At first, the Mujeres Brew House felt like a preposterous idea; Open a new tap room and brewery, led by a women's brew club, during COVID restrictions and challenges? To the average observer it seems like madness, but to anyone who has seen the power of these women first hand, and the true need for diversity in the brewing community it was an instant "of course!" David Favela, CEO of Border X Brewing, a latino craft brewery in Los Angeles and San Diego, it was an instant "of course!" No hesitation. When we asked the owner of the building, he and his wife were an immediate "of course!" This idea was a perfect complement to their campus of art studios and gallery/event space at Bread and Salt. And when we spoke to the president of Premier Stainless Systems, Rob Soltys, who owned the brewing equipment, he said...."of course!"
And just like that, within days of having the idea, Mujeres Brew House began to take shape. On July 1st, we signed the lease with the owner of the building and took the first major step in establishing the brewery. The deposit and rent is paid, the keys have been handed over, and ABC licensing process started. We want to invite you to join us on this historic journey, your contributions will make this vision a reality.
The Mujeres Brew Club is an all gender club focused on empowering women to learn about beer, make beer and obtain good paying jobs in the beer industry. With two chapters in San Diego and Los Angeles, they have created major waves in the industry by adding their voices to the brewing process, collaborating on special edition beers with Kilowatt, Alesmith, Second Chance breweries, with many more in the pipeline.
The Mujeres Brew House will finally give them a home and brewing system they can call their own. A place where they can meet, hold training seminars and collaborate on new beers with the leading breweries in San Diego and beyond. We believe firmly that when women are given a space in the industry, to learn and develop their knowledge and skill of craft brewing, they will add a new perspective, a new palate and delicious new beers that will enrich the craft brewing community. Its time to give women their rightful place in the brewing world, as beer making was once an ancient tradition women have always been part of.
The money raised in this campaign will be the seed money to start the process of obtaining the ABC license, decorating the tap room, purchasing glassware and helping Border X Brewing with overhead. Once the tasting room is operational, Border X Brewing will not only cover all operating expenses, but will contribute a percentage of all sales to support Mujeres staffing, event costs, and other Mujeres specific activities.
Our ultimate vision is to have a vibrant and active brewery and tap room full of new opportunities, new visions of where craft brewing can go, and all the people who believe that diversity is a strength and enriches our collective quality of life.
Join us on this incredible journey!
Read about our awesome team making waves in the media!
- Zana Martorana
- Chris Pesko
- Bobby Gaglione
- Margaret A Brennan
- Mary Jane Doddridge
Fundraising team: Mujeres Brew House Team (3)
San Diego, CA
Raised $220 from 3 donations
Raised $210 from 4 donations