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OCEANSIDE STYLED BREWING

The purpose of Oceanside Brewing Company is to bring a unique craft brew experience to our local and greater community. 

Blending old school techniques that celebrate the history of brewing while adding in a new school flavor. From Ales to Lagers to Barleywines and everything in between. All created with a lot of love and Oceanside flavor.

About Us

A JOURNEY THROUGH OBC'S HISTORY

What once started as two friends home brewing in their backyards has turned into Oceanside's signature spot for small batched brews. 

Oceanside brewing company is founded by Tomas and Greg. Who both grew their passion in home brewing for years before coming together to mix their styles and knowledge to create Oceanside Brewing Company. 

 

Tomas started home brewing in the early 2000’s growing his knowledge and passion for brewing in the years to come. Adding a creative flavor to all he brews. 

 

Greg began home brewing in the 1980’s winning numerous awards along they way and founding the home brew group, The Brew Techs. 

 

After both obtaining success in home brewing, they joined forces to share each other’s brew wisdom and began brewing together in their backyards. This was where Oceanside Brewing Company came to fruition. As the craft brew industry started to rise in San Diego, it came time to take the next step. Open a brewery. They gathered their friends and began building OBC with from the ground up.

What was once a auto shop has been turned into a inland beach oasis. On the surface it has lots of color, bright energy, and ocean vibes. 

Dig a little deeper and you'll see the layers of art, history, and culture that is looming in the air. 

Different styles of art peeping out from every corner. From the mesmerizing glacial painting above the bar that draws you in. To the unique bathroom mural that's a refreshing burst of color and shapes. With splashes of local artist from wall to wall.

 

There is the essence of music felt throughout the air. The bongo drums and guitars settled next to the bar that are asking for a impromptu jam session. To the stage nestled on the patio calling for its next performance.  

 

 

 

Not only are their beers hand-crafted but so is the entire bar. Every piece of this space showcases part of the owners, their passions, and their lives.

Even the wood used has its own story. As a Del Mar lifeguard, Tomas, was able to rescue some wood floating in our local oceans which was transformed into our main bar. To wood driven down directly from Oregon, Tomas' hometown to create unique wood table tops. 

To add extra touch of history the wood creating the rest of the bar was originally used for WWII shipping containers.

Oceanside Brewing Company is more than just a brewery its a hub for creativity, passion, history, and great brews. A experience that must be felt not just read about.

Meet the team

Greg Distefano

the sensei

Owner, Brewer

Greg not only spent years honing his passion for brewing but also for martial arts. Bringing a zen energy to OBC. 

Tomas Bryant

the artist

Owner, Brewer

Half to the duo, Aumni and a vinyl master. A lover of art and expression. He brings the artistic touch you see woven through OBC.

Ryan

the science guy

Beertender

Ryan spends his days as a science teacher but his weekends belong to the brews. As our resident Saturday bartender, come on in to get all your science questioned answered!  

Mike

the law man

Beertender

Fighting justice by day and slinging brews by night. 

 

Studying to be a lawyer, Mike stills finds time to be part of the OBC family. 

Keith 

the tech guy

Beertender

 

Keith helps keep OBC running smoothly behind the scenes with his tech savvy knowledge. All while being our resident Thursday beertender.