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Chair Fletcher Toasts New Guidance for Breweries After Working with State on Issue


Chair Nathan Fletcher has worked collaboratively with the State on behalf of the San Diego County Brewers Guild to allow breweries to operate under the same guidelines as wineries; and today Chair Fletcher is toasting the new guidance in a statement he released after the State’s announcement:

“I have been working with the San Diego Brewers Guild and the Governor’s Office for several weeks to establish a safe reopening plan, and I am glad breweries will now be able to open under the same guidelines as wineries,” said Chair Fletcher. “This is good for brewers, good for our economic recovery and good for San Diego County. Cheers!"

Breweries that have been operating as a “restaurant” under the State’s Blueprint for a Safe Recovery can continue to do so, but the new guidance released today for breweries goes into effect on Saturday, March 13 and the guidance requires breweries: 

  • Use a reservations system, 
  • Allow patrons to stay no longer than 90 minutes, 
  • On site consumption ends by 8 p.m.,   
  • Operate outdoors for Purple and Red Tiers, and 
  • Open at limited in-door capacity in the Orange Tier.

For more information on the guidance, visit and for more information about local breweries, visit