In mid-May, Pizza Port Brewing Company opened its latest establishment at the “perfect spot” in OB, said Gina Marsaglia, Pizza Port Brewing Co. president and CEO.
“We’ve been looking in OB for over a decade and we checked out a lot of buildings but it just never worked out,” Marsaglia said. “All of a sudden this was available and … We’ve always loved it down there.”
With other locations in Solana Beach, Carlsbad and San Clemente, the brewing company has made Ocean Beach their fourth home, complete with an in-house brewer.
In-house brewers allow for each location to develop its own specialty beers alongside their signature golden, honey, red and amber ales, said Yiga Miyashiro, a five-year Ocean Beach resident and Pizza Port brewer.
Miyashiro said working with the resources of a full brewery allows some wiggle room for creative innovations in beer.
“We [Pizza Port Brewers] all have our own creative difference, so it will always be a little different even though it’s the same basic recipe,” Miyashiro said. “It’s awesome because it let’s you create the beer you want to drink.”
In addition to the four ales of the brewing company, Pizza Port also offers more than 40 brews on tap and makes its pizza dough with the specialty beer. Miyashiro is currently working on a specialty coffee beer made from an imperial porter and a special blend of coffee.
“We have beers unique to each location,” he said. “Each place picks up the personality of the surrounding community.”
With pizza, specialty ales and a coffee-beer, the Ocean Beach Pizza Port should make residents and visitors feel right at home.