average and to expand into a high rent area in San Diego seemed like a bad idea. I’m sure the 10 barrel is struggling as well but at least they got Budweiser money.
  4. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (9,975) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
    Society Trader

    I walked in, looked around for a beer list, a hint of welcome, but it was just the wall of noise from the wretched sound system. So I unlocked my bike and headed on. You have to have a little oasis of calm and pleasure if you're going to make it in that part of San Diego where the cesspool laps at the shores of downtown.
  5. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (210) Nov 22, 2011 California

    Melvin is a cesspool itself. Why anyone would give them a penny, I do not know.
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  6. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (170) Jul 13, 2012 California

    Whats the story on this?
  7. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (210) Nov 22, 2011 California

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  8. Doma

    Doma Initiate (37) May 19, 2019 California

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  9. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (191) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Or we could put our money and support into other places not run by complete tools instead.

    Also, is 2018 supposed to be a long time ago?
  10. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Initiate (69) May 7, 2015 California

    I went to the Alpine taproom last summer on my way to Yellowstone. The food was a average and the beer was decent but the location was awesome.

    Never went to the San Diego place because I’d rather support breweries that started in San Diego.
  11. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Devotee (469) Jul 31, 2013 California

    Didn't know about the sexual misconduct just that there beer sucked all around. Mason Ale works sucks just as hard if not worse; only reason it's still around is because it's Urge Gastropubs operation. I can point out at least 2-3 other operations in Miramar that will be on the chopping block soon
  12. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (686) Aug 15, 2013 California

    Legacy, Little Miss, Rough Draft
  13. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (220) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Legacy falls into the "worst beer I've had since I moved to San Diego county"; along with Iron Fist and Indian Joes. The other worst ones have since closed.
  14. PatKorn

    PatKorn Initiate (161) Aug 30, 2007 Texas

    How will the Cartels launder their money....
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  15. honkey

    honkey Disciple (333) Aug 28, 2010 Arizona
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    And now they have a sales manager ranting on Twitter about how brewer’s jobs aren’t that hard. I guess it should be no surprise considering he’s only worked for AB, Elysian, and other similarly large operations that he’s out of touch with the reality of what it’s like to work production in the craft segment.
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  16. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (145) Feb 25, 2013 California

    what this person's handle?
  17. honkey

    honkey Disciple (333) Aug 28, 2010 Arizona
    Brewery Trader

  18. hikanteki

    hikanteki Initiate (92) Oct 11, 2013 California

    Well, that's a shame/notshame. I went last year and the burger was fine, beer was good, $20 for a burger/beer/crowler of 4x8 was a steal. But I found it odd that an out of state brewery went to the trouble of opening up in California, but chose an already saturated and rather spendy market to start.
  19. ryno09

    ryno09 Aspirant (221) May 1, 2010 California

    Yep. This would have been more exciting 5 years ago but things have changed a lot since then.
  20. carnevoodoo

    carnevoodoo Initiate (35) Oct 10, 2007 California

    It seems that a lot of breweries react very slowly to market changes. Like Green Flash and the facility on the East Coast.