Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a San Diego, California-based craft brewery with ten brewpub locations across Southern California and an onsite tasting room at their main brewery in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Besides being available at its own brewpubs the company’s beers are distributed across all of California. Karl Strauss is the oldest surviving brewery in San Diego County, having been founded in 1989, and is credited with launching the county’s rise to prominence in the craft brewing industry. As of 2014 it is the third largest brewery in San Diego County and the 45th largest craft brewer in the United States, based on sales volume. In 2016 Karl Strauss was declared the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.