The original Aztec Brewery was started in Mexico during Prohibition. When Prohibition ended, the brewery was moved to San Diego. It became known as ABC - Aztec Brewing Company. In 1953 the brewery was purchased by a competitor from the midwest. The brand was later retired and disappeared from San Diego.
In 2008, John Webster discovered the brand and began bringing it back to life with his partner, Claudia Faulk and son, Tristan Faulk-Webster. In 2010 they joined forces with Rob Esposito. A year later they opened a small production brewery with tap room in Vista, California. In the summer of 2012 head brewer Paul Naylor joined the team.
Click on the cap to visit the San Diego Historical Society's Beer Gallery featuring images of the old Aztec Brewery. Be sure to visit the Bottled & Kegged Exhibit about the culture of Craft Beer in San Diego County, open til January 2014. (Opens a new page or tab.)