The City of Anaheim has alcohol manufacturing roots dating back to the founding of the city in the 1800's. The climate for production of beer, wine and distilled spirits was perfect for the City's founding business leaders.
What's old is new again - the alcohol beverage manufacturing industry is growing rapidly. The City of Anaheim has again set up the perfect climate for entrepreneurial minds to craft beer and alcohol. In 2013, the City Council passed the Brew City Initiative which cut through the red tape for alcohol beverage manufacturing in industrial and commercial locations. In order to allow the creative brewers to showcase their creations, the City also allowed for small tasting rooms to let the public try the brews straight from the tap.
Response to the Brew City Initiative has been great. The map below showcases all of the open, approved and under construction alcohol beverage manufacturers in the City of Anaheim.
Thinking about opening up shop?
Great! We're here to help. Contact one of our Brew City Ambassadors to start the conversation. They will help you to understand the key criteria for locations and operations. Common questions include permitted locations, sewer capacity, parking requirements, hours of operation, tasting room size, and outdoor patios. We'll work through all your questions or you can read about them in Chapter 18.38.025 of the Zoning Code.