Finest Made Brewery and Tasting Room to Open in Greater San Diego


SAN DIEGO, CA — A chef-inspired craft brewery and tasting room will emerge into the San Diego craft beer scene in August 2016. Nestled in Santee’s thriving business district, Finest Made Ales is a uniquely upscale brand, specializing in craft brews that reflect the culinary passion and prowess of Chef and Brewmaster Rey Knight.

The brewery will host its grand opening launch party to the public on August 19, 2016 in its revamped tasting room that previously housed Butcher’s Brewing, the former identity of Finest Made. With an emphasis on creating a quality brew, Finest Made ventures to craft first-rate beers that are concurrently intended for food pairing. The brand is driven by the sense of community and shared conversation and connection that is often associated with sitting down for a meal with friends and family; Finest Made Ales aims to invoke this feeling over quality craft beers.

When asked about what precipitated his shift from Butcher’s Brewing to the Finest Made brand, Knight refers to Butcher’s Brewing as “the catalyst for a more mature and evolved product.” He says the new brand is “the result of our further advancement into a quality-driven brewery known for beers that are undoubtedly the finest made.”

With a desire to awaken people to the possibilities of beer as it integrates into food culture, Knight intends to expand the Finest Made brand into the realm of charcuterie plates for the tasting room, a longstanding love (and previous career). Knight’s draw to working with specialty meats is what drove him to opening Rey Knight’s Salumi Company, which since his shift to craft beer, has lingered in his inner well of talents and passions, awaiting the opportunity to resurface. Alas, Rey has honed that opportunity and continues to drive fearlessly into a future of merging culinary excellence with exceptionally-crafted beer.

Finest Made Ales will be welcoming the public into the tasting room to celebrate their grand opening on Friday, August 19, from 4 p.m. – closing. Expect food trucks and over 10 beers on tap, ranging from traditional styles to seasonals.

About Finest Made Ales

Finest Made Ales creates small-batch beers that strategically pair with specific flavors and themes. Their brew styles are made with the intention of food pairing in mind, and whether it’s a braise or a cheese or a light vegetable salad, they have a suggested pair for every palate. The newly-remodeled tasting room is opening early August 2016 and is located at 9962 Prospect Ave, Santee, CA 92071, which was previously known as Butcher’s Brewing. The Finest Made Ales team invite beer lovers and food enthusiasts from San Diego and surrounding areas to sample their craft and be a part of the evolution that has led to the creation of the concept’s current standing. For more information, visit or follow Finest Made via social channels and For immediate assistance, email