About US

We are committed to brewing high-quality & innovative beer.

Thorn Brewing Co. began in North Park, San Diego where neighborhood folks pride themselves on walking or riding their bikes to get locally produced food, growing their own fruits and

vegetables and, of course, brewing their own beer. In 2017, we opened Thorn Barrio Logan, in the historic neighborhood, filled with art, culture and amazing people. This location boasts a 30-barrel brewhouse, canning line, and tasting room from where we have been able to grow our distribution throughout Southern California as well as internationally. The most recent addition to the Thorn Tribe is Thorn Mission Hills. Nestled in the heart of Mission Hills, this tasting room is the perfect place to spend the afternoon hanging with friends enjoying a craft beer. Mission Hills, like our other locations, is both dog and family-friendly too.

Independence in craft beer is incredibly important to us as a brewery as well as to the craft beer community as a whole. This tight-knit, craft community was founded on the principles of quality vs. quantity, passion vs. profit, and being a positive impact on the neighborhoods where we live and work.

Our Fearless Leaders

Meet the owners of Thorn Brewing Co.

Dennis O'Connor

Dennis O'Connor

A North Park native, Dennis is the co-Founder at Thorn Brewing, Home & Away, Shore Rider and CEO of San Diego Taxman.

Eric O'Connor

Eric O'Connor

Grew up in Mission Hills, childhood friends with Dan and one of the original brewers and co-founders of Thorn Brewing, he now is the Brew Master and oversees the production at both brew houses.

Dan Carrico

Dan Carrico

After growing up in Mission Hills, Dan was one of the original brewers and co-founders of Thorn and now works as the Director of Sales.