Widely considered to be San Diego’s first microbrewery, Karl Strauss made its debut in 1989 and has since grown to 10 units in California, plus a tasting room and beer garden. Last year it went from micro to mega, opening a 12,000-square-foot brewpub in LA. It runs a rotating beer of the month and partners with local brewers for special LTO beers.

2016 Systemwide Sales ($000)$39,105,000
YOY Sales Change10.9%
2016 U.S. Units10
YOY Unit Change25.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume ($000)$4,345,000
Future 50 Year2017
*Technomic estimate

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