San Diego suburb a beer destination

December 30, 2017 by  

With the opening of a tasting room for the Groundswell Brewing Company, and the recent opening of the Sin Nombre, both on Third Avenue in Chula Vista, the city of San Diego is now a destination for beer lovers.

Sin Nombre is the work of Tony Raso, who lives in Chula Vista. He opened the establishment with the idea of bringing a selection of brews, all of them world class, to his home town.

Sin Nombre has been making a splash on social media, largely because Raso is able to offer beers that are rarely seen in San Diego, including Brouwerij Cantillon from Belgium and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, from Michigan.

Raso is able to provide these unusual beers because he has a strong relationship with Shelton Brothers, the distributor. He aims to serve a balanced selection of European, domestic, and local beers at his store.

Groundswell is directly across Third Avenue from Sin Nombre, and although they brew in Santee, Christianne Penunuri and Kevin Rhodes, the brains behind Groundswell, are Chula Vista residents, and wanted to bring their brews home.

These are the latest developments in what has been a growing brewery and taproom scene in San Diego in recent years. When changes like this occur in a community, officials might work with a newsletter printing company to create a letter to update residents.