Gina and Vince Marsaglia are siblings who grew up together in Solana Beach, on the coast just north of San Diego. In March 1987, in their 20s, they bought a struggling pizza place. Vince took advantage of free space in the restaurant’s storage area to dabble with home brewing. The hobby took off and at the urging of friends and fans, Vince and Gina decided to go into the brewpub business. Pizza Port offered its first craft-brewed beers to patrons in 1992 and quickly gained a reputation in San Diego’s growing craft beer scene.
Following their success at the Solana Beach location the company has been steadily expanding, with locations now in Carlsbad, San Clemente, Ocean Beac, and Bressi Ranch. They also introduced a canning line to allow Pizza Port beers to find their home on store shelves across California! Pizza Port has won over 91 medals/awards from the Great American Beer Festival and continues to encourage their brewers to create unique and fun beers.