Craft Beer is not job. It’s just who we are.

Looking for a family of fun, craft beer lovin’ folks who know how to have a good time? Yeah, that’s us.

Award-winning beer? We got that.

Incredible food and a commitment to impeccable service? We practically wrote the book on it.

A passion for great beer is what we’re looking for.

All we’re missing is you.

Respect, Enjoy, and Share Our Craft

Know Thy Craft

We pride ourselves on having multiple Certified Cicerone’s and Certified Beer Servers in our ranks. Joining Karl Strauss comes with an expectation that you take your beer seriously and back that up by furthering your own knowledge and education. We have a ton of resources and programs available to help you along in your personal journey.

You can learn more about our involvement with education and mentoring programs by checking out our Education page

Share Thy Craft

In our brewpubs, we take pride in being a gateway of knowledge and information for our guests. Everything from beer and food pairings to style education is part of the Karl Strauss experience that goes above and beyond what you’ll find anywhere else.

Learn, Improve, and Grow


Our focus on wellness means Karl Strauss employee’s have a ton of resources for keepin’ fit to balance out all the beer drinking. Join in our bi-monthly yoga sessions, attend a bootcamp, or take advantage of our Farmers’ Market Box program that includes fresh and organic produce from Specialty Produce, delivered weekly to our Home Office.

Winning At Life, Together

There is no “I” In Team, but there is an “I” in “I’m drinking this beer to celebrate that we beat you in softball” As the recent winners of our company tournament can attest, there’s nothing wrong with some healthy sibling rivalry in the KARL family.

Caring For Our Environment And Each Other

Walkin’ The Walk

We regularly support local grassroots non-profit organizations based in San Diego through a combination of fundraising and participation. Our commitment to being a sustainability-focused company means going beyond the walls of our brewery and brewpubs and personally contributing to causes we believe in.

Check out our efforts and partnerships on our Sustainability and the Environment page

Educate, Inspire, Encourage

We are huge supporters of the Pink Boots Society and are proud of the women we work with who are active members. Each year we participate in International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day and spread the love for our righteous sisters in beer

Enjoying The Fruits Of Our Labor

Handcrafted Beer. Local Art. Independent Music.

Our Arts & Amps series brings together friends from around San Diego at our Main Brewery and Tasting Room in Pacific Beach. We feel that supporting causes we believe in and showcasing the vibrant, hardworking artisans who live here alongside a lineup of killer beers is the perfect way to give back the city we love so much.

Check out our upcoming Arts & Amps lineup and previous events on our Arts & Amps page

Barrel Royale

A knock down, drag out craft beer “Barrel Royale” featuring a lineup of our Barrel-Aged, Rare, & Sour beers going toe-to-toe with your taste buds and you’re invited! The stacked fight card consists of some the biggest, the baddest, and all around heavy weight champions of the Karl Strauss roster. Held each year in October leading up to San Diego Beer Week.


Looking for benefits? Options at Karl Strauss include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company Paid Life/AD&D Insurance

All team members are entitled to great food and beer discounts in our Brewpubs and Tasting Room, a casual work environment and a career in beer!

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Team members in our Brewpubs enjoy a casual, fun working environment with the opportunity for flexible scheduling. All team members are eligible for great food and beer discounts at all our Brewpubs and Tasting Room and a shift beer after each shift (21+ only).

Brewpub Staff

If you are interested in joining our Brewpub Service Staff, stop by one of our brewpubs with a completed application and resume between 2:00p to 4:00p Monday through Friday. If the location is hiring and a Manager is available, they will be happy to speak with you.

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