Latina-led brew club takes over old taphouse in Barrio Logan

Posted at 8:11 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 11:11:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Carmen Favela was part of the duo that kicked off the Mujeres Brew Club, a Latina-led group that started in 2019 and teaches women the history and basics of craft beer.

"I thought to myself I wonder how many more women would like to learn more about craft beer, not just enjoy it but understand all of it," Favela said.

Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, the club held their meetings at Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan.

"There is no way I could just cancel it because of COVID-19 or just stop it, it’d be hard for me. It became something I honestly didn’t expect and I knew this was something we needed in the industry," Favela described.

Thankfully, Favela didn't have to because the answer wasn't far. It was right across the street at an old vacant taproom brewhouse.

"It's got a full brewing system and a tap system. One conversation led to another and we were in the space within 24 hours," Favela said.

The new space is where the brew club continued to hold its meetings and will make and serve craft beer.

"Yes, we are minorities and yes it is going to be Latinas and women, but the amount of support and excitement from the girls, from the public ... the beers we plan to make to make there will be an expression of all the girls from all different, all colors basically," Favela said.

They served coffee and other non-alcoholics drinks until their licensing got approved, but inside, excitement was overflowing.

"I think this will hopefully open that door to really celebrate more women in beer in San Diego," said Favela.