Celebrating Our Roots: Pure Project Turns Seven

Celebrating Our Roots: Pure Project Turns Seven

Posted by Mat Robar

1 year ago | January 17, 2023

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds

As we approach our seventh anniversary, it is naturally a time for reflection. The past seven years have bestowed a mix of ups and downs. Through the turmoil of the last few years, we are more humbled and honored than ever to be here to celebrate with all of you.

We’re grateful for the opportunity these years have given us to become closer to our community, to deepen our relationships with the environmental organizations we support, and for all the incredible memories we’ve gained along the way. 

So whether you’ve enjoyed our beer for the first time recently, have been a fan since the beginning, or have supported us at any time over the years—thank you. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

Scroll on to learn more about our inception in Costa Rica, how Pure Project landed in San Diego, and for a sneak peak at our new and upcoming anniversary beer releases! 



As you may know, before there was Pure Project, there was Manuel Antonio Brewing Company. 

Inspired by the tropical ingredients and jungle backdrop, a brewery dedicated to the pura vida—or the pure, simple life—was born in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a commitment to local, seasonal, and sustainable brewing. Suffice it to say, a town without a proper sewage system (and other important infrastructures we take for granted) turned out to be a tough place to grow a fledgling brewery.

Long story short, two years after raising money, brewing in the jungle, and going through the “eventful” process of starting the business in Costa Rica, we had a decision to make: try to make the brewery work in an area that didn’t have the right infrastructure for such an operation, or move the business back to America. A few twists of fate later and Pure was bringing the pura vida back to San Diego.  

Learn more about the transition of Pure to San Diego here.


cheers to seven years

As an homage to the luscious Pure backdrop of its early Costa Rica days, we’re putting rainforests on full display as our 7th anniversary theme. The party will be held at our Miramar taproom on January 28, 2023—pre-sale tickets are sold out, but we will have a limited amount of tickets available at the door. Click here to check out more information about our big celebration.

And, what would an anniversary be without some new, unique releases? 

Resplendent Quetzal, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with pecans and vanilla, was the first of four beer releases that were brewed in honor of this special occasion (not to mention the exclusive new brews we will have on draft only at our anniversary party!). You can get your hands on a bottle of Resplendent Quetzal today by visiting our taprooms or placing an order online for delivery or pickup.

Our three 7th anniversary cans will be released on Thursday, January 26th at 9am PST. See below for an exclusive sneak preview of the new cans and Resplendent Quetzal side by side!


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