Craft-beer pioneers Chris Cramer and Matt Rattner opened their first brewpub in 1989. The beer was such a hit that they eventually built a brewery, won a slew of awards for the beers and opened more brewpubs, all in Southern California. Karl Strauss has built a fan following by continuously introducing innovative brews and encouraging guest interaction. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the company opened a new tasting room and beer garden in San Diego and is launching several barrel-aged beers.
|Location||San Diego, Calif.|
|2013 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$26,900,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||17.0%|
|2013 U.S. Units||8|
|YOY Unit Change||14.3%|
|2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$3,600,000*|
|Future 50 Year||2014|