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This Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space Is Breaking Down Barriers In The Craft Beer Game

By Secret San Diego

This Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space Is Breaking Down Barriers In The Craft Beer Game

The craft beer industry is largely white and male-dominated. We knew that. Mujeres Brew House wants to diversify the playing field.

Mujeres Brew Club was started last year by Carmen Favela and Esthela Davila as a monthly beer education group for those, especially women, who wanted to learn more about the industry without judgement or conditions for participation. It was hosted at Border X, one of Barrio Logan’s most popular independent breweries run by Carmen and husband David Favela, but it quickly outgrew the space. 

Enter Mujeres Brew House, the non-profit collaboration of a Mujeres Brew Club, Border X and Bread & Salt trifecta. It is San Diego’s first Latina-founded and women-led community brewing space, educational facility, and taproom. The space is a place for everyone to be empowered and learn the ins and outs of the craft beer industry, with a special focus on women of color.

Co-founders Favela and Davila’s goals for the space include educating consumers on all aspects of the industry, building a platform for job training, and creating an inclusive environment for learning, supporting, networking, and growing as a community. 

It is an awesome concept that the community has clearly been lacking, as seen by the success Mujeres Brew House has already seen since its inception. The community space is located right in Barrio Logan and is backed by Border X, who sees this as an invaluable opportunity to balance out the industry. 

“By empowering the Mujeres Brew House team,” David Favela told VinePair, “we are giving voice and opportunity to create something unique and incredibly special — because we believe in diversity, we believe in the American dream that when all voices are given space, our lives are enriched.”

The Barrio Logan brew house is currently open and thankfully, due to its large outdoor space, is able to continue serving up their phenomenal craft beer to local residents despite San Diego’s recent move to the purple tier.

Their selection is full of delicious and creative beers on tap like their Chicana Pilsner and La Casa Verde (IPA). There is also a list of tasty beer cocktails including a Pepino Michelada, Hazy Guava Beer Mosa and an Abuelita Choco Stout.

Although Mujeres Brew House does not serve food, they arrange for a Mexican food truck to come so that customers can get their taco fix at the same time. Great craft beer and tacos..what’s not to love?

Mujeres Brew House is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, and has a Happy Hour offering $5 pints from 3 pm to 6 pm.

All seating is currently outdoors, so make sure you bring a warm sweater if it’s a little chilly! Guests must wear masks and follow COVID Guidelines.

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 3pm – 10pm, Friday – Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Location: 1983 Julian Avenue

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[Featured image: Mujeres Brew House]