The Origins of Brewery Igniter

Launching a new microbrewery is expensive and involves a level of risk some investors and entrepreneurs shy away from. Combine that with long waits for a liquor license and equipment installations, and the pressure on new brewers is undeniable. H.G. Fenton Company thought that there ought to be an easier way…

H.G. Fenton saw the intense financial pressure that small and new brewers were facing and developed Brewery Igniter as the solution. A series of turnkey brewing facilities, each Brewery Igniter space features state of the art, fully functional brewing systems and tasting rooms that entrepreneur brewers can use to reduce their upfront capital investment and get their beers on the market and into glasses sooner. Through Brewery Igniter’s lower risk model, passionate brewers are better positioned to follow their dream and contribute to the vibrant craft beer community in San Diego. Brewery Igniter has been proven to be successful for new breweries to launch or established craft beer brands to expand capacity or try new concepts.


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You’ve got the vision and skill. We’ve got the resources.

Brewery Igniter isn’t an incubator. It’s a serious facility designed for serious beer artisans with a vision, who know how to brew and have a solid plan to launch a brewery business. Benefits member brewers can enjoy include:

  • All of the equipment and space needed to launch a microbrewery, reducing startup cost and risk and expediting the path to profitability.
  • Short, flexible lease terms
  • The option to pay initial bills by selling product at onsite tasting rooms. In addition to a full brew house, all Brewery Igniter units come with a tasting room, bar, and plenty of space for thirsty customers.
  • Quick-start brewing – as soon as brewers have their ABC license, they can begin crafting
  • The ability to sell products in months, not years. In a traditional startup setting, it would take at least nine months (usually much longer) and $500,000 to lease a space, purchase and install equipment and obtain all licenses before selling a single pint.
  • Brewery Igniter buzz in the community
  • Multiple locations

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Three Locations, Five Breweries

CRAFT by Brewery Igniter – Pariah Brewing Company & Attitude Brewing Company

Located in the heart of North Park’s craft beer scene at 3052 El Cajon Boulevard, CRAFT by Brewery Igniter is home to two exciting brewers, and currently has space available for a third to join them!

Capitalizing on the neighborhood’s appeal as a craft beer destination, each suite at CRAFT comes with approximately 2,000 square feet of space, a 10-barrel brew house, tap room, and everything needed to successfully launch a craft brewing business.

Pariah Brewing Company Opened their doors at CRAFT in early 2017 and is the creation of experienced local brewmaster, Brian Mitchell. Their unique use of hops and ingredients set them apart from others in the craft beer capitol.

Attitude Brewing Company, the newest CRAFT tenant, recently expanded to North Park from its original location in Barrio Logan. Built on a culture of positive vibes and phenomenal brews, Attitude Brewing aims to be a second home to beer lovers with Awesome Attitudes.

Brewery Igniter Miramar – Space available!

Brewery Igniter’s first turnkey brewing facility is located at 9030 Kenamar Drive, Suite 309.  We currently have one space available to lease in this premier location.  Please email us for inquiries.

Our previous tenants experienced enough growth in this space that they were able to expand into multiple locations within just a few years.  Pure Project, our first Brewery Igniter tenant, continues to operate from their original facility. You could be their neighbor…and our next success story!

NOW LEASING – Brewery Igniter Oceanside

New Brewery Igniter location opening in beautiful Oceanside, CA. Please email for inquiries.

In Craft We Trust

H.G. Fenton Company’s Connection to the Craft

Rooted in the craft beer capital of San Diego, California, H.G. Fenton Company has a solid understanding of the brewing industry and the issues facing brewing entrepreneurs. In addition to leasing space to many of San Diego’s most prominent brewers, a number of startup operations have turned to H.G. Fenton for business space. H.G. Fenton is where San Diego business starts, and with our hometown lauded as one of the strongest markets for microbreweries in the country, we’re proud to offer brewers an innovative solution that supports the industry’s continued expansion and growth of San Diego business.

To get on our interest list for future Brewery Igniter locations, please email Jacqueline at