Amplified Ale Works, which runs the Amplified Kitchen & Beer Garden brewpub and Amplified BackStage tasting bar in Pacific Beach as well as a production brewery in Miramar, will next expand into the East Village where it replaces the shuttered Stella Public House and Halcyon at the corner of 14th Street and Island Avenue at Fault Line Park.
Owner Alex Pierson says that he looks forward to contributing to the revitalization of the area, sharing, “With an open floor plan, basement space for brewing, a full kitchen, and a large outdoor patio, this location checks all of the boxes. Though the immediate area has seen its challenges over the years, we are committed to being a positive catalyst for the neighborhood and helping to fulfill the original vision of Fault Line Park being a community gathering space.” Amplified will be moving its souring program to the East Village and plans to increase production at its Miramar facility.
Because the lease requires the operator to be open in the morning and also includes a full liquor license, the brewery restaurant will be expanding into coffee with its own brand, Amplified Coffee Works, and creating a cocktail menu in collaboration with local bartenders and distillers that will feature its beer as well as San Diego-made spirits.
With a target opening date of mid-July, the brewpub will also host live music shows on its patio. The brewery, whose beers all have music-related names, is also launching an initiative, dubbed “The Starving Artists Program”; created by Colorado-based eatery Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based restaurant chain and cultural institution, the program will offer free meals to touring musicians when they stop in San Diego.