Guadalupe Brewery started with a passion - a passion for brewing beer. Raúl Dejú started brewing beer at home in 2004. His interest in melding flavors and pairings led him to develop his own recipes and work to create consistency of his flavors. A fortunate happenstance of a friendship combined with his love of Mexico to culminate in the founding of Cerveceria Guadalupe in the Valle de Guadalupe, known as the wine country of Mexico. Starting in a small space on a winery property in the town of Francisco Zarco, Raúl and his partners were inspired by the valley and it’s offerings.

 As the first craft brewery in the Valle, he soon began brewing beers influenced by local flavors as varied as honey, Mexican chocolate and vanilla along with the standard barley, hops and yeast. While that first endeavor lasted only a few years (it is a killer commute from North San Diego county!) his passion remained, and remains to this day. With wife and partner Lisa by his side, he started again - brewing in Carlsbad, and developing a following for well-balanced delicious beers across a broad variety of styles. Guadalupe Brewery has built a small following through strategic participation in craft beer festivals throughout the county, and finally 2018 sees the launch of their long-awaited Tasting Room, located in downtown Vista. Guadalupe Brewery - hecho en Carlsbad, tomado en Vista. (Made in Carlsbad, Tasted in Vista.)

The Tasting 

Planning to open in January, 2019, the Guadalupe Brewery Tasting Room is located in downtown Vista. Located on South Santa Fe, the Tasting Room is part of the rejuvenation of this thoroughfare, and is anticipated to help bring the City’s vision of extending the “Village” area throughout the downtown to life. The Tasting Room itself is inspired by Guadalupe Brewery’s beginnings in Mexican wine country. An eclectic mix of rustic and modern, like Mexico itself, the Tasting Room provides a comfortable oasis and the perfect location to enjoy great craft beer and great company.


Our Tasting Room is available to reserve for Private Events. 

Please contact us for more information.

Tel: 740-30-BEERS 


Keep an eye here for the latest details about Guadalupe Brewery's new Vista Tasting Room - coming soon! 

We can't wait to meet you and share our love of craft beer with you in Vista.